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Monday, June 21, 2021



Learning about modern-day Untouchability is a step in the right direction

May 23, 2021 8:57 am

The past year has been one of unprecedented loss and change. I hope that as we “uncover” and discuss more history, 2021 is one of empathy, love, and growth.

Congress targets Deputy CM over ‘anti-tribal’ remark

March 23, 2021 5:18 am

The Deputy CM tried to defend his remarks and then alleged that the Congress had always been dividing people through casteism.

Despite Rajasthan HC protection, father kills teen who eloped with Dalit man

March 05, 2021 8:01 am

Advocates of the duo termed the murder as "gross negligence" of the police, despite the court ordering protection.

SC verdict exposes fallacy of using general category as reservation for upper castes

December 26, 2020 9:47 am

PB Mehta writes: What the Court is trying to do, in an interesting way, is to argue that for its purposes, the opposition between merit and reservation needs to be deconstructed — not because there is no such thing as merit (as defenders of reservation claim), or because there should not be reservation (as critics of reservation claim).

SC says 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

August 27, 2020 11:41 pm

The top court observed that the benefit of quota by and large is not percolating down to the "neediest and poorest of the poor" and it was “crystal clear” that creamy layer concept for excluding affluent people "can be applied to” SCs and STs.

Tremors at the Palace Gates

July 16, 2020 7:27 pm

The neglected and suffering are no longer in a mood of submission to their kismat and karma. It is a matter of essential rights.

All socialists now

March 10, 2019 1:32 am

Is the BJP a socialist party? During early days, the Jana Sangh used to assert their belief in Gandhian Socialism. But now they follow Deendayal Upadhyaya, who consciously searched for a path rejecting socialism and capitalism.

Writing generates fear among oppressor caste forces: Kancha Ilaiah

February 24, 2019 3:30 pm

The Dalit writer has come out with his memoirs "From a Shepherd Boy to an Intellectual" in which he also talks of the struggle for education and dignity that a great majority of Indians undergo.

Righting reservation

January 24, 2019 12:36 am

New amendment undoes some of the Mandal flaws. But it will not address the merit argument.

Caste in a New Mould

August 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Anand Teltumbde’s book takes the discourse on caste beyond the confines of identity politics, and into the territory of absolute equality.