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Kolkata

Not a single Dalit in 60% of Kolkata’s neighbourhoods. How caste divides Indian cities

Indian urban localities are as segregated as our villages. Caste is still an important factor in deciding the organisation of spatial environment in cities.
TikTok

TikTokers dubbed ‘Shudras of internet’: Indians didn’t spare even social media from casteism

The irony is that social media, which was supposed to be a democratic space for every section of society, has been categorised into caste hierarchies.
Nagaur

‘Police tried to hush up Nagaur Dalit torture’ — Pilot’s fact-finding report finds lapses

Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has submitted the confidential report of the fact-finding committee on the Nagaur Dalit torture case to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

How Nitish Kumar got Bihar BJP to oppose NRC and back UPA-era NPR format

On Tuesday, the Bihar assembly passed a resolution to become the first NDA state against the proposed NRC, and in favour of the 2010 NPR.
RSS members in a gathering

How Tamil Nadu’s Hindutva forces are using the Dravidian movement to get Dalits on their side

'Hindutva and Dalits', edited by Anand Teltumbde, talks about how the Sangh Parivar is politically and ideologically manipulating the Dalit movement in India.
Dalit women

UP Dalits’ attitude to bloc voting different from Tamil Nadu. Research tells us why

Amit Ahuja in 'Mobilizing the Marginalized' throws light on why Dalits' bloc voting in states that have seen social movements is distinct from that in non-movement states.

SC on reservations: Does politics hamper objective review of India’s quota for Dalits, OBCs?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government saying that it is “in the DNA” of the BJP and RSS to end the reservation policy.
Dalits and Muslims protest

Dalit-Muslim unity is an opposition charade. CAA and Ram Mandir trust blow the lie

Established Dalit leadership is not opposing the CAA, and misadventures of Chandrashekhar Azad will have little implications on the sentiments of Dalits.
File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati | Nand Kumar/PTI

The Mayawati era is over. Bye Bye Behenji

Unable to reinvent herself, BSP chief Mayawati is left with no straws to clutch at.
A file photo of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and his deputy O. Panneerselvam meeting the families of those killed in the wall collapse in Coimbatore

3,000 Dalits in Tamil Nadu to convert to Islam over ‘govt inaction after caste wall’ collapse

Dalits say they will convert to Islam in phases. The decision comes weeks after a wall, built to keep them separated from OBCs, collapsed, killing 17 people.

On Camera

Screengrab from PM Narendra Modi's video message, calling for people to light diyas and candles in the face of Covid-19 | ANI

4 reasons why I see light at the end of India’s coronavirus tunnel

We, as doctors, know emergency areas of our hospitals are not getting flooded with patients with upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia and deaths.

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.