Dhrubo works as an edit resource and writes at the intersection of caste, gender, sexuality and politics. Formerly trained in Physics, abandoned a study of the stars for the glitter of journalism. Fish out of digital water.
A breakfast changed Mohammad Unais’s life. The son of an influential imam (Muslim religious leader) in a south Kerala town, Unais had not planned to speak about homosexuality at the family table. read more
Activists pointed out that the most discussed feature of the interim budget – Rs 500 monthly income support for small and marginal farmers – was unlikely to help a large section of SC\/ST population because many Dalits didn’t own land. read more
The new quota system, which treats each department as the unit for reservation, was ordered by Allahabad high court in 2017. The Centre filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which upheld the HC judgment last week. read more
Some 190 million people are expected to benefit from the economically weaker sections quota, the key demographic of upper castes that the ruling BJP is targeting ahead of the 2019 general election. read more
Activists and intellectuals of the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities criticised the government for proposing quotas for the economically weaker sections, alleging the move ran afoul of the Constitution. read more
India’s poor show in the recent England tour is almost a mirror image of its performance during its first-ever outing in 1911. But one man stood out by the grit of his spin and his fight against caste barriers on the field and off it. Why is he forg... read more