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Of dead cows and Dalits: Revisiting Babasaheb Ambedkar's inconvenient history of caste conversion

Apr 14, 2015

Of dead cows and Dalits: Revisiting Babasaheb Ambedkar's inconvenient history of caste conversion

Ketkar went on to claim that Ambedkar supported 'reconversion', saying, "In a way, he also supported ghar wapsi. That he converted to Buddhism after Gandhi's death and as per his promise to Gandhiji chose the religion closest to Hinduism after giving a lot of time to Hindu society." #ConnectTheDots #beef #Dalits #RSS #BR Ambedkar #Ambedkar #ghar wapsi #caste conversions #124th birth anniversary
Sharad Yadav's latest claim: Padma awards given only to 'dishonest'

Apr 11, 2015

Sharad Yadav's latest claim: Padma awards given only to 'dishonest'

Speaking to the media after the event, Yadav stuck to his guns, saying "Whatever I have said, I have said." #TheySaidIt #Caste #Padma Awards #Sharad Yadav #JD(U)
Attempt to create hatred on the basis of caste, religion condemnable: Rajnath

Apr 10, 2015

Attempt to create hatred on the basis of caste, religion condemnable: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed as "condemnable" any attempt to create hatred on the basis of caste, sect and religion. #India #Religion #TheySaidIt #Hindutva #Rajnath Singh #Caste #Home Minister #communalism #Fascism
SC seeks Centre, EC's reply on plea for more seats for SC/ST

Mar 27, 2015

SC seeks Centre, EC's reply on plea for more seats for SC/ST

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007. #India #Supreme Court #Election Commission #SC/ST #Puran Singh #Caste reservations
What Jat reservation debacle shows: Quota politics don't benefit anyone

Mar 24, 2015

What Jat reservation debacle shows: Quota politics don't benefit anyone

Upset by the Supreme Court's decision to quash quota benefits in Central government announced by UPA-2, Jats have announced an agitation in Delhi. They plan to gather at Jantar Mantar in May to force the Narendra Modi government to restore the reservation benefits. #UPA #InMyOpinion #OBC #Haryana #NDA #Jat #Jat politics #reservation politics #backward caste

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What Manmohan Singh won't say on Independence Day

Aug 13, 2012

What Manmohan Singh won't say on Independence Day

The Prime Minister is not known for speaking his mind. But if he decided to break protocol and address the nation on Independence Day, here's what he might be expected to say. #OnOurMind #India #Manmohan Singh #Prime Minister #Caste #Dowry
Do Pakistanis vote like Indians?

Jul 08, 2012

Do Pakistanis vote like Indians?

India's democracy functions because of caste. The basis of voting is not issues or ideology - is Pakistan the same? #India #Congress #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Imran Khan #Caste #Zardari #Identity Politics #Pakistan elections 2013