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Narendra Modi has been good at launching fantastic schemes, most of them being just the renaming or rehashing of the existing ones but pedalled as novel, and confidently communicated to the masses as....

Umar Khalid, a PhD scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University was attacked by a gun-wielding assailant inside the premises of the Constitution Club on 13 August. It should be noted that this incident took....

The unyielding spate of mob lynchings in India, and the support they receive from some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionaries and ministers, have shocked the nation. However, completely mindless....

Even in these times of a growing sense of hopelessness in the country under the present regime, the arrests of five activists by Maharashtra’s Pune police have stunned many due to the blatant misuse....

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, the first and the biggest IIT in the country, and the institution that I taught in previously, was in the news recently for the wrong reasons. The....

Satyapal Singh, Maharashtra’s ex-additional director general of police and now minister of state for human resource development (responsible for higher education), drew flak with his proclamation that....

Three political events that occurred in March 2018 left the country stunned: (i) the unceremonious end of the 25-year-long unbroken rule of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI[M]) in Tripura,....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 on the back of a blitzkrieg campaign against a “corrupt” Congress party. With the support of its global capital patrons, he also mesmerised people....

Soon after the “Elgar Conference” at Pune on 31 December 2017, organised jointly by Dalits, Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Muslims, and Maratha organisations, presided over by Justice P B Sawant to....

Rahul Gandhi, the newly-anointed president of the Congress party, reacted to the results of the Gujarat assembly election 2017 saying that the polls had delivered the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a....

Against the rising embarrassment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monumental blunders on demonetisation and the goods and services tax (GST), the news of Moody’s Investor Services upgrading India’s....

In these achhe din when the Hindutva bullet trail has killed people with impunity for speaking what it does not like, the recent threats against Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd should not be taken lightly. Of....

On 5 September 2017, the bullet trail of the Hindutva forces devoured one more precious life. Personally speaking, this was my third loss of a comrade or friend—Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and....

[I]t is not survival but the quality, the plane of survival that is important. —B R Ambedkar (1979) In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Gorakhpur that killed 71 children due to insufficient oxygen....

Non-Dalits in India would have considered July 2017 to be a month of glory for Dalits in general. A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-zealot and Dalit by caste, Ram Nath Kovind became the 14th....