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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Caste, Hindutva, Hindu india

Finally, dignity of trade: Why Akhilesh Yadav’s 'doodhwala' vs Modi’s 'chaiwala' rhetoric offers hope in a post-Hindu caste world

Tejaswi Yadav calling Modi 'nakli OBC' and Akhilesh calling himself a real 'doodhwala' shows India is finally shaking off the shame associated with caste and talking about the nobility of labour.

ART & CULTURE

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Chinmayee sripada, Sudha raghunathan, T m krishna, Casting Couch

#MeToo in Carnatic music - Why there's such silence on the caste dynamics that rule the Sabhas

Carnatic and Bharatnatyam's cultural worlds are hit by two paradoxes. Sexual harassment vs a veil of hypocrisy based on caste and piety.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Bhima Koregaon, Religion

Why India needs a new Charter of Freedoms

Despite assertions otherwise, the majority of the nation values freedom and civil liberties.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
BJP, Congress, Emergency, Bhima Koregaon

Why India doesn't need a Charter of Freedoms

Today's 'intellectuals' are totally divorced from the realities of politics which runs on the basis of caste and religion, not on the support given to freedom.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Narendra Modi, Caste, Obc

Why it's time to rethink India's reservation policy

The judiciary and the government must take action, sooner rather than later.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Caste, Madhya Pradesh, Scheduled Tribes

Stamping of SC/ST police recruits exposes Madhya Pradesh's deep-rooted biases

As per the latest report released by the NCRB, the state has the highest number of cases of atrocities registered against Scheduled Tribes in the country.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Constitution, Reservation, ST, SC

Why India is on the brink of a caste war

Will we learn that SC/ST atrocities, like racism, are an affront to all that is decent?

ART & CULTURE

 |  18-minute read
Caste, Classical Music, Carnatic Music, Art

How I discovered Karnatik music is caged by caste

[Book extract] With art becoming an agent for social organisation, the artist is nothing but a pawn.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Dalits, Mortality, Healthcare, Caste

Why your caste decides how healthy you are, and how long you live

Between two people with comparable salaries, the one belonging to the lower caste is likely to die earlier, reveals govt data.

VOICES

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Caste, Atrocities Act, Dalits, Bharat Bandh

The only way India can progress is by giving up caste

There should be a way to file government forms without mentioning caste identity.