Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicBrahmins

Topic: brahmins

In Karnataka, ‘poor’ Brahmin bride to get Rs 25,000. But Rs 3 lakh if she marries a priest 

The money is part of two schemes launched by the State Brahmin Development Board, which was set up for the community last year by CM Yediyurappa. 

‘T-20’ teams across UP for legal aid to Brahmins — Jitin Prasada’s bid to woo community

Congress leader Jitin Prasada says atrocities against Brahmins in UP have increased in last 3 yrs. Advisory panel of ex-civil servants will guide his Brahmin Chetna Parishad to help ‘victims’.

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 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.

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?

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

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Currently, India provides pensions for the elderly on the basis of the National Pensions Scheme | Representative Image | Wikimedia Commons

Giving up on NPS a tragedy for state govts. DB pensions are ad hoc, delay fiscal stress

Several of the problems of the National Pensions Scheme can be easily remedied. The solution to fiscal stress isn't going back two decades ago.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

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

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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