Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCaste system

Topic: caste system

Dalit cook Sunita Devi resisted in Uttarakhand. And became a potential Rosa Parks for India

Sunita Devi and some Dalit students' resistance after her sacking over dominant caste kids' refusal to eat mid-day meal cooked by her has parallels with American Rosa Parks's defiance.

Becoming a Hindu is not that easy. Even if a Waseem Rizvi turns into Jitendra Tyagi

Rizvi’s conversion poses a predicament for the Hindu religion. It can’t be as simple as someone converting to Islam, Christianity, Sikhism or Judaism.

Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.

We must applaud Thol Thirumavalavan’s stand on Manusmriti. BJP attacking the messenger

In US, Hindu nationalists avoid discussing the caste system and Manusmriti, but want to be seen as allies in the fight for racial and gender equality.

Arundhati Roy joins Shashi Tharoor, Kangana Ranaut in list of ‘casteless’ upper-caste Indians

In a recent event for her new book, the author claimed she wasn’t Brahmin because her mother is Christian and her father belonged to the Brahmo Samaj.

Kangana Ranaut isn’t casteless. Her elders passed on an invisible code to her

Kangana Ranaut is an upper caste Indian like Shashi Tharoor, Amitabh Bachchan or Nitin Gadkari, who say they believe in a casteless society and are caste-blind.

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.

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

TikTokers dubbed ‘Shudras of internet’: Indians didn’t spare even social media from casteism

The irony is that social media, which was supposed to be a democratic space for every section of society, has been categorised into caste hierarchies.

Un-Indian, copied: 70 years on, Constitution is still attacked because we have failed it

Visva-Bharati University V-C Bidyut Chakrabarty's comments add to the list of fictitious claims against Constitution that Ambedkar had busted during its drafting.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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