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POLITICS

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BR Ambedkar, Caste system, Dalit, Rajkot lynching

Why Rajkot lynching is no big surprise — in India, certain castes, not caste itself, get killed

Unlike Europe, India has not even tried to tackle discrimination like caste from within society. This is left to government, law and order — while brutal caste practices continue.

POLITICS

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Yogi Aditayanth, Uttar Pradesh, BR Ambedkar, BJP

10 things Ambedkar said in his lifetime that BJP wouldn't bear to hear

As the Dalit icon gets appropriated today with saffron hue, let us look at what he actually said.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Bhima Koregaon, Gujarat Assembly polls, BR Ambedkar, Rohith Vemula

Why Dalits, youth and women are sparking mutinies in India

Yes, there will be poetry, about dark times.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  5-minute read
Dalit, BR Ambedkar, Bhima Koregaon, Jignesh Mevani

Why Jignesh Mevani's comments on Ambedkar don't imply any insult to the Dalit icon

Every era must see its representatives reinterpret the pioneers of the past, while espousing the spirit of the Indian Constitution.

VARIETY

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Gujarat, Manusmriti, BR Ambedkar, Dalit atrocities

Why Dalits in Gujarat are protesting by twirling their moustache

The subtlety of silence is often difficult to miss.

VOICES

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BR Ambedkar, Gauri Lankesh, Dalit, Kancha Ilaiah

Threats to Kancha Ilaiah show India has learnt nothing from Gauri Lankesh's death

The Dalit intellectual is a prominent public thinker and ensuring his security is government's responsibility.

POLITICS

 |  14-minute read
Dalit politics, Caste system, BR Ambedkar, Rohith Vemula

Online diary of Rohith Vemula: Resist Sangh’s sullying of Ambedkar's legacy

[Book extract] #CasteIsNotARumour is a collation of the late Dalit icon's wonderful and moving social media posts on his political struggle.

POLITICS

 |  Stories Unscene  |  6-minute read
BR Ambedkar, Gau Raksha Dal, Dalit

With Dalits resisting gau rakshaks, India isn't far from annihilation of caste

A significant feature of the current anti-caste struggle has been the near absence of demands for concessions.

POLITICS

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BJP, Dalits, BR Ambedkar

Demolition of Ambedkar Bhavan will alienate Dalits from BJP in Maharashtra

Chief minister Fadnavis’ acceptance of mistake in the case is being seen as an effort to pacify the situation.

POLITICS

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BR Ambedkar, Indira Gandhi, Emergency

5 lessons I learnt in jail during Emergency

We realised Indians had an unflinching faith in democracy.