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Cisco Systems Inc., headquartered in San Jose, has been sued by the state of California for caste-based discrimination against an Indian-American employee | Photo via Twitter

California state sues Cisco for caste-based discrimination against Indian-American employee

The complainant reported a manager for 'outing him as a Dalit to colleagues' in 2016, but Cisco had then determined caste discrimination was not illegal in US.
The body was found hanging from a tree in Rajasthan's Sapotra village | Twitter

Woman, hanging from a tree in viral image, was not killed by a Muslim but by her ‘lover’

The image was also shared with captions that wrongly claimed that the woman was a Dalit. Media reports said she was killed by her lover as he wanted to hide the affair.
Manu statue in front of the Rajasthan High Court | Facebook/@RajasthanHC

Bristol brought down slave trader’s statue. This is what India should do with Manu statue

The year 2020 will not tolerate White-washing or Manu-splaining of history. It’s time to remove Manu statue from the premises of Rajasthan High Court.
Representational image| Flickr

Indians who support Kapil Mishra are saying #BlackLivesMatter. Let that sink in

Even celebrities like Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra love some low-stake social media solidarity. But to do justice to George Floyd, we must fix our own house first.

What Mooknayak was for Ambedkar, YouTube is for Dalits today

YouTube channels run by Dalits have millions of subscribers. Is this a new segregation in India or the emergence of a much-needed diversity in media ownership?
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt’s handling of Chandrashekhar Azad & Kanhaiya Kumar shows who is the bigger threat

Kanhaiya Kumar is no threat to ‘ghar ghar Modi’ and BJP. But a Dalit leader standing with the Constitution on the steps of Jama Masjid is.

Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’

For Dalits, Bhima Koregaon wasn't just a battle between British and Peshwas but a reclamation of their prestige following centuries of caste discrimination.
CAA: Protest at Jama Masjid in New Delhi

India’s Muslims an excuse. Modi govt also wants to take away Bahujans’ power with CAA & NRC

Babasaheb Ambedkar used to say that he won't be dead as long as India's Constitution is alive. Time has come to save it from Modi government.
Lyricist Shailendra

Shailendra — the Leftist poet and Dalit genius whose lyrics define beauty of simplicity

Shailendra, the prolific lyricist, who straddled the worlds of communism and Bombay’s film industry, wrote over 900 songs.
Ambedkar

A new TV show on B.R. Ambedkar raises questions of responsible representation

To be launched later this month, Hindi serial Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar indicates a mainstreaming of the leader's identity.

On Camera

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images

India must heed growing China-Pakistan intel-sharing. It may have aided Galwan clash

A report on enhanced China-Pakistan cooperation suggests that Pakistan could have shared its intelligence with China ahead of the India-China standoff in Galwan.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.