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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.
Manual Scavenging

Someone has to go to jail: Delhi HC must put onus on state for manual scavengers’ death

Local authorities in different states not only fail to enforce relevant laws, but also directly violate law by employing manual scavengers.
Members of Dalit community display a portrait of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during 'Bharat Bandh' in New Delhi | PTI

‘You don’t look Dalit’ and other things ‘upper castes’ must stop saying to Dalits immediately

Even if you have one Dalit friend or claim to clean your own toilet, here’s a guide to casteist comments that need to end.
Girls studying in a school

Chetan Bhagat likes the three-language formula, Swara Bhasker says Article 15 ‘gives her hope’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.