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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

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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

Apphia K. and her friends discuss change, coming out, LGBT politics, and the growth of Pune’s Queer Family. This article originally appeared in the July 2010 issue of The Queer Chronicle. (http://issuu.com/thequeerchronicle/docs/the_queer_chronicle_-_july_2010.)

Many countries have ill-treated and persecuted their indigenous people, often in worse ways than India. But while some leaders like Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd have gone on record to apologise for past actions, India doesn’t even want to acknowledge what it has done to its tribal populations, says Tarsh Thakaekara.

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