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B R Ambedkar
Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Reimagining myths to unleash empathy

Having had his heart pierced by the goddess, where do you, dear reader, think that the spirit of Mahishasura journeys in search of refuge? It could well be Mysore.Interestingly, diverse strands of Dal...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 20.07.19

LGBT red flag in Poland

Sir — At least 30 towns and villages in Poland have declared themselves ‘free of LGBT ideology’. Swidnik was the first to declare its homophobic leanings in this staunchly Catholic country. The ...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 03.09.19

Plea to PM Narendra Modi for Gandhi session

Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a special session of Parliament on October 2 to honour the memory and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anni...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

‘Ambedkar’ over ‘Savarkar’ at JNU

The name of B.R. Ambedkar has been painted over that of Hindutva ideologue V.D. Savarkar on a freshly installed road signage at Left-stronghold Jawaharlal Nehru University.The developments have trigge...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 22.11.18

Why caste continues to thrive in India

Although in the Constitution, the lawmakers outlawed untouchability, they could not overcome their own caste mind-set and skilfully consecrated caste, which, in fact, is the source of untouchability. ...
By Sebastian M. Michael

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Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

What does it mean to be Indian?

Thankfully, I happen to share with my would-be detractors an avid interest in Indian history, which helps me dispel these self-effacing albeit historically inaccurate arguments. If we go by historical...
By Debobroto Das

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Caste and other demons

“Gandhiji, I have no homeland.” The first meeting between Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, who later became chairman of the drafting committee of independent India’s Constitution and its first law mini...
By Subhash Gatade

India  /  Published 15.04.19

Brake on Ambedkar books

The Narendra Modi government stopped printing the Collected Works of Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar in English after coming to power in 2014, it has emerged, although the Prime Minister regularly hails the Dal...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.09.19

BJP says Ambedkar opposed Article 370, proof shows opposite

A quote on Article 370 that the BJP has attributed to Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar in one of its propaganda videos has turned out to be misleading.The video, made for a mass connect drive on Article 370, ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.20

Heal the mind

At the time of Independence, more than a quarter of India’s population had been subjected to deprivation, discrimination and degradation on account of the prevalent caste system. In establishing the...
By Kashish Makkar


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