Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Caste

Goodbye, General Category. EWS quota ends savarna’s long-enjoyed casteless identity

10% quota in government jobs and educational institutions is not an inclusive affirmative action policy but will exclusively benefit the so-called 'General Category'.

Bengal politics is not casteless or Bhadralok-free. But it’s still not a deciding factor

In ‘The Curious Trajectory of Caste in West Bengal Politics’, Ayan Guha writes why West Bengal has not seen large-scale Dalit resistance.

Reservations do not help further the cause of higher education in India

At times discussions need to be politically incorrect to reflect the true picture and help the Nation and society to progress and prosper, writes Col KL Viswanathan.

Ramana’s collegium didn’t diversify judiciary. Data shows most judges are upper-caste Hindus

Former CJI Ramana recently spoke about the absence of mechanism to ensure diversity in appointment of judges. He didn’t fix it in his tenure either.

We conducted US’ 1st caste survey. Got slurs, saw Dalit silence, 1 group had existential crisis

In 'Trauma of Caste', Thenmozhi Soundarajan talks about the history of caste discrimination in the US and Equality Labs' experience of conducting the first caste survey.

Hindu-Americans are in denial about caste. It’s been in religious scriptures for long

Battle lines are being drawn in response to the emergence of caste fissures in the American workplace, thanks to California Civil Rights Department's case against CISCO.

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.

Autopsy says no injuries, but in UP’s Auraiya, Dalit teen’s family says ‘he told us he was beaten’

Post-mortem report says the 15-yr-old died of septicaemia & cops point to ‘kidney infection’ as root cause. But family claims 'beating' at hands of teacher led to his death.

What do Indian teens think about reservation? Don’t ignore private jobs, foreign univ rush

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

Could independent India stay together? A British colonial officer measured Indian noses to find out

If you were a British officer in the late 1800s, you just had one goal after the Revolt of 1857 – to prove that India cannot be a stable nation.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.