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File photo of Mahatma Gandhi University (Kottayam), an alleged hub of casteist bias | Wikimedia Commons

Don’t just cheer removal of Deepa Mohanan’s director. Why was casteist prof hired, promoted?

Caste bias isn't new. But where Rohith Vemula, Delta Meghwal, and Payal Tadvi failed, Deepa Mohanan has an answer.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.
BSP chief Mayawati on the occasion of party founder Kanshi Ram's birth anniversary, at the party office in Lucknow, on 15 March 2021 | ANI

Calling BSP ‘BJP’s B-team’ shows caste bias. Here are four reasons

In this article, I assess the most common claims being made vis-a-vis BSP’s political strategy in Uttar Pradesh as well as the party’s preparations.
For representation only | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Police suspect ‘jilted lover’ behind death of UP Dalit girl found ‘murdered’ metres away from home

According to police, the class 10 student, sustained an internal injury, possibly after being forcefully hit with a blunt object, leading to her death. Post-mortem rules out sexual assault.
A BJP rally in Noida in the runup to the 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections | Suraj Singh Bisht, ThePrint

Why UP BJP has picked this woman Dalit leader to challenge Mayawati on her turf

The BJP has managed to stitch together an upper caste, non-Jatav Dalit and non-Yadav OBC coalition in UP. It is now eyeing the Jatav vote. 
File photo of Gail Omvedt. | Credit: Twitter/@Prksh_Ambedkar

Why Gail Omvedt is celebrated but Arundhati Roy was seen as appropriation

Instead of speaking for the Dalit-Bahujan community like Medha Patkar and Arundhati Roy, Omvedt never felt the need to grab the mic.
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Gail Omvedt took caste to global audience that was fed only a Brahminical point of view

Gail Omvedt represents a generation of scholarship and activism that combined diverse ideologies to fight out caste-based oppression. She was a trusted friend of Bahujans.

HC seeks report from Delhi Police on investigation into rape, murder of minor Dalit girl

The Delhi High Court was also informed that an SIT has been constituted to probe into the case after it was transferred from the local police station to Delhi Police crime branch.
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BJP’s OBC line has silenced RSS Brahmins. But Shudras key to anti-Muslim battles

The RSS knows that Shudra agrarian communities across India are re-assessing their status in all spheres of life — spiritual, social, educational and economic.
File photo of K Chandrashekhar Rao | Facebook/@trspartyonline

Telangana politics now revolves around Dalits & KCR triggered the change. Here’s why

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a Dalit Bandhu scheme that promises Rs 10 lakh in cash to each SC family. 
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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