[ZESTCaste] Now, a dictionary of demons! (News)

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Now_a_dictionary_of_demons/articleshow/2457265.cms Now, a dictionary of demons! 14 Oct 2007, 1330 hrs IST,PTI NEW DELHI: Interested in knowing about the grandfather of the demon King Ravana? Or may be his children? Ravana, the archetypical 'Rakshasa,' was a

[ZESTCaste] ‘Raise voice for power’ (News)

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEK20071013021908Page=KHeadline=%91Raise+voice+for+power%92Title=Southern+News+-+KarnatakaTopic=0 SOUTHERN NEWS - KARNATAKA Oct 14, 2007 'Raise voice for power' Saturday October 13 2007 12:40 IST Express News Service CHIKMAGALUR: The district Bahujan

[ZESTCaste] Concern over socio-economic inequality (News)

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IET20071014023715Page=THeadline=Concern+over+socio-economic+inequalityTitle=Southern+News+-+Tamil+NaduTopic=0 SOUTHERN NEWS - TAMIL NADU Oct 14, 2007 Concern over socio-economic inequality Sunday October 14 2007 12:58 IST ENS CHENNAI: India cannot

[ZESTCaste] Gaddar tells KCR not to dupe people

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.deccan.com/Region/RegionNews.asp#Gaddar%20tells%20KCR%20not%20to%20dupe%20people Gaddar tells KCR not to dupe people Adilabad, Oct. 13: Balladeer Gaddar for the first time lashed out at Telangana Rastra Samiti's (TRS) president K. Chandrashekar Rao for playing with the sentiments of

[ZESTCaste] 25,000 Dalits and Adivasis march to Delhi (News)

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071014/43/6lx5p.html Sun, Oct 14 25,000 Dalits and Adivasis march to Delhi By IANS Sunday October 14, 04:51 PM Agra, Oct 14 (IANS) More than 25,000 Dalits and Adivasis from various parts of the country are marching towards the national capital carrying flags and

[ZESTCaste] Govt in a fix on quota proposal (News)

2007-10-14 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Govt_in_a_fix_on_quota_proposal/articleshow/2456366.cms Govt in a fix on quota proposal 14 Oct 2007, 0005 hrs IST,Subodh Ghildiyal,TNN NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) move to favour reserved status for Dalit converts to

[ZESTCaste] More SC/STs in govt jobs than OBCs (News)

2007-10-15 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/More_SCSTs_in_govt_jobs_than_OBCs/articleshow/2458508.cms More SC/STs in govt jobs than OBCs 15 Oct 2007, 0010 hrs IST,Dhananjay Mahapatra,TNN NEW DELHI: On the basis of the Mandal Commission and a favourable order from the Supreme Court in the Indra

[ZESTCaste] BSP applies UP formula to Maharashtra (News)

2007-10-15 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.indianexpress.com/story/228470.html BSP applies UP formula to Maharashtra Rakshit Sonawane Posted online: Monday, October 15, 2007 at hrs IST MUMBAI, OCTOBER 14 With an aim to replicate Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati's sarvajan formula of Uttar Pradesh in Maharashtra,

[ZESTCaste] Newsweek lists UP CM Mayawati among world`s top eight women leaders

2007-10-15 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071015/139/6lydu.html Mon, Oct 15 Newsweek lists UP CM Mayawati among world`s top eight women leaders By ANI Monday October 15, 04:10 PM New York, Oct 15 (ANI): US magazine Newsweek has listed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati among eight women leaders worldwide who

[ZESTCaste] Tomorrow, India will march against poverty

2007-10-16 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071015/48/6lz6u.html Tue, Oct 16 Tomorrow, India will march against poverty By IE Tuesday October 16, 03:06 AM Twenty years after the International Day for Eradication of Poverty had been initiated, thousands of people will assemble at various places in the country on

[ZESTCaste] Her people's princess

2007-10-16 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071015/48/6lz6x.html Tue, Oct 16 Her people's princess By IE Tuesday October 16, 03:06 AM I was born into a dalit family in Delhi and grew up with eight siblings in a modest home in a crowded neighbourhood. My father worked as a low-paid clerk, and my mother, an

