Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicAmbedkar

Topic: Ambedkar

BJP claims CAA helps Dalits. But lives of Jogendra Nath Mandal & Ambedkar say otherwise

Ambedkar and Mandal resigned from Indian and Pakistani cabinets in 1950-51. Their letters hold the key to understanding the debate around CAA and BJP's push for it.

In Ambedkar’s ‘Proposed Preamble’ to Indian Constitution, there was no ‘equality’ clause

Controversies around equality in India have existed since the birth of the Republic on 26 January 1950 and continues to this day.

Stop blaming Jinnah, Pakistan for India’s wrongs today: Yasser Hamdani rebuts Zainab Sikander

I certainly do not blame India for the problems in Pakistan today. So, do not expect Zainab Sikander to blame Pakistan for whatever is wrong with India.

India’s caste & untouchability had a role in Pakistan’s creation, writes Islamabad columnist

The castes could neither inter-dine nor intermarry – two aspects that were often brought up by proponents of the two-nation theory.

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 wants you to believe caste system came from outer space

No matter how many Ambedkar statues it shows, Article 15 doesn’t call out the continued Brahmin hegemony in power circles.

Akhilesh must start building a new UP coalition. He can begin by saying sorry to Dalits

Winning Dalits over won’t be easy. But the good news for Akhilesh Yadav is that some of them are becoming disenchanted with Mayawati’s politics.

Dragging dead buffalo to wearing sari: How Ambedkar was trolled by casteist cartoonists

Often when a newspaper carried positive reports on Ambedkar, the cartoonists deliberately targeted Ambedkar even if there was nothing really to make fun of.

How Gandhi made Ambedkar a villain in his fight to be the real representative of Dalits

When he did not get his way, Gandhi began his fast from prison. This was completely against his own maxims of satyagraha – it was pure blackmail.

Can a Dalit wear Armani and Zara? Why most Indians would still say no

Ambedkar wanted to challenge the very idea of how a Dalit should look and, thus, chose to wear suits.

Upper class Hindus gave caste to us and now they want to be leaders of anti-caste movements

When Savarnas question Kanhaiya Kumar’s caste being a topic of discussion, they are worried about upper caste losing the leadership role.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
×