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Linguistic inclusion on the internet

Linguistic inclusion on the internet

By AlokeThakore

Not a single one of the Eighth Schedule Indian languages is used by more...

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

Net neutrality: Superhighway to digital inclusion

By Ashoak Upadhyay

If users have to pay for the services available via the internet unde...

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

Ambivalent internet: Freedoms and fears

By Shivani Gupta

The internet is not a gender-neutral space. Women from patriarchal backg...

Digital inequality in the Global South

Digital inequality in the Global South

By TT Sreekumar

Studies which focus on information and communication technologies (ICTs)...

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

Caste concerns in landmark e-governance projects

By Rahul De’

Many e-governance programmes in developing countries reach into the furthes...

There is no dearth of citizens’ movements for rights today. But do they have the ideological frame, the vision of society, economy and politics that Mrinal Gore and her generation of socialist leaders had, which could weave disparate struggles into a larger transformative force, asks Rajni Bakshi

Mrinal Gore socialist and women’s rights leader

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By Abhijit Kondhalkar

Pahal, a beauty parlour for gay and trans people run by young transgender Simmy since 2009, is also a drop-in centre providing counselling, comfort and warmth to a community in desperate need of acceptance

Pahal Foundation Gay community

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Jyoti Punwani profiles Eli Gadkar, the quintessential Sarvodaya worker whose every action was informed by the values of non-violence and swarajya, and by the lives and thoughts of Tolstoy, Ruskin, Gandhi and most of all, Vinoba Bhave

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Mahasweta Devi, the formidable literary talent and relentless fighter of many causes, talks to Anosh Malekar about the inequity in our society and why it’s necessary for every Indian to raise a voice against injustice

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By Moushumi Basu

Ramnika Gupta of Jharkhand is a chronicler of marginal cultures. She has scoured the country to document the wonderful diversity of tribal literature that goes back 3,000 years, told in 90 known tribal languages in India

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By Rashme Sehgal

The theory of justice must be more concerned with the elimination of removable injustices than with defining a hypothetical perfectly just society, says Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen in an interview to Infochange

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By Ratna Bharali Talukdar

Undeterred by the brutal attack on her during a public rally, Laxmi Orang wants to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Tezpur in Assam to ensure the voice of her Adivasi community is heard in the corridors of power

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By Rajashri Dasgupta

Pakistani social activist Khawar Mumtaz talks about the importance of resolving conflict and the role that women can and have played in bringing about a more just and equitable society

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By Amrita Shah

Renowned playwright, novelist and activist Vijay Tendulkar, who died on May 19, discusses, in this interview recorded last year, the role and responsibilities of the artist, the importance of freedom of expression, and the frightening dichotomies of our times

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By Deepti Priya Mehrotra

A profile of the unique rebel who is fighting for a repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur, by the author of a new book on Irom Sharmila

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By Kavita Joshi

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for six years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, is currently in custody at AIIMS, New Delhi. In this interview with a filmmaker, she discusses her motivation

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