Dalits

  • Congress' Siddaramiah: Rise of the 'Outsider'

    A pinch of Salt |  Veeraraghav T M
    It was an extremely sultry afternoon by Bangalore standards. The Congress office on Queens's road, deserted till the second half of the counting day, was...

  • Shinde's list is one of abject failures

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Every Union home minister of the country has had to live literally in the shadow of the first occupant of the post. In the stairway...

  • By giving corruption a caste gloss, Ashis Nandy does not make it redemptive or acceptable

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In 'Behind the Beautiful Forevers', a true account spun off as a novel, about life in Annawadi, a slum adjoining Mumbai airport, author Katherine Boo...

  • The shadow of December 6, 1992, Ayodhya, still continues to haunt the idea of India

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    6 December 1992. Ayodhya burned, while NaRao fiddled (at a puja)(i). Flash forward 20 years. Today, in the heart of Hyderabad, once celebrated ...

  • Rape story, the anatomy of reportage

    Accident Prone |  Seemi Pasha
    When I was asked to travel to Haryana for a ground report on the sudden spurt in the number of rape cases being reported from...

  • Contemporary Indian literatures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    In spite of having an uninterrupted history of 200 years, Indian literatures, written in 22 officially recognized major languages, countless tribal languages and in foreign...

  • Longing for Kanshiram

    After the Break |  Ashutosh
    It's election time in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati is trying hard to get back to power. However, whenever I think of Maya, my thoughts go to...

  • Maya & Ambedkar: Incongruous? May be not

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    At a time when Mayawati's Dalit memorials have sparked off a raging debate, it might be instructive to consider what the original Dalit icon, Dr...

  • Caste off those blinkers

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    India's elite needs to come to terms with caste The headlines scream almost every day: 'Girl allegedly murdered because of inter-caste romance', 'Couple killed ...