Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicBrahmin

Topic: Brahmin

The Economist is wrong. Brahmins become CEOs in US not because of quotas in India

Indians CEOs, who are mostly Brahmins, might be 'minorities' in the US but they are the beneficiaries of the new American ‘caste system’.

Becoming a Hindu is not that easy. Even if a Waseem Rizvi turns into Jitendra Tyagi

Rizvi’s conversion poses a predicament for the Hindu religion. It can’t be as simple as someone converting to Islam, Christianity, Sikhism or Judaism.

Now AP, Karnataka, Telangana usher in world of (upper) caste politics, privilege the Brahmins

Jagan Reddy & KCR’s govts know that while Brahmins are electorally insignificant, they can influence others. Meanwhile, BJP in Karnataka is fighting the ‘taken for granted’ tag.

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel’s father gets bail in anti-Brahmin remarks case

A Raipur court Friday granted bail to Nand Kumar Baghel who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly asking people to 'boycott' and evict Brahmins.

Brahmins in focus, Mayawati begins UP poll campaign amid Sanskrit mantras, Jai Shri Ram chants

BSP chief Mayawati promises to provide security to Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh and ensure their development, declares she will not build new parks or memorials.

BJP-led UP govt anti-Brahmin and anti-Dalit, says BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said many innocent Brahmins were booked in last year's Bikru ambush case in Kanpur, and that the BSP has always supported and honoured Brahmins.

‘Kab banega mandir?’: BSP invokes Ram & Parashuram as it begins ‘Brahmin outreach’ from Ayodhya

At Brahmin Conclave in Ayodhya, BSP gen secy Satish Mishra says it's time to uplift the Brahmins who he said have been 'pushed to be a marginalised community'.

Kamala Harris’ journey from ‘Brahmin’ to Blackhood is rarest of the rare

For Shyamala, Kamala Harris’ mother, overcoming that background and marrying a black man whose cultural heritage was totally different was a revolutionary step.

Bharat Ratna used to be for Congress’ secular Brahmins. Today it’s for BJP’s Hindutva Brahmins

While it’s debatable who deserves India's highest civilian award, what seems to be working in favour of P.V. Narasimha Rao and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is their caste.

‘Paying price for being upper castes’ — Thakurs & Brahmins claim Hathras accused innocent

Upper castes in the Hathras village even say the Dalit woman was killed by her own family, and that the accused Thakur men are being framed under SC/ST Act for money.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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