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Ambedkar’s Ideological Journalism in a Brahminical Republic – 100 years of Ambedkar’s journalism

April 18, 2020 - 6:22 pm in Reforms

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Exactly…

Era of Dictatorial Democracy | Pieter Friedrich

May 30, 2019 - 11:39 am in Governance, Politics

“In the west, we have labels,” commented journalist François Gautier on WION TV, during a panel about the results of India’s 2019 general election.…

Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up.…

Which party cares for Dalits Today? | Ram Puniyani

August 24, 2018 - 10:03 am in Elections

Recently anti-dalit atrocity laws were first diluted inserting the clause of anticipatory bail. Following this there were serious protests all over. In these protests, the anti dalit nature of present ruling dispensation, BJP led NDA was highlighted. Under…

When Nehru helped an Ambedkarite Sanskrit Scholar get a job

May 29, 2018 - 6:06 pm in Reforms

This article is not attempt to portray Nehru as an Ambedkarite, nor is an attempt to project him as a champion of the Dalit rights as I can’t verify the statement from any other sources except that the beneficiary Mrs Kumud Pawde shared with me when I had…

Just garlanding of portraits is honoring Ambedkar? | Ram Puniyani

April 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm in Faiths

This 14th April the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar was marked by a heightened celebrations of the occasion by most of the political formations but more so by BJP. The Prime Minister Modi while paying tributes to Babasaheb said that Congress…

Highlighting ‘Ramji’ in Ambedkar’s name! | Ram Puniyani

April 8, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Politics

Currently many a dalit’s leaders are up in arms and criticizing the move of UP Government of adding ‘Ramji’ in official records of Bhimrao Ambedkar. It is true that Babasaheb signed the Constitution as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, but as such not too often…

Hindu Rashtra versus Ambedkarite State | Irfan Engineer

February 6, 2018 - 10:31 am in Governance

The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government in the Centre will soon be completing four years in a couple of months. After independence, for the first time BJP, a rightwing party subscribing to Hindu nationalist ideology, gained absolute majority in the Lok…

Ambedkar’s mission towards elimination of caste discrimination | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm in Society

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant issue, ‘Dr Ambedkar’s mission of annihilation of castes and present situation’.  Sir Ganga Ram’s…

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History | Ram Puniyani

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm in Culture

Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were part of the British army which had fought against Peshwas in 1818. Babasaheb had visited this place in…