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Ambedkar's writings are still an indictment of India

Ambedkar's writings are still an indictment of India

"The irony, of course, is that Ambedkar is anything but obscure. Statues of the man in the blue suit, a copy of the Constitution in one hand and the other upraised with the forefinger pointing towards an egalitarian future, are everywhere - more ubiquitous than those of any god, goddess or Gandhi. Without doubt the most radical of India's founding fathers who refused to be co-opted by - even when he cooperated with - the Congress-led national movement before Independence, Ambedkar became ..., 1 month ago

Virulent vegetarianism

First they went after slaughterhouses. Then they turned to meat shops. Next they will invade our kitchens. That is not all. Yesterday beef was taboo. Today it is mutton. Tomorrow it will be fish and fowl, and eggs too. Let us be warned. The vigilantes are on the rampage and Uttar Pradesh is only their latest stomping ground.Manini Chatterjee on vegetarian fascism. Do readAlso see: Inside the abandoned meat markets in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

After UP, the BJP is certain that it can get away with anything

A week is truly a long time in politics. On Saturday, March 11, when the assembly election results of five states were declared, the Bharatiya Janata Party's legions of supporters were awash in euphoria. Journalists and commentators ran out of superlatives to describe the party's victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand: stupendous, stunning, spectacular, magnificent, monumental, and, of course, the much abused "historic". Read Manini Chatterjee's column for the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

The process of social change is seldom linear or pretty

The Bharatiya Janata Party is no longer crying Ram Mandir (since there is no masjid to demolish any more); the Samajwadi Party is talking laptops and expressways rather than 'social justice' and job quotas; and Mayavati is promising development and not revenge of the oppressed castes. But for all that, the flavour and the fault-lines that animated the heartland state more than two-and-a-half decades ago seem to have returned with a vengeance. And so have the possibilities of fresh ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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