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Do schools need to change their approach to homosexuality?

The school in West Bengal, which asked ten "lesbian" students to tender a written confession accepting their sexuality brings to the fore the divide between understanding and ignorance to the LGBTQ

Published on 22nd March 2018
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I did not single-handedly organise the Farmers March: Vijoo Krishnan's journey from JNU to AIKS

The Joint Secretary of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) speaks about the importance of the Kisan March and why such struggles will endure

Published on 16th March 2018
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Oxford University Press has a message for schoolkids: Live in harmony, value peace

The OUP's revised book series has a list of 84 values incorporated through stories from history, folk tales, fables, real-life events and world literature for kids in school

Published on 8th March 2018
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Meenakshi Umesh's school teaches the one lesson no other school will teach — Survival

Meenakshi Umesh, Founder of Puvidham — Education for Sustainable Living and Rural Development talks about how she set up this one-of-a-kind school

Published on 7th March 2018
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Why you will definitely need counsel of the legal kind in the future

When it comes to marriage, divorce, succession, property disputes and other civil issues, Personal Law is bound to grow by leaps and bounds

Published on 7th February 2018
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Forget Padmaavat, Muslim rulers have been wrongly portrayed as barbarians by right-wingers, says Ram Puniyani

Ram Puniyani talks about how conflicts are manufactured and how our distorted history leads is an excuse extremists use to create conflict

Published on 2nd February 2018
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Gender bender: Alex Mathew and the 'Maya' behind conquering the world of drag

Drag queen Alex Mathew speaks out about finding himself in a world opposed to gender fluidity

Published on 31st January 2018
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You are a law student in college, but a student of law all your life: R Venkata Rao

R Venkata Rao says that students always tend to think the minute they get their law certificates they know it all but that it is far from the truth, law college is only just the beginning.

Published on 30th January 2018
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IIT-B's student viral FB post highlights sexism and moral policing on campus 

Power and privilege provided with apathetic institutional mechanisms in IIT force victims into silence, she writes

Published on 26th January 2018
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Dear Trollanmaar, think you've hit Parvathy where it hurts? Perhaps. But your time will come SOON!

The internet has been mercilessly trolling Parvathy over her opinion on misogyny in cinema. But the trolls don't realise that what goes around comes around

Published on 5th January 2018
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Salem Suicide Pact: How our campuses are failing to protect LGBTQ students 

The two girls apparently had an 'inappropriate relationship' which the teachers were unhappy about and suggested that the parents send them to counselling

Published on 12th December 2017
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BR Ambedkar Diwas: Four revolutionary reforms by Ambedkar that deserve a comeback 

Ambedkar's policies were pathbreaking but over the decades his ideas have been forgotten and buried, but many still continue to have the potential to make drastic changes to the system

Published on 6th December 2017
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Kancha Illaiah arrest: Right wing is dismantling intellectual discourse and freedom of speech

Dalit activist Kancha Illaiah Shepherd has been in the news over the last few days over the protests against his latest book Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu on the Arya-Vysya community

Published on 6th December 2017
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The video of North-Easterners being abused at an ISL game reeks of racism. And it needs to stop NOW

The viral clip from an ISL match shows how much latent racism we have for people who look 'chinky': The answer? Include chapters on the North East in books and pass stronger racism laws

Published on 26th November 2017
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India's neglect of children keeps it from becoming a role model for their growth: UNICEF

An official said it was also heartening that in many parts of the country, children were taking a lead in becoming part of missions like the Swachh Bharat mission

Published on 24th November 2017

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