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'Leave Your Caste Identity At Home': Queer Dalits Lack Space In Indian 'Pride'

'Leave Your Caste Identity At Home': Queer Dalits Lack Space In Indian 'Pride'

The ‘pride’ space in India is monopolised by the upper caste people. There is an overwhelming number of upper caste queer people that organise pride parades in different cities as a part of any committee.

02 August 2022
Droupadi Murmu’s Election As India’s 15th President Raises Aspirations Among Tribal Community

Droupadi Murmu’s Election As India’s 15th President Raises Aspirations Among Tribal Community

Tribal aspirations, ranging from better schools to simplification of forest laws in favour of tribals, to recognition of tribal religions and tribal...

23 July 2022

Ballad Of Bravery: Icon Of Dalit Resistance, Bant Singh Continues To Wage A Lonely Battle

Unlike the rich Punjabi pop stars of largely upper caste Jatt identity, Bant is now struggling with diabetes, dwindling vision and financial distress.

Rewriting The History Of Lower Castes And Dalits Through Cinema

Rewriting The History Of Lower Castes And Dalits Through Cinema

Films like ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ and ‘The Kashmir Files’ have been criticised for trying to take cinematic liberties while representing historical facts....

30 June 2022

The queerness in the Dalit world

Stories have been the oldest and staunchest allies of Dalits, where ideologies and governments have failed, our storytellers have preserved the most honest of...

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27 June 2022
Rewriting The History Of Dalits And Lower Caste In Cinema

Rewriting The History Of Dalits And Lower Caste In Cinema

Even historically speaking, it has divided our country and caused foreigners to rule over us. We are not able to move beyond caste. If cinema serves as a...


07 June 2022
Travails Of Landless Labour - The Untold Story Of Punjab’s Agricultural Success

Travails Of Landless Labour - The Untold Story Of Punjab’s Agricultural Success

Sandeep Chachra is Executive Director, ActionAid Association and Co-chair of the World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat. He discusses and expresses views of the...


02 June 2022
Dalit Civil Rights Activist Accuse Google Of A Casteist And Hostile Workplace Practices

Dalit Civil Rights Activist Accuse Google Of A Casteist And Hostile Workplace Practices

An Indian-American employee of Google has resigned in protest


29 May 2022
Gujarat Cooperative Movement A Matter Of Pride: Amit Shah

Gujarat Cooperative Movement A Matter Of Pride: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Sunday said the cooperative movement in Gujarat is a matter of pride and spoke about how some ministers from other countries were surprised by the...


27 May 2022
‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen­­—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man


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27 May 2022
‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

Increasingly angry and anarchic, a new spate of Tamil films are embracing—even asserting—their inherent Ambedkarite politics in ways that are both...


16 May 2022
BJP Government Destroyed Economy: Rahul Gandhi

BJP Government Destroyed Economy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused PM Narendra Modi of destroying the country's economy, which was strengthened by the former UPA government.


11 May 2022
UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

In a video, Kunverpal is seen beating a drum to make the announcement on Monday in front of houses of Dalits in Pawti Khurd village in the district's...


10 May 2022
UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act provisions have also been included in the case, said the police.


29 May 2022
Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani recounts those ‘nine days’ when he was arrested twice by Assam Police


29 April 2022
Don't Want To Become President, Rather Be PM: Mayawati

Don't Want To Become President, Rather Be PM: Mayawati

Reacting to the dig at her on Wednesday, Mayawati said she never aspired to be the President and the Samajwadi Party leader was dreaming about it only to clear...


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23 April 2022
Our Food, Their Food

Our Food, Their Food

At a time when food has transcended its essential, biological need to become a battlefield, here is a look at India’s gastronomic diversity and how we have...


22 April 2022
Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

A two-day Scheduled Castes Morcha meet by the state BJP worked out a three-month strategy to hold a sammelan at the constituency level that will inform the...


21 April 2022
Congress Stages Protest In Gujarat Over Arrest Of Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani

Congress Stages Protest In Gujarat Over Arrest Of Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor and other Congress leaders rushed to Ahmedabad Airport after learning about his arrest and shouted slogans against...


29 May 2022
That Bitter Taste: When Food Becomes A Political Weapon

That Bitter Taste: When Food Becomes A Political Weapon

Food becomes a tool of politics when it acquires ethical messages of abstention or becomes a culinary aesthetic


29 May 2022
Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.


14 April 2022
‘Denied Entry Into Temple For Being Dalit’: Ex Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara

‘Denied Entry Into Temple For Being Dalit’: Ex Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said he faced discrimination for being a Dalit.


29 May 2022
Decoding The Journey Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Decoding The Journey Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The journey of the RSS is baffling to many. Despite political and intellectual opposition, it continues to go from strength to strength. How does one decode...


29 May 2022
Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

As activist, agent, ticket aspirant, broker, fixer, etc., all rolled into one, the political worker is the least studied element of Indian politics


29 May 2022
The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

Once considered a future PM, Mayawati’s cadre and Dalit voters seem to have lost faith in the BSP


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