Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Why You Need To Stop Asking Dalits “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Asking questions like “Have you faced caste discrimination?” is itself a sign of neglect on the part of those non-Dalits who have thrown it in my face directly and indirectly, multiple times.
In Conversation With Lalsu Nogoti: An Adivasi lawyer And Social Activist

In Conversation With Lalsu Nogoti: An Adivasi Lawyer And Social Activist

Lalsu Nogoti is an independent elected member of the Zila Parishad and is the first lawyer from the Madia Gond Adivasi community in that district.
"All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences": In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

“All Romantic Experiences Are Essentially Caste Experiences”: In Conversation With Jyotsna Siddharth

We interviewed Jyotsna Siddharth, an actor and a writer, who is also the founder of Project-Anti-Caste, Love and Dalit Feminism Archive.

On Babasaheb And Filmmaking: In Conversation With Jyoti Nisha

For scholar and filmmaker Jyoti Nisha, this is a story sprawled over 8 different locations and it has taken her over 2 years, and a successful crowdfunding campaign for it to come together in the form of her feature-length documentary B.R. Ambedkar – Now and Then.

#DalitHistoryMonth2019 Event: An Evening Of Remembrance, Resistance And Resilience

On 29 April 2019, FII and #DalitWomenFight co-organized an event to celebrate Dalit History Month – evening of remembrance, resistance and resilience, where we talked about and remembered various Dalit leaders and movements.
Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

A three-time MLA and MP, Dr Muthu was one of the earliest Dalit leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party and was the Harijan Welfare Minister till 1974.
The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru massacre of 1991 is as one of the most gruesome and vile premeditated attacks on Dalits, not just in the state of Andhra Pradesh but in the whole of India, since independence.

The Bhima Koregaon Battle: The First Recorded Victory Of Dalits | #DalitHistoryMonth

During the Bhima Koregaon battle, the Peshwas waged war against the British and the Mahars were fighting on behalf of the British. The anger and frustration that had been contained for years of oppression, along with modern weapons gave the Mahars an upper hand leading to their victory.
The Vaikom Satyagraha: Kerala's First Anti-Caste Movement

The Vaikom Satyagraha: Kerala’s First Anti-Caste Movement

Vaikom Satyagraha is one of Kerala’s foremost organised agitations against Hindu ‘upper caste’ orthodoxy for securing the basic civil rights of all marginalised castes.
Don't Want A Government that Does Not Care for Us: Highlights From The Manual Scavengers Manifesto

Don’t Want A Government that Does Not Care for Us: Highlights From The Manual...

The Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) released the manual scavengers manifesto ahead of the 2019 General Elections calling for elimination of manual scavenging.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.