In Conversation With Malvika Raj: Dalit Madhubani Artist

Malvika Raj is an artist from Patna who is making waves in the Indian art scene through her innovative twist to the traditional Madhubani artform, which is centred around Hindu narratives.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

The upper caste reservation bill shifts the focus from social injustice to one of economic inequity, thereby essentially erasing the pernicious effects of everyday casteism.
In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

In Conversation With Cynthia Stephen: Dalit Activist And Writer

Cynthia Stephen is a Dalit activist, writer, social policy researcher and an independent journalist, who works in the areas of Dalit studies, affirmative action and educational policy.
TISS, Mumbai Hosts Its First Bahujan Arts Festival

TISS Mumbai Hosts Its First Bahujan Arts Festival

Last sunday TISS, Mumbai observed it’s first Bahujan Arts festival, which centred the works and narratives of artists coming from SC/ST/OBC and other marginalised backgrounds/artforms.
Pariyerum Perumal Is A Fervent Portrayal Of Our Caste-Ridden Society

Pariyerum Perumal Is A Fervent Portrayal Of Our Caste-Ridden Society

Pariyerum Perumal is a fervent portrayal of caste-ridden society in which the dominant caste groups unleash acts of victimisation, exploitation and humiliation against the Dalits.
Why Understanding Brahminical Patriarchy Is Of Utmost Importance

Why Understanding Brahminical Patriarchy Is Of Utmost Importance

Brahminical patriarchy is a real, structural issue in Indian society that is responsible for upholding the twin evils of casteism and sexism and should be evident to anyone who has bothered to examine its basic aspects and workings, without the distortions that privilege accords.
Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Birsa Munda, a champion of the struggles of the Adivasis is highly relevant today as this is the era of displacements in the name of development.
Meet Priyadharsini: Filmmaker and Founder of The Blue Club

Meet Priyadharsini: Filmmaker And Founder Of The Blue Club

Priyadharsini is an independent filmmaker. She runs The Blue Club, an organisation committed to magnifying Dalit women’s voices and provides filmmaking mentorship.
#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

#ViolenceOfSilence: Chennai Protests The Murder of Rajalakshmi, A Dalit Girl From Salem

Rajalakshmi was killed because she had spurned his advances; because she spoke about it. It is both a caste-based crime and a sexual offence that needs to be addressed at both levels.
#StopKillingUs protest

#StopKillingUs: India Rises Against Manual Scavenging

#StopKillingUs was organised on September 25, where people from all over India gathered to protest the deaths of over a 1000 safai karamcharis involved in manual scavenging.

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The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Valentine’s Day At DU: Worshipping A Virgin Tree And Objectifying Women

Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.

Don’t Let Marriage Hold You Back: In Conversation With Anita Peter

Anita Peter is a Mohiniyattam performer and the founder of Lasya Drutha, Center for performing and fine arts foundation in Telangana. In May 2017, she did an 8000 km expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari riding her Harley Street 750 to carry her social initiative ‘I Pledge- Awareness for change’.