Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: Caste

Sack of the Hindu caravan, and future of Indian secularism

For too long was the burden of protecting India’s secularism outsourced to its 14% Muslims. Why it's time it shifted to the Hindus.

‘Which caste is lower?’ Periyar University in Tamil Nadu asks MA History students, slammed

The Salem university’s vice-chancellor says question papers are set by professors of other colleges; orders probe, as does the state's higher education department.

OBC lead, Ambedkar & Shivaji books – Marathi film Jayanti is a milestone in anti-caste cinema

Shailesh Narwade’s Jayanti is perhaps the first time SC, ST, OBC and Muslim characters are overtly used in a single movie.

Why Modi, Yogi govts are treating Agnipath protesters as ‘their people’

BJP knows better than to concede the goodwill of the social group it has worked hard to capture. Muslims would never get this treatment.

Caste-afraid Indians in US tech companies are hogging diversity quota of Blacks, Hispanics

Google doesn't like to talk caste and 48.3% of its employees in the US are White with the second largest group being Asians who constitute 43.2% of the workforce.

Religious fanaticism won’t end without addressing caste. Hyderabad Dalit’s death shows again

Religion has always been the beauty of Indian society and not a problem, as some sections portray.

Under BJP, Muslims are becoming new ‘bottom’ of society. It’s a message for Dalits, OBCs

The Indian State being ruthless to the Muslims is not new and certainly not unique to BJP rule. But what the ruling party is undertaking is a social re-engineering.

Lagaan to Jhund, how does India pick sports films? Dalit stories are starting ‘second innings’

The idea of the nation is central to the sports film genre, where underdogs represent the nation by fighting the odds. But things are changing.

Differences should not create discrimination. India’s diversity is empowering

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Why Bengal and North India failed to produce any Phule, Ambedkar, Periyar

Almost all prominent social reformers and anti-caste leaders emerged in two geographical and administrative locations—Bombay and Madras presidencies—during British rule.

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False beliefs are hard to challenge. They come from social networks, not facts

In a 'hyperspecialised' world, all reliable information is produced from interconnected fields. But wrong beliefs don't take that into account.
Queue outside the Bank of England in London | File image | Commons

Highest rate hike by Bank of England since 1995, country warned of long recession ahead

England’s consumer inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.4% in June, over 4 times the Bank’s 2% target. Putin’s weaponisation of gas supplies will drive inflation even higher, some feared.


Indian Army conducts an Airborne exercise along the Northern Borders in Eastern Ladakh | File image | ANI

India and China Air Forces hold maiden talks in Ladakh as LAC tension escalates to sky

Chinese aircraft have repeatedly breached agreed positions along the LAC, while Indian Air Force continue with forward deployment in areas close to it.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.