[ZESTCaste] Erosion of our Democratic Values and Unconcern of Political Parties

2007-10-16 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.mainstreamweekly.net/article370.html Mainstream, Vol XLV, No 43 Erosion of our Democratic Values and Unconcern of Political Parties by Chaturanan Mishra Tuesday 16 October 2007 Despite the fact that more and more downtrodden people have begun to exercise their right of casting

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Life not shining for polishing shoes

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/content.php?nid=28841 Life not shining for polishing shoes [ 2007-10-17 ] By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, Oct. 16: Krishna Bahadur Nepali arrives early in the morning at Damkal Chowk of Lalitpur from Dhapakhel and spreads his paraphernalia at the roadside. He spends

[ZESTCaste] The Mayawati story: from lecturer to Chief Minister

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/the-mayawati-story-from-lecturer-to-chief-minister/50633-3-2.html The Mayawati story: from lecturer to Chief Minister CNN-IBN New Delhi: Mayawati is fiery and unpredictable yet she is politically often invincible. What steeled me in those trying days was the

[ZESTCaste] Bhaiyyalal begins hunger strike

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Bhaiyyalal begins hunger strike http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Nagpur/Bhaiyyalal_begins_hunger_strike/articleshow/2465143.cms 17 Oct 2007, 0359 hrs IST ,Gopu Pimplapure ,TNN BHANDARA: The lone survivor of the Bhotmange family Bhaiyyalal launched an indefinite hunger strike, along with 13

[ZESTCaste] Bharti to train 70 SC/ST students

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Bharti to train 70 SC/ST students http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Pioneer/400x60/0 Rajeev Ranjan Roy | New Delhi ... as Centre offers freeship to 50 SCs for commercial pilot training The private sector has finally started responding to the Government's call for affirmative action to

[ZESTCaste] Sethu issue: Now, Rajnikanth urges Karunanidhi to step in

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.indianexpress.com/story/229201.html Sethu issue: Now, Rajnikanth urges Karunanidhi to step in Express News Service Posted online: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at hrs CHENNAI, OCTOBER 16: The Ram Sethu issue once again took centrestage in Chennai, this time on an unusual

[ZESTCaste] 'In UP, Dalits have to fight for rights'

2007-10-17 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
'In UP, Dalits have to fight for rights' http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/In-UP-Dalits-have-to-fight-for-rights/229035/ Express news service Lucknow, October 16 Even though the state has a Dalit chief minister, cases of human rights violations against the community are still not being

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Govt allocates reservations in Nepal Police, APF

2007-10-18 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2007/oct/oct17/news09.php Govt allocates reservations in Nepal Police, APF The government has decided to allocate 45 percent reservation to Janajatis, Madhesis, women, Dalit and people from backward area in the vacant posts of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force

[ZESTCaste] KCR for paper on SC/ST funds use

2007-10-18 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.deccan.com/City/CityNews.asp#KCR%20for%20paper%20on%20SC/ST%20funds%20use KCR for paper on SC/ST funds use Hyderabad, Oct. 16: Threatening direct action after the Dasara festival, Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday demanded that the State government

[ZESTCaste] NEPAL: RESERVATION QUOTA FOR MARGINALIZED IN POLICE FORCE

2007-10-18 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://telegraphnepal.com/news_det.php?news_id=2174 NEPAL: RESERVATION QUOTA FOR MARGINALIZED IN POLICE FORCE TGW A cabinet meet held yesterday at the PM's official residence in Baluatar, the government of Nepal has decided to provide reservation for the marginalized sections of the society while

[ZESTCaste] `Irregular loan recovery has made SC/ST families bankrupt`

2007-10-18 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
`Irregular loan recovery has made SC/ST families bankrupt` http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=402010sid=REGsname=news=%60Irregular%20loan%20recovery%20has%20made%20SC/ST%20families%20bankrupt%60 Kannur, Oct 18: Various Dalit organisations today alleged that large scale

[ZESTCaste] DK wants Mayawati to see film on Periyar (News)

2007-10-19 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.teluguportal.net/200710198780/dk-wants-mayawati-to-see-film-on-periyar/ DK wants Mayawati to see film on Periyar Published on Friday, October 19th, 2007at 2:15 am Chennai: The Dravida Kazhagam wants Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to watch the Tamil film Periyar. The film,

[ZESTCaste] Killing of Dalits in firing: trial begins (News)

2007-10-19 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/19/stories/2007101954821300.htm Killing of Dalits in firing: trial begins Staff Reporter MUMBAI: A decade after 10 Dalits were killed and 26 injured in a firing allegedly ordered by a police officer, trial in the case has started in the Sessions Court here. State

