This week’s selection from the world of social science research.
My Birth is My Fatal Accident: Rohith Vemula’s Searing Letter is an Indictment of Social Prejudices
On the first anniversary of his suicide, The Wire republishes Rohith Vemula’s letter, which remains a strong reminder that despite merit, a Dalit still has to face prejudice and worse.
There appears to no visible leadership guiding the agitators in Tamil Nadu demanding that Jallikattu be allowed to take place
A reporter’s account of what transpired in Hyderabad Central University when Dalit students tried to commemorate Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary.
Instead of defying the Supreme Court, jallikattu supporters should turn their energies and passion to finding ways to bring bulls back into agriculture and educate our polity and society about the virtues of native genes in agriculture and animal husbandry.
Since October 2016, the NIA has conducted two search operations in several departments of the Nagaland government to probe the diversion of development funds to militant outfits.
Rishikesh, a popular tourist destination, has been hard hit by demonetisation. But political affiliations mean people aren’t willing to criticise the move, despite the impact on their livelihoods.
A comparison of data from 2010-2016 seem to indicate that the post-liquor ban period is not significantly different from previous years.
“My tragedy is slightly complicated. It goes beyond dislocation and loss of home. It goes beyond the fear that struck the minorities, every night, that long dark winter.”
Activists have urged the chief information commissioner to reveal the reasons behind Acharyulu losing charge of the HRD ministry and have demanded that in the absence of valid grounds, the charge be restored.
For leftist critics of the EU, reform looks unlikely – but aligning with right-wing Euroskeptics looks worse. Maybe there’s a third option.
One way to bypass the complication of introducing a uniform civil code for a country as diverse as ours is to alter the laws to achieve gender equity.
Re-promulgation of ordinances is illegal, the apex court ruled, in a judgment that will be applicable to all central ordinances, including demonetisation.
“When America fails to lead, the world becomes a dangerous place. And when the world becomes more dangerous, the American people become more vulnerable.”
The cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a feasibility study on the proposed deal, clearing the way for the start of formal talks.
The attacks show that even if ISIS loses the Iraqi side of its self-styled caliphate, the threat from the group may not subside.
The paper said that the Turkish government’s action is an affront to the freedom of press after the reporter was sent back to London from the airport.
The much-delayed peace talks to begin after the guerrillas release a politician being held hostage.
Stepping behind the White House podium for the last time, Obama’s seemed to be addressing an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday.
“If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case,” WikiLeaks has tweeted last week.
The ex-National Security Agency contractor shook the American intelligence establishment to its core in 2013 with a series of devastating leaks on mass surveillance in the US and around the world.
The 12% reservation to Muslims was a key election promise of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi.
The cabinet has refused to endorse a provision in a proposed human rights plan that would have undermined the penal code, which criminalises homosexuality.
Som has denied the charges, telling PTI that there was “nothing controversial in the CD and that parts of the video had already been aired on TV news channels”.
In recent days, the missing Pakistani activists have been accused of blasphemy in online posts and by at least three television commentators.
Despite the success of some Indian industries since the 1990s, we are now seeing a major productivity gap circumscribing the prospects of industrial growth.
Two people have died and several are missing.
Are banks expecting that some kind of restriction on cash withdrawals could become a more permanent feature of our system?
World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal.
A fresh show cause notice has been issued to the central public information officer of DU for having failed to produce the records before the commission as directed.
Listen to the story of the rare litigon in Kolkata to understand the politics around hybrids in the animal kingdom.
Studies show that biased coverage – from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ – undermines women in public office.
Under Donald Trump, relations between India and the US are going to soar because he will see India as a natural ally, the Indian-American told The Wire.
Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence, will likely be released in May after US President Barack Obama commuted her sentence.
In a letter declining the job, Bhati said his removal on the grounds of physical disability had “caused hurt” and eroded his faith in the DDA’s policies.
The RBI governor also stated that Rs 9.2 lakh crore has been introduced into the economy in the form of new notes since November 8.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
In the BJP’s lust for power, old friends are being conveniently forgotten and new alliances are being forged.
While just eight men are enjoying their enormous wealth, people in developing countries such as Malawi are paying 41% of their daily income for a meal.
In the 1960s a group of working-class white activists joined forces with the Black Panthers in Chicago to fight systemic class oppression. Could a similar coalition emerge today?
The Shekatkar committee report represents a starting point and makes a valuable suggestion – non-combat organisations must be reviewed and restructured.
Western UP residents say they will choose who to vote for depending on the communities the candidates belong to and who they are seen as supporting.