All people living in India are Hindus in terms of identity, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday, explaining his organisation’s philosophy. (HT Correspondent )read more
Ahead of the Delhi University students’ union elections, Delhi Police has issued an advisory stating that strict action will be taken against any caste-based vote appeal or any gesture that may hurt feelings of any community. read more
A source in the AAP had said Atishi’s surname was Singh and the second name, Marlena, was given by her parents, apparently after Communist thinkers Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. The party has rejected reports that it forced Atishi to change her last... read more
The key meet, which is held once in 10 years, will be attended by the RSS top brass including its chief Mohan Bhagwat. The meeting comes in the wake of violence in many parts of the country during a bandh called by Dalit outfits against the backdrop... read more
When it comes to elections, BJP’s Narendra Modi is still a clear favourite. However he isn’t as invulnerable as he was in 2014. The saffron party has four crucial stumbling blocks that will determine its fate in 2019 and how it moves forward. read more
Political parties do not want to ban khap panchayats because these caste groups command large vote banks. But no matter the support they get from political parties, they are illegal and must be ruthlessly stamped out. read more
Tulsabai Sankhwad poses for a portrait at Arjapur village in Nanded, Maharashtra. Voted her village’s sarpanch in October 2015, Tulsabai is the first woman, and the first member from the Masan Jogi community -- a de-notified tribe -- to hold this office. Masan Jogis have traditionally been keepers of funereal rites, living in cremation grounds and graveyards, and surviving on alms –shunned in society and shrouded in superstition.
In small-town Uttar Pradesh or Haryana, caste is all-important. It decides what you can and, more importantly, can’t do. And that is why Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz is important, almost path-breaking. read more