Close Encounters

Zakia Soman

One man’s burden of his identity

The Class War

Being a Muslim student in the playground

Historical Wrongs and the Present

Dalit assertion is no excuse for violence against neutral parties

Dalit: The Overcomers

A warmer Dalit story beyond the familiar narrative of discrimination, dispossession and brutalisation. Open portrays lives that have turned adversity into opportunity

Of Discrimination and Flying Phones

What has been missing in the speeches of Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal is levity. The man who can teach them that is Tamil Nadu filmstar-turned-politician Vijaykanth, a DMDK leader

A Brief History of the Other

Attitudes of Indians towards the Northeast are influenced by those of the State

Untouchability Declassified

Discrimination is a dynamic industry in India. A survey recorded an astonishing 80-odd practices of untouchability—new, bizarre, vintage.

Manufactured Silence

Why did Aligarh Muslim University’s students and teachers not raise their voice when a professor was publicly humiliated for being gay? He is dead now. And we need an answer.

Medicine’s not Enough to Save a Doctor’s Life

A group in the UK is helping ethnic minority doctors fight against the prejudices and inequities they face.


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