Back in 1918, India was hit by a pandemic – the Spanish Flu. Through newspaper reports from the time, this article shows how despite a century passing, many things have not changed.
A wild and scary story about how a judge can just wake up one day and throw a whole city upside-down.
A breakdown of our articles exploring the structure and design and the reasoning behind the article layout.
Unlike in traditional cases where the powers of judges are restricted by rules of procedure, PIL cases sometimes lead to dangerous situations.
So it’s been two months of India Ink so far and that means we’ve made two videos. Each one has been a huge success in terms of reception – at least as far as we are concerned. We’ve been hearing stories from friends and well-wishers that they’re being forwarded the message from different sources –Continue reading “2 months and 5 learnings about making videos”
The colonial period is often oversimplified but Dalit intellectuals like Iyothee Thass have argued that the colonial period brought some freedom from the tyranny of upper castes.
While Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League were campaigning for partition, the Momins of Bihar opposed the idea of Pakistan, arguing that it was a creation of the same upper caste Muslims who were their oppressors.
There is a constant debate about reservations in upper caste circles. People keep talking about if they work, when they will be stopped, etc. But the framing of reservations as something that the “casteless” majority give to those who suffered because of their caste hides the truth.
How the Dravidian movement was first born as a project by the powerful Vellala community and how Periyar and the Self Respect Movement transformed it into a radical and popular political project.
The basic reason India Ink exists is because we like reading about history. It’s enjoyable – and it’s actually helped us understand ourselves and the current state of India. So we’re creating a project that we wished existed.