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    The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story.

    Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women. Journalist Febriana Firdaus travelled across the country to meet grassroots female activists and delve into the story behind their struggles.

    The Padmanabhaswamy Temple Controversy and the Politics of History Telling

    According to the SC the erstwhile royals of Thiruvananthapuram will continue to have ceremonial rights over the temple but its proceedings will be looked after by a committee.

    Prioritising the Education of Children From Migrant Families, the Remarkable Story of Kerala’s Roshni Scheme

    The Roshni Scheme in Kerala has prioritised the education of children from migrant class families and this is why they decided against returning to their native states in large numbers even amid the pandemic.

    Ancient History & Lessons in Compassion for the Pandemic

    The following article looks at history to search for answers to some of the most pressing questions that the whole of humankind is faced with amid the pandemic.

    Beyond the Brutal Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala: Listening to the Other Side of the Story

    Social media uproar over the brutal killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, missed out on the other side of the story.

    Celebrating the Struggles and Stories of the LGBTQ Community: A History of the ‘Pride Month’

    Every year during the month of June, the LGBTQ community celebrates Pride Month to peacefully protest and raise political awareness on current issues facing the community.

    Bruised, Battered and Humiliated: The Story of Migrant Workers

    The migrant class finds itself amid a flood of difficulties. Absent from rhetorical politics and public conscience, who will pay heed to their agonies?

    As states weigh human lives versus the economy, history suggests the economy often wins

    Whether it’s a plague or pandemic, the story tends to remain the same, with the quest for profits eventually prevailing over concerns for human health.

    To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry’s history

    The meatpacking industry is an important job source for thousands of people. In 2019 it employed nearly 200,000 people in direct meat processing jobs at wages averaging US$14.13 per hour or $29,400 yearly.

    Missing Women Migrants : The Male Centric Story of Migration Amid the Lockdown

    Migration of thousands of workers from urban centres in the phase of the lockdown has been at the heart of the public imagery, but why are the women missing from this male dominated migration narrative?

    Lockdown lessons from the history of solitude

    In the 11th-century Domesday Book it was recorded as a viable community, on a bluff of land above the River Severn. Over the centuries, its self-sufficiency has declined. Now it has no services beyond the church on Sunday.

    Nizamuddin Basti Beyond COVID-19: The Merger of Spirituality and History

    The Nizamuddin Basti is home to culture, history and spirituality, but the coronavirus has ended up stigmatising it.