Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicDr B.R. Ambedkar

Topic: Dr B.R. Ambedkar

Dominant castes can’t digest Dalit progress. It’s why they attack reservation with propaganda

According to a paper published by Brandeis University, challenges to reservation best represent the attack on the Dalit revolution.

No politicians, only photos of Ambedkar & Bhagat Singh in Delhi govt offices, Kejriwal says

Delhi CM Kejriwal said the AAP govt will function on the principles of these two freedom fighters and offices won't have pictures even of the chief minister.

Unlike in the West, Dalits have built statues to resist historical oppression

Ambedkar statues have reclaimed public space for Dalit contributions in virtually every town in India.

Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Mumbai house ‘Rajgruh’ vandalised, suspect held

A man reportedly entered the premises of Rajgruh Tuesday night and smashed flower pots, damaged plants, CCTV camera and pelted stones at a window before fleeing.

‘Savarkar Marg’ triggers fresh row at JNU, students paint Ambedkar’s name on signboard

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh and others circulate pictures with Ambedkar’s name painted over the signboard, but ABVP claims Jinnah poster was put up, then removed.

A new TV show on B.R. Ambedkar raises questions of responsible representation

To be launched later this month, Hindi serial Ek Mahanayak – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar indicates a mainstreaming of the leader's identity.

Article 370 has put us in a dilemma: Should we choose Constitution’s letter or its spirit?

After Modi govt's Article 370 move, a pure and abstract position on Constitution may not be sufficient to question the politics of the day.

Politics in photos: All eyes on PM Modi, L.K. Advani & Sumitra Mahajan at Ambedkar event

BJP's party politics on seat distribution to senior leaders was on full display at anniversary celebrations of B.R. Ambedkar on Parliament lawns.

India’s Constitution makers Nehru, Patel & Ambedkar were divided on parliamentary system

Neither Ambedkar nor Patel was in favour of a strictly parliamentary system.

‘Mooknayak’: Modi govt plans documentary to showcase B.R. Ambedkar to the world

Govt believes this will also help strengthen India’s soft power in the world by showcasing the Constitution as a progressive, forward-looking document.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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