[ZESTCaste] Praying without brahmins (News)

2007-10-20 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=23theme=usrsess=1id=173837 Praying without brahmins Statesman News Service RAMPURHAT, Oct. 19: Puja without a brahmin! It may sound surprising ~ but the villagers of Bosoya under Margram police station have been worshipping Devi Durga without the

[ZESTCaste] Help centre for youth from northeast in Delhi (News)

2007-10-20 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/127092.html Help centre for youth from northeast in Delhi Posted : Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:36:02 GMT New Delhi, Oct 19 - The youth from the northeastern parts of India often get discriminated for their distinct looks and are branded as chinkies, but help is

[ZESTCaste] Dalit activists demand share of development

2007-10-20 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Dalit activists demand share of development http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Pioneer/400x60/0 Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar The National Federation of Dalit Land Rights Movements (NFDLRM) and the National Dalit Forum (NDF) jointly organised a two-day consultation programme at

[ZESTCaste] Bhotmange ends fast unto death

2007-10-20 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Bhotmange ends fast unto death http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Nagpur/Bhotmange_ends_fast_unto_death/articl eshow/2472253.cms 19 Oct 2007, 0314 hrs IST ,TNN BHANDARA: The lone survivor of Khairlanji massacre, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, who launched a fast-unto-death in front of the Bhandara

[ZESTCaste] Dalit organisations to stage protest

2007-10-20 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Dalit organisations to stage protest http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Hindu/400x60/0 Staff Reporter KANNUR: Dalit organisations will stage protests against the Kerala State Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation alleging irregularities in its vehicle loan

[ZESTCaste] Fwd: DFN's Nickelodeon Debut is Sunday, Oct. 21

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Dalit Freedom Network Abolish Caste - Now And Forever Dear , Advocate. It's a word we use a lot around the Dalit Freedom Network offices. It means speaking up on behalf of 250 million Dalits in India who struggle under 3,000 years of caste oppression. Sunday, October 21 at 8:30 p.m. EST, Nick

[ZESTCaste] Woman 'raped' while in police custody

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Bangalore: Woman 'raped' while in police custody http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=localnewsid=55542 Bangalore Oct 16: Cases of detention have, on many occasions, tarnished the image of City police. But this time, the police are on the dock not just for detaining a couple without proper

[ZESTCaste] NHRC notice to Kerala Govt

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
NHRC notice to Kerala Govt http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnewsid=12320 New Delhi, Oct 19: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Kerala government over reports of caste discrimination against SC/ST students in a school in the state. Taking suo moto cognizance of

[ZESTCaste] Follow the leader (Chadrabhan Prasad)

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Follow the leader http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnist1.asp?main_variable=Columnistfile_name=prasad%2Fprasad229.txtwriter=prasad By Chadrabhan Prasad Vinesh Jeyraj was born in Mumbai's Dharavi slum. His mother was illiterate, his father 8th pass, worked as a watchman in a hospital. Dinesh Dalvi

[ZESTCaste] Welcome To Edgeland

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://tehelka.com/story_main34.asp?filename=cr201007DALITWINDOW.asp ENGAGED CIRCLE dalit window Welcome To Edgeland Not once in our planned economy have SCs, STs and OBCs received over two percent of the budget, writes ASHOK BHARTI RECOGNISING THE age-old sufferings and exploitation of the

[ZESTCaste] Dalits to form Dalit Congress Party (News)

2007-10-21 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.andhracafe.com/index.php?m=showid=28140 Dalits to form Dalit Congress Party Updated: 10-20-2007 HYDERABAD : Mala Mahanadu is to come up with a new political outfit called 'Dalit Congress party of India' with the sole aim of assuming power to realise the rights of the dalits by 2009.

