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The wrath of upper caste professors: How the education system normalised abusive, discriminatory teaching methods
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The wrath of upper caste professors: How the education system normalised abusive, discriminatory teaching methods

Seniority, clout and power are directly related to caste privilege, and this may sound less shocking if you keenly observe who holds top positions in academia presently, and in the past.

If Kunal Kamra objects to Arnab Goswami's journalism, he should switch the channel, not flout air safety norms
India

If Kunal Kamra objects to Arnab Goswami's journalism, he should switch the channel, not flout air safety norms

If Kunal Kamra's behaviour towards Arnab Goswami is condoned then anyone might experience similar heckling from people opposed to them and that may lead to not only unsavoury but even dangerous situations

SC seeks response from Centre, UGC on plea moved by mothers of Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi to stop caste-based discrimination in universities
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SC seeks response from Centre, UGC on plea moved by mothers of Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi to stop caste-based discrimination in universities

The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Central government and University Grants Commission (UGC) on a petition filed by mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi

Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi’s mothers move Supreme Court seeking end of caste bias in educational campuses
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Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi’s mothers move Supreme Court seeking end of caste bias in educational campuses

The mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi, who had allegedly committed suicide following alleged caste-based discrimination, have moved the Supreme Court seeking to end such bias in universities

Understanding mental illness: Vulnerability is essential for the mind's well-being and a sense of community
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Understanding mental illness: Vulnerability is essential for the mind's well-being and a sense of community

We underestimate the role of being in touch with more invisible sources of strength and renewal that connect us to something larger than ourselves — art, sport and our connection with each other. Without the ability to turn to each other for succour, we are hamstrung, cut off from ourselves.

Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today
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Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today

While Dr Pragya Tadvi's suicide in Mumbai following caste harassment is a grim reminder of how classrooms are not free from the social evil, it is also an indicator of the sorry state of the education system in India.

Yashica Dutt on her decision to come out as Dalit: 'The truth was out, I didn’t feel the need to hide'
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Yashica Dutt on her decision to come out as Dalit: 'The truth was out, I didn’t feel the need to hide'

Journalist Yashica Dutt speaks about writing Coming Out As Dalit, the weight of pretending to be upper caste, and the pain that accompanies revisiting old memories

Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society
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Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society

Nikhila Henry on her book The Ferment, which traces the myriad reasons why India's youth is protesting against the State at a time when the country is witnessing a massive growth in its young population

Dalit Women in Politics: Unless women come into politics, no support will be offered to marginalised sections, says Sujatha Surepally
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Dalit Women in Politics: Unless women come into politics, no support will be offered to marginalised sections, says Sujatha Surepally

Dalit women have been fighters throughout our lives, we contribute to our economy, we are the major shareholders and this country owes us.

Githa Hariharan on her latest novel I Have Become The Tide, Rohith Vemula, politics of her writing
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Githa Hariharan on her latest novel I Have Become The Tide, Rohith Vemula, politics of her writing

Githa Hariharan’s latest novel I Have Become The Tide centres around the caste system.

JNU sedition case: Arvind Kejriwal says chargesheet just before Lok Sabha polls raises several questions
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JNU sedition case: Arvind Kejriwal says chargesheet just before Lok Sabha polls raises several questions

Arvind Kejriwal said the police took three years to file in a court the chargesheet in connection with the sedition case against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others.

What's caste got to do with it: Being Savarna is an accident of birth, addressing injustices is a choice
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What's caste got to do with it: Being Savarna is an accident of birth, addressing injustices is a choice

As 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.

What's caste got to do with it: Being a Dalit writer and responding to Savarna criticism
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What's caste got to do with it: Being a Dalit writer and responding to Savarna criticism

Because our bodies are full of caste, and caste memories that have to be purged before we can move on to writing about other things, very few Dalit, OBC writers get to write about what they really want to write about: films, books, sex, technology, dating etc.

Raksha Kumar responds to Vijeta Kumar's column on Firstpost: Publishing unsubstantiated opinion is wrong
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Raksha Kumar responds to Vijeta Kumar's column on Firstpost: Publishing unsubstantiated opinion is wrong

This is my rebuttal to the piece published by Firstpost on 19 January 2018 — For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn; and for Savarnas who are too good to learn — by Vijeta Kumar.

For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn, but ended up taking his own life; and for Savarnas who are too good to learn
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For Rohith Vemula, who wanted to learn, but ended up taking his own life; and for Savarnas who are too good to learn

Those clueless about caste will never know why scores of DBA students never make it to the finish line in higher education, and why Rohith Vemula took his own life three years ago.

Kanhaiya Kumar and Co charged with sedition: Will the Indian media call out the farce of the JNU case this time?
India

Kanhaiya Kumar and Co charged with sedition: Will the Indian media call out the farce of the JNU case this time?

The filing of charges against JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and others has made the headlines across media outlets

TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy
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TIFF 2018: Anand Patwardhan’s Vivek is an exhaustive commentary on a diminishing democracy

Vivek, divided into eight chapters, is an exhaustive commentary on the way an orthodox, militant and right-wing Hinduism has taken over every bastion of democratic thought in India.

All is not fair in love if you are in Telangana; Dalits let down by KCR's silence amid caste war
India

All is not fair in love if you are in Telangana; Dalits let down by KCR's silence amid caste war

Since the formation of Telangana in 2014, there have been seen 19 incidents of caste-based killings, according to the CPM-affiliated Inter-caste Marriages Federation.

Congress terms Lois Sofia's arrest an assault on Constitution, slams NDA government for 'undeclared Emergency'
Politics

Congress terms Lois Sofia's arrest an assault on Constitution, slams NDA government for 'undeclared Emergency'

Congress said that the action against the woman was "completely uncalled for" and noted that it was the second such incident in a week's time, after the arrest of five Left-wing activists, that the authorities were acting against voices of dissent.

Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission
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Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission

A better thing for Rahul Gandhi to do will be to spend more time in nurturing the party and give us a straight fight, with a positive, alternate agenda in 2024.