Caste Discrimination
India  /  Published 29.09.22

Women paid less than men: Study

Sagar Bhoi, 26, earns Rs 400 as wages for a day’s work in paddy fields owned by others. His aunt Savan Bhoi, 59, has to be satisfied with Rs 300 for the same job. “Women workers receive R...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.07.22

Caste bias shadow on AIIMS exams

A parliamentary panel has found that caste bias at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here leads to many Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe MBBS students to be failed repeatedly in their exa...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

Equal in merit

Invisibility is an attribute of established power. This understanding was fundamental to the discussion on the definition of merit that formed the theme of the 13th B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture deli...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.21

Broken pledge: caste privileges

India’s tryst with the annihilation of caste, as propounded by one of the founding fathers of the republic, remains unfulfilled. Discriminations based on ascriptive identities — the buildi...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 26.09.21

Dalit kids asked to do dishes

A school principal in Mainpuri was suspended and two cooks terminated over complaints that scheduled caste students were asked to wash their mid-day meal utensils themselves and keep them separate, a ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Lucknow


India  /  Published 05.05.21

Puri: Temple line Dalits can’t cross

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.04.21

Dalit boy forced to lick spit, drink urine

A Dalit boy was allegedly forced to lick spit and drink urine as a punishment over a love affair in Gaya district of Bihar. Six persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. The inciden...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Hollow pledge: upholding dignity, equality

A steady rise in cases of atrocity against Dalits reflects the deep-seated caste bias in India. Public servants are not immune to this prejudice. The manner in which local authorities approa...
By Dhruv Jadhav, Sharan Bhavnani

India  /  Published 01.12.20

Inequality grows in India

The story goes that a Latin American dictator beholden to the CIA and the US President for his position met the President on one of his regular trips to America to request more military aid. He report...
By Amit Bhaduri

India  /  Published 15.11.20

Musician alleges temple caste bias

A renowned Kerala temple that refused entry to then President Giani Zail Singh and celebrated singer K.J. Yesudas because they were non-Hindus is now embroiled in controversy over its ban on musicians...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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