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Manu statue in front of the Rajasthan High Court | Facebook/@RajasthanHC

Bristol brought down slave trader’s statue. This is what India should do with Manu statue

The year 2020 will not tolerate White-washing or Manu-splaining of history. It’s time to remove Manu statue from the premises of Rajasthan High Court.
File photo | BJP MLA Rakesh Rathore | Facebook/Rakesh Rathore

The difficulty of being Rakesh Rathore, or why the BJP’s caste coalition in UP is rocky

Leaked phone conversations of a BJP MLA speak the truth behind the Yogi government’s PR.
Jack Dorsey during his visit to India | @annavetticad/Twitter

Charges quashed against Twitter’s Jack Dorsey for holding poster. More CEOs must speak up now

Many conservatives and Right-wing Indians were outraged that the Twitter CEO, in his visit to India, held a poster against brahmanical patriarchy. He had every right to.
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Brahmins on India’s elite campuses say studying science is natural to upper castes: Study

New study finds Brahmin domination in India's science stream and premier scientific institutions has led upper castes to say they are natural inheritors of science.
Jogendra Nath Mandal | Commons

BJP claims CAA helps Dalits. But lives of Jogendra Nath Mandal & Ambedkar say otherwise

Ambedkar and Mandal resigned from Indian and Pakistani cabinets in 1950-51. Their letters hold the key to understanding the debate around CAA and BJP's push for it.
Modi government to start a Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) pilot this year (Representational image) | Commons

We know the number of cows & pigs in India, but not those of OBCs & Brahmins

Modi govt rightly believes data is required for proper planning and formulation of any programme. But this holds true for social policies too.
Voters stand in line at a polling station in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh| Representational image | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

What Abhijit Banerjee and Thomas Piketty missed in their study of Indian voter behaviour

The celebrated economists have argued Indian voters vote for caste and religious issues, and not for social spending.
Munshi Premchand

Of caste struggles and women empowerment, a look at Premchand’s short stories

There has been a century-long debate on whether Premchand was able to articulate the suffering of the lower castes, considering that he was a rich Kayastha.
Fagu Chauhan

Bihar governor attends BJP-backed ‘caste meeting’, Sushil Modi says it’s for social harmony

The public meeting was organised on 27 August by the BJP-backed Nonia, Bind & Bedar Mahasangh. Governor Chauhan belongs to Nonia caste.
Justice Chitambaresh

Casteist judges? Justice V. Chitambaresh wasn’t the first, he won’t be the last

CJI Gogoi must condemn Justice Chitambaresh for upholding Brahmins, not Constitution. His comments don’t suit his constitutional post.

On Camera

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.