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Where is our Home?


N A M Ismail It was my belief that similar to tigers, leopards, cats, dogs and wolves the majority of human beings were meat eaters. This had given me an extraordinary confidence that I could eat anything, that flies, except aeroplanes; that has four legs, except chairs and stools; that has two legs except humans; …


Condemning the shrinking democratic spaces in educational institutions

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  From the National Law School of India University, Bangalore  We, the concerned students, researchers and teaching faculty, of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore express deep condolences on the sad demise of Mr. Rohith Vemula, a PhD scholar in Science, Technology and Society Studies Programme at the University of Hyderabad (UoH). Rohith …


Don’t cry for me

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  Cynthia Stephen (Cynthia shares her reflections on the recent debate over violence against women through a poem and a short note) Don’t cry for me. Don’t cry for me. Don’t cry for me. Anonymous I may be to you, but I have a name, a self. I too get thirsty But when I go …


‘Feminist movements were sympathetic, but never took up caste related issues’

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  – An interview with Du Saraswathi (First published in the Dalit students’ magazine ‘Insight Young Voices’ in 2005 as “Coalition is the philosophy and need of the hour”) Du Saraswathi is a Bangalore-based writer, poet, artist and an activist. Since her student days, she has been involved with women’s groups, the DSS, peace movements and …