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The Life and Death of Rohith Vemula

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The untold chapter

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Oommen Chandy: Disgrace

The deposition on 27 January before a judicial commission by Saritha S Nair, the prime accused in the ‘solar scam’ whose name evokes laughter, intrigue and gender prejudices thanks to her alleged…

Rohith Vemula: A Mind Torn Apart

Growing up in an SC colony in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Raja Chaitanya Kumar Vemula would often interrupt his mother at her tailoring machine and demand to know why he had to go to a government school…

US Election: A Time of Fear and Loathing

Could Americans really be about to do this? Will nothing stop them? Are they going to choose as their candidates for the world’s most important job two of the most ill-suited, and in the case of…

The Disinvestment Dilemma

The odds on India achieving its disinvestment target for 2015-16 are lengthening by the day. And while this D-word still draws smiles of irony from Dalal Street watchers in London and New York—the…

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: I Accept, I Accept

Godmen, even those who have evolved into two Sris before their names, are not immune to peer pressure. It was exactly a year ago that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, under whose watch millions of people exhale…

Shani Shingnapur Agitation

It could have been a historic day for Hindu women, who planned to enter the inner sanctum of the revered Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, last Tuesday. Alas, patriarchy and an age-…

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Nearly a year after a 29-old- woman researcher filed a complaint against TERI top-hat RK Pachauri for sexual harassment and criminal intimidation, fresh reports suggest that the organisation…

Sunny Leone: Ms Congeniality

The story of Sunny Leone, a former pornstar born to a deeply traditional migrant Sikh family in Canada who has since gone on to become a successful mainstream Bollywood actress, must be a fascinating…

Where the Credit Goes to Human Generosity

An unusual food bank in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, which feeds the poor and the hungry with fresh food supplied by its ‘depositors’ has seen its membership double in less than two months of being…