The college probe panel also noted that "there is no specific evidence of direct caste-based discrimination". Bahujan students, however, raised doubts over the report and investigation.
Notes from a Survey: How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Female University Students?
The survey carried out among 430 female students of Delhi University reveal that a number of them had felt that their mobility and freedom had been restricted, leading to …
Subtly But Surely, India’s Premier Colleges Still Enforce Caste Norms. I Saw it First Hand.
Life at the university would show me how marks, degrees, distinctions, awards and honours cannot teach you humility. Sadly, only education cannot build an egalitarian world.
Nellie Massacre: 40 Years Later, a Cautionary Tale for Today’s India
It's been 40 years since over 2,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Assam's Nellie town. The ghosts of Nellie continue to haunt India even today every time we overlook an …
Dalits Belong in the News, and Also in the Newsroom
According to the 2018 Oxfam report, 88% of leadership positions in Indian media were held by 'upper' castes. No positions were held by Dalits. Four years later, that number …
Caste Is the Achilles Heel of Hindutva Politics
The BJP-RSS will remain opposed to the caste census tooth and nail, for it will reveal to the country how Hindu society itself is divided, going against the Hindutva …
‘Corruption’ Is the New Dog Whistle
The corruption that is off limits to the general public is seen as all right, while the corruption that is only about getting past a brief hurdle for something …
Indian Students Likely to Be Hit Hard As UK Plans to Cut Duration of Post-Study Visa
The proposed change by UK home secretary, Suella Braverman, wants to bring down the post-study work visa for foreign students from existing two years to six months.
Why ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ Has Captured the Popular Imagination
Walking together with people and taking them along is important in itself, particularly so in times of deep economic and social discontent. The yatra serves as a reminder of …
Remembering the Time When Gina Lollobrigida’s Visit to Bombay Created Quite a Flutter
Lo Lollo, one of the biggest stars in the European film firmament, passed away on January 16 at 95.