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Phoolan Devi

The Phoolan Devi Of Bihar Who Has A Bandit Queen Of Her Own Now

May 26, 2020 Giridhar Jha

Shakuntala Devi's story, uncannily similar to that of late Phoolan Devi, has inspired film-maker Hyder Kazmi to make a Hindi movie, Bandit Shakuntala, which is now in the post-production stages.

Behmai Massacre: Case Diary Disappears, Judge Postpones Verdict Pronouncement

Jan 18, 2020 PTI

20 people were killed in Behmai allegedly by bandit Phoolan Devi's gang nearly four decades ago.

Sonchiriya: The Golden Sparrow Foxes The Box-Office But May Yet Charm Historians

Abhishek Chaubey directed 'Sonchiriya' (Golden Sparrow) may be an understated Beti Bachao film in the year the country goes to the polls with many a slogan to live up to.

Phoolan Devi, R.I.P

Jul 26, 2001

A collection of articles: breaking news on the aftermath of her brutal killing: the manhunt, speculation, reflections, reminiscences and politicisation;

Phoolan Devi Shot D

Massive manhunt launched for as yet unidentified masked killers of the bandit queen

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz