BRAHMIN

  • Not sad about non-induction into cabinet : Subramanian Swamy November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said he is not sad about not being part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "Am I looking sad? I have been travelling all along. I have been to Kolkata yesterday and now here on invitation of a university," Swamy told...
  • Subramanian Swamy 'appoints' Narendra Modi as a Brahmin on Twitter 'through authority vested in him'; sparks off controversy May 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's loose cannon Subramanian Swamy sparked off yet another controversy on Twitter after 'appointing' the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a Brahmin. "With the authority vested in me I hereby appoint Namo as a Brahmin since he has Brahminical gunas," Swamy tweeted from his handle @Swamy39, opening the...
  • Karnataka: Refusing food to non-Brahmins at temple kicks off a row April 23, 2014

    Udupi: The 800-year-old Sri Krishna temple at Udupi in Karnataka is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The seat of 'Madhva' tradition (a part of Vaishnava tradition) strictly follows the caste system even today. Non-Brahmins are not allowed to eat with the Brahmins at temple's dining area where...
  • Hindu organisation demands apology from Rajasthan Minister for remarks against Brahmins February 18, 2014

    A Hindu organisation on Tuesday demanded an apology from a Rajasthan government minister for his alleged remarks against Brahmins. Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha in Jaipurdemanded an apology within 24 hours from Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena for his alleged remarks as the Brahmins were responsible for the backwardness of Meena...
  • How Gabbar Singh became a feared renegade: director Soumik Sen blogs January 3, 2014

    The story of Gabbar Singh is the story of Gulab Singh. The son of dalit blacksmith Hari Singh, in a village in UP. The boy, mesmerized by the behroopiyas of the village (traveling folk artists who used to perform the ten avatars of Ravana) and always questioned how a puny...
  • Now, Bangalore townships sell plots only to Brahmins, Lingayat November 11, 2013

    Bangalore: After the controversy over the Mumbai property advertisement that said 'No Muslims allowed', CNNIBN has found that other cities too are spawning divisive colonies. Now, two walled townships are coming up just outside Bangalore, to cater to only certain communities. Shankara Agraharam or Vedic Village, as it's called is a...
  • Rajasthan Brahmin group demands 14 per cent reservation August 19, 2013

    Jaipur: Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha on Sunday demanded 14 per cent reservation in employment and education for the community members in Rajasthan under the Economically Backward Class (EBC), as promised by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in 2003. The organisation will observe "Sankalp Diwas" on Monday in all district headquarters and submit memorandum...
  • Akhilesh promises to withdraw false cases lodged against Brahmans May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: With an eye on Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday promised that all false cases against Brahmans lodged under the SC/ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities Act) will be withdrawn. "There was a time when false cases were imposed on Brahmins. When we came to...
  • Don't fall prey to fake film offers:Tamil director March 7, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor-filmmaker M Sasikumar has urged aspiring actresses not to believe in those who promise a role in his film. Sasikumar calls them "fraudsters" and warns that they have even opened an e-mail accounts in his name. "It has been brought to my notice that some people are making fake...
  • Rahul's Brahmin comment draws criticism from BJP April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi for his reported comment that he is a Brahmin, saying it shows that he and Congress have lost patience after failing to get the mandate in the Uttar Pradesh elections. "Now this is crossing all limits that Rahul Gandhi...
  • Brahmins in Haryana demand reservation in govt jobs January 29, 2012

    Bhiwani: Demanding reservation in government jobs, members of Brahmin community in Haryana on Sunday threatened to launch an agitation if their demand was not met. "The Brahmins of the state have been demanding reservation for the past several years but the government has not paid heed to it," the state...
  • Bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka govt December 9, 2011

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre practice at a famous temple. The practice, said to be 400 years old, involves people rolling over plantain leaves containing leftovers of meals consumed...
  • Alleged MNS workers beat up pilgrims in Mumbai December 22, 2009

