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
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.
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
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
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).
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'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’
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Once upon a time, Jack posed with a blue poster that said something very obvious: #SmashBrahminicalPariarchy
What really happened at the meeting with Twitter's Jack Dorsey: An open chat, not a planned attack on Brahmins
The statement is a little disappointing because, while business concerns are real for a company like Twitter, elsewhere in the world they stand up for what’s right.
In Indore district, BJP is engaged in caste arithmetic to engineer favourable sentiments across nine seats
The challenge for the BJP ahead of the Madhya Pradesh elections is evident. It is going to be tough to accommodate leaders of all castes in Indore district's nine seats, all while ensuring that no rebel candidate surfaces.
Rajasthan polls: Despite Ajmer debacle in 2014, Sachin Pilot leads Vasundhara Raje, Ashok Gehlot in race to CM post
Every pre-poll survey in Rajasthan, where Assembly election is scheduled to be held on December 7, has indicated Sachin Pilot is the first choice of the electorate.