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The anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition is yet another occasion to reflect on  building an inclusive society. We reprint an article by Sohail Hashmi.

Travel to the heart of Punjab. Enter a world of Sufi shrines worshipped and looked after by Dalits. Listen to B.S. Balli Qawwal Paslewale, the first generation Dalit Qawwals born out of this tradition...

What allows us to be so frequently insensitive to brutality in India? A shocking incident in Indore raises the C word again.

 

Casteism persists, vitiating even the lives of those whose religions speak of equality before god, says Shivam Vij.

Changing the status quo requires courage. But often, it begins with one small, very simple step as a government official has shown.

How much does caste matter to young urban Indians, as reflected in the preferences they post on the hugely popular matrimonial websites? For almost everybody who hopes to find a life partner via the web matrimonial route, revealing one’s jati identity is a prerequisite for getting enquiries. This is Part 1 of a 2-part article on caste in matrimonial portals

They might be Web-savvy, well-educated, well-off and living in a big city, but almost all women looking for a partner on India’s popular matrimonial websites want to marry within their religion and within their caste as well

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