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The CNN-IBN interview of Sunny Leone with Bhupendra Chaubey just reconfirmed the low standards the Indian media has set for itself.

'World of Equals' – the new bilingual textbook on gender that has been introduced by the South Indian state of Telangana is a long overdue initiative. 

There is a need to curb political interference in student campuses or there is no guarantee another suicide against discrimination won't occur.
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I am not asking for any special treatment for doctors. All I am asking for is to give us security while we do our jobs.
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10 Dalit safai karamcharis at DU have been on an indefinite sit-in dharna against their unjust and illegal dismissal from work since 1st of January. 

Renaming of cities/roads can be used to create a healthy discourse on the issue of identity, for us as individuals, members of a community, and as Indians.

Smriti Irani was in fact right when she said the issue is not 'Dalit vs non-Dalit'! But she was right for all the wrong reasons.
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"An attempt is being made to separate the suicide note from the 'life' of Rohith." - P. Sainath.
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 The dress code is a severe blow to the subversive and liberating power of the Carnival, and might even lead to a reduced tourist turnout. 
Picture courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

It is time that interventions and measure taken to ensure safety are more inclusive and from a bottom-up approach rather than something that is top-down.

A personal account of how women submit to spousal abuse and why they shouldn't.

Women and progressive groups in Egypt are fighting laws that discriminate against women as well as entrenched patriarchal mindsets.
For representation. Source: Thomas Galvez

A student at Jamia Millia Islamia shares his personal experience of a visit to a nearby slum and the stories of people who live there.
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Rohith Vemula's death has started a much-needed debate on caste oppression and our indifference to it.
For representation only. Source: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Growing up Muslim in West Bengal under the Left regime, the political space was always sanitised of any traces of identity politics.

Modern democracies, such as the US and India, also have a dark side, involving what some would consider gross human rights violations.

The journey of a young man from being devout to atheism through reason and introspection traced by a friend.

Rohith Vemula had to pay the price for holding on to dreams that fuelled not only his political convictions but also his desire to transcend the boundaries of caste.
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Live-in relationships, a popular name for cohabitation, is just another adaptation to the contemporary times.
The veiled mother of one of the two teenage girls, who were raped and hanged from a tree, weeps outside her house at Budaun district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh May 31, 2014. India's new Home Minister Rajnath Singh weighed in on Friday in a grisly case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree this week in Uttar Pradesh, as public anger and political controversy over the attack gain momentum. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR3RMBA

"I always thought it would be nice to have a toilet at home but knowing that the entire village defecates at the field, I never considered it seriously."
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After years of battling the education crisis in India, it's become apparent that solving it is going to demand more than the regurgitation of old solutions.

Elsa Oommen unearths facts about women's entry into the Sabarimala temple that are often omitted in the debates.

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