Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAmbedkar

Topic: Ambedkar

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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