Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Ambedkar

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.

Horrific Maharashtra cop video shows how the New Dalit is threatening old system

In the shocking video, a Maharashtra policewoman is seen talking about beating up Dalits to vent her ire against them.

Yogi says Hanuman is Dalit, but will Hindu temples now stop being Brahmin monopoly?

Ambedkar has argued that like any other profession that has rules and regulations, priesthood should also be regulated.

How a chemical engineer became the ambassador of international Dalit movement

Be it installation of Ambedkar statue in London or organising protests at UN against Dalits atrocities, Rajkumar Kamble led many efforts.

Kaala is not just about Rajinikanth. It is about land, fascism, Ramayana & the Dalit gaze

Kaala is filled with references to Babasaheb Ambedkar, Buddha, Bheem chawl, beef shop, Lenin and Bheemji.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.