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Feb 18, 2019
Why Dalit Sikhs of Punjab's Bathinda are nonchalant towards elections, debate around caste, quota and developmentA visit to the town reveals that the Dalits in Bathinda have not benefited from the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964, where one-third of public agricultural land and cultivable common land in each village is reserved for SCs
Feb 01, 2019
Gully Bai's casual casteism: A comedy video laughed at the marginalised — and reaffirmed prejudiceThe irritable kaamwali bai, the patriarchal makeup didi, the crass, unskilled but arrogant autowala are tropes that have been circulating in the comedy industry for way too long to be considered accidental slips by the privileged-but-well-meaning content creators
Jan 26, 2019
What's caste got to do with it: Being Savarna is an accident of birth, addressing injustices is a choiceAs an ally, I would appreciate feedback on what I can do to help, instead of my intentions being baselessly questioned. Most importantly, taking things out of context will weaken our collective fight against existing societal structures.
Jan 17, 2019
Conservancy workers' two decade-struggle highlighted in photo series by Sudharak OlweConservancy workers — manual scavengers employed with urban municipalities — clean (often with their bare hands and few or inadequate tools) excreta and other waste, blocked sewers and drains. Since January 2017, one person has died every five days, on average, while cleaning sewers and septic tanks across the country
Jan 13, 2019
'BJP will effectively wipe them off': Yogi Adityanath says BSP-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh will have no impact in electionsOn the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath said, "The BJP had said that it will resolve the issue while staying within the ambit of the Constitution."
Nov 22, 2018
The story of Jack (Dorsey) and the smashing (Brahmin) backlash, told in memesOnce upon a time, Jack posed with a blue poster that said something very obvious: #SmashBrahminicalPariarchy
Nov 21, 2018
My poster in Jack Dorsey's hands wasn't the point; real threat to trolls was me seeking safety of oppressed on TwitterWe live in strange times that the whole of Twitter India can be brought to a standstill by the subversive presence of a contemporary Dalit poster
Nov 03, 2018
#MeToo in India: Sordid link between casteism and assault must be addressed to prevent sexual violenceThe social contract between the Indian state and its most marginalised is unequal.
Sep 08, 2018
Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protestsStudents of a primary school in an Uttar Pradesh village refused to have mid day meal on Friday as they couldn't stomach the fact that it was prepared by a woman from a Scheduled Caste
Sep 02, 2018
Babytai Awale's long battle against patriarchy, casteism in Maharashtra's Tilwani villageThe first woman from the Tilwani village [Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district] to pick up the occupation of puncture repairing, and a proud feminist, today everyone in the village calls her Awale ma’am.