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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Statue, statue? Why the demolishing of the Vidyasagar statue should worry India today

The frenzy of vandalising statues had gone viral after a BJP mob uprooted Lenin's statue in Tripura quite the same way as US Marines uprooted Saddam's statue in Baghdad

Published on 15th May 2019
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Born during lockdown, Raipur twins named 'Corona' and 'Covid' 

The names, they said, would remind them about all the hardships they conquered amid the lockdown, ahead of successful delivery on the intervening night of March 26-27

Published on 3rd April 2020
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Over 300 IIT alumni, students, profs extend support to soon-to-be-jailed academic Anand Teltumbde

Members of the pan-IIT community - faculty, scientists, researchers, students and alumni issued a joint statement condemning the actions of the state 'in their individual capacities'

 

Published on 1st April 2020
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The politics behind naming a road in JNU after Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar

With many students going home after the Coronavirus outbreak, the administration decided to install a road name board. Some are outrages, other nonplussed. What is the big deal?

 

Published on 16th March 2020
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How Yogesh Maitreya set up a publishing house to develop an anti-caste sensibility among India's young   

The writer and poet decided to set up his own publishing house after 'mainstream' publishing houses refused to publish his work. Thus Panther's Paw was born 

Published on 31st January 2020
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Night before Rohith Vemula's anniversary, UoH whitewashes 'illegally drawn' Ambedkar quotes

The University has designated areas to hang posters on campus and had previously stated during the Velivada incident that the University would remove all banners put up without permission

Published on 17th January 2020
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Why rapper Arivu's Sanda Seivom has become Chennai's protest anthem

Arivu first sang this at a protest and since it was such an easy catchy tune that people began to sing along to as well, he decided to release the song officially

Published on 16th January 2020
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This UP NGO is making sure we take environmental conservation seriously. Here's how

Shivendu Shekhar Mishra, along with 100 team members, are spreading awareness about the importance of conserving the environment among young students

 

Published on 11th January 2020
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Constitution Day 2019: What did our founding fathers borrow from constitutions of other countries?

Our forefathers chose what to embed in the Constitution and in a lot of cases they also redesigned the features borrowed from other countries. We find out more

Published on 26th November 2019
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This Bengaluru NGO is transforming children into active citizens who solve everyday problems

On this children's day, we bring to use some of the success stories from an NGO called CMCA and how they involved children in active citizenship

Published on 7th November 2019
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If you don't support the Left, they accuse you of going Right: Jitendra Sanu, BAPSA's candidate in JNUSU poll

Jitendra or as his friends fondly call him, Jitu, was one of the founding members of the Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association 

 

Published on 2nd September 2019
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Independence Day: Do you know who actually designed the Indian National Flag?

The final version of the flag was designed by Badruddin Faiz Tyabji and his wife Surayya but it was based on the version Pingali Venkayya created

 

Published on 15th August 2019
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Here's how different student political organisations reacted to the scrapping of Article 370

While the ABVP calls it a tribute to B R Ambedkar, the left-leaning organisations condemned the move

Published on 5th August 2019
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Vexed at 'callous' attitude of VC, deans and directors of Hyderabad's BRAOU tender resignations

The Faculty and Teachers Association of BRAOU also alleged that the VC, prof K Seetha Rama Rao, is undertaking financial decisions that will have far-reaching implication

Published on 23rd July 2019

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