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Monday, September 27, 2021



Demand for caste-based census growing: Nitish Kumar

September 06, 2021 10:36 pm

He also dismissed speculations that such a census, in which details of Other Backward Class (OBC) people will be taken besides those of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, will lead to social tension.

Delhi confidential: Caste Column

June 24, 2021 2:10 am

When the list of members was released, it became a talking point since it had a separate column that had the caste description of each member.

Ancient texts didn’t bar anyone from temple rites

June 20, 2021 8:41 am

Kalaiarasi Natarajan writes: According to the Agama Shashtra (a manual for worship at temples) neither women nor any particular caste is barred from performing rituals.

How historical caste privilege became modern-day 'merit'

May 10, 2021 9:46 pm

In a nation where access to education remains a fundamental issue and where an individual’s success largely depends on access to resources, shaped by socio-economic and caste advantages, 'merit' is just another form of discrimination.

Names of BSP govt projects being changed due to casteist prejudice: Mayawati

April 15, 2021 5:40 am

She said the BSP had worked for the upliftment and welfare of people when it was in power, and alleged that other parties have only made fake claims and offered false dreams till the present day.

HC judge Kulasekaran to head Tamil Nadu committee on caste-based survey

December 10, 2020 8:55 am

The decision of the government to undertake a caste-based survey comes amid the backdrop of the Supreme Court directions to all the states to collect quantifiable data highlighting the inadequacy of representation of a particular class in public service.

The caste complex: Is JNU really a love haven?

August 09, 2020 9:43 am

JNU is a complicated space. Some consider it as a love haven while some see it as being orthodox, where a woman is allowed in men’s hostels while the vice-versa is prohibited.

5 films on caste, race and inclusivity to watch with your teen this week

July 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Here are some recommendations for the entire family in the coming week.

Haryana RTI activist knocks Raj Bhavan against info commissioner over ‘caste remark’

June 16, 2020 1:45 pm

In the audio, Singh is purportedly heard telling Pal to not feel bad when he asks him about his caste before telling him that he was doing “chaudripana” (becoming dominating).

What makes injustice to migrant workers more acute is the fact that many of them are Dalits

April 05, 2020 10:55 pm

Unlike China and South Korea, India had the advantage of time and lessons from other countries to prepare. But, even as the pandemic was building up, it was caught up in the machinations in Madhya Pradesh.


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

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:22 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.