Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: Periyar

Why I converted to Islam and buried my Hindu identity: Dalit Camera founder

Periyar had suggested Ambedkar convert to Islam. After years of research, I too found Islam to be the only religion in India that could annihilate the caste system.

Rajinikanth not apologising for Periyar remark will show where Tamil Nadu politics is headed

Rajinikanth's remark strikes at the heart of Tamil Nadu's Dravidian politics. To say anything against Periyar is not just risky but perhaps politically suicidal too.

Upper class Hindus gave caste to us and now they want to be leaders of anti-caste movements

When Savarnas question Kanhaiya Kumar’s caste being a topic of discussion, they are worried about upper caste losing the leadership role.

Periyar, the ‘South Indian Socrates’ who smashed Brahminical patriarchy

On his 45th death anniversary, a look at legacy of Dravidian patriarch Periyar who worked against caste discrimination & superstition.

CN Annadurai: The southern separatist-turned-nationalist

Former Tamil Nadu CM C.N. Annadurai started his career as an English teacher and went on to create his own political party, the DMK.

Toppling idols is just more ‘strategic madness’ from an election-obsessed BJP

The Sangh Parivar is paranoid of symbols, and with general elections around the corner, it is unlikely that this madness will decline in the next few months.

In the new statue politics, the media has boxed Periyar into OBC politics

The media portrays the politics of Periyar and B. R. Ambedkar as one of their communities and not human liberation, denying it any universal potential.

Periyar’s legacy serves as a reminder for Dravidian parties to be caste conscious

After he quit Congress, Periyar joined the Justice Party that was later named Dravidar Kazhagam; he was associated with the Self-Respect Movement.

Tamil Nadu’s BJP unit sacks worker for vandalising Periyar statue

Tamil Nadu's BJP unit sacked one of its functionaries who was involved in vandalising Periyar's statue in Vellore.

Lenin to Periyar: BJP wrongly believes razing idols will erase ideologies

From Tripura to Tamil Nadu, statues are in danger of being smashed down by self-appointed custodians of culture, citizenship and nationalism.

On Camera


The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.