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The hut in which Dinesh Pawar lives with his family in Jamde village, Maharashtra | By special arrangement

TikTok made rural India into DIY Eklavyas

Chinese apps like TikTok adored every rejected ‘unequal’ Indian. The mainstream elite and privileged people can cry anti-national all they want.
Cisco Systems Inc., headquartered in San Jose, has been sued by the state of California for caste-based discrimination against an Indian-American employee | Photo via Twitter

California state sues Cisco for caste-based discrimination against Indian-American employee

The complainant reported a manager for 'outing him as a Dalit to colleagues' in 2016, but Cisco had then determined caste discrimination was not illegal in US.
Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi | PTI

Black Lives Matter must fire up India’s anti-caste movement to fight its central villain

India is yet to see a movement against caste on the scale of Black Lives Matter, even though both racial and caste discrimination share the notion of inferior and superior.

Annihilation of caste in Indian corporate possible. But firms must say Dalit lives matter

Many multinational companies have come forward to support Black Lives Matter movement. Few things Indian corporate should do if they believe in equal opportunities.
The murder of George Floyd by the police has led to angry protests in the US (representational image) | Photo: Fibonacci Blue | Wikimedia Commons

Why Jyotiba Phule would have cheered White Americans out on street over George Floyd murder

Upper caste woke Indians are perturbed by the murder of George Floyd in the US. But can we imagine them joining Dalits in the fight to end caste supremacy in India?
AIIMS building in New Delhi

AIIMS resident doctor attempts suicide over ‘caste and gender discrimination’

In letter to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Resident Doctors' Association says AIIMS took no action on complaints of discrimination despite repeated requests.
Ravindra Jadeja's sword celebration video

Ravindra Jadeja must stop being a ‘Rajput boy’ and grow up to be a cricketer

The fact that Jadeja’s clip was going viral on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti shows how far India stands from realising Ambedkar’s dream of a casteless society.
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Practice disease distancing — how India can use corona crisis to kill its caste virus

The coronavirus does not care whether one is a Dalit or Brahmin, Muslim or Christian. Modi govt and media must stop recommending ‘social distancing’ as a measure.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Ex-BBC Hindi employee claims he was sacked after alleging caste discrimination in office

Abhimanyu Kumar Saha claims he was sacked on 23 March, six days after he sent a mail to BBC employees across the world about the 'torture' he faced in the newsroom.
A protest against lynching in Mumbai | Shashank Parade/PTI

Greater Noida man selling biryani thrashed, asked to fold hands by goons

Noida Police have taken cognisance of the case and registered a case against the accused, after a video of the incident went viral.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.