Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicIndian republic

Topic: Indian republic

We need Babasaheb Ambedkar to re-vision India. But first, rescue his legacy from 3 reductions

We have reduced Ambedkar into an angry old man who indicted the Hindu social order. We do not expect or allow an oppressed voice to occupy the sacred space of reason.

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.

Sachchidanand Sinha’s work is a reminder of what the Republic of India is. We must cherish it

At 93, Sachchidanand Sinha is a bridge between two centuries, someone who brings lessons of the 20th-century ideological debates to our times.

Indians have put their republic on a pedestal, forgotten to practise it each day

Statues of Ambedkar often show him holding the Constitution in one hand, and his other arm outstretched, finger pointing forward. It’s more urgent than ever to follow that direction.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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