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With Return of Prize, India's Literary Stars Protest Rising Intolerance

Prominent writers in India are collectively protesting what they consider an increase in hostility and intolerance, which they argue has been allowed …

Women, Wear This Feminist Artist's Anti-Rape Cloak To Definitely Not Get Raped

"No one is ever asking for it. We shouldn't be asking women to cover up, we should be educating people about consent."<p>Ladies, autumn is upon us, and fall style isn't far behind. Expect plenty of burnt oranges, faux furs, suedes and, of course, ponchos!<p>But this season, there is also something for …

'Magicians' ghetto' immortalised in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children facing demolition

Delhi's Kathputli Colony, home to the largest community of performing artists in the world including snake-charmers and fire-eaters, has been cowering under the threat of destruction<p>Take a cycle rickshaw from outside a modern metro station in West Delhi and within moments you will be plunged into a …

Turkish woman Ozgecan Aslan's murder sparks anti-violence campaign #sendeanlat

Brutal death of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan leads to outpouring of rage from Turkish women in campaign hashtagged #sendeanlat (tell your story)<p>The murder of a woman who tried to stop a man raping her has sparked mass protests in Turkey and prompted women to share their stories of sexual harassment, …

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Why Jeremy Corbyn's unexpected and sudden rise is (and is not) like that of Arvind Kejriwal

The British Labour leader, one of the trustees of the Britain’s Dalit Solidarity Networks, is a socialist with clearly articulated opposition to the …

Was Mahatma Gandhi a racist?

<b>Mahatma Gandhi has been variously described as an anti-colonial protester, a religious thinker, a pragmatist, a radical who used non-violence effectively to fight for causes, a canny politician and a whimsical Hindu patriarch.</b><p>But was India's greatest leader also a racist?<p>The authors of a …

Centre Sets March 2016 Deadline for 100 Per Cent Literacy in Villages

<b>New Delhi:</b> The government today set a target of achieving 100 per cent literacy in villages adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana by March 2016.<p>…

An odd pitch to curb free speech

The Maharashtra government circular, of > <b>September 4, 2015</b>, while clarifying an earlier circular dated August 27, states that if words or signs or …