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Gandhi's journals: How the Mahatma shaped a nation's ideas through Young India, Navjivan and Harijan
Arts & Culture

Gandhi's journals: How the Mahatma shaped a nation's ideas through Young India, Navjivan and Harijan

Many, before Gandhi, had employed the press to further their cause. Many did so after him. Few have been as effective as he was in the early 1920s when Young India and Navjivan were at their zenith.

Article 15 movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana's restraint fits this overwhelming, gutsy take on Dalit abuse
Entertainment

Article 15 movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana's restraint fits this overwhelming, gutsy take on Dalit abuse

Article 15 is the best that Indian cinema can be in these troubled times if it chooses to hold a mirror up to our society.

Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community
India

Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community

And yet, every time the community has fought back and reasserted its rights in a dominant upper-caste society, they have managed to reunite under the canopy of the term 'Dalit' rather than any other nomenclature that the non-Dalits may have tried to ascribe to the society.

Khanderav Parit's battle against caste: How a former mill worker is fighting oppression through his writings
Life

Khanderav Parit's battle against caste: How a former mill worker is fighting oppression through his writings

An award-winning rural author, mill worker, and now a farmer, Khanderav Parit’s writings reflect the everyday life of the oppressed.

Gujarat election 2017: Here’s what you should know about Modi’s two stalwart predecessors in Gujarat
Politics

Gujarat election 2017: Here’s what you should know about Modi’s two stalwart predecessors in Gujarat

Narendra Modi is mostly a sui generis politician. In simple language, one of a kind, in a class by himself. But there are two former chief ministers of Gujarat whose tricks and tactics must have gone into the making of Modi. Consider it this way: When a younger Modi, as BJP state unit organisational secretary, was trying to make space for the party, he had to contend with these two gentlemen more than the rest.

Won't eat in vessels cleaned by dalit woman, say Gujarat students
India

Won't eat in vessels cleaned by dalit woman, say Gujarat students

In a shocking case of discrimination, students of a government school in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat have rejected the government's mid day meal scheme because the utensils used are washed by Bhavanaben Makwana, a dalit woman.