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Dec 06, 2018
BR Ambedkar's 62nd Death Anniversary: For the Dalit leader, accepting Buddhism was rediscovering his rootsAmbedkar saw conversion to Buddhism as the means to break age-old caste barriers, repudiate oppressive Hindu dogmas and reignite self-esteem among the untouchables in India.
Dec 05, 2018
Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the communityBrahminism has defined the rules for Indian cinema in its portrayal of the Dalit experience, such that victimhood has been made the essence of Dalit life
Dec 02, 2018
#MeToo and its aftermath: Notes from the 'margins' of lists that name and shamePower does not operate in a linear way. Structures of oppression cut across each other. In many cases, our response to these events is difficult because of the complexity involved.
Nov 26, 2018
Bhim Army not to contest Lok Sabha polls; will instead back joint Opposition nominee against BJPBhim Army chief Chandrashekar called for Dalits and Muslims of the country to unite under one banner to defeat the BJP
Nov 24, 2018
In her words, and mine: Getting to know Ants Among Elephants' award-winning author Sujatha Gidla'It is liberating to hear a Dalit writer take pride in her work. It is even more liberating to hear her laugh at detractors,' writes Vijeta Kumar in her profile of Sujatha Gidla. Gidla recently won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for Ants Among Elephants.
Nov 23, 2018
Rajasthan Assembly polls: Alwar may slip out of BJP's grip as lynchings, subjugation of SC/STs polarise votersRajasthan Assembly Election 2018: The Meo Muslims in Alwar haven't forgotten the the mob lynchings at the hands of self-styled gau rakshaks, and neither have Dalit protesters who faced police heavy-handedness for protesting against dilution of SC/ST act
Nov 22, 2018
Twitter's 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’ fiasco: Sanghapali Aruna, Barkha Dutt, others give their account of eventsOn Sunday, a picture of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posing with a placard (designed by artist Thenmozhi Soundararajan) reading 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’ went viral.
Nov 16, 2018
Blanket ban on use of word 'Dalit' in media not feasible, Press Council of India tells information and broadcasting ministryThe Press Council of India on Thursday said that "a blanket ban on the usage of the word Dalit was neither advisable nor feasible", deciding against an advisory of the I&B ministry seeking a ban on the usage of the word Dalit in the media
Nov 13, 2018
MeToo and savarna feminism: Revolutions cannot start with the privileged, feminist future must be equal for allMainstream feminism in India aka upper-caste or savarna feminism, as it exists today, is problematic.
Nov 12, 2018
#MeToo: Understanding consent and sex-positivity in a patriarchal societyPatriarchal hookup culture treats consent like a game, something to be secured so that technically what follows isn’t rape. Many of the narratives that have emerged during #MeToo have revealed the hollowness of the distinction between illegal rape and unethical sex.