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ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Dalit politics, Discrimination, Caste based reservation, Anubhav sinha

'Ayushmann had to play an entitled male in 'Article 15'. To show how immune we are to crimes against Dalits'

Gaurav Solanki, writer of the successful and disturbing 'Article 15', speaks with Nairita Mukherjee about the film's 'saviour complex,' why the protagonist couldn't be a woman and 'Kabir Singh'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Dalit politics, Pa ranjith, Rajinikanth, Kaala

Kaala is for Dalits in India what Black Panther is for African-Americans in US

The movie is Indian cinema’s strongest statement yet in favour of Dalit assertiveness and mobilisation.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Jignesh Mevani, Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army, Dalit politics

Why everyone feels threatened by Jignesh Mevani and Chandrashekhar Azad

In the mindlessly neoliberal, rabidly anti-intellectual and activism-phobic times we live in, they are reminders that not all is lost.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Chandrashekhar Ravan, Jignesh Mevani, Dalit politics, Mayawati

Will Mevani and Chandrashekhar ‘Ravan’ — the new Dalit wave — bring to an end Mayawati's political career?

The Bahujan edge may no longer serve the BSP chief.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
University of Hyderabad, Jignesh Mevani, Dalit politics, Rohith Vemula suicide

Remembering Rohith Vemula, two years on

The new leaders of the Dalit movement across states have joined hands, carrying forward the momentum from one protest to the next.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Caste Politics, Gujarat Polls, Dalit politics, Jignesh Mevani

Jignesh Mevani’s victory is a boost for Dalit uprising in Gujarat

His winning the Vadgam constituency seat, defeating BJP’s Vijay Chakravarti by 19,696 votes, is the beginning of a massive churn.

POLITICS

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BJP, Bangaru Laxman, Dalit politics, Ram Nath Kovind

Jai Shri Ram chants at President Kovind’s oath ceremony expose BJP again

How come they forgot to say Jai Bheem? And what if someone raises a slogan related to some religious identity other than Hindu?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Keshav Prasad Maurya, Dalit politics, BJP, Mayawati

Why BJP is now afraid of Mayawati

The only way the saffron brigade can wriggle out of the mess can be by avoiding the Phulpur election.

POLITICS

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Caste Atrocities, Modi government, Bhim Army, Dalit politics

BJP can no longer take Dalits for granted

A Freedom March would be taken out on July 11 from Gujarat's Mehsana to commemorate the first anniversary of the Una flogging incident.

POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Saharanpur riots, Dalit politics

Jailing Dalit activists will come to haunt Adityanath in 2019

The activists were carrying a 125kg soap bar with the intent of handing it over to the Uttar Pradesh CM.