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How patriarchy benefits the men from different castes

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  Atul Anand When a testimony of Sunita Manjule appeared on an English news portal in the first week of June[1] about domestic violence and abuses by her ex-husband Nagraj Manjule, it shocked a lot of people. I was one of the people who believed there would be a huge backlash in media against Nagraj …


Rohith’s family meets BSP Supremo Mayawati

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  Atul Anand  New Delhi. On Monday, February 29, the National President of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Member of Parliament and ex-Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati had a meeting with the grieving family of the scholar Rohith Vemula. A press release in Hindi was issued in this regard by the Central Office of BSP, New Delhi. …


Jain Pizza ya Jehangiri Gosht? The Film They Don’t Want You To See

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  Nishant Roy Bombarde Two important events happened on Thursday, October 29, 2015. A 17 year old film festival in Mumbai rejuvenated itself with Kiran Rao at the steering wheel; from a connoisseur’s festival to a grand B-town affair. Same day, 5 filmmakers from the same city got intimated that their documentary has been denied …


Statement by the filmmakers of Caste on the Menu Card


  30/10/2015 ‘Caste on the Menu Card‘ (2014) is a 21 min long documentary film made by 5 students of School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, as part of their coursework. It was to be screened on 31st October during the 12th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Film Festival, …


Dalit youth hanged on Village panchayat’s order in UP

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  (Translated from a Navbharat Times news report in Hindi into English by Atul Anand. The original Hindi text of the report follows the translation) Bulandshahr (UP): Lala, a Dalit youth from Nagla Chona village in Gautam Buddhnagar, was hanged on Tuesday following the village panchayat’s order. Inder, the father of the deceased, alleges that …