Dalit IAS officer accuses Tamil Nadu health secretary of caste discrimination

In his letter, Manish gives an account of the incidents that caused him mental distress and ultimately made him seek medical care for depression. 

published on : 9th June 2023

Zomato in a soup over new 'Kachra' campaign, takes down ad after being called out for casteism

The ad featured Aditya Lakhia, who played 'Kachra' in the 2001 Aamir Khan starrer 'Lagaan,' as a metaphor to represent kachra or garbage.

published on : 8th June 2023

Gujarat: Villagers chop off Dalit man's thumb after his nephew picks up cricket ball on playground 

According to the FIR, the accused got angry and threatened the boy who had picked up the ball while watching a cricket match at a school playground in the village, he said.

published on : 5th June 2023

‘Caste’ away roles for the theatre of oppressed   

The team of reel-makers comprise 12 to 15 youngsters who perform skits that take a direct jibe at the ageless caste and gender-based traumas.

published on : 21st May 2023

Indian-origin man sentenced in UK for casteist TikTok video

The post related to a video he posted on TikTok on July 19 last year reportedly targeted the Dalit community.

published on : 12th April 2023

Indian-Americans stage peaceful rally against legislation on caste-based discrimination

Displaying posters against the legislation, the protesters appealed to California lawmakers to not single out Hindus or presume that they are guilty of being oppressive simply due to their birth.

published on : 6th April 2023

Caste bias: Temple in Karnataka shut as ‘untouchable’ groom heads for ritual 

The untouchability issue was brought to the notice of Gadag’s deputy commissioner on January 21 following which he directed the tahsildar to visit the village and resolve the matter.

published on : 26th January 2023

Casteism still exists in society, says Kerala minister

Kiranam aims to provide crash courses with stipends in engineering, medical and paramedical courses.

published on : 17th January 2023

Bribes in colleges, casteism force bright pupils to go abroad: Slain Indian student's father

Naveen from Chalageri in Haveri district was in the fourth year MBBS in a Kharkiv medical college in Ukraine, which is now witnessing a fierce battle field between Russia and Ukraine forces.

published on : 1st March 2022

Issues of most backward castes just election agenda not priority for political parties in India

While political parties have made tall promises to address the issues of the Most Backward Castes, Namita Bajpai discovers they have just been lip service.

published on : 7th July 2019

Odisha: Ugly practice of ostracisation raises head in Balangir again

The district of labour migration, Balangir has been exposing its underbelly of blind belief, social menace and backward practices from time to time.

published on : 27th April 2018

Can heroes Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan defeat villain of casteism in politics?

Analysts and political observers say it is easy to make a movie that appeals to different sections of the society

published on : 4th February 2018