Opinion  /  Published 14.09.21

Privileged few: BSP and neo-Brahminism

Politicians often strive to resurrect tried-and-tested formulae, especially when the chips are down. This seems to be the case with Mayawati and her Bahujan Samaj Party. The BSP’s electoral tall...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.21

Chosen few: BSP dilemma

Can the bahujan — ‘majority’ — coexist peacefully with the sarvajan — ‘everyone’? This has been one of the most enduring dilemmas confront...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.07.21

Mayawati: Eye on Brahmin votes

Ahead of the 2022 UP Assembly elections, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday said the Brahmins will not vote for the BJP and her party will begin a campaign from Ayodhya next week to ‘a...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 04.07.21

Exile and the Kingdom

I was relieved once I crossed the border and entered India without getting caught by the police. It was very different from the time I had come here as a student. I was now a serious whole-timer of th...
By Hisila Yami

India  /  Published 08.01.21

Aid for Brahmin brides with community rider

The Karnataka government’s plan to financially support Brahmin brides from poor families has kicked up a row because of the condition that the beneficiaries must marry within the community. The...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


India  /  Published 13.07.20

Maya cites fear to woo Brahmins

Mayawati on Sunday tried to tap the encounter killings of Vikas Dubey and his gang members to reach out to Brahmins in Uttar Pradesh. “The BSP believes that an entire community shouldn’t ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Lucknow

India  /  Published 10.09.19

Anguish over Brahmin eulogy

Academics and activists on Tuesday termed as “unconstitutional” a statement by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla that Brahmins are supreme socially because of their sacrifice and penance.They expressed a...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.11.18

Forest tribe readies for Sabarimala battle

A forest tribe that claims to have once managed the Sabarimala temple is gearing up for a legal battle to reclaim their right to run the Kerala shrine and revive rituals that Brahminical rites had rep...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

In New India, caste oppression is being reinvigorated

There is one race that Indians are determined to win. The race to run backward. New India is newest in its love for regressive beliefs and repressive traditions, anti-scientific mindsets and primitive...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.08.19

One eatery in non-veg row, another does a Zomato take-off

A restaurant here has kicked up a row by naming a chicken delicacy after Iyers, a vegetarian Tamil Brahmin caste.Another eatery in Tamil Nadu has won widespread support — but angered pro-Hindu outfi...
By PTI in Madurai


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