Vivek Kumar Why walking alone will always work for the BSP Canard, controversy, condemnation, criticism, caricature, the Bahujan Samaj Party chief, Mayawati, has seen it all in her long and tortuous journey to the top. But the fact is, as the 2014 Lok Sabha polls near, she poses the most f [ ... ]Read Full Story
Madurai. The Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has sought replies from the State Home Secretary, Adi Dravidar Secretary and Director General of Police on a petition seeking to depute a woman Deputy Superintendent of Police to investigate the alleged gang-rape of a minor Dalit girl in Tirune [ ... ]Read Full Story
Balancing Interests: Two reasons to oppose the current modalities of reservation adopted by Delhi University Hany Babu M.T. Delhi University teachers are witnessing a peculiar phase. On the one hand, a large number of teachers who have been relegated to the status of "adhoc teachers" for y [ ... ]Read Full Story
N. Bhanutej Finding houses proves difficult for many in Bangalore as Muslims and non-upper caste Hindus complain of discrimination. A brochure of the Shankara Agraharam township says it is exclusively for Brahmins [Screenshot] Finding a house for rent in the southern Indian city of Bang [ ... ]Read Full Story
Gail Omvedt (An excerpt from the book 'Buddhism in India: Challenging Brahmanism and Caste') While Nandanar has become well-known only in Tamil Nadu and has had no recorded influence on other bhakti sants, the Chamar or leatherworker, Ravidas, who lived in the 15th century, is one of the most f [ ... ]Read Full Story
Uttar Pradesh is the cradle of Brahminism: Kanshi Ram
BSP supremo Kanshi Ram spoke to Special Correspondent Zafar Agha from his Escorts Heart Institute bed in Delhi. Excerpts:
Q. When did your relations with Mulayam Singh Yadav reach a turning point?
A. The panchayat elections [ ... ]
(From 'Religious Riddles' in Part I of the book 'Riddles in Hinduism' by Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar)
There is hardly any Hindu who does not regard the Vedas as the most sacred Book of his religion. And yet ask any Hindu what is the origin of the Vedas and it would be difficult to find one [ ... ]
Preface by The Author Himself ~ "The day that reduces a man to slavery takes from him the half of his virtue,"
- Homer. "Our system of Government in India is not calculated to raise the character of those subject to it, nor is [ ... ]