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The Legacy of Rohith Vemula: Five years since the scholar’s death, how student lives and colleges have been impacted across India

Student leaders across the country speak about how Vemula’s unfortunate demise influenced and shaped their politics and how things have changed on campus since then

Published on 17th January 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When Rohith Vemula's suicide brought attention to discrimination in educational institutions

In today's #TBT, we mourn the death of scholar Rohith Vemula and refer to the lines he wrote in his letter before he died by suicide. Also, keeping MH370 and its passengers in our prayers, always 

Published on 17th January 2021
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Dalit student body, researchers from Mysore University protest for a mess to eat in, other basic amenities

The Associations say that SC,ST and OBC PhD students have not been receiving their scholarship money since the last academic year

Published on 15th January 2021
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For an Ambedkarite like me, education is part of activism: Dalit student who topped the SSUS exams

A prominent Dalit activist, Dinu K scored the highest marks in this year's MA Sociology final year examinations conducted by the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady

Published on 27th August 2020
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After a saga of struggle, a court order and insult, these Dalit sisters received a laptop from the Kerala government to continue studying

Even after the court had ordered the panchayat to issue laptops, these students were allegedly insulted by the panchayat for going to court

Published on 24th July 2020
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How Kamaraj was inspired to pioneer India’s first midday meal scheme

A school drop out himself, Kamaraj was motivated from the very beginning to invest in the development of education in the state

Published on 20th July 2020
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Two years and a legal battle later, these Dalit sisters in Kerala will finally get laptops to study with

Anakha Babu and her sister Ardra had applied for a laptop in 2018. The Kerala High Court ruled in their favour a few days back

Published on 2nd July 2020
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CUK professor moves Kerala HC after being suspended for harassing, discriminating against Dalit student

The Associate Professor was suspended after a Dalit student alleged him of discriminating her on the basis of caste and abusing her emotionally

Published on 19th June 2020
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'How to Become an Intellectual Kshatriya': TISS Students' Union condemns 'casteist' event organised by student group

The event was organised by the Democratic Secular Students' Forum and their guest was Rajiv Malhotra, a researcher, speaker and thinker  

 

Published on 24th May 2020
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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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How these Bahujan JNU researchers' teachers' training module addresses role of caste in sexual violence

Through her module, Shweta, the founder, wants to give the children a language through which they can speak up about their abuse

 

Published on 5th April 2020
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A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula

On the third death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, we speak to his friends from the Ambedkar Students Association on how things have changed and what they remember of him

Published on 17th January 2019
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MGU Dalit scholar, detained during Governor's visit, claims she is a victim of caste discrimination

Deepa Mohanan was recently arrested when the governor had visited the university. She says that she's been facing bias since 2011

Published on 14th January 2020
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Education must be free at every Central University: Why Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan supports the JNU students

Given a clean chit in the Gorakhpur hospital death case, Dr Kafeel Khan recently delivered a talk at JNU, supporting the #FeesMustFall movement

Published on 30th November 2019
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Need perspective of unheard voices: Film company launches paid internship for Dalit students

While academia and other professional fields have managed to open the doors at least slightly to members of marginalised communities, cinema has liked to believe that it doesn't have a caste problem  

Published on 13th November 2019

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