The Politics Around The Caste Census

Caste manifests in social, economic, political and educational inequalities among various classes of the Indian society, yet there is no official caste populations available except of Dalits and Adivasis (SCs and STs in official parlance), which is collected in the decennial Census of India, last in 2011. In fact, a full caste census was last carried out about 90 years ago, in 1931. The last effort at a caste census i.e.

Sulli Deals: A Place for "Auctioning" of Muslim Women by Hindutva Patriarchal Bigots

On 4th July this year, a twitter account holder by the name “k” tweeted about an App created for the “public auctioning”  of Muslim women. When this incident came to light, it led to an outrage on various platforms, as concerned citizenry spoke out in protest. The App was named 'Sulli Deal' and was available on Github; a platform for open source software. Through this App, Muslim women were being 'auctioned and sold' as 'deals of the day'.

On CPI(M)’s Review of the 2021 West Bengal Elections

Two months after the announcement of the West Bengal poll results, CPI(M) state secretary and polit bureau member Surjya Kanta Mishra addressed a Facebook live programme on 7 July. His nearly two-hour-long address came in the wake of two months of organisational review of the West Bengal poll outcome at different levels of the party organisation and mass organisations led by the party. The address thus can be seen as a public articulation of the CPI(M)’s essential election review.