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Tensions Escalate in Saharanpur as Anti-Dalit Violence After A Mayawati Rally Kills One and Injures Over 20 Dalits

On 21 May 2017, thousands of protestors took to the streets in Delhi, answering a call for a  rally by Chandrasekhar, an advocate who is the leader of the...   [ continue reading...]

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Fact Check: Mukul Rohatgi’s Speech on India’s Human-Rights Record Before the UN Human Rights Council

On 4 May 2017, Mukul Rohatgi, the attorney general of India, told the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that the ancient Sanskrit phrase, “Vasud...   [ continue reading...]

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Workers at Tata’s Sanand Plant Have Been Awaiting Wage Hikes For Over Two Years, As Unfair Labour Practices Abound

Nearly two years since their strikes began, over 400 workers at the Tata Nano plant in Sanand, Gujarat, still await wage increments. Representatives of the Bhar...   [ continue reading...]

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Lights, Kalluri, Action: Attending the IIMC’s Seminar on “National” Journalism

Early in the morning on 20 May 2017, I set out to attend a yagna at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, in Delhi. The yagna was scheduled to bring up th...   [ continue reading...]

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“We do not believe in the French interpretation of secularism”: IIMC’s KG Suresh Discusses the Yagna Being Conducted at the Institute

Today, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi, in association with Media Scan, a weekly newspaper, will host a day-long seminar on journalism, titl...   [ continue reading...]

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In Saharanpur, the Mass Mobilisation of Thakurs and the One-Sided Nature of Violence Suggests an Organised Attack Against Dalits

On the morning of 8 May 2017, when I entered the Dalit neighbourhood in Shabbirpur village in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, it appeared almost deser...   [ continue reading...]

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“A history based on hurt pride is a piece of childishness”: An Interview with Irwin Allan Sealy

The acclaimed writer Irwin Allan Sealy’s first novel The Trotter-Nama was published in 1988. The book chronicled the history of an Anglo-Indian family&mda...   [ continue reading...]

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In North Korea, A Man Toils for a Permit to Visit His Dying Mother: An Excerpt from “The Accusation”

The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea, is a collection of seven stories, which depict the lives of men and women who are living in a police...   [ continue reading...]

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A Run for Their Money: The Struggle to Exchange Demonetised Notes Did Not End in December at the RBI’s Branch in Delhi

While opening a box of incense sticks for a puja during Navratri—a nine-day Hindu festival—in late March 2017, Shankar Lal discovered Rs 11,500 in o...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Minor Altercation Over Cricket in Mehrauli Led to a Protest by RSS and BJP Members and an Inquiry Against Four Police Officers

At about 8 pm on 6 May 2017, a group of over 50 protestors gathered outside the Mehrauli police station in Delhi. Among the protestors were several members of t...   [ continue reading...]

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What It Is Like to Use Neither Hindi Nor English In India

Let’s be clear: Hindi is not the rashtrabhasha or national language of the Indian union. According to the Constitution, Hindi is only the official languag...   [ continue reading...]

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Uranium Exploration in Meghalaya’s Villages Continues Unabated Without Local Sanction and Despite Troubling Health and Environmental Concerns

Spility Lyngdoh, an 85-year-old woman, was in her twenties when she moved from Wahkaji to Domiasiat—both villages in the South West Khasi Hills in Meghala...   [ continue reading...]

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How Hindu Mobs Used Rape As a Weapon Against Women Such as Bilkis Bano During the Gujarat Riots

On 4 May 2017, the Bombay High Court upheld a sessions court decision convicting 11 people of committing the gang rape of Bilkis Yakub Rasool, a 19-year-old pre...   [ continue reading...]

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The Murky Case of Mangalam TV and the Questions It Raises About the Gender Problem in Malayalam Journalism

On 26 March 2017, Mangalam TV, a Malayalam-language news channel, made its debut on Kerala’s airwaves. The channel hit the ground running—at about 1...   [ continue reading...]

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“Government Will Protect Me from the Stigma, But Only If I Am Alive”: The Struggle to Remove Four Words From the HIV/AIDS Act

On 11 April 2017, the Lok Sabha passed the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 or the HIV/...   [ continue reading...]

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TEMPORARY PEOPLE

Deepak Unnikrishnan This novel is made up of a series of connected stories that explore the precarious lives of migrant workers in the Gulf. Unnikrishnan’...   [ continue reading...]

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Fighting Chance

In a small hall inside a red-brick school building in the town of Gurdaspur, Punjab, around 15 young men sparred in pairs, throwing one another to the ground in...   [ continue reading...]

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Down the Drain

ON 2 OCTOBER 2014, just months into his job as prime minister, Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Mission, the most ambitious cleanliness campaign in...   [ continue reading...]

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LORDS OF THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Ranendra Translated from Hindi by Rajesh Kumar In this novel, a schoolmaster gets a job near a bauxite-mining town in Jharkhand, and the narrative unfolds as a...   [ continue reading...]

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YESTERDAY’S FILMS FOR TOMORROW

PK Nair This volume of essays comprises the collected writings of PK Nair, who was the archivist at the National Film Archive of India for over 25 years. He sal...   [ continue reading...]

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