[ZESTCaste] Dalits to form new party (News)

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.deccan.com/Region/RegionNews.asp#Dalits%20to%20form%20new%20party Dalits to form new party Dowlaiswaram, Oct. 20: Mala Mahanadu is to come up with a new political outfit called 'Dalit Congress party of India' with the sole aim of assuming power to realise the rights of the dalits by

[ZESTCaste] Wikipedia on Poona Pact

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poona_Pact

[ZESTCaste] Karunanidhi launches film version of Russian classic 'Mother'

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.khabrein.info/index.php?option=com_contenttask=viewid=7490Itemid=88 Karunanidhi launches film version of Russian classic 'Mother' By Chitra Prakash Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has launched Tamil film Thai Kaviyam (The Mother Epic), based on his own

[ZESTCaste] 25,000 Dalits, tribals march to Delhi for dignity

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/25000-dalits-tribals-march-to-delhi-for-dignity/50939-3.html 25,000 Dalits, tribals march to Delhi for dignity Rupashree Nanda / CNN-IBN Published on Monday , October 22, 2007 at 10:44 New Delhi: It is the caravan of the dispossessed, the other India de-linked from

[ZESTCaste] Dalits call for united fight for reservation in Judiciary

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=402690sid=REGsname= Dalits call for united fight for reservation in Judiciary Nagpur, Oct 21: Calling for reservation in judiciary and private sector, Bihar assembly speaker Udaynarayan Choudhary asked Dalit leaders and elected representatives to put

[ZESTCaste] Dalit cultural fete from tomorrow (News)

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/22/stories/2007102258630200.htm Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad Dalit cultural fete from tomorrow Special Correspondent HYDERABAD: Chindu, a dalit cultural resource centre is organising Dalit Cultural Festival, 'Dalit Colours' and Mohan's Art Exhibition at Bharatiya

[ZESTCaste] Chiranjeevi's daughter granted protection

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ndtvmovies.com/newstory.asp?section=MoviesSlug=Chiranjeevi's+daughter+granted+protectionId=ENTEN20070030240 Chiranjeevi's daughter granted protection Radhika Iyer Monday, October 22, 2007: (Hyderabad): The Delhi High Court has granted police protection to Chiranjeevi's daughter

[ZESTCaste] Bhopal tense after Ambedkar statue sullied

2007-10-22 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/bhopal-tense-after-ambedkar-statue-sullied/50961-3.html Bhopal tense after Ambedkar statue sullied CNN-IBN Published on Monday , October 22, 2007 at 16:16 New Delhi: Parts of Bhopal are tense after a statue of Dalit icon, Bhim Rao Ambedkar was allegedly

[ZESTCaste] Maya to immortalise herself

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.timesnow.tv/NewsDtls.aspx?NewsID=3745 Maya to immortalise herself 10/23/2007 4:06:07 PM Mayawati has announced intentions to erect statues of herself Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is all set to transform the landscape of Lucknow. In a move that will ensure an imprint of her

[ZESTCaste] US Supreme Court Justice Thomas blames Yale affirmative action for his early job problems

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/politics/view.bg?articleid=1039568 Supreme Court Justice Thomas blames Yale affirmative action for his early job problems By Associated Press | Sunday, October 21, 2007 | http://www.bostonherald.com | U.S. Politics NEW HAVEN, Conn. - U.S. Supreme

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: OHCHR hails decision to institute quotas in police agencies

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2007/oct/oct23/news05.php OHCHR hails decision to institute quotas in police agencies The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal (OHCHR-Nepal) has welcomed the decision last week of a cabinet meeting to allocate quotas for women and members of

[ZESTCaste] Activists come out with ads to slam forest Act

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Activists_come_out_with_ads_to_slam_forest_Act/articleshow/2481798.cms Activists come out with ads to slam forest Act 23 Oct 2007, 0600 hrs IST,Nitin Sethi,TNN NEW DELHI: For the first time in Indian media history, a private group has launched US-style

[ZESTCaste] Dalit Voice – Minting Money in the Name of Dalits…

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://khawatein.blogspot.com/2007/10/dalit-voice-minting-money-in-name-of.html Sunday, October 21, 2007 Dalit Voice – Minting Money in the Name of Dalits… Mr V T Rajshekar is Editor of the Bangalore based magazine Dalit Voice. He calls himself the Messiah of Dalits. He has spent his entire

[ZESTCaste] Damage to Ambedkar statue sparks protests in Madurai (News)

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/24/stories/2007102459710100.htm Front Page Damage to Ambedkar statue sparks protests in Madurai S. Vijay Kumar VIOLENT REACTION: Windowpanes of buses were shattered in stone throwing on Avaniapuram Main Road in Madurai after a statue of B.R. Ambedkar was damaged.

