Dhrubo works as an edit resource and writes at the intersection of caste, gender, sexuality and politics. Formerly trained in Physics, abandoned a study of the stars for the glitter of journalism. Fish out of digital water.
Articles by Dhrubo Jyoti
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday the government will propose a substitute to pellet guns in a few days following widespread criticism of the crowd-control device that has left thousands of Kashmiris blind in the current unrest.
Updated on Aug 25, 2016 01:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByDhrubo Jyoti and Sandip Bardhan, New Delhi
At the release of his new collection of poems in Delhi, the Tamil writer says he will revise his earlier work and revise the text, if necessary
Dalbir Singh told the Supreme Court in an affidavit that VK Singh victimised him with the sole purpose of “denying” him promotion to the appointment of army commander. This is the first time a serving army chief has publicly attacked one of his predecessors.
The United States ambassador to India, Richard Verma, apologised on Friday to actor Shah Rukh Khan for his brief detention at the Los Angeles airport that sparked outrage in India.
The prime minister has sprung a surprise indicates to the world that he is alert to mounting international criticism of his administration as a tech-savvy but culturally intolerant regime that is hostile to minorities and dissent.
Activists and lawyers have complained that the transgender rights bill encourages corruption, is full of provisions open to abuse and directly opposes the spirit of a 2014 Supreme Court verdict that recognized the third gender and called for a raft of rights and measures for transpersons.
One always knew a published script would never fill the void of a full-length text, especially for a world one has grown up with. But for a book billed as the eighth story in the series – the script has little original story.
My first experience with ban came when I was 12 years old. I was obsessed with what was known then as “trump cards” – playing cards with details of popular WWE wrestlers on the flip side.
Eradicating manual scavenging should be India’s top priority as the caste-based practice is worse than slavery and will destroy BR Ambedkar’s dream of an equal society, Magsaysay award winner Bezwada Wilson said on Wednesday.
The director of a Malayalam film, Ka Bodyscapes, based on the LGBT and feminist movements in Kerala has alleged that his film was denied certification as it “insulted and humiliated” Hindu religion.
Kabali is, by far, Rajinikanth’s best work for the way it portrays him -- a superstar who is vulnerable, acts his age, takes wrong decisions and is saved by a woman. What also works for him is its Dalit resurgence sub-context.
The thrashing of four Dalit men by alleged cow vigilantes in Gujarat has triggered a fresh round of tug-of-war between political parties to claim the lucrative vote bank ahead of crucial state polls next year.
Published on Jul 17, 2016 06:20 AM IST
ByImtiaz Ahmad and Dhrubo Jyoti
Before she was killed by her brother to protect “family honour”, 25-year-old Qandeel Baloch had become somewhat of an icon in Pakistan, inspiring and shocking the conservative nation in equal measure.
Updated on Jul 17, 2016 06:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByImtiaz Ahmad and Dhrubo Jyoti, Islamabad/ New Delhi
People seem to have lost their fire for women’s rights and are back at the theatres cheering the same man they professed to hate.
Silence on UN resolution suggests the government views the violation of LGBT people’s rights as not an important-enough issue.
If you’re sincere about your prayers for the Orlando victims, maybe you will tweet a message of support for the millions of similar LGBT people back home.
Dalit Bahujan students are questioning our heroes, festivals, cultural icons, writers, and challenging the way caste is viewed using alternative readings of culture.
The controversy surrounding Udta Punjab has dominated headlines since it was first leaked that the censor board was seeking multiple cuts in the film that revolves around the northern state’s drug problem.
After Thursday’s election results, Mamata Banerjee has replaced the bhadralok -- scholars and bureaucrats and bright doctoral students who would congregate and talk about the world around themselves -- as Bengal’s biggest cultural export.
But a disproportionate amount of attention has been fixed on the gory details of the case: The student was brutally gang-raped, she had 30 injuries on her body, her intestines were ripped out. Newspapers and social media are calling her #Nirbhaya2, a reference to the 2012 gang rape of a medical student in Delhi that triggered massive protests in the Capital and inspired changes in India’s rape law.
At NIT, the outpouring of support and empathy comes because the students targeted were ‘Indian’, ‘non-Kashmiris’ who were shouting Bharat Mata ki Jai and waving the Tricolour in the face of alleged ‘anti-national’ slogans by Kashmiri pupils.
The RSS has shown once again that all it is interested in is a cosmetic change, not the true freedom and liberation of people.
India’s goal should not be to have a day when women parliamentarians speak but to have so many female MPs that women can speak every day. The proof of Modi’s commitment to women’s empowerment is in the pudding of greater substantive effort, not selfies.
This is a ploy, a careful and calculated one, to strip one of the most politically-charged events of our times of its power.
Delhi BJP legislator Om Prakash Sharma has a short riposte to anyone accusing him of thrashing lawyers, teachers and students out of a local court: He thought they were anti-national.
Updated on Feb 16, 2016 07:05 PM IST
ByDhrubo Jyoti Purkait, New Delhi
Tuesday’s hearing showed that whatever the court decides in the months to come, the world outside had decisively changed, for a more inclusive, welcoming and less-discriminatory society. The LGBT movement has grown far beyond the case, and the grip of the law grows weaker every day.
Most of us think of caste oppression through the lens of the “outdated” practice of untouchability, violent caste clashes in the distant countryside and in lavish biopics on the silver screen. But caste is alive in our homes and streets.