Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Ambedkar

Why HP’s Cong chief Pratibha Singh is unhappy with Rahul and Priyanka

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Modi’s reforms, Ambedkar’s ideals – It’s time to debate bringing back original Preamble

At the launch of a new book, ‘Ambedkar and Modi’, it is important to remember Modi’s Constitution yatra 12 years ago.

Rahul’s Burberry T-shirt or Modi’s expensive suits aren’t the problem, Gandhi’s loincloth is

Sarojini Naidu famously said that 'it cost the nation a lot to keep Mahatma Gandhiji in poverty'.

Ambedkar in a savarna mundu? Why Babasaheb’s clothes matter

Kerala debate on Ambedkar shows his suit is a signifier on multiple levels. Some link it to Buddhist enlightenment, others to the 1942 SC federation flag.

‘All women shudras according to Manusmriti’ — JNU V-C Pandit says caste discrimination ‘inhuman’

Speaking at the B.R. Ambedkar Lecture Series, the V-C said gods 'anthropologically don't come from the upper caste'. She also called Ambedkar a thinker who was ahead of his times.

Differences should not create discrimination. India’s diversity is empowering

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Ilaiyaraaja compares PM Modi to Ambedkar in new book, calls them ‘striking personalities’

The comparison, which was mentioned in the foreword of a book, drew flak from the DMK. The BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit countered saying Ilaiyaraaja’s voice can’t be throttled.

Ambedkar tried taking the caste issue to the United Nations. It had lessons for India

Ambedkar was committed to making caste an issue of international concern. He saw this as the only way to get justice for Dalits, writes Suraj Yengde.

How does AAP ‘commemorate’ Ambedkar? By sanitising his radical politics

All political parties want to remember Ambedkar but differently. AAP's 'grand musical' adds to BJP, Congress, and Communist parties' versions.

The Ambedkar musical is not just about Babasaheb, it’s a nod to Kejriwal’s politics too

‘Who were the shudras,’ a digital screen asks you when you sit to see Babasaheb – The Grand Musical. It’s part of Delhi government’s tribute to Ambedkar.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.