Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: brahmins

Narayana Guru, the anti-caste social reformer who fought Brahmins for Ezhavas’ rights

In 1888, Narayana Guru irked Brahmins by consecrating a rock from Neyyar River as Lord Shiva for the Ezhavas. He consecrated many Shiva idols in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Are Brahmins the Whites of India, and Dalits the Blacks of India? Is Caste Same as Race?

Snakes in the Ganga by Rajiv Malhotra and Vijaya Viswanathan combats 'misconceptions' about caste.

BJP hasn’t sidelined Brahmin candidates on UP tickets. But Rajputs can’t be ignored either

On caste-wise representation in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, BJP seems to be finally paying attention to its past mistakes.

UP Brahmins ‘have grievances’, so BJP forms 4-member panel to woo them ahead of 2022 UP polls

The decision to constitute the committee was taken at a meeting of the party's Brahmin state leaders with the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday.

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.

Why Congress lost Brahmin faces in UP, from Rita Bahuguna to Jitin Prasada & Lalitesh Tripathi

In last few years, several influential Brahmin leaders have left UP Congress, citing neglect. Lalitesh Tripathi, whose family was with party 'for 100 years', quit last week.

AAP begins Tiranga Yatra in Ayodhya as it works to ‘spoil BJP game’, capture Brahmin vote

AAP, like BJP, SP and BSP, is looking to woo Brahmins who make up 12% of UP's population and are a significant vote bank. Party also plans series of 'Chanakya Sammelans' in run-up to 2022 polls.

Not Left historians, Baghel’s father echoed Aryan Invasion Theory started by Brahmin elites

Nand Kumar Baghel, father of Chhattisgarh CM, was arrested for saying something Tilak, Nehru, Ram Mohan Roy said almost a century ago.

‘Who will you oppress?’ — how Twitter reacted to island for all the world’s Brahmins

In a series of tweets, a user, who is followed by PM Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, called for all Brahmins to move to an island away from India, says 'another Israel' has to be created.

DMK govt appoints trained aspirants of all castes as temple priests in Tamil Nadu

CM MK Stalin handed over appointment orders of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department to 75 people, marking appointments to 208 positions under various categories.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.