Blog Posts - Caste



The Man in the High Castle 2.7-2.10: Alternate Reality to the Rescue, Literally

Well, I couldn't resist watching the rest - the last four episodes - of The Man in the High Castle, Season 2, and I'm glad I did.  Much as I love a good night's sleep, it isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when there's a series like thi...

The Man in the High Castle 2.4-2.6: Rails and Realities

First, let me say that I what I like most in The Man in the High Castle on Amazon television - and there's a lot to enormously like in this extraordinary series - is the almost casual way it shows the melding of our American history with the way it m...

The Man in the High Castle 2.1-2.3: My Heimisch Town

It's harder but also more important and on some profound level also more enjoyable and disconcerting, at the same time, if that makes any sense, to review Season 2 of the superb series The Man in the High Castle on Amazon.  The reason is obvious...

Why Yadavas are vilified, made villain so easily: Snatched power in North India, hence media sees 'Jungle Raj' in Yadav ruled UP Bihar

Why Yadavas are made villains so easily and why it is so common to talk about Yadav-raj or use words like Yadav-gardi?Aren't there other castes, members belonging to different religions and groups, who are powerful and indulge in lawlessness!On Faceb...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Jun 6, 2016

Annihilation of Caste: The Best Solution? (Part - II)

(This is the second part of a two-part article. First part can be found here.)Relevance in Modern TimesDr. Ambedkar refers to caste as an “anti-social spirit” i.e.  the “spirit of protecting its own interests.” Although the Constitution...
by Mowing the Law on May 30, 2016

Exposing the Institutionalized Injustice of Caste-based Reservation

I saw this image doing the rounds on Facebook (without my own comment in that clumsily crafted star, of course). Though it is a rather stupid argument being made, and takes very less to expose, unfortunately there are many who buy this nonsense witho...
by Avalokanam on May 23, 2016

Annihilation of Caste: The Best Solution? (Part - I)

(This is the first part of a two-part article. Second part will be coming soon.)“...Turn in any direction you like, caste is the monster that crosses your path. You cannot have political reform, you cannot have economic reform, unless you kill this...
by Mowing the Law on May 22, 2016

Will BJP decision to give reservation to Upper Castes in Gujarat help the party or will it boomerang?

Gujarat government has decided to provide 10% reservation to Upper Castes in the State. An ordinance is being brought to this effect.It is a decision, which may seriously affect the fortunes of the party in the long run. Has it been a decision taken...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Apr 29, 2016

Media indifference towards Delta Meghwal's murder: Criminal silence over Dalit girl's rape, killing in Rajasthan

A teenaged girl was found dead in suspicious circumstances in a college in Rajasthan.Subsequently, it was found that she had been raped before she was killed. All attempts were made by the local authorities to suppress the information and hush up thi...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Apr 3, 2016

Shocking: Havells' insensitive advertisement against constitutional provision of reservation for SC/ST/Backward communities in government jobs

Havells India Limited, a company that manufactures electrical goods including fans, has come up with a advertisement that attacks the reservation policy in India.The ad is shocking because it is plain insensitive and reveals their absolute lack of aw...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 28, 2016

Historic struggle of students in Hyderabad Central University: HCU students targeted for taking on establishment, resisting Saffron takeover

The students of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) have been a thorn in the flesh of the current dispensation.The HRD ministry, the Secunderabad MP, the Vice-chancellor, were all against the students who raised voice against Saffron take over in the...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 23, 2016

Kanshi Ram: Revolutionary leader of Dalits-Bahujans who changed power equilibrium, transformed Indian politics

A decade has passed since Kanshi Ram passed away, but the leader of the Bahujan movement, is increasingly remembered, not just by his followers and admirers but also by the opponents.After all, Kanshi Ram, the leader of the Bahujans--Dalits, backward...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 14, 2016

Colony 1.9: Robot Arm?

Well, the next to last episode of the first season of Colony contained a tantalizing glimpse of what may the invaders: a robotic arm, or maybe a sophisticated piece of body armor, laying there on the train that Katie and Broussard's group has blown o...

Caste killings in Southern India: Dalit man butchered for marrying Upper caste girl in Tamil Nadu

In a horrific incident, a man was killed in Tamil Nadu, as he had married an Upper caste girl.The victim--Sankar, 21, was attacked with knives on the street, in broad daylight. He succumbed to the injuries.Sankar had married Kausalya, 19, nearly eigh...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 13, 2016

Caste discrimination, untouchability in India: Dalit boy not allowed water from school hand pump, goes out to well, falls and dies

In a horrific incident that reveals the extent of caste-based discrimination in India, a school boy died due to 'untouchability' practiced in his school.The Dalit boy was not allowed to take water from the hand pump in the school.Hence, he went out t...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 9, 2016

Caste discrimination lead to religious conversion in Pakistan: Dalit Hindu converts to Sikhism to escape oppression, says BBC report

Shocking it may seem but caste discrimination exists among Hindus in Pakistan.The extent is such that people are forced to covert to other faiths.Tharpakar district in Pakistan has a large Hindu population.Here, Dalits claim that they face discrimina...
by Indian Muslims' Blog on Mar 7, 2016

जाति रे जाति, तू कहाँ से आयी?

भारत में जाति कहाँ से आयी? किसकी देन है? बहस बड़ी पुरानी है. और यह बहस भी बड़ी पुरानी है कि आर्य कहा...
by Raag Desh राग देश on Jan 29, 2016

Narcos on Netflix: Outstanding

We streamed Narcos on Netflix the past few evenings.  Like House of Cards, Peaky Blinders, and Bloodline on Netflix, and The Man in the High Castle on Amazon, Narcos is a powerful, top-notch kind of streaming television, every bit as good a...

My List of the Top 10 Television Series of 2015

This is the first time I've made a list, which includes television on network, cable, and streaming.   Runners-up - superb but not quite making this list - include Chicago Fire (NBC) and Vikings (History Channel). Also worthy of Honorable Mentio...

I'll Be at Fourth Annual Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York City

When you think of powerhouse, intellectually brilliant science fiction on the screen that came from the printed page, Philip K. Dick is in a class of his own. Bladerunner, Total Recall, Minority Report, the list just keeps growing, and reaching telev...


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