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Posters for the four major parties' candidates for the Deoria bypoll | By special arrangement

Vote for any party, but only a Tripathi will win UP bypoll as everyone’s wooing Brahmins

The 3 main opposition parties SP, BSP and Congress fielded Tripathis for the 3 November bypoll, so ruling BJP had to give ticket to another.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

BSP moves to win back Brahmins, Satish Mishra put on the job to revive party’s 2007 formula

BSP is set to hold district-wise meetings and conferences of the party’s Brahmin workers from Navratri.
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To understand UP’s U-turn from Bahujans to Brahmins, last 3 elections are key

The ongoing clamour in Uttar Pradesh to become the voice of the Brahmins shows the diminishing returns of focusing solely on Bahujan politics.

What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?
Jyotiraditya Scindia at the BJP headquarters, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Scindia must prove himself more before PM Modi fulfils his ministerial ambition

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UP Brahmins aren’t going to fall for Mayawati or Congress. They’ve found a safe home in BJP

BJP is taking care of some of the main concerns of the Brahmins, like not indulging in Muslim ‘appeasement’ and ensuring domination of upper caste in leadership.
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Ambedkar took on Brahmins in Indian media for their loyalty to the Congress party

Ambedkar considered the criticism he received from what he called the Congress press as a reflex of the hatred of Hindus for the untouchables.
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Brahmins on India’s elite campuses say studying science is natural to upper castes: Study

New study finds Brahmin domination in India's science stream and premier scientific institutions has led upper castes to say they are natural inheritors of science.
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TikTokers dubbed ‘Shudras of internet’: Indians didn’t spare even social media from casteism

The irony is that social media, which was supposed to be a democratic space for every section of society, has been categorised into caste hierarchies.
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Tamil Brahmins were the earliest to frame merit as a caste claim, and it showed in IITs

Studies on the Indian diaspora in the US can lead one to conclude that caste largely vanishes beyond boundaries of India. The story of IIT students suggests otherwise.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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