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Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

An album of Shaheen Bagh becomes an almanac of the epic protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)

20 May 2022
Delhi Riots: HC Defers Hearing On Umar Khalid Bail, Seeks Police Stand On Imam's Plea For Release

Delhi Riots: HC Defers Hearing On Umar Khalid Bail, Seeks Police Stand On Imam's Plea For Release

The violence had erupted during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.

29 April 2022

In Assam, Bengali Muslims Are Asserting Their Identity Through 'Miya Poetry'

Assam’s immigrant Muslims are owning the racial slur Miya to assert their identity and express dissent

Dial M For Media: The New Muslim Voice

Dial M For Media: The New Muslim Voice

Small, independent media platforms are becoming the voice of Muslims, away from the majoritarian narrative

25 March 2022

Who Killed West Bengal Student Activist Anish Khan?

Student leader Anish Khan's death has triggered a row in West Bengal with Khan's family alleging that a few people, donning police uniform, entered their home...

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11 February 2022
Uttar Pradesh Election 2022 And Polarisation Politics

Uttar Pradesh Election 2022 And Polarisation Politics

As the BJP gears up for re-election, the Hindu-Muslim card is likely to be played out stronger than before


04 February 2022
Why Regional Parties Of Muslims Reflect Newfound Confidence In Community-centric Politics

Why Regional Parties Of Muslims Reflect Newfound Confidence In Community-centric Politics

The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise...


02 February 2022
Linguistic Identity Scores Over Religious Identity In Assam

Linguistic Identity Scores Over Religious Identity In Assam

Identity in Assam is linked to language. Assam in the past witnessed several anti-Bengali language riots.    


24 January 2022
Anti-CAA Protests: Sedition Charges Against Sharjeel Imam Framed By Delhi Court

Anti-CAA Protests: Sedition Charges Against Sharjeel Imam Framed By Delhi Court

Multiple charges, including Sedition, have been framed against Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested after making allegedly inflammatory speeches during the...


06 December 2021
Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Not since Indipop has a musical movement in India built such a strong independent presence


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13 January 2022
Over 6 Lakh Indians Gave Up Citizenship In Last 5 Years, Says MHA. But Why? How?

Over 6 Lakh Indians Gave Up Citizenship In Last 5 Years, Says MHA. But Why? How?

Replying in the parliament on the behalf of Ministry of Home Affairs, Minister of State, Nityanand Rai said today that over 6 lakh people gave up their Indian...


03 December 2021
For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

For Northeast, Acts Of Protest Are Not Always A Matter Of Choice

People of Northeast often fall back on protests to be heard and seen by India’s mainland.


30 November 2021
Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.


15 October 2021
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Concerned Over ‘Severe Demographic Imbalances’ In India

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Concerned Over ‘Severe Demographic Imbalances’ In India

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for reformulation Of National Population Policy, keeping in view the country’s ‘limited resources’.


13 October 2021
Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Durga Puja 2021: When Pandals Depict Political Themes

Two major Durga Puja committees in West Bengal have selected contentious and controversial issues as their themes this year.


23 July 2021
Ekla Chalo Re: Cultural Icons, Intellectuals Abandon Bankrupt Left In Bengal

Ekla Chalo Re: Cultural Icons, Intellectuals Abandon Bankrupt Left In Bengal

Once, titans of Bengali culture crowded the CPI-CPI(M). Then they forsook the party in waves. These days, most cultural luminaries inhabit a non-CPI(M) leftist...


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21 July 2021
CAA, NRC Nothing To Do With Hindu-Muslim Divide: Mohan Bhagwat

CAA, NRC Nothing To Do With Hindu-Muslim Divide: Mohan Bhagwat

Talking about NRC, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat stated that all nations have the right to know who its citizens are.


23 June 2021
Assam: NGO Files Complaint Against Ex-State NRC Coordinator For Allegedly Manipulating Records

Assam: NGO Files Complaint Against Ex-State NRC Coordinator For Allegedly Manipulating Records

An NGO has alleged that ex-Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela had manipulated the ‘family tree’ verification process while updating the NRC list to...


11 June 2021
A Side Door For CAA To Claw In

A Side Door For CAA To Claw In

Critics accuse government of trying to introduce contentious law through proxy


15 May 2021
Two In The Muddle

Two In The Muddle

Anti-CAA sentiment fails to dislodge the BJP from Dispur, while a stronger opposition in the assembly promises fireworks.


15 May 2021
Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

Serving Them A Full-Bodied Cuppa

The BJP did well to hold on to its 60 seats. A split of votes between the Congress-led front and the AJP-RD alliance saved their skin.


03 May 2021
BJP Wins Pro-CAA Matua Votes But CAA To Hit Mamata Hurdle

BJP Wins Pro-CAA Matua Votes But CAA To Hit Mamata Hurdle

Mamata Banerjee has been a staunch critic of the legislation and had vowed to prevent its implementation in the state.


30 April 2021
'Our Top Priorities Are Industrialisation, CAA, Rule Of Law'

'Our Top Priorities Are Industrialisation, CAA, Rule Of Law'

Swapan Dasgupta, a key member of the BJP’s Bengal think-tank since 2016-17, talks about his party’s prospects and plans for West Bengal. An exclusive...


30 April 2021
Return Of The Native

Return Of The Native

Who is an Assamese Muslim? A survey teases open deep-rooted questions of identity. Of Assam’s 14 million Muslims, 40 lakh are indigenous. They insist on...


04 April 2021
No Plan To Update NRC In Bengal But We Will Implement CAA: BJP Leader Kailash Vijayvargiya

No Plan To Update NRC In Bengal But We Will Implement CAA: BJP Leader Kailash Vijayvargiya

‘We are only looking forward to implementing the CAA after the (Bengal Assembly) elections...It is an important issue for us, as we wish to grant citizenship...


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