Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicOral History

Topic: Oral History

Ashok Vijaydashmi to Dhola — National archives, central libraries failed Dalit-Bahujan history

Oral histories of the Dalit-Bahujan community take us beyond the existing notions about India’s excluded communities and the Brahminical and Eurocentric biases inherent in them.

Real fight for National Archives should be about what it doesn’t contain, not the relocation

Nehru's core template for recording history was unity, Modi’s is uniformity. But history, at best, is an 'argument'.

No politicians will speak in Delhi Oral History Project as AAP govt looks to avoid controversy

AAP govt has decided Delhi Oral History Project will focus on prominent personalities like economists, cultural enthusiasts, historians, apart from the common Delhiite.

Nepal’s elite failed to preserve Gurkhas’ 200-year history. But folk songs kept it alive

In ‘Ayo Gorkhali’, former British Gurkha Tim I. Gurung stitches together a history of his community that goes beyond soldiering and bravery.

Idea of India wasn’t demolished at Ayodhya. That happened in our ‘liberal’ homes

The 1992 Babri Masjid demolition was no sudden act. All of our family conversations contributed to the pickaxes that hit the mosque in Ayodhya.

After Sajjan Kumar conviction, everyone has become an expert on Sikh trauma

Any half-baked attempt at telling Sikhs that we have been ‘gifted’ justice is just another insulting consolation.

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.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

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.