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The shit is in the brains of casteist society

Comrade Divya’s movie premiered on 26th February in MMPreview theatre in Chennai. The viewer enters the movie with unease — it is called ‘Kakkoos’ after all.  But very soon into the movie, the initial unease pales. The viewer is treated … Continue reading

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Ambattur conservancy workers strike demanding to be paid in cash

On 28th November, about 1450 conservancy workers and 350 malaria workers went on strike, and protested outside Ambattur Corporation office. Their demand is that each of them be paid their salaries in cash or cheque. So far, the practise had … Continue reading

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“India’s Biggest Shame”

First posted on The Fifth Estate (a student-run media body of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras) A discussion featuring noted civil and political activists took place in the Central Library on Sunday, 11th August, on the issue of manual scavenging … Continue reading

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