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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.

Chinki Sinha | December 06, 2021
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  • Cover Story

    Blood, Sweat And Tears

    A brief history of mass movements in India and the impact they had on politics and the people

    December 06, 2021
  • Opinion

    I Protest, Therefore I Am

    Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with

    December 06, 2021 | Apoorvanand

Other Stories


Act Of God

An age-old tradition of embracing disagreement has shaped a beautiful India

December 06, 2021 | Ashok Vajpeyi
West Bengal

Grass Roots Rebel

The Singur-Nandigram protests allowed Mamata Banerjee the perfect vehicle to revive...

December 06, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Protest Motherlode

In ordinary people live extraordinary tales of courage that speak truth to power

December 06, 2021 | Mrinal Pande
Tamil Nadu

Outrage Politics

Right-wing propaganda often fuels false outrage to target Dalits and their organisations

December 06, 2021 | Meena Kandasamy
Law And Order


Police brutality on protesters and journalists during the farmers’ agitation reveal a deep...

December 06, 2021 | Mandeep Punia

Anatomy Of Farmers Movement

Performances of Punjabi actors, singers and stand-up comics, rise of women farm leaders...

December 06, 2021 | Harish Manav
Manual Scavengers

My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to...

December 06, 2021 | Bezwada Wilson

The Hinterland Fortress

To penetrate the rural economy, big capital needs to find a recipe that outstrips the...

December 06, 2021 | Tanvir Aeijaz
Protest Poetry

The Revolution Will Not Be...

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the...

December 06, 2021 | Suhas Munshi

Autumn Is Here!

A poet ruminates on an autumn of bloodshed in Kashmir, and wonders whether even the...

October 04, 2021

Half-Life Of Total Revolution

The JP movement of the 70s birthed the careers and dynasties of several politicians...

December 06, 2021 | Giridhar Jha

Wonder Women

From Shaheen Bagh to Singhu, they have reclaimed their space to lead the battle.

December 06, 2021 | Preetha Nair

Exceeding All Expectations

The repeal of the farm laws that would have revolutionised agriculture is an unparalled...

December 06, 2021 | Dr. Shiv Shakti Bakshi

A Million Mutinies Now

People of Northeast often fall back on protests to be heard and seen by India’s mainland

December 06, 2021 | Dilip Borah
Global Protests

Streets On Fire

Democracy is straining at the seams as authoritarian governments lock horns with...

December 06, 2021 | Seema Guha

Dissent Is A Work Of Art

As a medium of ethical intervention, art has been pivotal in conveying messages of recent...

December 06, 2021 | Trisha Mukherjee


Last Page

Protest Diary

A 74-year-old woman from Amritsar narrates how she braved social prejudice, bitter cold and a heart attack to stay put at Singhu border with other protestors.

December 06, 2021 | Jasbir Kaur