12 May, 2021
From The Editor

Our Dalit, Every Inch A Hero

Almost always cast in aspects of pathos and abjectness, the Dalit also struggles against a representational trap. Here’s why we decided to depart from the norm and choose celebration.

Ruben Banerjee
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April 26, 2021

Cover Story

  • Cover Story

    Dalit Time

    Despite caste society’s attempts to wrench Dalits away from living the Dalit life, they have outshined the crowd wherever they found...

    April 26, 2021 | Suraj Yengde
  • Newsmakers

    They Lit The Torch, Caste Aside Darkness

    Meet the Fab Fifty—the trailblazers who have given voice and identity to millions of Dalits in a country rife with caste prejudice...

    April 26, 2021
  • Essay

    The Soul-Sapping Climb From Below

    Even in an area of industrialisation, a social inertia-like force pulls Dalits down. The vicissitudes of life often proved to be their...

    April 26, 2021 | Judith Heyer

National

  • Covid/Act-II

    Mutating Into A Political Strain

    As coronavirus cases spike across the country, a blame-game ensues between Centre and opposition-ruled states

    April 26, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Covid/Act-II

    The Vax Shot Caught Short

    As a resurgent Covid threatens to upend India yet again, vaccine shortage is the last thing a beleagured nation needs

    April 26, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran, Sandeep Sahu
  • Himachal Pradesh/ Lifestyle

    Hankering For Hemp

    The vales of Himachal Pradesh are flocked by seekers of drugs. The state plans to counter this blight by legalising the use of the non-narcotic...

    April 26, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma

Poliglot

  • Interview

    ‘For Tipraland, Open To Both...’

    A new nativist party upends Tripura’s political landscape, leaving even the BJP behind. Pradyot...

    April 26, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
  • Snapshot

    Power Couple’s Cancer Charity

    Subroto Bagchi, co-founder of Mindtree, has the vision to go with his desire to give back to society...

    April 26, 2021 | Outlook Bureau
  • Snapshot

    A Token Of Deceit

    Elections in Tamil Nadu always manage to have a touch of the bizarre. This time, it was a Rs 2,000...

    April 26, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.

    April 26, 2021

The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

April 26, 2021

Tragedy, Accusation And Dharna

Firing, corpses, a ban by the EC and a tweet storm…never a dull moment in the ongoing West Bengal elections. Analysts think...

April 26, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Arts & Entertainment

Interview

‘I Want To Do Both Bollywood And Hollywood Films’

Suraj Sharma made his debut in 'Life of Pi'. The promising actor talks to Lachmi Deb Roy about his latest film 'The Illegal' and expresses his desire to do a song-and-dance Bollywood flick

April 26, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Diary

Dalit Diary

In seventh grade, Maya Pramod was banished to the back benches because of caste. She tells a very personal story here—of her...

April 26, 2021 | Maya Pramod

Letters

Letters

Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

April 26, 2021