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Koregaon-Bhima Probe Panel Asks Sharad Pawar To Appear Before It On May 5 And 6

Koregaon-Bhima Probe Panel Asks Sharad Pawar To Appear Before It On May 5 And 6

The NCP chief has been asked to appear before the inquiry commission on May 5 and 6, Satpute added.

28 April 2022
What's On Your Plate? The Legal Aspect Of Food Controversy In India

What's On Your Plate? The Legal Aspect Of Food Controversy In India

India has always seen the politicisation of food culture, whether in mid-day meals or the food on a poor man’s plate. Such politics are intertwined with...

27 April 2022

Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.

Need Of The Hour: An Education In Empathy

Need Of The Hour: An Education In Empathy

In this personal essay, an upper caste boy questions discriminatory rituals by giving instances of othering in lower castes.

17 April 2022

Travesty Of Bollywood

Caste remains a taboo in Bollywood. It is at best treated gingerly. Mostly, depictions follow insensitive social norms.

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15 April 2022
Why Ambedkar Converted to Buddhism

Why Ambedkar Converted to Buddhism

Ambedkar publicly converted to Buddhism in 1956 over 20 years after he declared his intent to convert. In the meantime, he studied other prominent religions...


10 April 2022
Mayawati Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says His Remarks Reflect Congress’ ‘Casteist Mindset’

Mayawati Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says His Remarks Reflect Congress’ ‘Casteist Mindset’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on Saturday said that the Congress reached out to the BSP leader, offering her the chief minister's post for contesting the...


25 March 2022
Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Literature coming out of the state once celebrated communal harmony, but current political developments have exacerbated the paradox and dilemma of Hindi...


14 April 2022
Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Mooknayak, meaning hero or spokesperson of the mute, was the first newspaper launched by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Today, its heir apparent, The Mooknayak, carries...


14 April 2022
How Dalits Are Telling Their Own Stories

How Dalits Are Telling Their Own Stories

Dozens of Dalit journalists have started their own YouTube channels and websites to become the voices of the community.


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10 March 2022
Yogi Adityanath Says People Buried Politics Of  Caste, Religion, In Uttar Pradesh

Yogi Adityanath Says People Buried Politics Of Caste, Religion, In Uttar Pradesh

UP Election Results: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the ‘misleading’ campaign run by the Opposition over the past 2-3 days have been set aside by the...


09 March 2022
Final Battle For Democracy: In Saffron Citadel Gorakhpur, Fragmented Opposition May Benefit BJP

Final Battle For Democracy: In Saffron Citadel Gorakhpur, Fragmented Opposition May Benefit BJP

While CM Yogi Adityanath is almost certain to have a clear lead in the Urban area, BJP may benefit from the fragmentation among the opposition parties, their...


06 March 2022
A Poignant Chronicle Of BR Ambedkar’s Struggle Against Caste Oppression 

A Poignant Chronicle Of BR Ambedkar’s Struggle Against Caste Oppression 

The play ‘Babasaheb: The Grand Musical,’ directed by Mahua Chauhan and organised by the Delhi government, celebrates the journey of the political leader...


03 March 2022
How UP Election Is Shifting From Bilateral To Multilateral Contests In Final Phases

How UP Election Is Shifting From Bilateral To Multilateral Contests In Final Phases

The huge crowd in BSP rallies and campaigning by Mayawati and Satish Chandra Mishra has also gained a lot of ground for party candidates.


25 March 2022
Icons And Myths: How The Past And Present Are Colliding In UP’s Caste Cauldron

Icons And Myths: How The Past And Present Are Colliding In UP’s Caste Cauldron

In the Hindi belt’s transactional politics, more and more caste groups are asserting their identity by harking back to historical or mythical icons, to...


28 February 2022
Amit Shah Accuses SP, BSP Of Dividing UP On Caste Lines

Amit Shah Accuses SP, BSP Of Dividing UP On Caste Lines

UP Election 2022: Home Minister Amit Shah, while hitting out at both the Samajwadi Party and BSP, accused them of keeping Uttar Pradesh divided on caste lines.


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27 February 2022
Nirmala Bharatiya: A Dalit Daughter Aiming To Rise Above Caste Politics

Nirmala Bharatiya: A Dalit Daughter Aiming To Rise Above Caste Politics

Nirmala Bharatiya was chosen by Priyanka Gandhi as the candidate from Chitrakoot after the Congress general secretary heard her speak about the problems of the...


26 February 2022
Caste, Religion, Politics Responsible For UP’s Dismal Condition: Priyanka Gandhi

Caste, Religion, Politics Responsible For UP’s Dismal Condition: Priyanka Gandhi

UP Election 2022: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said for the last 30 years there has been politics in Uttar Pradesh on the basis of caste and religion, which...


26 February 2022
Postcards From Amethi: Dalits Believe SC Act Destroyed Their 'Bond' With Upper Caste

Postcards From Amethi: Dalits Believe SC Act Destroyed Their 'Bond' With Upper Caste

This Dalit-dominated area in Awadh has been the seat of the country’s rulers --- Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and now Smriti Irani. The long...


25 March 2022
Elections 2022: Which Way OBCs Swing Could Decide Fate Of Uttar Pradesh

Elections 2022: Which Way OBCs Swing Could Decide Fate Of Uttar Pradesh

The results of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls will depend on the stitching of electoral alliances with OBCs and poaching of their leaders. Other issues may be...


21 February 2022
UP Election: BJP Banks On Mega Projects In Bundelkhand, Opposition Pulls Up Caste Equations

UP Election: BJP Banks On Mega Projects In Bundelkhand, Opposition Pulls Up Caste Equations

UP Election: In Bundelkhand BJP is banking on mega projects like the Ken-Betwa river linking plan and the Defence Industrial Corridor to win the contest, while...


21 February 2022
The Die Is Caste: Mobilisation Remains A Bankable Formula For Parties In Poll Fray

The Die Is Caste: Mobilisation Remains A Bankable Formula For Parties In Poll Fray

It remains to be seen whether mobilisation of castes will turn out to be the most crucial factor in the ongoing polls but the people queuing up at the polling...


17 February 2022
UP Elections: In Meja, The 'Dhan Kuber' Seat, Caste Matters

UP Elections: In Meja, The 'Dhan Kuber' Seat, Caste Matters

Earlier, Meja and Karachhana together formed one constituency. And had an interesting history.  BJP could never win this Vidhan Sabha seat until 2017.


31 January 2022
Has The Representation Of The Caste System Changed In Bollywood Over The Years?

Has The Representation Of The Caste System Changed In Bollywood Over The Years?

Let’s glance through the years at how the Caste System has been represented in movies. Starting from the black-and-white era, till now, has the showcasing of...


29 January 2022
Inclusion Vs Dignity, A Dalit Dilemma

Inclusion Vs Dignity, A Dalit Dilemma

Has the Hindutva consolidation reached saturation, or will caste assertion make a comeback in the 2022 assembly polls?


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