Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicCaste

Topic: Caste

The Economist is wrong. Brahmins become CEOs in US not because of quotas in India

Indians CEOs, who are mostly Brahmins, might be 'minorities' in the US but they are the beneficiaries of the new American ‘caste system’.

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

2021 was the year of anti-caste cinema — from Jai Bhim to Karnan

Tamil films showed that it was possible to be anti-caste and not be ‘anti-box office’. Bollywood needs to catch up.

Hindu scriptures validate the persistence of inequality in caste and gender

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

Jai Bhim is a ‘reality show’ about caste. It deserves a place in school curriculums

Jai Bhim should also be shown in police training cells to educate officers about the consequences of physically and mentally torturing the prisoners.

The India that Vir Das and liberals want – and the one they won’t talk about

Standup comedian Vir Das' Kennedy Center monologue 'Two Indias' is based on a pre-2014 nostalgia and the forced funeral enacted by every liberal.

NEET UG results have a loud and clear message: Dominant castes can’t continue old tactics

NEET UG results have bust the caste-merit myth. But dominant castes still have an 'anxiety' about unreserved seats.

Emphasis on surnames keep the silent apartheid of caste in India alive

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

KCR’s Telangana is utopia for his caste group, land barons. Oppressed continue to suffer

As a Dalit from Telangana, I often ask: “Is this the Telangana we fought for?” The killing of Manthena Madhukar and Pranay Kumar indicate that feudal forces continue to rule.

We must ‘replace’ caste with something else, rather than trying to ‘remove’ it: Ram Madhav

In 'The Hindutva Paradigm,' Ram Madhav writes that caste hierarchy and privileges based on caste had no sanction in Hinduism.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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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