Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Dalit

आखिर एक दलित के लिए क्या मायने रखती है जिग्नेश की जीत

मैं महसूस कर सकता हूं कि अतीत में आपको क्या कुछ से गुजरना पड़ा होगा क्योंकि एक दलित लड़का कुछ करना चाहे तो उसे...

Alpesh-Jignesh-Hardik provided much-needed ammo to Congress’ Gujarat battle

Hardik Patel has definitely helped Congress made some gains in Saurashtra and Mehsana; in North Gujarat, Congress wins 15 out of 27 seats while BJP bags 11 seats.

What Jignesh Mevani’s victory means for me as a Gujarati Dalit

I can feel what you went through in your past because it is always difficult for a Dalit boy to pursue something. People never digest our achievements.

Who really is Jignesh Mevani: a Dalit, Gujarati or Jihadi?

Jignesh Mevani is using the resources of the Congress without using its name or succumbing to its patronising views on Dalits and Muslims.

Jignesh Mevani’s politics may be too radical for Gujarat’s moderate Dalits

Mevani had ruled out participating in active politics for a long time saying it would cloud his credibility as an activist, and force him into unwelcome compromises.

Dalit-Patel caste dynamic could pose a hurdle to BJP in stronghold Idar

The BJP has retained the reserved seat for several terms, but the Patel rebellion may change the equation and help Congress.

Ambedkar is invoked as political capital, not for his actual ideas

Posthumous fame of Ambedkar has become inevitable because he has become a trope for the Dalit mobilisation across the nation.

Ignoring Ambedkar would mean ignoring a significant vote-bank

Dalits across the nation form a very vocal group in India, they represent a large demographic in the country.

Can we get swift justice too, Dalits ask after Kopardi rape death sentence

3 Dalits awarded capital punishment for rape and murder of Maratha girl last year, but Dalits say justice is rarely served if victim is from a lower caste.

‘Padmavati’ trailer gives legitimacy to patriarchal notions of women’s bodies

The movie's trailer is rooted in the practice of using pop-culture to give legitimacy to patriarchal notions of women’s bodies and caste stereotypes.

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.