Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicAmbedkar

Topic: Ambedkar

India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.

Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Mumbai house ‘Rajgruh’ vandalised, suspect held

A man reportedly entered the premises of Rajgruh Tuesday night and smashed flower pots, damaged plants, CCTV camera and pelted stones at a window before fleeing.

Black lives mattered to Phule and Ambedkar. They had seen caste discrimination in India

The credit of drawing parallels between racial and caste discrimination goes to Jotirao Phule who compared conditions of Blacks in the US and Dalits in India.

Bharat Ek Khoj: Shyam Benegal’s adaption of Nehru’s Discovery of India was a Sunday staple

The show covered a range of topics, from the Harappan Civilisation to the freedom struggle, along with mythological epics.

No ‘ideological synergy’ between Ambedkar and RSS, Rajiv Tuli can read my book for facts

There is no evidence to support the claims that Ambedkar visited an RSS workshop or that Thengadi was Ambedkar’s election agent in 1954 Bhandara bypoll.

Ambedkar appointed RSS man as his election agent. That’s how close the two were

Ambedkar visited an RSS training camp in 1939 and was impressed by the culture of equality and absence of any discrimination that he witnessed.

No, Ambedkar was not impressed by RSS or in an alliance with it. Arun Anand is wrong

Arun Anand claimed Ambedkar was impressed by RSS and his party formed a pre-poll alliance with Bharatiya Jana Sangh before 1952 Madhya Pradesh elections.

You clapped for them as they picked garbage. Respect them and Ambedkar would clap for you

It took a global pandemic for us to acknowledge the work of sanitation workers. Mere claps for them won’t ease their socio-economic troubles.

Why I converted to Islam and buried my Hindu identity: Dalit Camera founder

Periyar had suggested Ambedkar convert to Islam. After years of research, I too found Islam to be the only religion in India that could annihilate the caste system.

What Mooknayak was for Ambedkar, YouTube is for Dalits today

YouTube channels run by Dalits have millions of subscribers. Is this a new segregation in India or the emergence of a much-needed diversity in media ownership?

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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