Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBahujan

Topic: Bahujan

Kanshi Ram gave Dalit politics ‘new Bahujan genes’. Today, Mayawati is wedged in nepotism

Known as ‘Bahujan Nayak’, Kanshi Ram was never applauded by mainstream media, which failed to understand the mission of the Bahujan leader.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.

There was more to Vira Sathidar than ‘Court’. He fought caste with theatre for 40 years

Vira Sathidar found prominence only in 2014 with the National Award-winning film 'Court'. But he leaves behind a rich legacy for the young generation of rights activists.

Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan movement was also cultural, not just political

BSP's diminishing political power doesn't mean all is lost for the Bahujan movement. Kanshi Ram Jayanti is a reminder the anti-caste revolution is alive among the masses.

Not just Mayawati, these are the unsung women who led Kanshiram’s Bahujan struggle

Bahujan movement founder Kanshiram paid special attention to mentoring women leaders. But that rich history has now shrunk into the image of Mayawati.

BSP’s ‘Sarvajan’ slogan has been usurped by BJP. Mayawati should worry

BSP discarded its Bahujan slogan for Sarvajan. Now, neither the upper castes nor the Dalits have much to do with Mayawati’s party.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

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.
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