Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

Book Review: These Hills Called Home: Stories From A War Zone By Temsula Ao

Temsula Ao in These Hills Called Home traces a feminist history of the Naga peoples as they negotiate with their identities and endangered cultural ethos.
India's Brahminical Idea Of Development Excludes Its Tribal Communities

India’s Brahminical Idea Of Development Excludes Its Tribal Communities

Tribal communities have had control over forest lands and distance from progressive civilisation. Post Independence, there have been insufficient efforts to improve their conditions.
3 Tribal Women Who Helped Make India A Republic

3 Tribal Women Who Helped Make India A Republic

Women, moreover Adivasi and tribal women, have contributed greatly to shaping this nation and defending it against external forces.
37 Years Ago Today, Assam Witnessed Its Bloodiest Genocide – The Nellie Massacre

Revisiting Assam’s Bloody History: The Nellie Massacre 37 Years On

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On the morning of February 18, 1983, more that 1800 people were killed in Nellie and 13 other villages of Nowgong (Nagaon) district of Central Assam. These villages were mostly Muslim-dominated villages
How Does The Citizenship Amendment Act Affect Adivasis?

How Does The Citizenship Amendment Act Affect Adivasis?

If countrywide NRC becomes a reality, adivasis will be rendered 'stateless' because even CAA does not provide any safety valve for them.
Adivasi Dance Forms Where 'Walking Is Dancing And Talking Is Singing'

Adivasi Dance Forms Where ‘Walking Is Dancing And Talking Is Singing’

Trees, leaves, birds, animals, mountains, rivers, forests, the whole natural world is invited into an Adivasi dance with love and affection.
Why Do We Need To Stop The Culture Of Tribal Tourism In India?

Why Do We Need To Stop The Culture Of Tribal Tourism In India?

Tribal tourism is a symptom of the mistaken belief that we are somehow ‘bettering’ indigenous communities through the imposition of Western systems.
The Faces Of India’s Adivasi And Tribal Activism You Should Know

The Faces Of India’s Adivasi And Tribal Activism You Should Know

Activists have fought against external forces, defending their forests and rights over land. Let’s take a look at some of the new faces of tribal activism!
No Talking About The Environment Without Indigenous People's Rights

We Can’t Talk About The Environment Without Talking About Indigenous People’s Rights

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Be it the Aarey Forest in Mumbai, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, or Standing Rock in Dakota, conveniently choosing to look over the indigenous people's rights is something we all do a little too well.
Do You Know These Young PoC & Indigenous Climate Activists Fighting For The Future?

Do You Know These 8 Young PoC & Indigenous Climate Activists Fighting For Our...

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The media's reluctance to recognise young PoC & indigenous climate activists is reflective of the racism underlying climate justice efforts.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

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It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.
Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

Men’s “Lockdown” Anxiety About Creeping Feminism Could Trigger A Painful Tsunami Of Reform

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This is why the 21-day lockdown is a critical test of who is fittest. We cannot let this manxiety that goes on to fuel a feminist coup, become the status quo.