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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.
Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

Despite post-Balakot confidence, why Modi govt rushed to avert university quota crisis

The small social elite group among Dalits is what Modi and BJP have smartly identified as one requiring urgent attention and quick reaction.
PM Modi in Kumbh Mela

By washing feet, PM Narendra Modi was honouring himself not safai karamcharis

Modi said the workers were leading the Swachh Bharat movement and yet celebrities and politicians continue to be the face of the mission.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

SC rejects plea challenging govt order against use of term Dalit for scheduled castes

The I&B ministry had advised in a 2018 circular that the media should refrain from using the word Dalit for members belonging to scheduled castes.
Rohith Vemula

The IITs have a long history of systematically othering Dalit students

The toxic belief that ‘quota students’ are innately less able than ‘mainstream students’ is at the heart of this caste-based exclusion.
File photo of BSP chief Mayawat

Who trolls Mayawati on Twitter and what it says about Indians

Mayawati’s entry on Twitter ran into a wall of hate, with trolls swarming her timeline with casteist slurs and abuses on the four-time chief minister.
Ankita Lokhande as Jhalkaribai in the film 'Manikarnika' |ManikarnikaFilm/Facebook

Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika fails Dalit warrior Jhalkaribai with 5 min role and ‘item’ song

So fleeting is Jhalkaribai’s mention in Manikarnika that if you are distracted even for a minute, you may miss her.
Jogendra Nath Mandal | Commons

Jogendra Nath Mandal, a Bengali Dalit leader who went on to become a Pakistani minister

On his 115th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the Dalit activist who traversed the distance to Pakistan, only to return back.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

How three key Supreme Court judgments shook the faith of SCs, STs and OBCs in one year

Two of the most important Dalit issues have been impacted by these judgments: protection from atrocities and adequate representation.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.