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‘A proud moment for us,’ says Dalit body after Midha’s election; she represents the Labour Party.

'A proud moment for us,' says Dalit body after Midha's election; she represents the Labour Party.

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.

On Camera

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Australia’s 1956 Test series win in India was a one-man genius—Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud played 8 Tests in India picking up 52 wickets. Among these were some of India’s finest batsman like Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy.
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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