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Brahminism and bigotry: Decoding the NCAER data on untouchability

Nov 29, 2014

Brahminism and bigotry: Decoding the NCAER data on untouchability

An NCAER survey talks of a high level of untouchability among Indians - with one in four admitting to such attitudes. But there is more to it that just this. The data need a more nuanced reading to draw the right conclusions. #Dalits #NCAER #Hindus #Racism #Muslims #Ambedkar #Sikhs #OBCs #Casteism #Brahmins #untouchability
Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law

Oct 31, 2014

Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law

A repeal or reading down of Section 377 will not miraculously remove the social stigma around homosexuality and what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. But it certainly plays its part in giving a sort of official stamp of approval on that stigma. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Gay #Government #OBC #Gender equality #Adultery #Section 377 #Gender identity #Lesbians #transgenders #LGBT community #Bangalore Techie
Focusing on Jats, dumping HJC Here is why BJP slipping from its peak in Haryana

Oct 13, 2014

Focusing on Jats, dumping HJC Here is why BJP slipping from its peak in Haryana

The BJP does not seem to have picked up much momentum in the thick of electioneering in Haryana. The atmospherics are in its favour, people are talking about it, Modi is drawing good crowds, but somehow the vigour that is associated with the challenger, out to throw an incumbent, is missing. #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #OBC #Caste #Haryana #Jat #HJC #Haryana Assembly Election 2014
Reservation row: Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC

Sep 18, 2014

Reservation row: Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC

The Congress-NCP government, which is facing Assembly elections next month, earlier this year took the decision to provide 16 percent reservations for Marathas and five percent for the Muslims. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Reservation #OBC #Quotas #NCP #Muslim #Constitution #Upper caste #ST #lower caste #Maratha #Rane report
Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

Sep 11, 2014

Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

In April, the court had recognized transgender as a third gender and told the government they were entitled to reservations like OBCs. #InMyOpinion #Gay #Government #OBC #Gender equality #Section 377 #Gender identity #Lesbians #transgenders #LGBT community

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Why Muslim OBCs should be given reservation

Jun 01, 2012

Why Muslim OBCs should be given reservation

The legislation to give a sub-quota to Muslims within the OBC quota may have drafting flaws, but the need for quotas cannot be disputed. #OBC quotas #Quota Raj #Andhra HC verdict