Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Dalits

The shocking death of Bhanubhai: Why are Dalits in Gujarat angry?

Bhanubhai’s dead body has not been accorded dignified burial even after 48 hours, and no state minister has visited.

Witnessing the rise of Kanshi Ram, the man who first created Dalit politics

In this week’s National Interest, I had said Jignesh Mevani could draw from Kanshi Ram’s playbook. Since there is much curiosity, the story of my first exposure to him and his political style

Why can’t Dalits just shut up and suffer in silence like they have for thousands of years?

The right wing has perfected their playbook of oppression both on-ground and online. Koregaon shows that Dalits have caught on.

Hindutva advocates accused of Bhima-Koregaon violence play ‘we love Dalits’ card

Sambhaji Bhide is a religious leader with all-party support, while Milind Ekbote is an ex-BJP corporator who grabs headlines for pushing a Hindutva agenda.

It’s 2018, and atrocities against Dalits are still a reality in India

Crimes against Scheduled Castes have been on the rise. 2017 also saw enough examples to show that this malaise isn't going away soon.

By celebrating Koregaon battle, Dalits are saying we aren’t a polite, manageable community

The Koregaon celebration by Dalits questions the dominant notion of nation and nationalism. This is making upper caste groups anxious, and they are calling it “anti-national”.

Modi, like Richard Branson, is a brand that needs undiluted attention

Gaudy shirts, spiky Mohawks, burst fades represent the style assertion of OBCs in Gujarat.

On Camera


Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

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.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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.