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Manjuben Truckdriver has created space for herself in a very macho world – but has she shaped the space to herself or vice versa?

The POSCO project has been cleared. So too, it seems, Jaitapur. Are  thousands protesting? Well, too bad -- TINA says Jairam.

Is a new revolutionary patriarchy emerging in Egypt like in Iran after 1979?

Hindi films have finally opened up a meaningful space for representing homosexual subjects previously unnamed and unexplored.

In a remote village in Sierra Leone, this writer realised the real meaning of poetry, a poetry that does not need legitimation from publishers, critics, markets and cocktail parties

The fact that Ladakh has only one college compels its youth to seek an education in Delhi, Jammu and Chandigarh, where they face problems of acceptance and identity

Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for 10 years, protesting state brutality and fighting for democracy in Manipur and the rest of the northeast

Nicola Macnaughton, an intern at NCAS, Pune, feels that celebrity endorsement is an effective way of encouraging youth involvement in social justice issues.

How much does caste matter to young urban Indians, as reflected in the preferences they post on the hugely popular matrimonial websites? For almost everybody who hopes to find a life partner via the web matrimonial route, revealing one’s jati identity is a prerequisite for getting enquiries. This is Part 1 of a 2-part article on caste in matrimonial portals

Making change happen within oneself, around one and beyond one is the most exciting thing about life, says John Samuel.

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