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Monday, January 27, 2020



Diwali is a celebration centred around wealth and status

October 28, 2019 10:52 am

Diwali, a time of revelry and release, can also be one that perpetuates a feudal culture.

Listen: How to explain caste issues to your child

November 24, 2018 3:20 pm

In the podcast Difficult Conversations With Your Child, find out how you can help your child understand caste issues.

Pune cook accused of impersonation by IMD scientist: 'She said because of me, her God had been desecrated'

September 09, 2017 9:56 am

“On September 6, Khole (the IMD scientist) came to my house at 9 pm. She yelled at me and accused me of cheating her by hiding my caste," the cook said.

After 27-yr-long struggle to be accepted, couple takes caste panchayat head on

August 06, 2017 6:12 am

The caste panchayat of the Telgu Madelwar Parit Community refused to accept the inter-caste marriage, and decided to boycott the couple. In the years following the boycott, Rudrap and Manju struggled to be accepted by the community

Changing surname does not change caste of person: HC

May 29, 2016 12:32 pm

The petitioner contended that though he had a Caste Validity Certificate and belonged to Scheduled Tribe, his claim to post graduate admission was not being considered on the ground that he has changed his surname.

Genetic study suggests caste began to dictate marriage from Gupta reign

February 16, 2016 2:02 am

The study took samples from Khatris of northern India, Brahmins of Bengal and Gujarat, Iyers and other Dravidian speakers of the south, Marathas of Maharashtra and several tribes of central and southern India, as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Discrimination on basis of caste is continuing reality, state can't shirk responsibility

November 12, 2015 9:58 am

The state cannot wait for a change of heart in the people. It must proactively enforce the law in letter and spirit and act to protect the citizen’s fundamental right to equality.

Big picture: What’s caste for a youth in Bihar?

October 04, 2015 7:34 am

“Though it will be long before Bihar rises above caste politics, the younger generation has begun to think a little differently,"

The representation gap

July 24, 2015 12:00 am

Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work.

Parents show no remorse over killing Bhawna, say police

November 22, 2014 4:34 am

Police said the parents claimed to have pampered her as she was their only daughter.


The tattooed rebels: Chhattisgarh's Ramnamis fight caste with full-bodied 'Ram Ram' tattoos

January 13, 2016 9:10 am

The Ramnami Samaj is a religious movement founded by Scheduled Caste Ram devotees in the late 19th century in Chhattisgarh. Denied entry to temples and forced to use separate wells, these low-caste Hindus first tattooed their bodies and faces more than 100 years ago as an act of defiance and devotion.


Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

July 28, 2018 5:20 am

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

Dalit man’s wedding procession passes through Thakur village

July 16, 2018 12:00 pm

After a struggle of six months, a Dalit groom’s wedding procession passes through a Thakur-dominated village in Uttar Pradesh.

Women must not be barred from entering temple: Mahant Narendra Giri

January 27, 2016 4:30 am

Allahabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Speaking on the Shani Shignapur temple issue, Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri on Wednesday said that women must not be barred from entering the temple asserting that preventing them from doing so, was not right in any manner. He added that people must be allowed to visit temple and offer prayers irrespective of caste, creed or gender since it is their right to do so.

Govt. following 'Divisive India' over 'Digital India': Derek O' Brien

January 20, 2016 9:35 am

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Wednesday alleged that the NDA Government is following a 'Divisive India' policy by dividing students on the basis of caste.He added that on the one hand, Centre talks of 'Digital India' while on the other it plays politics of caste with students. He was addressing students protesting against the recent suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad University.