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Casteism thrives in elite schools of India – Suicide of Darshan Solanki

“When he came last month, he told me, and mom-dad, that there’s caste discrimination happening there. His friends came to know that he belongs to a scheduled caste, so their behaviour towards him changed. They stopped talking to him, they stopped hanging out with him” – Jhanvi Solank, sister of Darshan Solanki  On February 12, …

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On International women’s day, celebrating the legacy of fierce feminist Tarabai Shinde

The publication of “Stri Purush Tulana” was met with a fierce backlash from the male-dominated literary establishment. Tarabai was accused of blasphemy and immorality, and her book was banned. Despite this opposition, Tarabai continued to advocate for women’s rights and spoke out against the injustices that women faced.

The Curse of “Unlimited”

Life is beautiful when it is balanced. And the balance could only be achieved when human leave and comes out of the labyrinth of the greed of unlimited. It can only be possible when human starts understanding that the resources are limited and they do not inherit instead they are borrowed from the next coming generations. As the popular American Indian proverb says “We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children.”

Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez

Khurram Parvez has worked extensively to document serious human rights violations, including enforced disappearances and unlawful killings, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. In his search for accountability, Parvez has been the victim of a number of incidents of reprisals reportedly for sharing this information with the United Nations, as documented in various reports of the Secretary-General and communications from UN special procedures mandate holders.

The Collective Silence on the Law Targeting Muslims Christians and Women

On Friday March 4, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Haryana introduced the Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Bill, 2022 in the Vidhan Sabha. This step by the Haryana government follows similar moves by Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka, all BJP run states. These have been later passed as laws.

आइए, आज कथाकार रेणु के जन्मदिन पर उनकी कहानी ठेस पढ़ते हैं

04 मार्च 1921 को अररिया, बिहार के औराही हिंगना में जन्मे फणीश्वर नाथ रेणु मैट्रिक पास करने के बाद आगे की पढ़ाई के लिए बीएचयू गए, मगर 1942 में राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी के आह्वान पर उन्होंने भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन में बढ़-चढ़कर हिस्सा लिया. स्वभाव से क्रांतिकारी रेणु ने देश में आपातकाल लगने पर पद्मश्री और बिहार सरकार की तरफ से मिलने वाले ₹300 पेंशन को लौटा दिया था.