Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicKanwariyas

Topic: Kanwariyas

For kanwariyas, this is a time for free train rides — the ‘ticket’ is their saffron clothes

Kanwariyas say no one dares question them, and even TTEs don’t ask for tickets. But passengers complain of harassment, want separate coaches for kanwariyas.

What kanwariyas want — from finding love to a chance to travel without their husbands

How to spend a day with kanwariyas and enjoy it.

Kanwar Yatra has more Dalits and OBCs but Indian liberals still won’t notice them

Dalit and OBC kanwariyas travelling to Uttar Pradesh from all over India thwart the liberal narrative of institutional oppression within Hinduism.

India has a new political divide —Majority kanwarias vs elite Halloweeners

Modi-BJP govt draw their instincts from the street and respond likewise. This has flummoxed the Congress and isolated the critical elite.

At launch of book on equality, Lutyens’ media leads the charge

Front Page The lure of the former Raj jewel-in-the-crown hasn't escaped former Financial Times correspondent in India James Crabtree, who launched his book at the...

Tamil Nadu mourns as Karunanidhi is buried, and kanwariyas go on rampage in Delhi

Front Page For the people and press of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi’s death is personal. In its tribute, Tamil daily Dinamani paints a picture of the man...

Kanwariyas vs Namazis: Double standard over disruption in public spaces?

During the month of sawan, kanwariyas (carriers of holy water) take to the streets for an annual Hindu procession that disrupts traffic and even...

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image: Popular face serums | Pixabay

Vit C serums to laser hair removal—DIY skincare on Instagram can be lethal for your skin

The Instagram algorithm complements brands’ targeted marketing so you see the products you’re most likely to buy. But the outcomes of DIY skin treatment are different.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.