Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicHindu Code Bill

Topic: Hindu Code Bill

India’s liberals must decide: Oppose UCC because of BJP or uphold secular principles?

My fear is that secular liberals, disgusted by the Hindu triumphalism that will probably accompany the Uniform Civil Code, will forget their secularism and oppose the move.

Seeing Ambedkar as Dalit icon is narrow. Understand his feminist vision for Indian women

The Manusmriti said 'Women have no right to education'. Ambedkar’s fight for their education and property rights shows why he wasn't just a Dalit icon.

Inter-caste marriage isn’t the problem, marrying a Dalit man is

An Indian Hindu male cannot bring himself to accept the fact that an adult woman has the liberty to love and marry as per her free will.

Can you be a true democracy & let go of caste, Ambedkar asked Indians. We are yet to reply

Ambedkar was optimistic about constitutional democracy working in India. However, by 1953, he had lost hope.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.

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.

Defence

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.