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Samajwadi Party to form outfit named after BR Ambedkar on occasion of birth anniversary

Speaking to reporters at Samajwadi Party's headquarters Saturday, party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the 'Babasaheb Vahini' will have units at the national, state and district levels.

Why it’s so easy for Modi to appropriate Tagore — or anyone

Our icons are just that, familiar visual images, because Indians don’t read.
File photo of Savita Ambedkar via Wikipedia

Savita Ambedkar, a ‘social worker in her own right’ who kept BR Ambedkar’s legacy alive

Savita Ambedkar, the wife of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, was a close witness to his contributions in framing the Indian Constitution.

Lights, camera, caste – An Ambedkar photo made it to Bollywood after 38 yrs of independence

It took a J. Om Prakash film to acknowledge B.R. Ambedkar as being backdrop-worthy for Hindi films.
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IFS officer Devyani Khobragade pens book on Ambedkar to ‘teach kids about Dalit struggles’

The book focuses on B.R. Ambedkar's journey as a young child and how he comes to realise what it means to be identified as a member of the Dalit community. 
Constitution during a road show in Varanasi

Un-Indian, copied: 70 years on, Constitution is still attacked because we have failed it

Visva-Bharati University V-C Bidyut Chakrabarty's comments add to the list of fictitious claims against Constitution that Ambedkar had busted during its drafting.
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Parsis in Baroda berated Ambedkar for his caste. But Naval Bhathena changed everything

B.R. Ambedkar met Naval Bhathena at US' Columbia University in 1913, where he was studying on a scholarship given by Baroda's Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III.
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On Constitution Day, holding the powerful to account is our foremost fundamental duty

More than 10,000 citizens have been charged with sedition in Jharkhand for the act of ‘writing a part of the Constitution on stone’.
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Indian democracy’s big contradiction – Dalits cherish Constitution, privileged want a rethink

Modi government decided to celebrate Constitution Day in 2015. But India’s SC/STs have been celebrating the day much before the official announcement.
BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi

Why Gandhi and Ambedkar never engaged with Hedgewar, the founder of RSS

Of all the things Gandhi stood for, RSS & BJP could only co-opt legacy of cleanliness. As if Gandhi had only swept his ashram and cleaned his toilet.
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On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.