Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicMarginalisation

Topic: marginalisation

‘Castelessness is a privilege only upper caste can afford,’ says Justice D.Y. Chandrachud 

Speaking at the B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, the Supreme Court judge says elite castes must ‘break free’ from the past and confer respect to the marginalised. 

Modi govt to make one-time Rs 15 lakh payment for poor patients with rare diseases

Experts say the one-time payment for poor patients of rare diseases is a u-turn from the govt’s earlier promise of continued aid irrespective of income.

The Book of Chocolate Saints: Story of an artist in a godless world

Jeet Thayil's latest is deeply provoking book about art, philosophy, and ‘chocolate saints’ who live in the margins of history. Jeet Thayil’s 'The Book Of...

On Camera

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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.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

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.