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VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Brahminism, Harappan civilisation, Three-language formula, National education policy

Skipping The Biggest Lesson: BJP’s draft National Education Policy tries to compete with madrasas, misses crucial learning

The policy pays no attention to teaching children the dignity of labour. This lesson is a must though for any society which wants to grow and be developed.

POLITICS

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BJP, RSS, Brahminism, Sabarimala protests

Why Pinarayi Vijayan must take the RSS-BJP head-on in the Sabarimala fight. The fight is now for more than the one temple

The Sangh Parivar has started the movement to overthrow the communist government in Kerala. Vijayan must protect his turf, and all that liberal India stands for.

ART & CULTURE

 |  23-minute read
Golden age, Brahminism, Shudras, Caste conflict

The ugly truth about India's caste system

[Book extract] History may tell us why the exclusion came to be, but the question — as was famously said — is how to change it.

ART & CULTURE

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Dashakriya, Sandeep Patil, Brahminism, Padmavati controversy

Dashakriya is an offensive film, it attempts to democratise Brahminism

The movie doesn't find faults with regressive rituals, it focuses on who performs them.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Gauri Lankesh, Brahminism, Hindutva, Hinduism

Why it is important to reinvent Hinduism in order to save it from Hindutva

The exercise must begin with the overhaul of the education system.

POLITICS

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Not In My Name, Brahminism, Cow politics, Una

‘Take your cow’: That one slogan from Una

The protesting Dalits ironically concede the majority's right to its belief in the holy cow.