Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
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Topic: Ambedkar

Last Laughs: The pursuit of Ambedkar and damage control after Unnao, Kathua

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Last Laughs: Painting it orange in Yogi’s UP and the Chennai IPL shoe-stopper

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Last Laughs: Who was really ‘Being Human’ and a lesson for Modi from Ambedkar

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Plugged-In: Govt tracking journalists, CBSE leak, and CJI impeachment

The government may be able to track journalists’ movements in and out of government buildings and offices through the use of RFID cards

Dadasaheb Gaikwad is my Dalit icon because he did what Ambedkar couldn’t: Jignesh Mevani

My fascination for Dadasaheb Gaikwad has its roots in the failures of our own land struggle. Like me, he too was called a Communist stooge.

Dalit history threatens the powerful. That is why they want to erase, destroy and jail it

In order for Dalit Bahujans to have a future, we must know our past and have self-determination over the knowledge we build.

By reinserting ‘Ramji’ in Ambedkar’s name, BJP is ensuring a ghar wapsi for the Dalit icon

For the BJP, it’s easier to reduce B. R. Ambedkar to symbols and statues than deal with the entire complexity of his legacy.

Would Ambedkar, Tagore and Buddha have been declared anti-national today?

In this excerpt from her book 'Indian Extincts', Miniya Chatterji writes that stalwarts of Indian politics, literature and religion would have been declared anti-national by today's standards.

Ambedkarism seeks to end casteism progressively, digital Ambedkarites are failing at that

It is necessary to understand why neither of the great leaders, Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram, were branded as extremists, writes Devashish Jarariya

Why can’t Dalits just shut up and suffer in silence like they have for thousands of years?

The right wing has perfected their playbook of oppression both on-ground and online. Koregaon shows that Dalits have caught on.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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