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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 stations want a government that will address real issues like inflation, unemployment, safety and...

21 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.

17 February 2022

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...

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?

29 January 2022

UP Election 2022: Resignations From BJP And Resurgence Of Mandal Politics

'The Great Resignation' of UP has set an interesting stage, that some say is a resurgence of Mandal vs Kamandal – mixing the caste identity politics in the...

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15 January 2022
Love In The Crosshairs: Honour Killings Still Continue In India

Love In The Crosshairs: Honour Killings Still Continue In India

Though there has been a sobering effect on khap panchayats in recent years, killings in the name of honour continue in India. The Indian Penal Code and Code of...


16 December 2021
Ashok Gehlot Asserts The Love Of Rajasthani's Made Him Chief Minister And Not His Caste

Ashok Gehlot Asserts The Love Of Rajasthani's Made Him Chief Minister And Not His Caste

The government led by Gehlot had faced a crisis last year after the then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot and 18 Congress MLAs had revolted against his...


20 December 2021
How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

Bihar craves fresh policy ideas at the top, and better, more imaginative politics at every level.


10 December 2021
Bowing To Day-Long Protests, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur Announces Setting Up Commission For Upper Castes

Bowing To Day-Long Protests, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur Announces Setting Up Commission For Upper Castes

The Commission, to be named as ‘Samanya Varg Aayog’, will be formalised through a legislative enactment when the Himachal Pradesh assembly meets next in...


04 December 2021
Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.


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08 November 2021
Mayawati Slams Samajwadi Party For Being 'Contemptuous' Of Dalits

Mayawati Slams Samajwadi Party For Being 'Contemptuous' Of Dalits

The BSP Chief has accused the Samajwadi Party of being disrespectful towards great men from the Dalit community.


17 October 2021
Yuvraj Singh Arrested In Yuzvendra Chahal Casteist Remarks Case, Released On Bail

Yuvraj Singh Arrested In Yuzvendra Chahal Casteist Remarks Case, Released On Bail

Yuvraj Singh has already apologised for his comment on Yuzvendra Chahal during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma.


19 October 2021
Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

In the final part of her four-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami draws conclusions from her in-depth report from Ground Zero of an unfolding...


18 October 2021
The Long March To Freedom

The Long March To Freedom

In the third part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil...


18 October 2021
Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

In the second part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil...


18 October 2021
The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

In which, poet and activist Meena Kandasami visits Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream...


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15 October 2021
‘Follow Sardar Patel, Don’t Let Castes And Religion Turn Into Hindrance For You’: PM Modi To People

‘Follow Sardar Patel, Don’t Let Castes And Religion Turn Into Hindrance For You’: PM Modi To People

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people of the country to follow the footsteps of India’s ‘Iron Man’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.


15 October 2021
An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.


04 November 2021
India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.


02 October 2021
Mihir Bhoj Statue Row: BJP And UP CM Insulted Our Dignity, Lament Gurjar Leaders

Mihir Bhoj Statue Row: BJP And UP CM Insulted Our Dignity, Lament Gurjar Leaders

The recent Mihir Bhoj statue row has further widened the differences between Gurjars and Rajput communities.


17 August 2021
Uttarakhand Plans To drop ‘East Pakistan’ Term From Caste Certificates Of Bengali Migrants

Uttarakhand Plans To drop ‘East Pakistan’ Term From Caste Certificates Of Bengali Migrants

It fulfils a long-standing demand by members of the displaced Bengali community settled mostly in Udham Singh Nagar district.


12 August 2021
As Politics Over OBCs Hots Up In Odisha, BJD Seeks Law To End 50% Cap On Reservation

As Politics Over OBCs Hots Up In Odisha, BJD Seeks Law To End 50% Cap On Reservation

Odisha is among the few states which are yet to accord 27% reservation to OBCs because of the 50% cap imposed by the apex court in the Indra Sawhney case.


12 August 2021
‘Rajnath Singh Promised Caste Census In 2018, Why Backtrack Now?' NDA Allies Up The Ante

‘Rajnath Singh Promised Caste Census In 2018, Why Backtrack Now?' NDA Allies Up The Ante

The central government’s negative response to a caste-based census has angered its important constituents


07 August 2021
Rani Rampal Condemns Alleged Casteist Slurs Hurled At Vandana Katariya's Family, Says  'It Is So Shameful'

Rani Rampal Condemns Alleged Casteist Slurs Hurled At Vandana Katariya's Family, Says 'It Is So Shameful'

The family of Vandana Katariya, who scored four goals during the Olympics, were at the receiving end of allegedly casteist slurs from few people


24 June 2021
Top Gurjar Leader Issues Threat To Akshay Kumar Over Movie ‘Prithviraj’

Top Gurjar Leader Issues Threat To Akshay Kumar Over Movie ‘Prithviraj’

Call Prithviraj Chauhan a Gurjar king or face dire consequences, says top Gurjar leader


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