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What Ferguson means to an international student in the US

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By Mosarrap H. Khan

You approach the immigration counter at the JFK airport. The black immigration officer looks at your passports and starts talking about smelly Koreans, Indians, and Mexicans. 1,343 more words


'Sectarian politics leading to political dead-end'

COMMENT, NEW DELHI: Political imagination in India has come to a standstill, aiding and abetting the construction of a homogenised cultural and political sphere. 1,381 more words


Happy World Toilet Day

For those of you, who did not know: November 19 is World Toilet Day.

In honour of that day, I would like to share with you what I would share with my friends, family and colleagues I personally encounter on this very day (or the days leading up to it). 329 more words


A Hindoo Cow

When its udders were squeezed and milked

You didn’t feel any pain at all

When it was stitched into a chappal you stamped underfoot and walked…

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So called high caste Hindus brutally attack a Rishi (dalit) community in Baka village

On 7 November last in the village of Baka within the Paikgacha upazila
in the Khulna district, the Rishi hamlet was mercilessly attacked by the… 151 more words

Dalit News

Report on Communal Violence in Trilokpuri, East Delhi

“We were gheraoed from all sides.When the rioters came in, we asked for police help but they said that they did not have any instructions to intervene. 2,006 more words


Year of Grace, Day 48. Three old books and navigating through life

I’m rather glad my carry-on was stowed a few seats away – we had been among the last to board. And so when I finished reading one of the books I’d meant to tide me over the four-hour flight, I thought it was too much of a fuss to get up and get the other. 1,384 more words