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“This is much larger than one man”: An interview with signatories of the letter to ACJ asking for a probe into sexual-harassment allegations against Sadanand Menon

Earlier this month, 35 writers, activists, journalists and other members of civil society wrote a public letter to the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chen...   [ continue reading...]

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“This is lynch-mob mentality”: ACJ Chairperson Sashi Kumar on the sexual-harassment allegations against Sadanand Menon

Earlier this month, 35 writers, activists, journalists and other members of civil society wrote a public letter to the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chen...   [ continue reading...]

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Why I signed the letter to ACJ asking for action on the complaints against Sadanand Menon

This essay is part of a series by The Caravan, regarding allegations of sexual harassment against the culture critic Sadanand Menon, who is a member of the adju...   [ continue reading...]

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Sadanand Menon responds to allegations of sexual harassment

Earlier this month, 35 writers, activists, journalists and other members of civil society wrote a public letter to the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) in Chen...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond the numbers: India’s first anti-TB drug resistance survey reveals the shortcomings of the tuberculosis-control programme

The results of the first anti-tuberculosis drug resistance survey in India indicate that the country’s national tuberculosis-control programme is ill-equi...   [ continue reading...]

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When Gauri Lankesh decided to “give a piece of my mind to the local Lingayats” in a small town in Karnataka

In September 2017, the journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru. Her murder appeared similar to the killings...   [ continue reading...]

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“Aadhaar-enabled savings are nothing but government-sponsored propaganda”: Jean Drèze on social-welfare programmes under the NDA government

The economist Jean Drèze’s book, Sense and Solidarity, published in late 2017, deals with the impact of Aadhaar on social-welfare programmes, such...   [ continue reading...]

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Despite the constitution of a panel to probe deaths, Jharkhand’s hunger crisis is likely to worsen

Suman Kumari resides in a small house in Bhalgora, a Dalit basti in the Jharia block of Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district. The doorway leads to two adjacent ro...   [ continue reading...]

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Swami Shashi

AT THE OUTSET OF Why I Am a Hindu, the politician and writer Shashi Tharoor—a member of the Nair castes, and so a Shudra—writes that the book i...   [ continue reading...]

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Love and Labour

In a scene mid-way through the movie October, the lead character, Dan, played by Varun Dhawan, is chided by his friends for wasting his time looking after a dyi...   [ continue reading...]

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Piano-Cello Recital

8 MAY C D DESHMUKH AUDITORIUM, DELHI A Hungarian duo, comprising the pianist Virág Kiss and cellist Sándor Dezső, will perform a classical mu...   [ continue reading...]

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Dhumrapaan

10 TO 13 MAY ODDBIRD THEATRE, DELHI Directed by Akarsh Khurana, Dhumrapaan is a comedy about coping with the proverbial rat race and the toll it takes on health...   [ continue reading...]

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Breaking the Code

On a humid April evening at the Symbiosis International University’s girls’ hostel in Pune, most of the students stepped out for a stroll. Arifa Orf...   [ continue reading...]

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Glimpses of India

17 TO 27 MAY BIKANER HOUSE, NEW DELHI This exhibition by the French artist Michel Testard displays paintings of forts, havelis and ruins, as well as urban India...   [ continue reading...]

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Going South

A child born in Uttar Pradesh is ten times more likely to die in her first year than a child born in Kerala. As far as the infant mortality rate is concerned, t...   [ continue reading...]

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Eye of the Tiger

A TIGER STARES BACK into the lens of the camera, his eyes heavy with fear and helplessness. This portrait of the caged animal, captured in Valparai, Tamil...   [ continue reading...]

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Indira

Written by Devapriya Roy and illustrated by Priya Kuriyan This biography tells two parallel stories. The first is that of a young Indira Thapa, a student in a D...   [ continue reading...]

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Death of a Star

On 15 July 2016, Fouzia Azeem, better known as Qandeel Baloch, was found murdered in her parents’ home in Multan, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Her...   [ continue reading...]

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Ha Ha Hu Hu: A Horse-headed God in Trafalgar Square

Viswanadha Satyanarayana Translated from the Telugu by Velcheru Narayana Rao In the novella Ha Ha Hu Hu: A Horse-headed God in Trafalgar Square, a creature with...   [ continue reading...]

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The RTI Story: Power to the People

Aruna Roy and Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan Aruna Roy, who co-founded the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in 1990, has been working with peasants and workers in...   [ continue reading...]

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