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Meet the Football Feminists Who Are Playing Against Patriarchy, One Kick At A Time

by- Shraddha g. It’s one thing to play a sport for recreational purposes, and another to turn it into an effective tool of resistance against patriarchy. Be it any sport, football, cricket, kabaddi or rugby, there is no escape from… Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Bulldozers

By: Pranay SomayajulaPublished in: The NationDate: May, 2, 2022 A bulldozer demolishes an illegal structure during a joint anti-encroachment drive conducted by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in the Jahangirpuri area. (Photo by Naveen Sharma / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Twitter feeds… Continue Reading →

A Bleak Week for Rights in the UK

Eroding Civil Liberties Against Backdrop of Falling Living Standards Will Cause Harm Kartik RajResearcher, Western Europe To say the United Kingdom government was busy over the past week would be a classic British understatement. It steamrolled through parliament four separate… Continue Reading →

Hijab Row: Identity In The Time Of Dissent

by Arman Khan | , 2022, Beyond the religious code of conduct, the hijab takes on many forms Thirty-four-year-old Mahira, a software engineer, describes the hijab in a rather unique way when I ask her if she can envision a… Continue Reading →

The Decline Of Urdu In UP’s Literary World

Along with Lucknowi mushaira and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Urdu literature is in decline. And the current socio-political atmosphere can’t escape its share of the blame  Sharib Rudaulvi Photograph: Shutterstock Sharib Rudaulvi Several aspects of the literary landscape of Uttar Pradesh have changed… Continue Reading →

Karnataka institutions target Sikh students wearing turban

A private school in Mangaluru has come under fire for reportedly denying admission to a six-year-old Sikh boy because he was wearing a `patka’ turban, while a college in Bengaluru is facing flak for asking a Sikh girl to remove… Continue Reading →

Karnataka Hijab Ban – The Failed Application of India’s Secularism

By- Europa Doley In recent developments on the Hijab Ban, the Karnataka government has restrained students of all schools and colleges under the state Minority Welfare Department from wearing hijab, scarf, saffron shawls, and religious flags to classrooms, saying it… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand Protest against Adani’s New Coal Venture

Villagers Refuse to Allow Land Acquisition Surveys AEL’s mining project in Gondalpura will displace the villagers and pollute the rivers. The speed with which clearances are being acquired also appears to be suspicious. Agricultural land in Gondalpura. Photo: Sushmita Sushmita… Continue Reading →

A Sense of Brotherhood: Behind the Refugee Crisis in Mizoram

‘Everyone is contributing.. everyone is helping them out’  SREYA DEB | 31 JANUARY, 2022 KOLKATA: “The role that civil society organisations play, or the NGOs play, the church etc, it is a very important role since they are very connected to the… Continue Reading →

‘Fear no foe… ills have no weight’, said Gandhi’s pet hymn dropped by Modi govt

By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ* Outside the St Michael’s Church in Mahim Mumbai is a powerful slogan, “God will always abide with me, even if I retreat!” In many ways this creative caption sums up the raging controversy on ‘Abide With… Continue Reading →

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