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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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Women's Day: Thankamma may be 84 years old with poor eyesight but that doesn't mean she's too old to finish school

The Kollam resident reentered the classroom thanks to the Navachetana programme for Scheduled Castes. Here's how she was inspired to do it

Published on 6th March 2021
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No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: This book documents the crimes that even a social distanced pandemic could not prevent

The Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network has documented 60 of these crimes in a book titled ‘No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: Stories of Caste Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Published on 3rd March 2021
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Demanding Unnao victim be transferred to AIIMS Delhi, people, activists crowdfund for medical treatment

Over the last couple of years, Uttar Pradesh has found several mentions in front page headlines for caste atrocities and crimes against women

Published on 18th February 2021
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Supreme Court says young adults choosing life partners mustn't succumb to 'class honour'

Echoing B.R. Ambedkar's views the court said that the remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage, said boys and girls choosing their life partners cannot succumb to the concept of class honour 

Published on 12th February 2021
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Meet this educator turned Dalit activist, who penned a song in Paluva language in 'The Great Indian Kitchen'

A scriptless language is popularly spoken by the Dalit Paraya caste, the song was penned by former educator and activist Mruduladevi S

Published on 10th February 2021
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Delhi's AQI in 'poor category', vehicles move through dense fog

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of Delhi remained in the 'poor category' as forecasted

Published on 8th February 2021
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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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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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Here's why AISA started a campaign called 'Love Azad' against the 'love jihad' laws

The campaign that is currently online, aims to create conversations around inter-caste and inter-faith relationships and normalise them

Published on 3rd December 2020
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In BJP-RSS vision of India, Adivasis, Dalits should not have access to education: Rahul Gandhi tweets

Along with his tweet attacking the government, Gandhi tagged the media report which said a key central scholarship scheme to help over 60 lakh Scheduled Caste students

Published on 29th November 2020
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SC asks Centre to use its power against fake news, warns they will hand it to an outside agency otherwise

The Chief Justice told the Centre why should the court refer to NBSA (News Broadcasters Association), and others when the Centre has the authority to look into it

Published on 17th November 2020
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OBC body demands caste-wise census to ensure proper implementation of reservation in education, jobs

The Supreme Court has sought the government’s response to a PIL seeking enumeration of Dalits and castes bunched under ‘Other Backward Classes’, the Association reminded

Published on 1st November 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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Hathras Gangrape: Women's rights activists condemn UP police for cremating body without family's consent

Local police officers, however, said the cremation was carried out "as per the wishes of the family". Women rights activists called the whole incident appalling and shocking

Published on 30th September 2020

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