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‘Illegal Bangladeshis’ in Bengaluru: Govt to file reply on protection of kids of illegal immigrants today
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

The Karnataka High Court, while hearing the bail plea, has repeatedly raised the question of how and where alleged illegal immigrants should be housed before they are repatriated.

How to Bring Back a Forest
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Science can help document a landscape, but actual conservation is possible only by communicating with local communities. A new book of essays reflects naturalist TR Shankar Raman’s experience.

‘If caught in Bangladesh, we have papers. But in India…’
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Around 200 people were arrested on the India-Bangladesh border earlier this month, while trying to cross over from India. Reports in Bangladesh’s newspapers suggest they were fleeing “harassment” in Bengaluru.

A graphic novel that documents the horrors of Vanni in Sri Lanka
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

A decade after the Sri Lankan civil war, a former UN worker revisits the lives of those he left behind on the island through a graphic novel

Two sides of fear
Sun, Nov 17, 2019

As ‘illegal’ immigrants leave Bengaluru amidst a government crackdown, Thubarahalli, a colony of Bengali-speaking migrants in the city, has also drawn the line — “That is where the Bangladeshis live. Go harass them”

The last straw
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Meet the tribe of Indians trying to live plastic-free and sustainably

Birth of the Iron Fist
Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s latest reveals the insidious armature of Gilead — an oppressive political order we are uncomfortably familiar with

Cloudy with a chance of catastrophe
Tue, Oct 01, 2019

A children’s book that talks about caste, and inspires you to be a climate champ

Why, for Kannada writer Devanoora Mahadeva, Gandhi is an ally in the battle against caste
Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: ‘If savarnas need to change to liberate India from caste, then Gandhi is necessary’

Two years after killing of Gauri Lankesh: ‘Her voice is still here. She has not been forgotten’
Sun, Sep 22, 2019

Two years after the killing of Gauri Lankesh, sister Kavitha looks back at an intertwined life.

The bilingual bard of Bombay and Mumbai, Kiran Nagarkar gave Indian writing in English an electric charge
Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Nagarkar first novel, Saat Sakkam Trechalis, was written in Marathi in 1974; its urban, male angst could be traced to predecessors such as Bhalchandra Nemade’s Kosala (1963) but there was no mistaking this striking, new voice.

I am calling for immigration as reparation: Suketu Mehta
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

Suketu Mehta on his new book, the long shadow cast by colonialism and why climate refugees won’t stop moving.

Bridging the schooling gap for migrant children in Bengaluru
Sun, Sep 01, 2019

In a bridge school for migrant children, a Kannada teacher helps them join the conversation.

I want to make men less violent through my stories: National Award-winning screenwriter Syam Pushkaran
Sun, Aug 18, 2019

The work of National Award-winning screenwriter Syam Pushkaran reflects on what it is to be a man. Pushkaran, 35, on masculinity and contemporary Malayalam cinema.

In her new book, Angela Saini shines a light on the racism at the roots of modern science and why far-right identity politics could hijack it again
Sun, Aug 04, 2019

Angela Saini's work uncovers how power structures influence the questions science asks and the answers it supplies.

Scholar Alpa Shah on her book Nightmarch, Adivasi society, and how the Maoist promise fell apart
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

Alpa Shah's book was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize — Britain’s most prestigious award for political writing— in May.

Dinesh Gundu Rao on Karnataka crisis: ‘This was a Rs 1000-crore operation…it has been going on for a year’
Fri, Jul 26, 2019

We need to regroup and take the issues to the people. In the last year, we could not, because of various issues, the Lok Sabha elections, the dissidence, said Dinesh Gundu Rao.

‘Couldn’t afford to show fear’: Kerala’s health minister KK Shailaja on dealing with Nipah
Sun, Jul 21, 2019

KK Shailaja is the quiet face of Kerala’s Nipah fightback, inspiring Revathy’s role in the Malayalam film Virus. The state health minister on how the battle was won, and the challenges ahead.

As #MeToo wave ebbs, Kabir Singh is a balm for bruised male entitlement
Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Would domestic violence cease if films such as Kabir Singh or Dabangg or Tere Naam were not made? Of course not. But popular cinema is a powerful way in which a society negotiates its rights and wrongs.

A new book by two Bengaluru-based ecologists tries to help urban Indians rediscover trees as guardians
Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Step into the Shade: Harini Nagendra and Seema Mundoli's new book Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities talk about trees as providers and keepers of our mental peace.