Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicCaste discrimination

Topic: caste discrimination

Goodbye, General Category. EWS quota ends savarna’s long-enjoyed casteless identity

10% quota in government jobs and educational institutions is not an inclusive affirmative action policy but will exclusively benefit the so-called 'General Category'.

Hindu-Americans are in denial about caste. It’s been in religious scriptures for long

Battle lines are being drawn in response to the emergence of caste fissures in the American workplace, thanks to California Civil Rights Department's case against CISCO.

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.

‘Made to sweep floors, wash utensils’ — Dalit PG student at BMC hospital alleges casteist abuse

Sugat Padghan — a 24 year-old from the Scheduled Castes studying at Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial Hospital — has accused fellow students of harassment & authorities of inaction.

‘Misguided’: Professors at US university want ‘caste’ removed from anti-discrimination policy

In an open letter, more than 80 professors at California State University demanded that the addition of caste as a protected category in university policy be removed .

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.

Uttarakhand Dalit cook ‘fired over caste’ files case against upper caste parents, seeks apology

Champawat police station in Uttarakhand has booked at least 26 people under SC/ST Act. Sunita Devi says she is willing to take her case back if she gets a written apology.

‘Caste didn’t lead to sacking’ — Uttarakhand Dalit midday meal cook likely to get job back

Sunita Devi was allegedly fired after students refused to eat food cooked by her. Officials say parents opposed her appointment as it was not according to norms.

Harvard recognises caste-based discrimination, gives Indians studying in US hope of equality

Harvard Graduate Student Union ratified contract including provision for addition of caste as 'protected category'. 1st Ivy League university to recognise such discrimination.

Brahmins at the top on all indicators in states with schemes that benefit only them, study says

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana have adopted a set of measures that provide preferential schemes for Brahmins, which only serves to invert caste inequality upside down.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.