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UP Election: As Polls Head East BJP Faces Unemployment Issue

UP Election: As Polls Head East BJP Faces Unemployment Issue

UP Election: As the polls in Uttar Pradesh head east, the question of unemployment lingers for BJP, while the party builds on security, peace and free food grains.

22 February 2022
Brahmins And Baniyas Are In My Pockets: BJP Leader Muralidhar Rao

Brahmins And Baniyas Are In My Pockets: BJP Leader Muralidhar Rao

P Muralidhar Rao is facing criticism from Congress after he said that the Brahmin and Baniya communities are in his pockets. He later said that his statement...

09 November 2021

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually...

BSP Pitches To 'Awaken' Brahmins Ahead Of UP Assembly Polls

BSP Pitches To 'Awaken' Brahmins Ahead Of UP Assembly Polls

'A campaign, led by BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra, will be started from Ayodhya on July 23 to awaken the Brahmin community once again. The...

18 July 2021

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15 July 2019
'Please Forgive Me, I Made A Mistake,' Says BJP MLA's Daughter After Being Trolled On Social Media

'Please Forgive Me, I Made A Mistake,' Says BJP MLA's Daughter After Being Trolled On Social Media

In a television interview on Sunday, Sakshi admitted that she was 'extremely upset' at the manner in which she was being trolled on social media.


23 November 2018
Kerala, You’ve Got Male...

Kerala, You’ve Got Male...

Sabarimala was the perfect trigger for savarna and masculine trauma, festering under its social skin, to erupt in Kerala


20 November 2018
Twitter India Says Sorry After CEO Jack Dorsey Holds Poster Reading ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’

Twitter India Says Sorry After CEO Jack Dorsey Holds Poster Reading ‘Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’

Some Twitter users accused Dorsey of "bigotry" and "racism" after the poster went viral.


19 October 2018
The UP Template Can Help Study Diminishing Returns Of Congress

The UP Template Can Help Study Diminishing Returns Of Congress

The Congress, with its shrinking but small and loyal voter base, could play a significant role to soar up the collective fortunes of the anti-BJP camp as well...


15 April 2018
Bishop Demolishes The Biggest Conversion 'Myth' of Kerala

Bishop Demolishes The Biggest Conversion 'Myth' of Kerala

Bishop of oldest church in Kerala, Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, busts 'myth’ that St. Thomas came to Kerala and converted members of Brahmin families to...


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07 March 2018
Sacred Threads Of 10 Brahmin Men Cut Off In Chennai After BJP Leader Called To Bring Down Periyar Statues

Sacred Threads Of 10 Brahmin Men Cut Off In Chennai After BJP Leader Called To Bring Down Periyar Statues

The Chennai Police is out to nab the eight men who were reportedly raising pro-Periyar slogans before cutting off the sacred threads worn by bare-chested men...



09 December 2017
Here, The Charge Is Neutral

Here, The Charge Is Neutral

The story of the sacred thread takes a twist in Karnataka, as Lingayat men and women sport it with a small Shivalinga


09 December 2017
To Unknot The <em>Yajnopaveeta</em>

To Unknot The Yajnopaveeta

The sacred thread is rich in history and many-faceted in its meanings


09 December 2017
Caste Rules In Text And Context

Caste Rules In Text And Context

Not just a believer, but one from the top three varnas—the ‘janeu-dhaari’ remark evokes in an inverted way how Hindu religious places treat others


09 December 2017
Weight Of The Poonool Wearers

Weight Of The Poonool Wearers

In the land of ancient architectural wonders, craftsmen also wear janeu, something ritualistic radicals don’t get


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09 December 2017
Pride In Prattle

Pride In Prattle

A blunder or a cynical attempt to recast Rahul Gandhi as a Brahmin, it has only revealed the Congress’s casteist underbelly


11 December 2017
The Master’s String

The Master’s String

When the Congress, which still doesn’t know how far to use Hindutva, swears by the ‘sacred’ janeu, the theatre turns absurd and the humour dark


07 October 2017
Yedu Krishna- Meet The First Dalit Priest Recruited By Travancore Devaswom Board of Kerala

Yedu Krishna- Meet The First Dalit Priest Recruited By Travancore Devaswom Board of Kerala

Krishna says “I don’t see it as a job. It is a way of upasana (worship) for me


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