Tuesday, 17 May, 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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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

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.