Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Dalit

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.

In parting shot, ex-CJI Khehar sent notice to Centre on Dalit Christian quota

Apex court was hearing the case after social activist John Dayal filed a petition, challenging the law that excludes Dalit Christians and Muslims from SC category

Talk Point: Is the space for Dalit identity politics and Dalit-first parties shrinking?

The UP election results earlier this year signaled a growing support among the Dalits for the BJP. This was followed by NDA fielding Ram Nath Kovind as its presidential candidate, forcing the opposition to field another Dalit, Meira Kumar, as his rival. Then last week, Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha, protesting against what she said was the attitude of the ruling party to suppress her voice raising Dalit issues. As parties from across the spectrum aggressively target and woo the Dalit community, what is the future of exclusive appeals by smaller parties? We ask experts.

Last Laughs – The Best Indian Cartoons (July 15 – July 21)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors of ThePrint. The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print...

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.