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POLITICS

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Caste, Dr BR Ambedkar, Reservations, Casteism

Debunking myths about India's reservation policy

Without any impartial study, malicious canards are spread that beneficiaries of caste quotas are incompetent and inefficient.

POLITICS

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Reservations, Dr BR Ambedkar

Why we need to rethink caste-based reservations

Is it time to liberate Babasaheb Ambedkar from the strait-jacket of Ambedkarites?

SPORTS

 |  Breaking Views  |  3-minute read
Racism, Dr BR Ambedkar, Boxing, Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali was not just a great boxer. He was the greatest sportsman

No one could knock him out in the ring. No one could certainly conquer his spirit.

POLITICS

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Dr BR Ambedkar, Caste Discrimination, Constitution, Reservation

How not to honour Babasaheb Ambedkar

He was wholly at odds with what Hindus believed in.

POLITICS

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Constitution, Indian freedom struggle, Mahama Gandhi, Dr BR Ambedkar

Imagining a dialogue between Gandhi and Ambedkar in today's time

We need both Mahatma's spirit of ahimsa combined with Babasaheb's radicalism.

POLITICS

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Equality, Dr BR Ambedkar, Dalits, Jyotirao Phule

Remembering Jyotirao Phule, an Indian hero

He managed to convincingly put forward an alternative history through the lens of the Dalit-Bahujan community.

POLITICS

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Dr BR Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Patriotism

Make in India: Turning national icons into political booty

True patriotism should be an inner and lived reality that finds expression in what we are and what we do in public life.

POLITICS

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Dr BR Ambedkar, Higher Education, Student politics, Rohith Vemula

Why apolitical campuses are suicidal for the idea of the university

At the heart of higher education is the need to train young minds the art of seeing through the status quo.

POLITICS

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IIT Madras, Dalit, Narendra Modi, Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle

IIT Madras row: Modi and Rahul must stop shaming Ambedkar

Instead of quoting Babasaheb selectively, our political leaders must at least read his complete works.

POLITICS

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Feminism, Dr BR Ambedkar, Thaali removal, Beef eating

Beef eating protest alone won’t solve Tamil Nadu’s Dalit crisis

How can a cause such as the ‘burden of the thaali’ be said to have any significance when husbands are entitled by law to rape their wives?