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Painting the Bhima-Koregaon incident as a pan-India Dalit assertion is a mistake

Dalit assertion is not making the upper castes anxious since it comes in the light of deepening of our democracy, which has been a gradual process.
Dalit groups protesting during the Maharashtra Bandh | PTI

Bhima-Koregaon fight isn’t against the upper-castes, it is against Brahmins and Brahminism

Media and academicians portray Dalits as victims in the incident at Bhima-Koregaon. The battle that happened there was a fight against the Brahmins.

Economic and digital revolution have strengthened Dalits. This shook the upper caste world

Whether it is Rohith Vemula, Una, or Saharanpur, upper caste mainstream media has beem taken aback by the pro-active resistance by dalits
Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar

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”.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in a country like India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.