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Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

12 January 2022

Manjhi's use of swear word came to light on Sunday when a video went viral on social media where the 77-year-old leader was shown holding forth on the pitfalls of growing ritualism among Dalits at a function.

Oscars 2022: India's Official Entry 'Koozhangal' Out; Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' Shortlisted For The Best Documentary Feature

Oscars 2022: India's Official Entry 'Koozhangal' Out; Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' Shortlisted For The Best Documentary Feature

12 January 2022

The Tamil film 'Koozhangal' (Pebbles), India's official entry this year to the Oscars, has been eliminated from the competition. However, there's a reason to...


Dalit Man Forced To Lick Spit In Bihar | Why Caste Based Violence Is On Rise In India

The recent incidents of Dalit crimes once again bring to light the deep-rooted caste-based behaviourism that rules the ‘democratic’ society to date.

How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

12 January 2022

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


UP: Mayawati Slams Those Showing 'False Respect' For Ambedkar; Says BSP Will Win Absolute Majority

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister accused the BJP and other parties of not giving Dalits the full benefit of their legal rights enshrined in the...

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13 January 2022
Harvard's Biggest Dalit Voice Unhappy After Its New Caste Sensitive Policy, Here's Why

Harvard's Biggest Dalit Voice Unhappy After Its New Caste Sensitive Policy, Here's Why

Dr, Suraj Yengde, a senior fellow, and the most influential Dalit from Harvard is unhappy with the recent move by the university to include caste as a...


12 January 2022
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.


12 January 2022
Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Right-wing propaganda often fuels false outrage to target Dalits and their organisations


18 January 2022
Why Punjab's 'Masterstroke' CM Charanjit Singh Channi Is Racing Against Time To Prove Himself

Why Punjab's 'Masterstroke' CM Charanjit Singh Channi Is Racing Against Time To Prove Himself

Charanjit Singh Channi, who comes from a poor family, has been on a massive outreach program towards the poor sections of the state.


31 October 2021
Most Backward Communities With Us, BJP Will Be Wiped Out In UP: Ex-Ally Om Prakash Rajbhar

Most Backward Communities With Us, BJP Will Be Wiped Out In UP: Ex-Ally Om Prakash Rajbhar

In an interview with Outlook, Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) spoke about his party's poll aspirations in Uttar Pradesh...


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11 January 2022
Deras Of Punjab: Powerful Symbols Of Dalit Assertion

Deras Of Punjab: Powerful Symbols Of Dalit Assertion

Dalits may be under-represented in mainstream politics, but in Punjab they have a rich tradition of religio-cultural assertion through the influential Deras.


01 January 2022
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...


01 January 2022
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...


01 January 2022
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...


01 January 2022
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...


11 January 2022
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.


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01 January 2022
BJP Hits Out At Rahul, Priyanka Over Silence On Dalit Atrocities In Congress Ruled States

BJP Hits Out At Rahul, Priyanka Over Silence On Dalit Atrocities In Congress Ruled States

Sambit Patra, national spokesperson of the BJP said that congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are silent on Dalit atrocities committed in Congress...


01 January 2022
Delta Meghwal Case: Rajasthan Court Convicts All Accused; Victim’s Father Says 'Justice Delivered'

Delta Meghwal Case: Rajasthan Court Convicts All Accused; Victim’s Father Says 'Justice Delivered'

Five years ago a teenager Delta Meghwal was found dead at her college in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, following which her parents had alleged that she was...


09 January 2022
Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani To Join Congress Along Kanhaiya Kumar

Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani To Join Congress Along Kanhaiya Kumar

An independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mehvani said he will join the Congress along with former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on September 28.


11 January 2022
Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and...


11 January 2022
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.


11 January 2022
Dateline Hathras: One Year Later, Family Awaits Justice For Dalit Woman Gangraped And Murdered

Dateline Hathras: One Year Later, Family Awaits Justice For Dalit Woman Gangraped And Murdered

Ashes of the Hathras gang rape victim remain in a pitcher as her father waits for ‘hanging’ of the guilty to immerse them in Ganga.


11 January 2022
Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

From allies like JD(U), Apna Dal and Republican Party of India to opposition parties including RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP and the Congress demand a caste...


11 January 2022
In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

Political parties look for alternate social engineering to woo voters in changed scenario.


11 January 2022
There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.


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Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

Manjhi's use of swear word came to light on Sunday when a video went viral on social media where the 77-year-old leader was shown holding forth on the pitfalls of growing ritualism among Dalits at a function.

12 January 2022
Oscars 2022: India's Official Entry 'Koozhangal' Out; Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' Shortlisted For The Best Documentary Feature

Oscars 2022: India's Official Entry 'Koozhangal' Out; Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' Shortlisted For The Best Documentary Feature

The Tamil film 'Koozhangal' (Pebbles), India's official entry this year to the Oscars, has been eliminated from the competition. However, there's a reason to rejoice as director Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' was shortlisted in the Best Documentary Feature category.

12 January 2022
Dalit Man Forced To Lick Spit In Bihar | Why Caste Based Violence Is On Rise In India

Dalit Man Forced To Lick Spit In Bihar | Why Caste Based Violence Is On Rise In India

The recent incidents of Dalit crimes once again bring to light the deep-rooted caste-based behaviourism that rules the ‘democratic’ society to date.

13 January 2022
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.

12 January 2022
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