Critical remarks made by Kerala minister M.B. Rajesh about the Vedantic exponent were rebuked by the Union minister V. Muraleedharan. Excerpts from Shankara's philosophy vindicate the former's views.
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Arundhati Roy on Things that Can and Cannot Be Said: The Dismantling of the World as We Know It
Solidarity, speaking up for others is more important than ever. But that too has become a perilous activity, says the acclaimed writer.
On COVID-19, Charity And Casteist Vaccination Drives
Early this year, a social media page run by a privileged caste community in Bangalore uploaded posters which read: 'Free COVID-19 vaccination camp for Agarwals', among other blatantly casteist …
Why Indian Teachers Must Become Anti-Caste Practitioners First
As Ambedkar said, caste permeates every social sphere in India, the education system in the country too is predominantly rooted in Brahminical patriarchy.
The Impertinence of My Intercaste Identity
Since caste determines the company one keeps and ascertains one’s cultural privileges, or lack thereof, my intercaste identity made me persona non grata.
Systemic Faults: Teaching Kids in Rural Gwalior
I got to witness the faultlines of our education system that make it almost impossible for many children to break the shackles of poverty.
On Being a Young Dalit Woman
'I am a scared woman, talking in hushed tones about my caste.'
The Unchanging Law of the Land: The Diversity Question
Everything appears to be reinforced by a system of apathy, corporate competitiveness and retreatism.
The Curse of Caste
'No longer shall you wait, no more relent; until you have annihilated me completely'.