[ZESTCaste] Dalita Vedike changes name (News)

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEK20071024021008Page=KHeadline=Dalita+Vedike+changes+nameTitle=Southern+News+-+KarnatakaTopic=0 SOUTHERN NEWS - KARNATAKA Oct 24, 2007 Dalita Vedike changes name Wednesday October 24 2007 12:31 IST Express News Service BHADRAVATI: Dalita

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Dalit, non-dalit exchange tika

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/content.php?nid=28996 Dalit, non-dalit exchange tika [ 2007-10-24 ] JHALARI, Kanchanpur, Oct. 23: Offering Tika and Jamara between the Dalit and non-Dalit people concluded in Jhalari for the first time on the occasion of the Dashain festival. The programme was

[ZESTCaste] 106 SC, ST youths selected for sales executives by Tata Indicom

2007-10-24 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
106 SC, ST youths selected for sales executives by Tata Indicom http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Hindu/400x60/0 Special Correspondent Collector flags off the vehicle carrying them to Hyderabad After training they will initially get Rs. 5,300 a month Plan to provide jobs to 25,000

[ZESTCaste] Malas to form new party?

2007-10-25 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.siasat.com/english/index.php?option=contenttask=viewid=214793Itemid=79cattitle=Hyderabad Malas to form new party? Thursday, 25 October 2007 Hyderabad, October 25: The Mala Mahanadu headed by Karem Sivaji will form a new political outfit, 'Dalit Congress Party of India', with the sole

[ZESTCaste] Cast in bronze (Opinion)

2007-10-25 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1129783 Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:14:00 AM Cast in bronze In her impetuosity and irrationality UP Chief Minister Mayawati can surely rival the Queen of Hearts in Alice In Wonderland. What she says is law. So, when she says that she will have

[ZESTCaste] Dalits vow to be enumerated as Buddhists by 2010

2007-10-25 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/F4A4F67F4D6C2D0E8725737E0045CFF5 Dalits vow to be enumerated as Buddhists by 2010 Date: 10/24/2007 New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) As a strategy to secure ''emancipation from social and economic oppression'' and to earn due political clout, Dalit

[ZESTCaste] Global conference to discuss exclusion of marginalized

2007-10-25 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/130247.html Global conference to discuss exclusion of marginalized Posted on : 2007-10-25 | Author : IANS New Delhi, Oct 25 - The many ways in which people at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder in India face discrimination -- especially in the labour

[ZESTCaste] Tribals marching towards Delhi for rights

2007-10-25 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Tribals marching towards Delhi for rights http://www.saharasamay.com/samayhtml/articles.aspx?newsid=87497 Posted at Wednesday, 24 October 2007 14:10 IST New Delhi, Oct 24: At least 2500 dalits and tribals are marching towards the national capital demanding rights to land, livelihood and

[ZESTCaste] Road rage killing sparks tension

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070030790ch=10/26/2007%204:05:00%20PM Road rage killing sparks tension NDTV Correspondent Friday, October 26, 2007 (Amritsar) Hundreds of Dalits are protesting against the killing of a boy who died in an alleged incident of road rage in

[ZESTCaste] BJP demands ban on Periyar`s books

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=403538sid=REGsname=news=BJP%20demands%20ban%20on%20Periyar%60s%20books BJP demands ban on Periyar`s books Lucknow, Oct 25: After targeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for his anti-Ram remarks, opposition BJP in Uttar Pradesh today

[ZESTCaste] Rajasthan BJP chief rules out removal from post

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/26/stories/2007102659501400.htm National Rajasthan BJP chief rules out removal from post Special Correspondent Denies confrontation with State RSS leadership JAIPUR: Amid rumours of a fresh offensive from the dissident groups within the Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata

[ZESTCaste] Yediyurappa in the eye of a storm

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bangalore/Yediyurappa_in_the_eye_of_a_storm/articleshow/2491554.cms Yediyurappa in the eye of a storm 26 Oct 2007, 0228 hrs IST,C V RAGHAVENDRA RAO,TNN SHIMOGA: The unveiling of an Ambedkar statue by former Deputy Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa a few months ago

[ZESTCaste] Loyola College students awarded $25,000 for helping Dalit victims of tsunami

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Loyola College students awarded $25,000 for helping Dalit victims of tsunami http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/26/stories/2007102661750500.htm Special Correspondent CHENNAI: A team of five students from Loyola College representing India at the International Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

