Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Dalit

How Ambedkar was both ‘Dalitised’ and ‘Brahminised’ by Indian ruling class to own history

In 'The People of India', Suraj Milind Yengde talks about the contentious history constructed around Ambedkar for various political appropriations.

Decoding VCK — chief says ‘anti-Manusmriti’ stance benefits all minorities, not just Dalits

Led by Thol. Thirumavalavan, the Tamil Nadu party began as Dalit Panthers Iyyakkam & entered electoral politics in 1999. It has since garnered considerable influence in the state.

‘Called untouchable in 2022’: Why hundreds of Dalits in Karnataka embraced Buddhism last week

Over 450 Dalits renounced Hinduism Friday in the state's Shorapur city in a bid to get rid of 'untouchable' tag. Experts say just a sign of 'protest', lacks structural change.

‘Kept out of temple, fined for touching idol’: Dalits in Karnataka’s Shorapur are adopting Buddhism

Many from Yadgir district's Dalit community are adopting BR Ambedkar’s Buddhism which focuses on social justice. Over 100 men and women chose to convert at an event held Friday.

Are Brahmins the Whites of India, and Dalits the Blacks of India? Is Caste Same as Race?

Snakes in the Ganga by Rajiv Malhotra and Vijaya Viswanathan combats 'misconceptions' about caste.

‘Raped, strangled, hanged’ — anger, grief in Lakhimpur Kheri as Dalit sisters’ bodies come home

Police claim two of the accused raped the teens, strangled them after they 'demanded marriage' & hung their bodies from tree to 'destroy evidence'. Kin say girls didn't know accused.

6 arrested in alleged gangrape, murder of 2 Dalit sisters in UP, girls found hanging from tree

The minor girls were lured to a farm and raped; cops said they were killed once they insisted on marriage.

UP ‘honour killing’: Muslim woman’s autopsy suggests poison, brothers ‘killed Dalit lover in her room’

A 19-year-old Muslim woman and an 18-year-old Dalit man were found dead on Saturday. Police suspect that it was a case of a forbidden love story gone awry.

‘I’m Dalit but identify as a Brahmin’ — How Dalit comedians in India are smashing elite nexus

Dalit comedians are cracking the same light-hearted, self-deprecating jokes about everything from Indian parents to dating apps, but they are changing the punchline.

‘No hush money’: Jalore principal’s father says ‘paying Dalit family for treatment’ backfired

Chail Singh's family says they don't know how he managed to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to the Meghwals, who lost their 9-yr-old son. They claim he paid the money for the boy's treatment.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.