Case of caste bias at Cisco Systems: Even 'progressive' Silicon Valley elites not immune to new strain of discrimination
This will hopefully provoke the creation of caste as new grounds for discrimination in the United States. This will help create a legal discourse on the synonymity of the manifestations between race and caste.
NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.
The court’s decision was a major statement on the scope and limits of presidential power in the US, one that will take its place with landmark rulings
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri trans woman recounts her ongoing lockdown ordeal
Siku, a Nupi Manbi (trans woman) from Manipur, found her job and life in Bengaluru suddenly at end with the lockdown. Having returned to Manipur, however, Siku has had an especially difficult journey that is nowhere close to its end.
As #PublishingPaidMe trends, authors share race-based pay gap and publishers vow to improve diversity
Using #PublishingPaidMe authors and book publishing employees are speaking out against the homogeneity of their industry and how much writers of colour are paid, issues that are gaining urgency as protests against systemic racism continue around the US.
Charting history of Indian Muslims and the police: From British era to AMU violence, a story of injustice
The recent death of 22-year-old Rizwan Ahmad in the Ambedkarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, allegedly due to police beating, merits a deeper exploration of the relationship between the police and Muslims of India
Firstpost Podcast: How social stigma affects access to healthcare for vulnerable groups; an expert explains
In India, many incidents of social shaming related to coronavirus have emerged in recent times.
Talking politics to children: Hiding truths is futile; honest, sensitive conversations can help build empathy
Talking to children is of utmost importance, not just to help them cope with what they may get exposed to directly or indirectly, but also to raise responsible, non-judgemental and inclusive human beings. If they are prevented from being exposed to conversations, they may become more vulnerable to biased information.
Kashmiri student says father, sister denied Oyo room based on identity; hotel claims orders from Delhi Police, cops deny it
Delhi University student Nauman Rafiq took his father and sister, who'd come all the way from Jammu and Kashmir to visit, to Asha Residency, an Oyo registered four-star hotel in Vijay Nagar near North Campus. But to his dismay, the hotel refused to allow them to stay
Citizenship (Amendment) Bill dishonours freedom fighters, says Asaduddin Owaisi; AIMIM chief accuses Centre of reviving Jinnah's two-nation theory
AIMIM chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi said in New Delhi on Wednesday that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) if implemented "will make India Israel", which is known for "discrimination"
India's Got Colour: Nandita Das' video on discrimination based on skin complexion in society packs a heavy punch
To mark the special occasion of 10 years with NGO Woman of Worth, Nandita Das created a music video on skin colour discrimination, India's Got Colour.
Breaking free from the chains of an unequal relationship is never an easy task. If you dare to challenge the system, you are punished. This is the simple logic through which these systems reproduce. And this is exactly how Miyah poetry was responded to by those who speak as representatives of the Assamese society.
While Miyah poetry enables the Miyah to aspire for freedom as a social being, it disables others who would enforce ‘coercion’ on the Miyah so that their sub-human existence continues.
The anti-caste movement, I guess, forgot to tell those like Dr Payal Tadvi, when they were alive, that it needs them — now and always; it forgot to tell them that their lives are precious.
Insurance companies think mental illness can lead to physical illness or accident, and consequently reject what are termed bad lives or substandard lives. This is not surprising; viewed as a purely capitalist enterprise, insurance companies can be expected to only seek profit
Many immigrants voluntarily change their name from their ethnic names to fit into a new community.
There is a need to assess the actual efforts being taken by organisations to make workplaces inclusive. Mere tokenism is not enough