Reversing the upper-caste gaze: Rajesh Rajamani on his vision for The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas
Conventionally, caste has been a sombre topic in pop culture that chiefly deals with Dalit characters. Rajesh Rajamani reverses the gaze on Savarnas, and inserts humour into his film.
Michiel Baas’ book explores how fitness trainers in the gyms of urban India use their ‘bodily capital’ for ‘upward mobility’
Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture
The investigation into the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police on Thursday.
Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation
Three senior doctors allegedly bullied and tortured Dr Payal Tadvi because of her caste - she was born into an Adivasi family - all the way to suicide at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital.
Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today
While Dr Pragya Tadvi's suicide in Mumbai following caste harassment is a grim reminder of how classrooms are not free from the social evil, it is also an indicator of the sorry state of the education system in India.
'Smash Brahminical Patriarchy' is decidedly targeting Brahmins, calling a select few women to meet Dorsey is certainly 'Brahmanical'
The external display of support for inclusion and defence of Jack Dorsey 'smashing Brahminical Patriarchy', tried to conceal a modern day story of privileged voices having access to most relevant spaces and discourses.
What Dr BR Ambedkar said about Brahmanical Patriarchy in India and why Brahmins (and men) should read it
The lawyer Gautam Bhatia has, in a tweet referring to a paper Ambedkar presented at an anthropology seminar at Columbia University in 1916, suggested a line of inquiry
'BR Ambedkar was a theoretician': Kanshi Ram's hubris and why BSP remained just a party of North India
This comparison, which left nobody in doubt about who he thought was the bigger leader of the Dalits, evoked apathy in North India but met with severe hostility from Andhra Pradesh.
The women of the Matang community — a sub-section of Dalits — earn their livelihoods by sifting through the ashes of the dead. If the smoke inhalation doesn't kill them, hunger will.
The bench said it cannot come in the way of the government taking a decision a day before the MCC came into force.
The apex court asked the Centre to bring all relevant records to show there was proper consideration of NCBC report to reject its recommendation against inclusion of Jats as OBC.
The UPA government’s recent decision to include Jats of nine states in the Central OBC list is arguably the most frightening joke of this millennium.
Caste is not cast in stone. Somewhere during colonial rule, it metamorphosed into something more retrograde than it was in earlier times