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Caste Iron Furnace

A caste census could radically alter the political map of India. Are we ready for such an upheaval?

Preetha Nair October 04, 2021
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  • Ground Report

    Hathras Beyond Headlines

    Dalit family awaits ‘justice’ to immerse ashes of daughter in Ganga. Elsewhere, lower caste women continue to face violence perpetrated by the powerful.

    October 04, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma
  • Column

    Individual Memory In A Post-Truth World

    There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

    October 04, 2021 | Chinki Sinha

Other Stories


The OBC Conundrum

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.

October 04, 2021 | Sajjan Kumar

Caste Aside But In Search Of...

Dalits as one cohesive unit is a thing of the past as individual castes start asserting themselves

October 04, 2021 | Vikas Pathak

Not Just To Count, But To Weigh

While a caste census is not a panacea, it can add meaning to the debate on where we want to...

October 04, 2021 | Khalid Anis Ansari
Gender and Caste

Casteing Gender At The Ballot Box

The emergence of women as vote banks in some states may not presage a new paradigm...

October 04, 2021 | Rakhi Bose
Women’s Vote

A Ride Of Her Own

Women outnumber men at polling booths in ­Nitish ­Kumar’s Bihar. But are they really a...

October 04, 2021 | Giridhar Jha



Congress Bowls A Caste Googly

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals

October 04, 2021 | Amandeep Sandhu
Education/JEE Scam

It’s Easier Online For Munnabh...

With online exams in vogue, scamsters have upped their game, upgrading skills to breach premier engineering entrance tests

October 04, 2021 | S.K. Singh

Brighter Shade Of Khaki

What our police needs is the will to carry out changes already suggested by past inquiry commissions. But who will bell the cat?

October 04, 2021 | Prakash Singh

Smoke And Mirrors

Smog towers—the concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution

October 04, 2021 | Dr. Sarath Guttikunda



Sentry Duty On High Seas

China, Afghanistan and the Quad are the pressing issues that form the backdrop of PM Modi’s first in-person meeting with Joe Biden

October 04, 2021 | Seema Guha



Himachal CM On Notice?

Union minister Anurag Thakur’s frequent visits to home state fuel speculations about possible change of guard before assembly polls next year.

October 04, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma

Babul Goes To Trinamool

Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo further dents BJP in West Bengal after the humbling assembly polls loss.

October 04, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Temple Demolition

A Sentimental Flip

Hindu groups target Basavaraj Bommai government over implementation of Supreme Court order to raze illegal buildings.

October 04, 2021 | Ajay Sukumaran

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

October 04, 2021



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

October 04, 2021

Spy By The Sea

NIA takes over case after four people are arrested for leaking sensitive information from DRDO’s missile test range to foreign players.

October 04, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu

Arts & Entertainment


Gangsta Talk’s Blowin’ A Fuse

Indie musicians run a gauntlet of heckling and abuse at gigs in India. Protection has to come from street cred and holding organisers accountable.

October 04, 2021 | Samarth Goyal
Review/Art and Culture

Not Quite A Khan

"I’m not on social media because it is distracting. We’re anyway addicted to our phones. Also, I find it very disingenuous...

October 04, 2021 | Eshita Bhargava


Book Review

Liminal Spaces, Liminal Lives

In this shape-shifting novel with a gallery of characters who don’t fit in fully, old certitudes...

October 04, 2021 | Priya K. Nair
Book Review

Servitors Of Science

Not just scientific facts and concepts, Pulakkat weaves in anecdotal stories of the doyens...

October 04, 2021 | Pallava Bagla


Payout For Bhai

Take A Lens To Charity

Backward Nod

The Decades Fall Over


Last Page

Mother’s Diary

The image of a mother and the role she plays in real life has gone through some drastic transformation, and that has naturally changed our way of looking at it in cinema, says actress Supriya Pathak

October 04, 2021 | Supriya Pathak