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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.
Representative image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

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.
Man constructing toilet in a village in Muzaffarnagar, Bihar | Christopher Wilton-Steer/Aga Khan Development Network

Caste differences in govt bodies affect how lower castes get public services: Study

Harvard University scholar's study in Bihar shows SC representatives in municipal bodies deliver less when governing under upper caste members.
The newspaper advertisement by Brandavan Food Product Company | ThePrint

‘Agrawal Vaish’ applicants only — railway vendor’s job ad sparks outrage, IRCTC takes action

Brandavan Food Products issues apology to IRCTC after its community-specific ad triggers backlash on social media.

Blue tick not just a verification mark but a mark of Twitter’s caste bias, say users

Twitter users have made hashtag 'Cancel all blue ticks in India' trend, alleging the platform has a bias against Dalits, minorities and other lower castes when it verifies accounts.
Twitter is caught in another 'caste discrimination' row in India

Twitter caught in caste controversy again, users say it discriminates against SC, ST, OBCs

Following the Jack Dorsey-‘Smash Brahminical patriarchy’ row last November, users have now been trending hashtags like #CasteistTwitter and #JaiBhimTwitter.
Dalit activists protest against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act | PTI

Abuses Ambedkar Caravan founder faces every day: Clean my toilet, you belong to gutter

Even known public figures go after Dalit activists to get their account suspended, and their followers want us to be ‘nailed and hanged’.

On Camera

Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.

Defence

File photo of INS Kavaratti | Indian Navy

Navy to commission INS Kavaratti, an indigenously-built warfare stealth corvette tomorrow

Like its predecessors, the new corvette does not have air defence systems than the close-in weapons deployed on board and the Navy is looking at getting new Short Range Air Defence System.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.