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Mann ki Baat: Prime Minister Modi urged people to visit the places associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar
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Mann ki Baat: Prime Minister Modi urged people to visit the places associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar

Modi said that he has had the privilege of visiting all the Panch Teerth associated with Balasaheb Ambedkar

Prime Minister Modi mentions Mahatma Phule, Savitribai Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar in his Mann ki Baat broadcast
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Prime Minister Modi mentions Mahatma Phule, Savitribai Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar in his Mann ki Baat broadcast

Modi said that both Mahatma Phule and Babasaheb Ambedkar fought persistently against discrimination and inequality. He also said that Savitribai Phule played a significant role in the formation of many social institutions

Head-on | India at 75: Why former foreign secretary Shyam Saran misses the point
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Head-on | India at 75: Why former foreign secretary Shyam Saran misses the point

Shyam Saran, while analysing India’s journey as an independent nation in the past 75 years, is right to stress inclusive growth. But he misses the larger point

NFAI acquires Mahapurush Dr Ambedkar, rare 1968 Marathi short film that portrays Babasaheb's faith, later life
Arts & Culture

NFAI acquires Mahapurush Dr Ambedkar, rare 1968 Marathi short film that portrays Babasaheb's faith, later life

The film was originally made in 35 mm format but what we have found is a 16 mm copy, probably meant for distribution in rural areas, said Prakash Magdum, Director, NFAI.

Watch: TM Krishna's new project sets Ashoka's edicts to Carnatic music ragas
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Watch: TM Krishna's new project sets Ashoka's edicts to Carnatic music ragas

The edicts are sung in the original Magadhi Prakrit by TM Krishna, in ragas drawn from the Carnatic music tradition.

Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: From Bhimrao Kardak to Sambhaji Bhagat, tracing a legacy of anti-caste music and poetry
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Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra: From Bhimrao Kardak to Sambhaji Bhagat, tracing a legacy of anti-caste music and poetry

The Dalit shahirs of Maharashtra were the poet-musicians of the anti-caste movement, who took Dr BR Ambedkar's idea of the annihilation of caste to the people

Mooknayak turns 100: How Babasaheb Ambedkar's Marathi weekly for Dalits came into being
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Mooknayak turns 100: How Babasaheb Ambedkar's Marathi weekly for Dalits came into being

As word of Ambedkar's newspaper spread, Kolhapur’s Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj himself visited Babsaheb in his chawl in Mumbai, offering a donation of Rs 2,500 to start Mooknayak. The first issue was printed on 31 January 1920

Amid nationwide anti-CAA protests, CJI Bobde in Nagpur says citizenship not just about rights but also about duties towards society
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Amid nationwide anti-CAA protests, CJI Bobde in Nagpur says citizenship not just about rights but also about duties towards society

The CJI added that 'if we do not follow our duties then there will be an imbalance in the society'

Manish Tewari blames Savarkar for Gandhi's murder, Manmohan Singh says party not against the man: Why Congress can't make up its mind on Hindutva leader's legacy
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Manish Tewari blames Savarkar for Gandhi's murder, Manmohan Singh says party not against the man: Why Congress can't make up its mind on Hindutva leader's legacy

Congress' overtly critical views on Savarkar appear to be of recent vintage, and equally neoteric is the party's confusion over where to position itself regarding the radical Hindu leader

BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history
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BJP’s fervent bid to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar shows party's strategy to embed RSS in Indian history

Adding Savarkar to the pantheon of national heroes with government sanction at this stage would be a permanent move that cannot be rescinded later — a level of state patronage that Savarkar never received except under colonial times.

28-year-old Pune engineer expresses desire to apply as new Congress president for party's 'revival'
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28-year-old Pune engineer expresses desire to apply as new Congress president for party's 'revival'

While the Congress is yet to decide on its new president after Rahul Gandhi made his resignation public, a 28-year-old electronics engineer from Pune has expressed his desire to apply for the post

Haryana khap panchayat's directive against using caste surnames will do precious little to end discrimination
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Haryana khap panchayat's directive against using caste surnames will do precious little to end discrimination

Dropping the caste surname might sound like an attractive idea, but it will not work in the long run to eradicate caste discrimination.

No Laughing Matter: A compilation of BR Ambedkar cartoons viewed through an anti-caste lens
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No Laughing Matter: A compilation of BR Ambedkar cartoons viewed through an anti-caste lens

No Laughing Matter is a study of BR Ambedkar in retrospect, in which the protagonist appears more tangible to us, with readers being allowed to ‘see’ and understand him through a documented history of illustrations.

Atrocities on Dalits and tribals up by 70% in Gujarat between 2003 and 2018; conviction rate below 5% in Modi's first 3 yrs as PM
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Atrocities on Dalits and tribals up by 70% in Gujarat between 2003 and 2018; conviction rate below 5% in Modi's first 3 yrs as PM

Atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat have been rising steadily in the last two decades with the state witnessing a 72 percent increase in the number of registered cases between 2003 and 2018

Ambedkar Jayanti: Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dalit leader, alleges Congress did nothing to preserve his memories
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Ambedkar Jayanti: Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dalit leader, alleges Congress did nothing to preserve his memories

Born into a poor Dalit family on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar became independent India's first law minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Dalit social reformer
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Ambedkar Jayanti 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Dalit social reformer

Ambedkar, commonly known as Babasaheb, dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women, and labourers.

Ambedkar Jayanti: A deep dive into the origins of caste in India, and Babasaheb's protest against it
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Ambedkar Jayanti: A deep dive into the origins of caste in India, and Babasaheb's protest against it

Not knowing what caste is, is a huge part of the problem. On Ambedkar Jayanti, here is a deep dive into the origin of caste, when it became a rigid system, and BR Ambedkar's fight to empower Dalits

Ambedkar Jayanti: Current politics of polarisation, hero worship could have disappointed Constitution's architect
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Ambedkar Jayanti: Current politics of polarisation, hero worship could have disappointed Constitution's architect

For Ambedkar, the constitutional pillars of liberty, equality and fraternity could operate only in a trinity and could not be divorced from each other.

Telling BR Ambedkar's story is difficult; for Bahujan filmmaker Jyoti Nisha, it has proven to be even more so
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Telling BR Ambedkar's story is difficult; for Bahujan filmmaker Jyoti Nisha, it has proven to be even more so

It is hard to tell Ambedkar’s story. Ironically, it is harder to tell his story if you are Dalit or Bahujan.

Netaji talked about unity of all people, but it seems BJP does not consider him national leader, says Mamata Banerjee
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Netaji talked about unity of all people, but it seems BJP does not consider him national leader, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee hit out at the Centre on Thursday for not declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary a national holiday