Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Ambedkar

Ambedkar is invoked as political capital, not for his actual ideas

Posthumous fame of Ambedkar has become inevitable because he has become a trope for the Dalit mobilisation across the nation.

Periyar and Ambedkar were united in ideology

The only difference between Ambedkar and Periyar is that they were from different geographies, but they were united in ideology.

Ignoring Ambedkar would mean ignoring a significant vote-bank

Dalits across the nation form a very vocal group in India, they represent a large demographic in the country.

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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.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

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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.