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All about Tiruvalluvar: How Tamil saint poet weaved wisdom in seven words
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All about Tiruvalluvar: How Tamil saint poet weaved wisdom in seven words

Tirukkural is also key evidence in affirming that Tamil culture is one of the most beautiful flowers in the bouquet of Sanatana Dharma and not something distinct from the Vedic tradition

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"Brahmin and Baniya communities are in my pocket", says BJP leader Muralidhar Rao; Congress seeks apology

Rao later said the Congress was "distorting" facts and statements and that the BJP "don't discriminate among sections of the society. All Indians should be part of development"

BJP’s rise has turned Vinayak Damodar Savarkar into a political pariah: Vikram Sampath
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BJP’s rise has turned Vinayak Damodar Savarkar into a political pariah: Vikram Sampath

Historian and author Vikram Sampath explains why Savarkar has been wrongfully targeted on the issue of clemency and Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, and how he has become a casualty of contemporary politics

Kerala HC judge says Brahmins should deliberate if reservation should be caste and community based
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Kerala HC judge says Brahmins should deliberate if reservation should be caste and community based

Judge of High Court of Kerala Justice V Chitambaresh on Friday said that it was time for Brahmins to deliberate whether reservation should be on the basis of community or caste alone while speaking at the Tamil Brahmins Global Meet organised by the Kerala Brahmana Sabha in Kochi.

Sakshi Mishra is real-life equivalent of Article 15's hero and a model for Ambedkar's ideas on inter-caste marriage
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Sakshi Mishra is real-life equivalent of Article 15's hero and a model for Ambedkar's ideas on inter-caste marriage

Sakshi, the 23-year-old daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, used social media as a weapon to neutralise the superior might of her father, who was allegedly opposed to her marrying Ajitesh, a Dalit.

Article 15's Good Brahmin-Bad Brahmin schtick isn't a patch on Fandry's deft handling of caste
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Article 15's Good Brahmin-Bad Brahmin schtick isn't a patch on Fandry's deft handling of caste

To understand why Article 15 is not as progressive a film as it's being made out to be, we need to look at the Nagraj Manjule-directed Fandry

Article 15 movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana's restraint fits this overwhelming, gutsy take on Dalit abuse
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Article 15 movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana's restraint fits this overwhelming, gutsy take on Dalit abuse

Article 15 is the best that Indian cinema can be in these troubled times if it chooses to hold a mirror up to our society.

Ayushmann Khurrana on Article 15 being called anti-Brahmin: Does not show any community in bad light
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Ayushmann Khurrana on Article 15 being called anti-Brahmin: Does not show any community in bad light

A Brahmin outfit from Uttar Pradesh had previously accused Article 15 of maligning the image of their community.

By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging
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By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging

If we consider manual scavenging as an inhuman occupation, then it's important to ask why Gandhi supported the system instead of adopting water closet

Article 15: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama 'maligns' Brahmin community, claims UP outfit
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Article 15: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama 'maligns' Brahmin community, claims UP outfit

Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha, will release in cinemas on 28 June.

How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 14: RSS uses religious festivals to embed sense of Hindu identity in locals, widen its base
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How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 14: RSS uses religious festivals to embed sense of Hindu identity in locals, widen its base

Till the 1970s, RSS didn't have a strong mass base in urban coastal Karnataka. The organisation remained Brahmin-centric, with most leaders belonging to the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community

Gorakhpur Lok Sabha election has become more about ascertaining Adityanath's 'invincibility' than a parliamentary contest
Politics

Gorakhpur Lok Sabha election has become more about ascertaining Adityanath's 'invincibility' than a parliamentary contest

The Gorakhpur contest will essentially be between the SP-BSP candidate and BJP, as it has been always in the Lok Sabha election.

The unanswered prayers of Tamil Nadu's Dalit priests
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The unanswered prayers of Tamil Nadu's Dalit priests

Despite government push for training schools, Dalit priests have not been able to find jobs in state-owned historic temples

Ananth Kumar Hegde's latest barb: Rahul Gandhi a 'hybrid breed' with Christian mother and Muslim father
Politics

Ananth Kumar Hegde's latest barb: Rahul Gandhi a 'hybrid breed' with Christian mother and Muslim father

Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde, whose comments have often triggered controversies, on Wednesday called Congress president Rahul Gandhi a "hybrid breed", saying how can son of a "Muslim" father and Christian mother be a Brahmin.

Brahmanical patriarchy is a term that opens up the world in a challenging, painful, but ultimately liberating way
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Brahmanical patriarchy is a term that opens up the world in a challenging, painful, but ultimately liberating way

The term 'Brahmanical patriarchy' describes how we live in societies that are shaped by gender, caste, and economic relationships, and in turn shape them through our decisions and actions.

Brahmanical patriarchy: Data on female literacy shows it's a grand narrative far removed from reality
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Brahmanical patriarchy: Data on female literacy shows it's a grand narrative far removed from reality

The concatenation of the terms "Brahmanical" and "patriarchy" somehow implies that “upper-caste hegemony” is a cause or perpetuator of “patriarchy” — a very problematic notion, given the universal prevalence of the latter for much of human history even in societies that lack the kind of Varna Vyavastha, which loosely translates to caste hierarchy, that characterised India.

FIR filed against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for 'hurting' Brahmin community
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FIR filed against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for 'hurting' Brahmin community

Dorsey had posted a picture holding a poster with a message 'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy.'

Jack, what the hack: The absurd outrage of Brahmins against Twitter CEO
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Jack, what the hack: The absurd outrage of Brahmins against Twitter CEO

On Sunday, a picture of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posing with a placard reading 'Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy’ went viral.

Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women
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Non-Brahmin priests hope for appointment in Kerala's Sabarimala shrine after Supreme Court lifts ban on entry of women

Despite the Supreme Court order on two occasions that eligibility for the priesthood should be knowledge of rites and traditions and not caste and clan, the Sabarimala shrine has failed to comply with the order so far.

Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protests
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Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protests

Students of a primary school in an Uttar Pradesh village refused to have mid day meal on Friday as they couldn't stomach the fact that it was prepared by a woman from a Scheduled Caste