[ZESTCaste] Govt. trying to convince SC about merits of quota

2007-10-26 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Govt. trying to convince SC about merits of quota http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200710261340.htm New Delhi (PTI): With reservation for OBC students in elite educational institutions stuck in legal wrangles, HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Friday said the government was trying to convince

[ZESTCaste] Caste and faith first in companies, merit next

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/caste-creed-first-in-companies-merit-next/51259-3.html Caste and faith first in companies, merit next Sumit Pande CNN-IBN CASTE AWAY: A study has shown that upper-caste bias exists in India's booming private sector. New Delhi: Liberalisation and a free market

[ZESTCaste] The soul food (Chandrabhan Prasad)

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnist1.asp?main_variable=Columnistfile_name=prasad%2Fprasad230.txtwriter=prasad The soul food By Chandrabhan Prasad Arguably, New York is a museum of world cultures where people from all over the world can be seen exploring their dreams. New York also mirrors the

[ZESTCaste] Employment bias mars private sector - Study

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070030855ch=10/27/2007%208:13:00%20AM Employment bias mars private sector - Study Aradhana Sharma Saturday, October 27, 2007 (New Delhi) The private sectors' refrain that affirmative action is good enough may not stand now. Fresh studies

[ZESTCaste] from a blog: Why the sc/st and muslim candidates donot get job in private sector

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://againstreservation2007.rediffiland.com/scripts/xanadu_diary_view.php?postId=1193549211 againstreservation2007.rediffiland.com/ Sunday 28 October, 2007 10:56 | 28/Oct/2007 | Why the sc/st and muslim candidates donot get job in private sector The study has been published in epw

[ZESTCaste] Reservation Policy or Discrimination Policy

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.nagalandpost.com/Opiniondesc.asp?sectionid=49817 Reservation Policy or Discrimination Policy- The concept of reservation has once again brought to the limelight of state politics, after so many years of its implementation the reservation policy has reached a stage where both its

[ZESTCaste] Commission Calls for Self-Surveys by SC/ST Communities

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=39583n_tit=M'lore%3A+Commission+Calls+for+Self-Surveys+by+SC%2FST+Communities Sunday, October 28, 2007 Saturday, October 27, 2007 6:34:15 PM (IST) M'lore: Commission Calls for Self-Surveys by SC/ST Communities Daijiworld Media Network –

[ZESTCaste] Caste slur haunts principal (News)

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1130154 Daily News Analysis Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:44:00 AM Caste slur haunts principal Priya Ramakrishnan MUMBAI: The principal of Sathaye College, Kavita Rege, on Friday dismissed the allegations levelled by Bahujan Vidyarthi Parishad (BVP)

[ZESTCaste] Brahmin's Coffee Corner

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://bangalore-life-explorer.blogspot.com/2007/10/brahmins-coffee-corner.html Saturday, October 27, 2007 Brahmin's Coffee Corner Today on 27.10.2007, I went to Brahmin's Coffee Corner also called Brahmin's Cafe to taste the much talked about food. It is not difficult to find this place as you

[ZESTCaste] Dalit entry in Amman Koil temple

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.my-tamil.com/n/2007/10/dalit-entry-in-amman-koil-temple.shtml Friday, October 26, 2007 Dalit entry in Amman Koil temple Prompted by CPMs temple entry programme for Dalits, hundreds of party workers of Viduthalai Chiruthai Katchigal led by its leader Thol Thirumavalavan attempted to

[ZESTCaste] Rural India streams into Delhi after 340-km marathon

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/rural-india-streams-into-delhi-after-340km-marathon/51287-3-1.html Rural India streams into Delhi after 340-km marathon Rupashree Nanda / CNN-IBN Published on Saturday , October 27, 2007 at 23:09 in Nation » India section New Delhi: The national highway has seen

[ZESTCaste] ‘UP tops human rights violators list ’

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/UP-tops-human-rights-violators-list/233312/ 'UP tops human rights violators list ' Express news service Posted online: Sunday , October 28, 2007 Lucknow, October 27 August 13, Hardoi: A Dalit girl of Class VII is brutally beaten up. Her offence: She

[ZESTCaste] Dalit Artwork on Display in Denver

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://freethedalit.blogspot.com/2007/10/dalit-artwork-on-display-in-denver.html Friday, October 26, 2007 Dalit Artwork on Display in Denver Untouchable Art Starting Friday, November 16, the people of Colorado have a rare opportunity to see some incredible art and photography. The Dalit

