Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Dalit

Ilaiyaraaja compares PM Modi to Ambedkar in new book, calls them ‘striking personalities’

The comparison, which was mentioned in the foreword of a book, drew flak from the DMK. The BJP’s Tamil Nadu unit countered saying Ilaiyaraaja’s voice can’t be throttled.

Ambedkar tried taking the caste issue to the United Nations. It had lessons for India

Ambedkar was committed to making caste an issue of international concern. He saw this as the only way to get justice for Dalits, writes Suraj Yengde.

India’s Brahmins, Baniyas gained from English. BJP-RSS want to deny that to Dalits, Adivasis

First Brahmins benefited from the pro-English agitations of Tamil people. Now Amit Shah's agenda is harming Shudra/Dalit/Adivasi global job prospects.

Modi govt’s Stand-Up India scheme worked for women but missed its target — SCs, STs

Stand-Up India scheme worked successfully for women. But what happened to the '1.25 lakh Dalit entrepreneurs' it was supposed to create?

Muslim religious head calls for Karnataka bandh to protest HC’s hijab order, Dalit body backs it

Ameer-e-Shariath Sageer Ahmed Rashadi calls for ‘day-long peaceful bandh’ Thursday to ‘display anger’ against HC verdict. Muslim-owned businesses in Bhatkal remain shut Wednesday.

How does AAP ‘commemorate’ Ambedkar? By sanitising his radical politics

All political parties want to remember Ambedkar but differently. AAP's 'grand musical' adds to BJP, Congress, and Communist parties' versions.

Jhund is not just about Ambedkar portrait. It kicks out 5 Bollywood stereotypes

In Jhund, Nagraj Manjule doesn’t preach about India, patriotism, sports. Nor does he make Amitabh Bachchan do it.

Jhund is not just another sports film. It explores the ‘idea of India’ through Dalit eyes

In an era where society is divided like Salman Khan’s 'Tere Naam' haircut, Jhund forces us to revisit the ‘idea of a nation’ through Dalit realities.

Films, YouTube, Ambedkar — Pa Ranjith is building a new world and it won’t be sidelined

Pa Ranjith is revolutionising the mainstream and he will not just stop at films — he now has YouTube shows on Dalit food, a media platform, library on Ambedkar, and a band with Arivu.

Nangeli — the forgotten Dalit woman who stood up against Travancore’s ‘breast tax’

In 'Her Stories: Indian Women Down the Ages’, Deepti Priya Mehrotra recounts women from Indian history whose contributions have been all but forgotten.

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.