Friday, 2 December, 2022
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Topic: Ambedkar

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.

Indian Army’s Mahar regiment: Home to two army chiefs and a Param Vir Chakra

The Mahar regiment has had a circuitous journey — from serving the British during the Anglo-Maratha wars to its distinguished service post-Independence. At the centre...

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.