[ZESTCaste] ‘Burn Periyar’s Ramayana’

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Burn-Periyars-Ramayana/233305/ 'Burn Periyar's Ramayana' Express news service Posted online: Sunday , October 28, 2007 Lucknow, October 27 Flaying the Mayawati Government for its inability to ban Dalit leader Periyar's True Ramayan, BJP national president

[ZESTCaste] String of welfare measures for Dalits in Punjab (News)

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=514178 DALITS-BADAL String of welfare measures for Dalits in Punjab JALANDHAR, OCT 26 (PTI) The Punjab government today announced a string of measures for the welfare of Dalits on the occasion of celebration of birth anniversary of Guru Valmiki.

[ZESTCaste] Dalits go on rampage (News)

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Dalits_go_on_rampage/rssarticleshow/2493898.cms Dalits go on rampage 27 Oct 2007, 0227 hrs IST,TNN AMRITSAR: Dalits resorted to vandalism at a busy Amritsar market on Friday to avenge the death of a youth belonging to their community. Police said Shankar

[ZESTCaste] 'Globalization is dangerous for social equality'

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=39593n_tit=Mangalore:+'Globalization+is+dangerous+for+social+equality' Sunday, October 28, 2007 Sunday, October 28, 2007 3:05:49 PM (IST) Mangalore: 'Globalization is dangerous for social equality' Local School with Global Standards Green

[ZESTCaste] Dalits, Adivasis march to Delhi (News)

2007-10-28 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20070030934ch=10/28/2007%202:39:00%20PM Dalits, Adivasis march to Delhi Saransh S Sunday, October 28, 2007 (New Delhi) Nearly 27,000 tribals including landless workers, displaced farmers, Dalits and Adivasis marched into the capital's

[ZESTCaste] Our Inherited Brutalities (S Anand)

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main34.asp?filename=Ne271007OURINHERITED.asp CURRENT AFFAIRS special report Our Inherited Brutalities In India, tradition is a mask for tyranny. Collective violence is unleashed upon all those who defy it S. ANAND New Delhi Most people do not realise that

[ZESTCaste] Heal Thyself (Meena Kandaswamy)

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main34.asp?filename=op290907culturevulture.asp OPINION culture vulture Heal Thyself MEENA KANDASWAMY Illustration: Sudeep Chaudhuri When I met my distant aunt at a wedding (where else), she asked me what I did. While I fumbled for a decent answer, she announced,

[ZESTCaste] Gandhi divided society on caste lines: Mayawati

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Gandhi_divided_society_on_caste_lines_Mayawati/articleshow/2495769.cms Gandhi divided society on caste lines: Mayawati 27 Oct 2007, 2213 hrs IST CHANDIGARH: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday accused Mahatma Gandhi of dividing the country on

[ZESTCaste] Tackling prejudice (Opinion)

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1130507 Sunday, October 28, 2007 11:54:00 PM Tackling prejudice We find it difficult to accept that we discriminate against certain classes and castes in today's India because we believe that we have moved away from the old tyrannies of an unfair and

[ZESTCaste] Maya hopes to caste a spell in HP

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://in.news.yahoo.com/071028/32/6mipl.html Mon, Oct 29 Maya hopes to caste a spell in HP By HT Monday October 29, 01:16 AM MAYAWATI'S BSP is keen on repeating the magic of its social engineering experiment in Himachal Pradesh. The party, which has announced it will contest all 68 seats,

[ZESTCaste] India's landless reach Delhi to demand their rights

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.ibnlive.com/news/indias-landless-reach-delhi-to-demand-their-rights/51327-3.html India's landless reach Delhi to demand their rights Rupashree Nanda / CNN-IBN Published on Monday , October 29, 2007 at 00:02 in Nation section March , New Delhi New Delhi: Thousands of dispossessed

[ZESTCaste] Ideological puzzles, future

2007-10-29 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IER20071029034726Page=RHeadline=Ideological+puzzles%2C+futureTitle=KeralaTopic=0 KERALA Oct 29, 2007 Ideological puzzles, future Monday October 29 2007 14:08 IST T.V.Sarngadharan KOZHIKODE: On one side is the all-powerful imperialist forces in various

[ZESTCaste] 'The problem is that we are born with the Dalit tag'

