Incredible India – Athitho devo bhava

Incredible India – Athitho devo bhava Crude translation   Don’t brush against white girls Don’t spit when white people are around Don’t steal from white people Our athithos are deivo bhava (Our white guests are like gods) The only 'athithos' we want and welcome are white. Nigerians, Srilankans, Bangladeshis - not welcome We even... Continue Reading →


Dalit youth hanged on village panchayat’s order in UP

(Translated from a Navbharat Times news report in Hindi into English by Atul Anand. The original Hindi text of the report follows the translation) Bulandshahr (UP): Lala, a Dalit youth from Nagla Chona village in Gautam Buddhnagar, was hanged on Tuesday following the village panchayat's order. Inder, the father of the deceased, alleges that initially,... Continue Reading →

Revelations of a mother – principles and practices of caste

As the mother sobbed, the camera slowly zoomed in. Her husband fought back tears as he supported his wife. The TV anchor gave a respectful pause, but mindful of the ticking time, inched closer. “I am so sorry Mrs. Kavlekar. We understand how painful this must be for you, but we feel it is important... Continue Reading →

Karuna Trust failed to check spread of dengue in Raichur villages: official

Karuna Trust failed to check spread of dengue in Raichur villages: official Kumar Buradikatti The Department of Health and Family Welfare has held Karuna Trust, a non-governmental entity which maintains the primary health centre (PHC) in Chandrabanda village, responsible for the spread of dengue fever in some of the villages covered by the PHC. Addressing... Continue Reading →

The endless fruits of love’s labour

Mangamma was ecstatic. She had received the prestigious “Best pourakarmika’ award from none other than the benevolent Lawrinse Lying and his compatriots. She felt that her lifetime dedication to her vocational calling had finally been recognized. When she was called to give a speech, she could barely speak, in lieu of the emotions that affected... Continue Reading →

Tender SURE roads come under fire

  Tender SURE roads come under fire K. V. Aditya Bharadwaj Chitra V. Ramani Cunningham Road, where Tender SURE repair work is being undertaken, has become a motorist’s nightmare. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy Tender SURE (Specifications for Urban Road Execution), which was initially hailed as a liberator from intermittent road repair works, is now being... Continue Reading →

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