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Holi being played in Mathura (representational image) |PTI

Holi harmony is not for everyone. Archives show how some castes were kept out

Men have been killed, women assaulted, and villages razed during Holi festivities.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers to a cow at Banwana Goashala in New Delhi | PTI

AAP wanted to be party with a difference, but it’s talking about cows, caste like any other

A quick glance at some of the election issues the Aam Aadmi Party has chosen for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is revealing.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

In Mayawati-Akhilesh alliance, Ambedkar and Lohia can realise their unfinished agenda

As Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav addressed media queries in Lucknow, the poster behind them spoke louder than their words.

The dangling carrot of reservation and Rahul’s Modi ‘man’ia

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

‘Modi power’ running in reserve, and powers cut for reinstated CBI chief

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

‘Caged Parrot’ looks to break free, and a quota to counter NOTA

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Mahatma Gandhi

As the world debates racist Gandhi, African-Americans had yearned for a Black Gandhi

No one who studies Gandhi should defend his views on race and caste, but that doesn't make him less of an important figure.
Maratha Kranti Morcha

Why caste groups want reservations but also oppose them in India

In many cases, opposition to reservations is largely a reflection of caste-based prejudice masked by other criticisms.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Jagatpita Brahma Temple, in Pushkar | PTI

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s eagerness to be accepted as a Brahmin

Brahmin means entitlement, and Rahul Gandhi wants to embrace it.
File photo of former Prime Minister V.P. Singh | Commons

V.P. Singh’s Mandal vs Kamandal is set to see a sequel in 2019 anti-BJP fight

The opposition needs an icon like V.P. Singh who can bring Dalits, OBCs and other oppressed groups together before 2019 elections.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?