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Why ‘The Economist’ gets so economical with truth when it comes to India and Indians
World

Why ‘The Economist’ gets so economical with truth when it comes to India and Indians

The magazine’s recent article, ‘Why Brahmins lead Western firms but rarely Indian ones’, not just showcases its lack of understanding of Indian society, but also smacks of arrogance and prejudice towards India and Indians

Mayawati's strategy for 2022 UP polls: Woo Brahmins, a promise of no parks and no bahubali candidates
Politics

Mayawati's strategy for 2022 UP polls: Woo Brahmins, a promise of no parks and no bahubali candidates

In what is being viewed as a do-or-die election, the BSP chief has promised to change the image of the state and focus on development

'No one above the law': Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on case against father
India

'No one above the law': Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on case against father

It was alleged that Nand Kumar Baghel recently made an appeal to people to boycott Brahmins by terming them as foreigners, and also asked people to not let them enter their villages

PM Modi Cabinet reshuffle: 27 OBCs, 11 women, a host of professionals — a sneak peek
Politics

PM Modi Cabinet reshuffle: 27 OBCs, 11 women, a host of professionals — a sneak peek

PM Modi Cabinet reshuffle: Thirteen lawyers, six doctors, five engineers and seven civil servants are likely to be a part of the government

Pune Police issues notices barring entry of Milind Ekbote, Sambhaji Bhide, 160 others ahead of Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary
India

Pune Police issues notices barring entry of Milind Ekbote, Sambhaji Bhide, 160 others ahead of Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary

Ahead of the 202nd anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle on 1 January, Pune Police have issued notices to over 160 people, including right wing leaders Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide, an official said

President's Rule in Maharashtra: If governments cannot be changed through elections, democracy stands diminished
India

President's Rule in Maharashtra: If governments cannot be changed through elections, democracy stands diminished

The use of President's Rule to keep opposition parties out of power was a favoured tactic in the country during the rule of Indira Gandhi, when the Congress was a behemoth of the sort that the BJP is now becoming. If every election leads to the rule of the same party and largely the same few individuals, it is not very different from the one-party rule of China.

Caste Matters author Suraj Yengde: 'There's a new class of global Brahmin of each society'
Life

Caste Matters author Suraj Yengde: 'There's a new class of global Brahmin of each society'

Through the story of his life growing up in a basti, the discrimination Dalits face everyday and the love and creativity that binds the community together, Suraj Yengde challenges many notions in his book Caste Matters. In this conversation, he speaks about his experience as a Dalit in the West, the radical rebellion that is Dalit love, and how Brahmin participation in the anti-caste movement can be made more meaningful.

Daily Bulletin; Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's cabinet expansion; Chandrayaan-2 to enter lunar orbit; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin; Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's cabinet expansion; Chandrayaan-2 to enter lunar orbit; day's top stories

Daily Bulletin; Karnataka cabinet expansion set for today as BS Yediyurappa gets go-ahead from Amit Shah; ISRO to inject Chandrayaan-2 into lunar orbit today; day's top stories

Karnataka cabinet expansion set for today as BS Yediyurappa gets go-ahead from Amit Shah: Caste equation a major challenge, say sources
Politics

Karnataka cabinet expansion set for today as BS Yediyurappa gets go-ahead from Amit Shah: Caste equation a major challenge, say sources

Having run the Karnataka government without a Cabinet for 22 days, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa finally has received the go-ahead from Amit Shah to undertake the exercise today (20 August).

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

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.

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur: How dogmatic teen from MP town became Malegaon blast-accused legislator
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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur: How dogmatic teen from MP town became Malegaon blast-accused legislator

Sadhvi Pragya's candidature was seen by many within the Sangh as an experiment to test the limits of a country, which is in the process of a churning — a process which rests on the imagination of the Hindu Rashtra.

Tejasvi Surya’s win, Kanhaiya Kumar’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls reflect the changing narrative of ‘New India’
Politics

Tejasvi Surya’s win, Kanhaiya Kumar’s defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls reflect the changing narrative of ‘New India’

Tejasvi Surya projected himself as flag-bearer of ‘New India’ that is confident, assertive and which believes that issues like poverty, economic inequality and social divide will not be resolved by rhetoric but by strengthening the concept of nation-state and market economy.

Who is Tejasvi Surya? Youngest BJP candidate, supported by RSS, raises high nationalism pitch on social media
Politics

Who is Tejasvi Surya? Youngest BJP candidate, supported by RSS, raises high nationalism pitch on social media

Tejasvi also becomes crucial to BJP's Karnataka plans given a sizable population of Brahmins and upper caste Hindus. But that aside, Bengaluru South has also been the base for RSS operations in the city for over two decades.

Congress propels Priyanka Gandhi to wean Brahmins away from BJP, woo Muslims to take chin off SP-BSP alliance
Politics

Congress propels Priyanka Gandhi to wean Brahmins away from BJP, woo Muslims to take chin off SP-BSP alliance

The Congress has certainly created a buzz through Priyanka and has its supporters in Uttar Pradesh jubilant. It certainly makes life difficult for the BJP, but could also have some unforeseen consequences for the SP-BSP alliance.

Examining oral tradition in India and its impact on society, from Vedic literature to larger-than-life actors, politicians
India

Examining oral tradition in India and its impact on society, from Vedic literature to larger-than-life actors, politicians

In narratives of oral tradition, such as Vedic literature, causality is weak and it is difficult to produce rigorous argument, since the tradition allows for colour and repetition rather than analysis

Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the community
India

Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the community

Brahminism has defined the rules for Indian cinema in its portrayal of the Dalit experience, such that victimhood has been made the essence of Dalit life

In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer goes beyond Ganga, Varanasi to explore India's socio-political landscape
Life

In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer goes beyond Ganga, Varanasi to explore India's socio-political landscape

Aatish Taseer explores the questions a young democracy located within an ancient civilisation faces, but his attempt is weakened by his unwilling to get out of his comfort zone

CP Joshi shoots from hip again: Rahul Gandhi's trusted aide releases Ram Mandir genie from Congress bottle
Politics

CP Joshi shoots from hip again: Rahul Gandhi's trusted aide releases Ram Mandir genie from Congress bottle

CP Joshi's utterances on Hinduism and the argument that only a Congress-led government can build a Ram Temple at Ayodhya may, of course, have been a manifestation of his subconscious desire to catch the attention of the Congress president, give words to the party’s current drive to embrace soft Hindutva.

CP Joshi's casteist comment is his 'Mani Shankar Aiyar moment'; may cost Congress MP, Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls
Politics

CP Joshi's casteist comment is his 'Mani Shankar Aiyar moment'; may cost Congress MP, Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha polls

CP Joshi's straight-out casteist remark against Narendra Modi and Uma Bharti has given ammunition to the BJP that might prove fatal for the Congress in upcoming polls

Telangana Assembly polls: Narendra Modi has 'Hindu-Muslim disease', says K Chandrasekhar Rao at political rally
Politics

Telangana Assembly polls: Narendra Modi has 'Hindu-Muslim disease', says K Chandrasekhar Rao at political rally

K Chandrasekhar Rao's comments come amid many other personal attacks on Narendra Modi, including from Congress leaders CP Joshi, UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, and Navjot Singh Sidhu.