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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Congress, NDA, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why 10 per cent quota for the upper castes' 'economically weak' is a bad idea

Surely our country can do much better than going down the quota route time and again.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Ramayana, Dalit, Hanuman, Yogi Adityanath

Was Lord Hanuman a Dalit? Here's what fables and facts say

The caste of this janeu-wearing, weapon-wielding Vanar is not easy to decode. But Yogi Adityanath seems to have made an epic fail.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Mayawati, Bahujan samaj party, Bahujan, Dalit

Why Dalit is a bitterly contested word today

A government advisory has asked media to stop using the word. While some have welcomed the move, others see a sinister design to make Scheduled Caste an apolitical category.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BR Ambedkar, Caste system, Dalit, Rajkot lynching

Why Rajkot lynching is no big surprise — in India, certain castes, not caste itself, get killed

Unlike Europe, India has not even tried to tackle discrimination like caste from within society. This is left to government, law and order — while brutal caste practices continue.

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

 |  3-minute read
Bihar, Lok Sabha 2019, Mahadalit, Dalit

2019 Lok Sabha polls: How Nitish Kumar is rejigging his Dalit strategy

The Bihar CM has now extended all schemes for 'Mahadalits' in the state to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories as well.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Violence, Riots, Judiciary

The awful politics of Bharat bandh

When it comes to SC/ST-related causes, we have seen how the Opposition has tried to paint the ruling BJP as anti-lower caste.

ART & CULTURE

 |  20-minute read
Sujatha Gidla, Andhra Pradesh, Dalit, Untouchability

I was born an untouchable: This is my story

[Book extract] In your own town or village, everyone already knows your caste; there is no escaping it.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Bhima Koregaon, Marathas, Dalit, Maharashtra

Was it a trap that led to Bhima Koregaon violence?

The police believe left wing organisations were behind it.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  5-minute read
Dalit, BR Ambedkar, Bhima Koregaon, Jignesh Mevani

Why Jignesh Mevani's comments on Ambedkar don't imply any insult to the Dalit icon

Every era must see its representatives reinterpret the pioneers of the past, while espousing the spirit of the Indian Constitution.