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Arunthathiyars protesting against wall built by Paraiyars in a Madurai village

It is time to break the silence around casteism among Scheduled Castes

The experiences in the ongoing protest in Sandaiyur, Tamil Nadu, expose the casteism present within the Scheduled Caste population.

The shocking death of Bhanubhai: Why are Dalits in Gujarat angry?

Bhanubhai’s dead body has not been accorded dignified burial even after 48 hours, and no state minister has visited.
Music performance

Parayan, poramboku and devadasi: The dark casteist history of these common words

Does the cleansing of language and old text amount to a dangerous process of whitewashing our ugly past?
Passengers on board a Delhi Metro

Even in an empty Delhi metro coach, middle-class Indians make their maids sit on the floor

With rising prosperity, more double-income couples and nuclear families, the need for domestic workers is increasing – and so is the class divide.
a collage of the book cover (L) with an image of Sujatha Gidla (R)

Sujatha Gidla’s ‘Ants Among Elephants’: Baring the caste bugs in India’s revolution

‘Your life is your caste, your caste is your life’, writes first-time author Sujatha Gidla, who has been unable to escape caste ostracism in faraway USA.

Caste is still a daily struggle for US-based acclaimed author Sujatha Gidla

Author’s mother is still hounded by upper caste neighbours in Andhra, while Indians in the US also frown upon ‘untouchables’ like her family.
Women sitting in protest with written slogans to stop crime against

Sex crimes against SCs/STs rising since 2014, experts say it’s power play

According to NCRB data, 13.9 per cent of all atrocities against SCs and 14.8 per cent of all crimes against STs were rape or sexual assault.
Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty

सलमान और उनके साथियों के लिए बदसूरत या प्रतिभाहीन होना भंगी होने के बराबर है

यदि आप 2017 के जातिवाद को 2018 में ले जाने पर आमादा नहीं हों, तो यह शायद एक अच्छा समय है कि आप भंगी शब्द का उच्चारण करना बंद कर दें- याशिका दत्त
Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty

For Salman Khan and co, being ugly or untalented is the same as being Bhangi

Unless you are adamant on taking your 2017 casteism into 2018, maybe now would be a good time to stop saying the word bhangi.
Former Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan comes out of the Presidency Jail after serving six-month sentence

Karnan to continue ‘fight against caste discrimination’ after six months in jail

A close aide of Karnan alleges there is widespread prejudice against Dalits in the judiciary, and the former HC judge will once again raise his voice against it.

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Cyclists ride along the Venice Beach boardwalk on May 25.

Social distancing or herd immunity? A combination of both needed to contain Covid

The US desperately needs a solid strategy unlike what the Trump administration has in place — doing almost nothing and telling people the disease will go away.

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.


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.