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BJP's Mumbai rally

BJP’s sleight of hand in Maharashtra and Haryana has gone unnoticed

BJP has promised quotas to Marathas, Jats and upper caste poor without data to back the claim, and with conflicting aims.
Justice Chitambaresh

Who is a Brahmin? One who eats veg, loves Carnatic music, has clean habits, says Kerala judge

At a Brahmins' meet in Kochi, Justice V Chitambaresh of the Kerala High Court spoke about the need to deliberate on caste-based reservations.
A film still from Article 15 | YouTube

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 wants you to believe caste system came from outer space

No matter how many Ambedkar statues it shows, Article 15 doesn’t call out the continued Brahmin hegemony in power circles.
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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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.