B. R. Ambedkar

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Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Comprehending Rohith Vemula

To those ranting “Anti-national” jibes on Social media about Phd Scholar, ‪#‎RohithVemula‬ from the University of Hyderabad who committed suicide last Sunday evening, let us try and understand what Rohith Vemula stood for: 1. We may disagree with Rohith’s protest against Yakub Memon’s hanging, but here’s the thing: Remember that whether a democratic nation can […]

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Massive crowd at Deeksha Bhoomi on Dhammachakra Pravartan Din
Democracy
Media

Indian media un-noticed lakhs celebrating Dhammachakra Pravartan Din

Dhammachakra Pravartan Din at Deekshabhoomi “I have no Motherland’ Ambedkar once said to Gandhi, in frustration following the treatment dalits received in 20th Century. However, even if today an educated chunk belonging to Scheduled caste group get similar feeling of whether this is really “My Motherland”, then the status quo of the Indian society and the treatment its people receive […]

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Illustration by Vidyut Kale uses image of oil painting in public domain
Economic inequality
Hindutva
National
Radicalization

The 22 vows of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism on 15 October 1956 at Deeksha Bhoomi, in Nagpur. Around 8 lakh followers converted in his steps. At this time he took 22 vows, more like open declarations. These are a rejection of Hinduism as unequal and something that the upper #caste dominant public “memory” rarely remembers. We’d like […]

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Constitution of India
Hindutva
National
Radicalization

Constitution Day, 26th Nov 1949

Making of the Constitution of India – A vision document. The Constituent Assembly took 2 years, 11 months and 17 days to prepare the Constitution of India. Constitution of America was prepared in 4 months and that of South Africa in 1 year. 296 Representatives including Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendraprasad, Vallabhbhai Patel, Alladi krishnaswamy , […]

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P Sainath
General
Hindutva
Radicalization

Babasaheb Ambedkar: The fear of democracy of the privileged ~ P Sainath

Babasaheb Ambedkar is an enigma to most Indians. While we all claim to respect him for writing India’s Constitution, there is little we know about who Dr Ambedkar was or why “Jai Bhim” is a salutation to many and used as a casteist sneer by others. With the loving honorific “Babasaheb” neatly sliding in before […]

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