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A portrait of the casteist as a young influencer

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Shy of inquiry into privilege, social media posts flaunt antiquated attitudes to caste, reservations Rahi Gaikwad We are all to some extent the prisoners of our upbringing.-PD James (Death in Holy Orders) If anyone has any doubts about how the virus of caste has mutated into a 21st century variant in the minds of upper …

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‘Should we Dalits not fall in love?’

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Rahi Gaikwad and Sukanya Shantha “Should Dalits not fall in love?” asked Shahaji Sonawane in an impassioned plea for justice for his 16 year old son Swapnil, who was brutally done to death by caste Hindus from the OBC Agri community on July 19. Swapnil was killed for being in a relationship with his childhood …

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Why a village decided to not celebrate Ambedkar jayanti

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  Rahi Gaikwad It may seem that Dr. Ambedkar is the flavour of the season. His 125th anniversary has been observed widely and reams have been written about him. The BJP has embarked on its own agenda of aggressively staking claim to this legacy. The tragic death of Rohith Vemula has galvanised debate around caste. However, …