Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicBR Ambedkar

Topic: BR Ambedkar

‘For God’s sake…’ – What Ambedkar said about rule of majority in India

Any failure to protect the fundamental rights of minorities means damaging the very soul of the Constitution, and violating the core teachings of Ambedkar.

Why Bengal and North India failed to produce any Phule, Ambedkar, Periyar

Almost all prominent social reformers and anti-caste leaders emerged in two geographical and administrative locations—Bombay and Madras presidencies—during British rule.

We need Babasaheb Ambedkar to re-vision India. But first, rescue his legacy from 3 reductions

We have reduced Ambedkar into an angry old man who indicted the Hindu social order. We do not expect or allow an oppressed voice to occupy the sacred space of reason.

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

Hindu scriptures validate the persistence of inequality in caste and gender

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How Ambedkar, Munshi & Krishnaswamy Ayyar argued for Uniform Civil Code at Constituent Assembly

On 23 Nov 1948, Muslim members suggested changing laws ‘connected with religious beliefs & practices’. Counter-argument that a code would promote amity and secularism won the day.

No Gandhi means no Savarkar. Mercy plea debate just a way to instal him as New India’s father

The historian as judge-referee looking to ‘settle’ the question of Gandhi allegedly urging Savarkar to file mercy petitions is doomed to fail, and not due to lack of evidence.

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.

Gail Omvedt took caste to global audience that was fed only a Brahminical point of view

Gail Omvedt represents a generation of scholarship and activism that combined diverse ideologies to fight out caste-based oppression. She was a trusted friend of Bahujans.

Consensus on a cut-off date for reservation will be real tribute to Ambedkar, Constitution

RSS' support to reservation comes from the awareness that for the political class, creation of ‘backward classes’ has become a handy tool to forge vote banks and win elections.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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