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Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Chief Minister of Punjab during the swearing-in ceremony, at Raj Bhawan in Chandigarh, on 20 September 2021 | PTI Photo

Punjab’s many Dalit Sikhs – Ramdasia, Ravidasia, Mazhabis, Ranghretas, Rai, Sansi

Charanjit Singh Channi is a Ramdasia, whose elevation as Punjab CM has propelled the issues and political identity of Dalit Sikhs to the centre stage of the state's politics.
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University Library

In JNU, works of Gail Omvedt and Dalit scholars are relegated to ‘underground’ networks

I joined JNU’s Centre for Historical Studies in 1995, and found that books and archival materials on Dalits and Adivasis were scarce. Keeping up the Brahminical caste status was a primary motive of these studies.
Ravidnra Jadeja

Jadeja to Swamy to Sikka, Indian celebs flaunting caste identities normalise inequalities

Melbourne University scholars write about routine brandishing of 'upper caste' culture, which reproduces inequalities and makes them dominant representation of a national culture.

How MP Excise Act systemically targets SC, ST, Vimukta communities

Researchers for CPA project analysed 540 FIRs and 5.62 lakh arrests under MP Excise Act to find the continuation of the colonial legacy of branding certain communities as ‘criminal tribes’.

Ministers to Hockey India, all are quiet on casteist attack on Dalit player Vandana Katariya

What do India's sports bodies have in common? Silence on discrimination.
Students wait outside an exam centre as they arrive to appear for the NEET exam, in Lucknow, on 13 September 2020 | ANI File Photo

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

After Neville Shah’s ‘quota’ clip, Indian comedians called out for past casteist, sexist jokes

Old tweets and videos of several popular comedians have surfaced on social media where they made sexist, casteist and Islamophobic jokes.

How Instagram reels is a mirror to modern casteism in India

Instagram Reels feels like you've entered an expensive restaurant where you can be mocked for your clothes, accent, and pronunciation.

Violence, ‘caste slurs, changed vibe’ — fallout in Delhi neighbourhood after Muslim-Dalit wedding

A mob of around 10-20 men went on a rampage in Delhi's Harijan Basti after they came to know about the couple’s marriage. Police have arrested seven persons for the violence so far.

Amitabh Bachchan was once ‘casteless’ Hindu. Tandav, Ludo now flaunt loud, proud Brahmins

Pankaj Tripathi in Hotstar’s Criminal Justice to Saif Ali Khan in Tandav, Dabangg to Jolly LLB, Bollywood now showcases only Brahmin stories.
A young worker at her office desk, Bengaluru

All workplaces and managers are faced with one problem today — what to do with millennials?

Workplaces want to know how to get millennials to work and not quit. At Indian School of Business, we surveyed thousands of managers to understand the problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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