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Why Kerala film grad Shifin Mathew's short film Burn depicts casteism in Kerala's colleges in its rawest form

Shifin Mathew is a budding filmmaker who has come out with a film that hits hard on the caste malaise. We find out more about what went into its making

Published on 22nd September 2021
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Why everyone must watch Raven, a Malayalam music video on casteism and discrimination

Raven tells us the story of a Dalit father who is searching for his son, who was abducted for living his life a certain way. We catch up with its creator

Published on 20th September 2019
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UoH Dalit students beaten up by ABVP for attending Deepavali function on campus  

When former ASA President, Samson G and others went to intervene and find out what had happened, a few ABVP members allegedly urged others to beat him from behind  

Published on 28th October 2019
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Students, politicians call out casteism in IIT Madras, after prof quits and sends stinker

In a letter addressed to all faculty members of the institute, he said that there were multiple instances of discrimination and that he shall be pursuing appropriate action to address the matter

Published on 2nd July 2021
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So much for a fair probe: Vipin Veetil criticises NCBC for asking IITM director to conduct inquiry

He now asks the commission to investigate his complaint either through a regional office or through a body funded by the State Government of Tamil Nadu

Published on 3rd September 2021
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She was told that she would never get anywhere because she's from a particular caste: Why an AIIMS resident attempted suicide

The victim whose situation is believed to be critical is under treatment in AIIMS' ICU. The RDA has written a letter to Dr Harsh Vardhan, alleging inaction

Published on 20th April 2020
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Scholars, activists sign statement slamming IIT-Kanpur for trying to revoke Dalit prof's PhD — for calling out senior colleagues' casteism

A three-member committee had found that Saderla was a victim and recommended that the institute’s Board of Governors take action against the four senior professors harassing him

Published on 3rd April 2019
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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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Of Theyyam, alcoholism, casteism and civil dreams: Meet Kuttikol Vivek, the first Vannan man to crack UPSC

Vannans are a Scheduled Caste in Kerala, who traditionally perform Theyyam. Vivek belongs to the community and says how the caste's issues prompted him to try a hand in Civil Service

Published on 10th April 2019
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Mumbai-based Dhamma Wings is not only the country's first Buddhist rock band but it is also waging a war on casteism 

This group of five won't settle for anything less than peace and equality. That's why they present legends like Buddha and Ambedkar through their music

Published on 7th September 2017
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More than 1000 IIT alumni write to IIT KGP calling for the termination of prof who abused students during lecture

A few of the signatories include former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, former IIT Kanpur Deputy Director Manindra Agarwal and Massey University Professor Mohan J Dutta

Published on 30th April 2021
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Is IIT Madras practising untouchability against Adi-Dravidar residents by cutting off access to campus?

Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumaavalavan has submitted a representation to the management accusing them of practising untouchability by blocking off the only gate providing access to the community

Published on 3rd January 2020
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In IIT Kharagpur, no ST PhD scholar has been enrolled in 17 departments over three academic years. Should we be surprised?

While doctoral admission is merit and candidate-based, the argument for social justice and equality keeps popping up. But does it hold good in 2021?

Published on 14th June 2021
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Implement reservations in faculty recruitments, MP Thamizhachi tells IITM Director after Vipin Veetil incident

Of the 596 faculty members employed in IIT Madras in May 2021, 515 of them belong to the unreserved category and 62 are from the OBC category

Published on 29th September 2021
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If you speak up, it brings down your chances of surviving: Why IIT Madras professor Vipin Veetil called India's top engineering college out for casteism

In a conversation with EdexLive, Vipin Veetil opens up about instances of casteism that he had experienced in India's premier institute, IIT Madras

Published on 16th August 2021

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