Caste System

Dark Is Beautiful Challenges India's Ugly Obsession With Lighter Skin

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

A campaign challenging prejudices against skin colour in India is gathering pace. Dark is Beautiful seeks to redress the hierarchy of skin tone in...

Indian Girl, 10, 'Raped By Higher Caste Man, 35, Threatened With Stoning Unless She Withdraws Claim'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old neighbour has been threatened with stoning unless her family withdraws the claim. The ...


Rohan Banerjee | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Banerjee

Industrially and economically India is incredible, but still thousands of people leave the country every year. Why? So long as the caste system continues to promulgate this social hang up of 'birth not worth', outdated religious reservations will hinder sociability and India's presence on the world stage.

The Class Prejudice Still Plaguing a Culture

Zion Lights | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

I listen to my British Asian friends chatter about how women are free to choose careers and fewer children, or no children at all. How modern Asian men share the housework duties, change nappies. But my question is - Are we really free to marry who we please? Sadly, the answer is no. I fear we are a very long way away from that.