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Caste Blocks Revamp of Nepal’s Sex Workers

May 7, 2012


Badi sex workers await rehabilitation. Credit:Naresh Newar/IPS By Naresh NewarMUDA, Nepal, May 7, 2012 (IPS) – Social activists say that attempts to rehabilitate sex workers in this former monarchy call for special efforts to uplift the Badi, a Hindu caste that has for centuries been associated with entertainment and prostitution. Sabitri Nepali was initiated into […]

When beauty is rendered as a tool to assert and/or negotiate spaces.

March 11, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist by Minakshee Rode In a place like Pune University, whenever I look around, particularly, at the post graduate students studying English Literature, Caste and gender studies, one question always bothers me: what do we expect our mind-sets to be? Students are learning just rhetoric and politically correct language specifically in terms of caste. […]

Caste revelation breaks marriage mid-way in Bhiwani

July 9, 2011


Deepender Deswal, TNN Jul 8, 2011, 08.24am IST BHIWANI: In a sudden twist of circumstances, two grooms had to return without brides as the marriage was aborted at the nick of time, when the castes of families, both bride and groom, was found different at the time of taking marriage vows in Karu village of […]