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://specials.rediff.com/news/2007/oct/30sld1.htm 'The problem is that we are born with the Dalit tag' October 30, 2007 Interviews: Archana Masih The All India Institute of Medical Sciences rejected the Thorat Committee report alleging caste discrimination against scheduled castes and

[ZESTCaste] Tamil Nadu Congress president stabbed

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=c20bc13d-9bc2-4ede-b0fa-be978e2e518cHeadline=Tamil+Nadu+Congress+president+stabbed Tamil Nadu Congress president stabbed Indo-Asian News Service Chennai, October 30, 2007 Tamil Nadu state Congress president M Krishnaswamy was stabbed in

[ZESTCaste] Centre accepts land reform demands

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/30/stories/2007103060271200.htm National Centre accepts land reform demands Staff Reporter NEW DELHI: The nearly month-long march of around 25,000 Dalits, tribals and landless labourers from Gwalior to Delhi ended on a positive note here on Monday with the

[ZESTCaste] Panel alleges diversion of SCP funds (News)

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Panel alleges diversion of SCP funds http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/29/stories/2007102959870700.htm Special Correspondent PUDUCHERRY: The Steering and Monitoring Committee of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan comprising Dalit outfits in Puducherry on Friday accused the government of diverting funds

[ZESTCaste] SC/ST bodies threaten to stall recruitment process in SVU

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
SC/ST bodies threaten to stall recruitment process in SVU http://www.indiapress.org/gen/news.php/The_Hindu/400x60/0 Special Correspondent Recruitment is for non-teaching cadres and to the 'deferred' teaching posts TIRUPATI: The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research Scholars and Post

[ZESTCaste] YFE to play vital role in JNU

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
YFE to play vital role in JNU http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/004200710281850.htm New Delhi (PTI): An organisation formed in the backdrop of anti-OBC reservation agitation - Youth for Equality - on Sunday claimed that it will play a vital role in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The

[ZESTCaste] Parliamentary panel to visit PSUs, banks

2007-10-30 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Parliamentary panel to visit PSUs, banks http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200710281021.htm New Delhi (PTI): A Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Schedules Tribes will be visiting leading Public Sector Undertakings, banks and oil companies in Kolkata, Tripura,

[ZESTCaste] Lets make Ambedkar's vission a grand success

2007-10-31 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://youthforequalitydu.blogspot.com/2007/10/lets-make-ambedkars-vission-grand.html Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Lets make Ambedkar's vission a grand success Youth For equality is fighting against the cased based discrimination in society which is a threat to national integrity. Our honorable

[ZESTCaste] It's A Family Affair (Opinion)

2007-10-31 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Editorial/LEADER_ARTICLE_Its_A_Family_Affair/articleshow/2503570.cms LEADER ARTICLE: It's A Family Affair 31 Oct 2007, 0052 hrs IST,Meghnad Desai In the first 25 years after independence, there was no political dynasty. Yes, there was Panditji and he loomed

[ZESTCaste] Amritsar dalit's killer surrenders before Punjab police

2007-10-31 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://www.punjabnewsline.com/content/view/6310/38/ Amritsar dalit's killer surrenders before Punjab police JAGMOHAN SINGH Tuesday, 30 October 2007 AMRITSAR: An Alleged accused Harinder Singh alias Bony involved in the murder of a dalit boy Skankar Dass has surrendered before the Police here

[ZESTCaste] Communication development workshops for weaker sections

2007-10-31 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
Communication development workshops for weaker sections http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/Communication-development-workshops-for-weaker-sections/234323/ Aveek Datta Kolkata, October 30 Though the private sector companies in the country might not be open to the idea of reservation for the

[ZESTCaste] DIFFERENT WALK

2007-10-31 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
DIFFERENT WALK http://www.telegraphindia.com/1071031/asp/opinion/story_8491681.asp To be quiet is not to be ineffectual. Not if close to 25,000 people remain quiet and determined. The Janadesh march organized under the auspices of the Ekta Parishad originated in Gwalior on Mahatma Gandhi's

[ZESTCaste] Indian job market caste-ridden

2007-11-01 Thread Siddhartha Kumar
http://southasia.oneworld.net/article/view/154702/1/ Indian job market caste-ridden Seema Chishti 31 October 2007 NEW DELHI: Job applications with Dalit or Muslim names are less likely to have a positive outcome than those with upper-caste Hindu names, research by University Grants Commission

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