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Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

Global Hunger Index Might Not Be Flawless But India Still Needs To Take It As Warning

20 October, 2021 Jyotika Sood

The Centre has reacted angrily at the new Global Hunger Index, but experts say it should plug loopholes in the food delivery system.

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

The Nihangs: Sikh Warrior Creed That Evokes Respect And Fear In Equal Measure

20 October, 2021 Vikas Pathak

As the murder at Singhu border put the Nihangs in news, the warrior creed thrives at the symbol-laden chhaonis. Their austerity, discipline and martial history evoke both respect and fear.


An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

14 October, 2021 Thallapelli Praveen

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.


Lakhimpur Kheri: Heartbreak And Tears As Families Try To Cope With Personal Grief

Kin of killed farmers, BJP members have the same demand—justice for the dead.

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14 October, 2021

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Vikas Pathak

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.


14 October, 2021

This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


13 October, 2021

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

Umesh Kumar Ray

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.


13 October, 2021

Feat Of Clay: Bengal’s Idol-makers Are Pushing Boundaries Of Creativity This Durga Puja Season

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

From NRC to detention camps to farmers’ protests, Calcutta artisans are showcasing contemporary socio-political issues.


13 October, 2021

India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

Ronny Sen

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.


13 October, 2021

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Naseer Ganai

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.


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07 October, 2021

Camera Candida: A Photographer’s Efforts To Revive The Lost Art Of Portraits

Dinesh Khanna

From Lahore to Delhi, Dinesh Khanna follows in his father’s footsteps to capture extraordinary images.


07 October, 2021

An Artist's Labour Of Love Keeps Goa’s Heritage Alive….In Drawings

Govit Morajkar

Scattered souvenirs from memory’s cache spread across Panjim, Sao Tome and Fontainhas, of growing up under Portuguese colonial shadow


07 October, 2021

Post Card From Kashmir: The Dentist They Killed, The Driver They Assaulted

Huzaifa Pandit

The events entrenched in memory are all imbued with a tinge of grief. A medley of loss and tears in an insurgency-wrecked Valley.


07 October, 2021

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

No festival is complete without its own set of myths. Traditions invented for the relatively new Durga Puja invoke a community society chooses to forget.


07 October, 2021

Past Imperfect: Memories Frozen In Time

Shuchi Kapila

From Partition to genocides in Rwanda and elsewhere, museums are important to understanding our fractured past.


07 October, 2021

Congress-Left Too Harks Back To The Past In Search For A Better Future

Preetha Nair

Exalted achievements of yore are often cited by to rehash the story of past political icons.


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07 October, 2021

The Quest For Our Glorious Past Is How The Right-Wing Woos The People

Vikas Pathak

The politics of nostalgia involves mobilising the masses around the yearning for a glorious past brought alive in imaginations of the future.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the inauguration of 9 Medical Colleges, in Siddharthnagar.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur being garlanded during a public meeting as part of the campaign for the upcoming by-elections in the state, in Kinnaur.

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Congress party workers hold a protest rally against the Central government regarding hike in the fuel and LPG prices, in Mandi.

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Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses during an administrative review meeting in Siliguri.

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