Centre set to tweak criteria for according classical language status

Context: With many languages seeking classical status, the Central government has decided to change the criteria for classical status to any language. About classical language The term ‘Indian classical languages,’ or Shastriya Bhasha, encompasses languages in India with a rich history, significant antiquity, Read More …

Inequality among caste

Context: India has made remarkable strides in lifting millions out of multidimensional poverty, yet inequality among various caste groups persists. Despite the Constitution’s abolition of caste discrimination and the launch of affirmative action programmes, the shadow of caste continues to shape economic Read More …

The Case for a Caste Census

Context: Peter Drucker famously said, “Only what gets measured gets managed.” The problems of social groups that have been historically discriminated against (be it by caste, race, religion, gender, disability etc.) cannot be resolved without collecting data group-identity wise. Doing so is not Read More …

Udayagiri-Khandagiri Caves

Context: The President of India, Droupadi Murmu visited Udayagiri caves, situated in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. About Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves: The caves are situated on two adjacent hills, Udayagiri and Khandagiri mentioned as Kumari Parvata in the Hathigumpha inscription.  They have a number of finely carved caves built Read More …