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Students of group 11 and 12 get computer education in the computer classroom of secondary government school ‘Anjoor’ in the village Ramanagaram, 60km from Bangalore. Credit: Wim Klerx/Computer caste

Schoolchildren are falling through the digital divide, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

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Anti-blackness is still a galvanizing force in India, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

Fresh from organizing deliveries of PPE to frontline workers, social scientist Sarojini Nadimpally...

Rajasthan, India On the way to Pushkar  Women in the countryside

The deadly neglect of India’s rural communities must end, writes Nilanjana Bhowmick.

Children join with residents of Mahul to form a human chain as part of an International Human Rights Day protest against the government. Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s air pollution crisis affects millions, and not just in Delhi. Aruna Chandrasekhar meets people...

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Is Amit Shah, the scandal-ridden Indian home minister, too cunning for his own good?

Arrested Rohingya people leave a Hlegu court, outside Yangon, Myanmar, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

India is looking at the world’s largest statelessness crisis. Nilanjana Bhowmick asks, have we learned ...

Demonstrators attend a protest against a new citizenship law in Shaheen Bagh, area of New Delhi, India January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Husna Rizvi on the militant women at the centre of India’s thriving secular movement.​

A boatsman rows a boat on river Ganges past holy 'ghats' (banks) in the northern Indian city of Varanasi December 16, 2007. REUTERS/Arko Datta 

Nilanjana Bhowmick observes tolerance in India’s most holy city.

Looking the very picture of a traditional way of life, mathematics teacher Phunchok Angmo, photographed at Thiksey monastery, near Leh, Ladakh, is observing startling changes in her pupils. 'The children here no longer care about the culture and they spend less time taling to eachother,' she says. 'They spend their free time on laptops.'

Insecure people can be highly susceptible to false narratives purporting to explain their precarious situation​, argues ...

Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Nilanjana Bhowmick heralds India's most overshadowed environmentalists: waste-pickers

Demonstrators attend a protest against a new citizenship law, outside the Jamia Millia Islamia university in New Delhi, India, January 1, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Ongoing countrywide protests are rooted in a battle for India’s secular values, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick...

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As Kashmir enters the 64th day of a communications blackout, Ammar Bukhari recommends a reading list on the...

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Enrolment does not equal education, argues Nilanjana Bhowmick.

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On World Indigenous Day, columnist Mari Marcel Thekaekara revisits the fortunes of India’s ‘original...

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India’s rapidly expanding cities attract young dreamers like magnets. Snigdha Poonam observes how the...

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