The author, who comes from a small village in Saurashtra, writes about the reaction to her Kathiawadi accent when she shifted to Ahmedabad for work.
The Incredible Story of How East African Culture Shaped the Music of a State in India
Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
Hindu Right Activists Vandalise Ahmedabad Mall Over ‘Pathaan’ Posters
Five members of the mob were detained by the police and then later released.
Gujarat: Muslim Students, Parents Struggle With Cancellation of Pre-Matric Scholarship, MANF
Educators and recipients of these scholarships believe this decision will enable further marginalisation of minority communities.
Elaben Bhatt, Labour Organiser and Gandhian Who Helped Working Women Fight for their Rights
SEWA, which she founded, is easily the most consequential model Gujarat has produced – helping to provide dignity and self-respect for lakhs of women in the state and beyond.
Dalit Villagers Wanted to Present a Coin to the President. The State Stopped Them.
Thousands of Dalit people funded a symbolic gesture of gifting the Indian parliament a 10-tonne coin calling for the realisation of Ambedkar's dream of untouchability-free India. They were stopped …
Book Review: Gloves and Gumboots Don’t Help, Manual Scavenging Has to Go
Years after publication, Bhasha Singh's 'Unseen' remains the go-to account for a look into how pervasive and cruel this casteist practice is in India.
Bhagavad Gita in Schools: Rote Learning of Illiberal Theological Text Will Trump Rational Inquiry
The book is full of obscurantist themes and ideas which require critical engagement of the kind school teachers will not be willing or able to provide.
Gujarat Official Suspended After School Elocution Contest on ‘My Idol Nathuram Godse’
After the contest (and topic) attracted widespread condemnation, the organisers of the event instructed the boy who won the first prize to return the trophy.