Written by Amrita Dutta | Updated: January 21, 2018 12:01 am (Source: P Ravikumar) December 2017 marked 25 years of the publication of Karukku, the first autobiography in Tamil by a Dalit. Do you remember the person you were when you wrote it? When I wrote Karukku, I was completely broken. After seven years of being in a convent as a nun, I had quit. I found that I had lost everything — a job as a teacher, a house, enough to eat and drink. I had lost my confidence, I shrank from meeting...
Written by Amrita Dutta | New Delhi | Published: January 13, 2018 11:59 pm Prakash Raj denies that he is with any political party, but he does not rule out a future role. “This holy ash on my forehead?” “Cow dung.” “And god?” “Does not exist.” “That which is in the temple?” “A piece of stone.” In Iruvar (1997), Mani Ratnam’s film on the two towering heroes of Dravidian politics, Prakash Raj plays Tamil Selvam, a poet-ideologue committed to the makkal (people) and the pride of his language. He...
Written by Amrita Dutta | Chikmagalur | Published: January 12, 2018 5:44 am Dhanyashree, 20, killed herself at her home in Mudigere town in Karnataka on January 6 (Express photo) “What are you able to do? I am not afraid if you post this as status. Get lost.. “I lv Muslims. My life is my choice. Why are you bothered?. “Why are you dying in the name of religion as we are all Indians? “I don’t care whatever you tell. My father and mother always support me.” Two days before 20-year-old...
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