    Mumbai: MNS workers allegedly attacked some pilgrims sleeping outside the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Central Mumbai late on Monday night. However, the MNS has denied any involvement with the attack. The party said none of the men involved with the incident were MNS workers. MNS leader Atul Sarpotdar also denied his...
  • Angered by defeat in polls, Maya on warpath May 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A huge setback in the Lok Sabha Elections 2009 has left Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati shellshocked. During the election campaigns Mayawati could never hide her ambitions to become the country's prime minister. However, the Lok Sabha Elections results have shattered the...
  • More Brahmins, fewer Dalits among BSP candidates March 20, 2009

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday announced candidates for all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The list has more Brahmins and fewer Dalits. Deviating from her past practice, Mayawati did not give the caste break up of her candidates at her press...
  • In Maya land, water comes at premium for upper castes June 23, 2008

    Bundelkhand: To be lavishly washing dishes used to be a luxury in a Dalit house in Bundelkhand a few months ago. But now with water available in abundance, the 400 Dalit houses in Sakrar village of Bundelkahnd don't have to worry about where the next drop will be coming from....
  • Rajputs haunt Raje for unkept quota promises June 4, 2008

    Jaipur: Neck deep in trouble with the Gurjar reservation crisis, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has more trouble coming her way, and this time around it's the politicallystrong Rajputs and Brahmins threatening violent protests across the state. The Rajput leaders hold a letter as testimony to Raje's promise and their...
  • Mulayam to add the big B to his MuslimYadav alliance September 14, 2007

    Lucknow: The stage seems set for a Mishra Vs Mishra contest in Uttar Pradesh. If Chief Minister Mayawati made a Brahmin Satish Chandra Mishra her right hand man, Mulayam Singh Yadav cannot be far behind. He, too, has now roped in a Mishra from Ayodhaya to woo the Brahmins....
  • Maya's challenge: Managing magic mix May 12, 2007

    New Delhi: With Hindu priests praying for the long life of Dalit ki beti Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister, Mayawati, the wheel surely has come a full circle in the caste fractured polity of the state. There was a time in not too distant a past when Dalits were scoffed at...
  • Mad scramble for Mayawati ringtone May 12, 2007

    New Delhi: The phone's been ringing off the hook and with party workers and leaders congratulating BSP supremo Mayawati for her landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh. But, what's with that ringtone that almost every follower of the Dalit messiah of the state have downloaded? The ringtone is called Behen Kumari Mayawati Zindabad...
  • Mayawati's social remix a hit in UP May 11, 2007

    New Delhi: She sewed the social fabric of Uttar Pradesh together and went out of her way this time to make sure that Brahmins and upper castes were on her side, along with her permanent votebank the Dalits and the strategy seems to have reaped rich dividends for...
  • The BrahminDalit chemistry in UP May 7, 2007

    New Delhi: UP goes to the 7th and last phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday. But even in this phase, where the BJP was supposed to outscore everybody by playing the smart Yogi Adityanath card, the BSP may have the last laugh. It is quietly working at achieving a political...
  • Mayawati's experiment with vote April 11, 2007

    Atrauli, UP: It's not just the Dalit vote that Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party is depending on in the crucial UP elections this time. On the election field, it's a rather unique sight of the Brahmin blowing the conch to herald the approach of the elephant in the new territory. "Brahmin...
  • Mayawati tries to woo Brahmins November 12, 2006

    Lucknow: Brahmins may consititute less than 9 per cent of India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh, but Dalit bandwagon BSP is going all out to woo them. "The basic aim is to promote brotherhood between Dalits and Brahmins so that they are brought up to the same level," says General Secretary...
  • Mayawati asks Brahmins for b'day gift November 11, 2006

    Lucknow: Literally, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has her own inimitable way of buying loyalty of her supporters. On Saturday she blatantly put a price tag to insure loyalty of Brahmins. "Each of the Brahmin societies set up in the 403 assembly constituencies of the state must shell out...