Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Ethnicity

‘They’re taking over our hills’: Manipur groups want NRC to weed out Myanmar refugees

Myanmar refugees fleeing the Junta are finding a new home in Manipur, but some ethnic groups fear cultural and demographic change.

Obesity increases chances of Covid death across ethnicities: Study of 12.6 mn UK adults

South Asians with BMI 27 kg/m2 at same risk of Covid death as white people with 40 kg/m2, according to study by University of Leicester researchers, published in ‘Nature Communications’.

For Assam voters, CAA isn’t priority & ethnic identity issues have faded into background

Given how deep-seated the ethnic identity issue has been in Assam, there is no telling if this shift is merely a phase. But the voters don’t seem to have CAA on their mind.

Caste differences in govt bodies affect how lower castes get public services: Study

Harvard University scholar's study in Bihar shows SC representatives in municipal bodies deliver less when governing under upper caste members.

White nationalists want America to be white again, but here’s why it won’t happen

The white share of the US population has been dropping, from a little under 90 per cent in 1950 to 60 per cent in 2018.

On Camera


A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.