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Kerala implements EWS reservation: Why are so many people criticising a national mandate?

The Kerala government's implementation of EWS reservation in KAS posts and educational institutions has been criticised by many

Published on 30th October 2020
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Less than five per cent of protagonists in Indian web series from backward castes, finds this Mumbai writer

Balram Vishwakarma has analysed 50 web series released between 2014 and 2020 to make this analysis. The results, he says, were shocking

Published on 28th October 2020
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Activists, doctors accuse K’taka govt of stopping midday meals, urge it to add egg as food item

The signatories in their letter said that students have not been receiving the midday meals or dry ration from June 2020 

Published on 28th October 2020
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Ambedkarite student group of Pondicherry University claims violation of reservation policy in admissions

The group claimed that 33 departments have implemented the EWS reservations without implementing SC, ST and OBC reservations properly

Published on 26th October 2020
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TN Governor’s letter seeking 4 weeks to decide on quota for govt school medical aspirants faces backlash

 

DMK President Stalin has announced a protest tomorrow while the VCK chief has written to President Kovind to withdraw the Governor

Published on 23rd October 2020
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Going at 335 words per minute: Meet KIDSHOT, India's fastest rapper, and the undisputed king of chopper rap

KIDSHOT’s debut EP focuses on his journey and how he’s turned out to be a successful rapper through dedication and hard work. The musician tells us about his debut EP, his rap journey and more

Published on 23rd October 2020
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Fear and loathing: Why being queer during the pandemic can only exacerbate mental health concerns

Despite the hard work an individual puts into finding their way out of the closet, speaking this truth out just a tad bit louder than the society deems it appropriate can still get them in trouble

Published on 14th October 2020
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Was Japalpur med student's suicide caused by caste-linked harassment?

The post graduate medical student from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College in Jabalpur was found hanging on October 1

Published on 12th October 2020
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Why Dalits and the underprivileged in India have built-in barriers to accessing mental health care

Mental healthcare even for so-called privileged communities is dismal, so one can only shudder to imagine what it must be for those from non-privileged backgrounds

Published on 11th October 2020
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No reservation for OBCs in National Law Universities: DMK MP

In a letter to Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the DMK leader said there was a blatant and deliberate violation of the OBC Reservation Policy in NLUs

Published on 10th October 2020
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Supreme Court allows doctors accused of abetting Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide to resume their course on same campus

The prosecution, the police and Tadvi’s family had raised concerns over the three accused influencing the 250 witnesses whom the Mumbai Police had interrogated for the case

Published on 9th October 2020
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Why these two women podcasters from Delhi are talking about being fat and the stigma society paints you with

Do you wake up every morning hating the way you look? Then you need to listen to Pallavi and Ameya's podcast Fat So?

Published on 7th October 2020
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Why are 'such' girls found dead in fields, asks BJP leader who claims that the Hathras accused are innocent

The controversial Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who has over 44 criminal cases against him, made this shocking statement in an interview to a news channel on Tuesday night

Published on 7th October 2020
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University of Oxford faculty, students extend support to Hathras victim’s family, condemns ‘casteist’ regime

In a statement, they said that the UP government’s move of setting up a Special Investigation Team and transferring the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation seemed ‘tokentistic’ to them

Published on 6th October 2020
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Ambedkarite student bodies from IIT Bombay, TISS and 32 institutes across country unite for a justice in Hathras case, plan protest on Oct 10

A total of 32 organisations have come together with a set of ten demands with regard to the alleged gangrape as well as other issues of discrimination and violence perpetuated on SC and ST communit

Published on 6th October 2020

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