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Jack Dorsey

Brahmins of Twitter are feeling like Jews under Nazi Germany, thanks to Jack Dorsey

Author Advaita Kala’s opinion — that ‘constant hitting out against Brahmins’ was akin to ‘what Nazis did to Jews’ — found echoes in Congress & across Twitter.
A supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Vadodra | Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Why do the poor in India vote for Right-wing parties like the BJP?

The poor’s support of Right-wing parties is puzzling as they are choosing parties that work against their economic interests.

Indians have imported casteism to the US & a black journalist writes on the need to ban it

Civil rights laws do not explicitly ban discrimination based on caste. It was not seen as an issue in America when those laws were written.
Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests

Dear Indian parents, no, we don’t live in a post-caste world if your child still wears the thread

A lot of parents, in trying to raise kids who are caste-free, end up raising kids who are caste-blind. My parents never even talked about caste at home.

On Camera

aap

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.