Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Dalit

Are Brahmins the Whites of India, and Dalits the Blacks of India? Is Caste Same as Race?

Snakes in the Ganga by Rajiv Malhotra and Vijaya Viswanathan combats 'misconceptions' about caste.

‘Raped, strangled, hanged’ — anger, grief in Lakhimpur Kheri as Dalit sisters’ bodies come home

Police claim two of the accused raped the teens, strangled them after they 'demanded marriage' & hung their bodies from tree to 'destroy evidence'. Kin say girls didn't know accused.

6 arrested in alleged gangrape, murder of 2 Dalit sisters in UP, girls found hanging from tree

The minor girls were lured to a farm and raped; cops said they were killed once they insisted on marriage.

UP ‘honour killing’: Muslim woman’s autopsy suggests poison, brothers ‘killed Dalit lover in her room’

A 19-year-old Muslim woman and an 18-year-old Dalit man were found dead on Saturday. Police suspect that it was a case of a forbidden love story gone awry.

‘I’m Dalit but identify as a Brahmin’ — How Dalit comedians in India are smashing elite nexus

Dalit comedians are cracking the same light-hearted, self-deprecating jokes about everything from Indian parents to dating apps, but they are changing the punchline.

‘No hush money’: Jalore principal’s father says ‘paying Dalit family for treatment’ backfired

Chail Singh's family says they don't know how he managed to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to the Meghwals, who lost their 9-yr-old son. They claim he paid the money for the boy's treatment.

SubscriberWrites: Dalit-Bahujan ‘rightward shift’ helped BJP but blending tribal identity will be a challenge

Draupadi Murmu’s presidency represents a watershed moment in the post-Bahujan phase of politics as new social groups are articulating demands, writes Nikhil Jois.

Jatt hip-hop to Dalit pop – How caste seeped into Punjabi music

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Singing at Communist meetings to NDA’s Rajya Sabha pick — Ilaiyaraaja’s journey to Parliament

The 79-year-old maestro was nominated to the Rajya Sabha earlier this week. Many believe the choice to be a “political move” on the part of the BJP.

Don’t limit caste census to Hindus. Include tribals, Dalits of Muslim, Sikh, Christian faiths

The Rangnath Mishra Committee and the Sachar Committee reports too acknowledge the poor condition of Dalits and Adivasis of the Muslim faith.

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Australia’s 1956 Test series win in India was a one-man genius—Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud played 8 Tests in India picking up 52 wickets. Among these were some of India’s finest batsman like Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.