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Attack over ad for upper caste sweeper

Ahmedabad, June 23: An NGO's job advertisement seeking a preferably upper caste sweeper-cleaner has triggered two days of vandalism and threats by people who found it "insulting", prompting its director to go into hiding. The Ahmedabad-based ... Calcutta Telegraph, 2 days ago

10 shocking realities of caste in India

Caste is both a historical truth of the Indian subcontinent, and a reality of modern-day India. Some of us are still unaware of the extent to which caste remains an ordering principle in our society today. Caste is present in a massive way in most ...
 Yourstory.in1 week ago


"Pareshram drew his arrow to the very steel tip. The arrow went forth into space and, quivering, pierced the bosom of the ocean - 18 coss from where the brothers stood! ...Samudra retreated 18 coss from the Syadri range of mountains, leaving a long ...
 Times of India1 week ago

Reading between the lines

Caste is a highly talked about subject these days. However, whether the varna described in the Manusmriti is really associated with what is called jati in local parlance is debatable. Varna implies social organisation for expediting different works ...
 The Statesman3 weeks ago
UCAN India

Former untouchables join Hindu religious festival

Indian Hindu women perform religious rites during the ritual bathing in the at the Kumbh Mela festival in Ujjain in this file photo. This year women from the former untouchable castes took part in the festival, defying tradition. (Photo by AFP) ...
 UCAN India3 weeks ago
Speaking Tree

Now choose your life

Caste has been misinterpreted as being hereditary whereas Krishna states clearly in the Bhagwad Gita that caste is a classification of people's potential. A family might have children with qualities that are suitable for Brahmins, Kshatriyas, ...
 Speaking Tree3 weeks ago
Mid Day

Devdutt Pattanaik: Caste Purana

By Devdutt Pattanaik | Posted 29-May-2016 THE Adi Purana, or primary Purana, mother of all later Puranas, constituted the fifth Veda compiled by Vyasa, as it presented Vedic ideas in story form. Historians, however, trace the rise of Puranic ...
 Mid Day4 weeks ago

Dharma for Supreme Liberation

The long discourse of the Anu Gita in the last part of the Mahabharata comes to a close with the guru telling his disciples to function in life according to the precepts and be successful in realising the truth. Sri Krishna, who was narrating all ...
 New Indian Express4 weeks ago

Maya puts social engineering to test in RS polls

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati is again trying her social engineering formula, this time in the nomination of her party's two candidates, Satish Chandra Mishra and Ashok Siddharth, to Rajya Sabha. Balancing caste equations, Mayawati ...
 Times of India4 weeks ago

UP Assembly polls: In queue for BSP tickets, some sitting SPMLAs

As the BSP prepares its candidates for almost all 403 seats in UP, a list that will include some 100 Muslims and at least 50 Brahmins, signs have emerged that a number of Samajwadi Party MLAs are among the probables. BSP leaders say they will indeed ...
 Yahoo! India1 month ago UP assembly polls: BSP quietly finalises potential candidates — Muslims, upper caste leaders, sitting SPMLAs  Yahoo! India1 month ago
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