The focus on conflict between state and non-state actors in Kashmir hides the social divisions within Kashmir.
Three generations ago, the people of a Dalit hamlet called English, in Bihar’s Banka district, gave up burning bodies and took up weaving baskets.
In the Nilgiri mountains of southern India, only women of the Kota tribe have been engaged in the craft of pottery.
Any suggestion of providing basic rights to the Ahmadiyyas is enough to trigger massive protests and even riots among Muslim extremists.
The disappearance of around 96 fishermen has forced the locals to initiate their own rescue operations.
The 127 families who lost their homes, including 97 from the Ma Thakur tribe and 30 OBC families, are still awaiting rehabilitation.
Ghazala Jamil’s Accumulation by Segregation: Muslim Localities in Delhi looks at how urban governance works against working class Muslims.
Mumbai took no time to swing back to action after the attacks. However, the marks of bullets on walls and the pile of bodies will never be forgotten.
Many of the labourers who build the mountainous roads in Ladakh are migrants from Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand – they brave the extreme weather and risky work because of few livelihood options back home.
Women of the Bhotiya community in Uttarakhand’s Gothi hamlet earn an income by breaking quarried stones – and recall a time when their weaving skills brought them respect as well as financial returns.
Every day, thousands of refugees are seen in long queues at the relief centres near the camps.
Parsis (or Zarthustis, in the more traditional terminology) have enjoyed a relatively hassle-free existence compared to Pakistan’s other non-Muslim communities.
Residents of the slum colony, located outside the Bandra railway station in western Mumbai, blame the civic body for reneging on its assurance that they had 48 hours to vacate their shanties.
“Almost my entire family was wiped out in front of my eyes and even after so many years, we haven’t been delivered any justice.”
Witnesses describe how soldiers killed people inside wooden homes, arrested young men, raped women and burned homes to prevent the residents’ return.
It seems Facebook is increasingly becoming a platform for people who wish to divide people, and not for those who ridicule these divisive tactics.
Community leaders of Faisalabad have forbidden Ahmadis from taking part in electoral and parliamentary politics since 1974 when they were declared non-Muslims.
Visibilising your disability – especially when you have the option not to – takes serious bravery.
Street vending is the natural outcome of the urban process, almost never the result of urban planning or the absence of it.
Matsyagandha, published in 1987, is celebrated for Borgohain’s ability to depict untouchability and the vicious grip of kani or opium.
In most English literature courses of whatever period, the writers taught are white, largely English and largely male.
Traditional birth attendants play a central role during pregnancies, childbirth in remote areas. But due to the government’s push towards institutional deliveries, younger women have stopped taking up the profession.
Despite being the only community to preserve Rajasthani traditions, the Manganiyars have lived with fear, exploitation and thwarted aspirations.
Nearly one in ten Indians is over 60 years old, a fact often lost amid the economic bombast of India’s ‘demographic dividend’.
In Hindi cinema, the Dalit, as a person, remained distant from the normal imagination of a civilised person. Newton , and some films before it, have attempted to break this cycle.
The original meaning of triage is to sort according to quality and the term is most familiar today in the medical context of determining the urgency of treatment required.
We can learn from songbirds how to use social feedback and recursions to guide improvements in small steps, over iterations.
Increased healthcare expenses and lack of access to hospitals prompted a women’s collective in UP to run a biweekly village clinic on family subscriptions.
While the potters comprise only Muslims, they deal primarily with Hindu wholesale dealers who truck away pots in bulk.
Gandhi will survive the state-sponsored assault on ahimsa only if we find the Mahatma within us.
Since 2011, the percentage of unaccompanied children among Egyptian irregular migrants reaching Europe has been remarkably high.
Studies show people rarely considered the possibility of a person doing something immoral, seeing it not just bad or undesirable – but in fact, impossible.
Eminent Arakan historian Jacques P. Leider talks about the historical context of the Rohingya conflict.
When sentences were spoken with an accent, listeners were more inclined to interpret them in a more plausible way, than when they were spoken in standard American English.
Designing and building the temporary pavilions that house the deity during West Bengal’s biggest annual festival remains the preserve of rural artisans – chiefly farmers and folk artists.
From Trump and Brexit to Black Lives Matter, people are recording protests around the world to create a new soundtrack of dissent.
This week, the Time Machine looks at the mythology surrounding Durga and traditions of goddess worship.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that, through repetitive familiarity, have become almost invisible to the resident.
For the majority, everyday issues like job and food security beat concerns about war with their nuclear neighbour. The minority find solace in spiritualism.
For IS militants, unlike Socrates, only an “unexamined life” is worth living.