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#EndCasteismInIIT: IIT-B students amplify voices against casteism on campus, calls for videos, statements on social media

This call comes after the recent incident at IIT Kharagpur where a professor was seen on video making casteist remarks during an online class

Published on 1st May 2021
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#JusticeForFathima: Does IIT Madras really have an Islamophobia problem?  

One of the students on campus said on her FB page that the campus was a 'violent space that stinks of elitism, casteism, classism and Islamophobia — but is this the view of only a few?

Published on 14th November 2019
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#ThrowbackToday: 19 creative artists, 10,000 technicians and the first international 'live'

In today's #TBT, we take you back to what was the first live show that was ever broadcasted and it was as classy as it can get, with creative artists from 19 nations participating. This is what ensued

Published on 25th June 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Sci-fi touched new levels with the American series Star Trek

Today, 55 years back, Star Trek's first episode The Man Trap was broadcasted and that's why today, for #TBT, we will talk about this pop culture phenomenon that still makes people go gaga

Published on 8th September 2021
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'Padanamuri' project in Kerala to help marginalised students by providing them with mainstream educational facilities

'Padanamuri' – a project of the Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, was first launched in the district in 2017

Published on 25th September 2018
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40 Dalit families face social boycott in Odisha's Dhenkanal after girl plucks flowers from upper-caste man's farm

The girl's parents also apologized and begged the village panchayat to pardon them but there no response from upper caste people

Published on 25th August 2020
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After 28 years Karnataka will have student elections again, NSUI and ABVP thrilled

Karnataka had banned student union elections on campuses following a court order in 1989-1990, which held such unions to be responsible for caste-based violence on campuses of educational institutions

Published on 21st November 2018
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After one month in hiding, Dalit Allahabad University professor asks for security cover to return to campus

The professor went into hiding a month ago after receiving death threats but during that time, people have taken to social media to bully, abuse and make casteist slurs against him

 

Published on 10th October 2019
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After UN drops event on Ambedkar's b'day at Indian Govt's behest, Dalit groups turn to US, Canada for support 

Deelip Mhaske was set to organise a conference on how AI could reduce the impact of caste discrimination at the UN's General Assembly, until they pulled the plug. Now what will happen?

Published on 26th March 2018
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Ambedkar Jayanthi: The story of Babasaheb and the colour "blue"

The colour continues to be an important symbol of the Ambedkarite movement and is also the colour of the part flag floated by the  Ambedkar Scheduled Castes Federation of India

Published on 15th April 2018
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Ambedkar Jayanti: Listen to Casteless Collective's tribute 'Thalaivaa', penned by late gaana singer Chetpet Ramesh  

On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, Pa Ranjith's Casteless Collective released a song in his honour

 

Published on 14th April 2019
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Anthems around Ambedkarism: This duo is documenting and digitisation Maharashtra’s anti-caste songs

The reason why these songs have not found a more mainstream presence so far is because the field is dominated by upper castes, which is why the duo say they want to create this 'Bookmobile'

Published on 14th January 2021
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Author and literary translator Sara Rai to head jury for JCB Prize for Literature 2021

The panel includes designer and art historian Annapurna Garimella, author and translator Shahnaz Habib, journalist and editor Prem Panicker and writer and podcaster Amit Varma

Published on 8th April 2021
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Authorities have no Dalit perspective: Human rights activists on Walayar rape case acquittal

According to a 2018 amendment made in The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a special court was set up for the trail of Dalit and tribal communities 

Published on 1st November 2019
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Being politically correct: What do expressions like 'politically incorrect humour' and 'politically correct language' mean?

Some people take delight in hurting others by using politically incorrect humour. Jokes that are targeted at people of a certain sex, caste in a way to offend them are said to be politically incorrect

Published on 13th October 2018

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