Features

Tell me …What is fraud here?

Tell me …What is fraud here?

  P Victor Vijay Kumar Banking and investment starts at the point when there is an acceptable line demarcating trust and mistrust. This business of earning money from somebody's hard work and efforts, which is called Banking, is risked by a masqueraded picture of promise and assurance.The banking business channels the savings and lives on arbitration earnings by lending at a higher rate. The breach of trust happens only when there is a...

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Caste isn't a Dalit question, it's a Brahmin question: Rahul Sonpimple

Caste isn't a Dalit question, it's a Brahmin question: Rahul Sonpimple

Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age, Round Table India talks to Rahul Sonpimple, leader of BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students' Association), an active political platform of Bahujan students. In the interview, Rahul shares his experiences & views on a variety of subjects--from his childhood in a Nagpur slum, his early exposure to grassroots Ambedkarite culture and his introduction to Bahujan politics. He talks about Brahmanism in general and...

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Bhima Koregaon and Dalit Bahujan Movement

Bhima Koregaon and Dalit Bahujan Movement

  Swati Kamble I began writing this piece over a month ago at the dawn of January 5th, after ruminating and having constant monologues with self about the violent attacks against Dalits in Bhima-Koregaon and the hunting down of protesting Dalit youth that followed in the next few days. I struggled to scribble down my racing thoughts on paper for about four days, and finally, when I couldn't sleep on the night...

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Events and Activism

2017-Year of the Snuff Movie

2017-Year of the Snuff Movie 2017-Year of the Snuff Movie
  Umar Nizar Snuff films: murder on camera for commercial gain. The world's first conference devoted to the mythology of snuff took place at the University of Bournemouth on a weekend in November...
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Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala

Appeal for Funds: Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council, Kerala
  Fund Appeal from AIDED MEKHALA SAMVARANA PRAKSHOBHA SAMITHI (Aided Sector Reservation Agitation Council) Convenor O.P Raveendran The Aided Mekhala Samvarana Prakshobha Samithi in Kerala has been...
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Documentary on Gail Omvedt-Bharat Patankar: An Appeal for Crowdfunding

Documentary on Gail Omvedt-Bharat Patankar: An Appeal for Crowdfunding Documentary on Gail Omvedt-Bharat Patankar: An Appeal for Crowdfunding
  Somnath Waghamare I am Somnath Waghamare, a documentary filmmaker and a research scholar at the School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Before this, I have worked...
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Fighting peripheralization: The Dalit movement against a Hindu caste-wall in Kerala

Fighting peripheralization: The Dalit movement against a Hindu caste-wall in Kerala Fighting peripheralization: The Dalit movement against a Hindu caste-wall in Kerala
  T T Sreekumar The Dalit land rights movement in Vadayambady, Kerala, against a 'Caste Wall' built by a Hindu temple run by the upper caste Nair Shudras and their organization called Nair Service...
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A suggestion for Behenji

A suggestion for Behenji A suggestion for Behenji
  Dipankar Kamble Just a suggestion! Caution: This suggestion is just a view and analysis of an amateur Ambedkarite. I am not a great political analyst; this suggestion just struck my mind when...
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Perspective

Is Fascism knocking at the door?
10 Jan 2018 11:25 - Mudnakudu ChinnaswamyIs Fascism knocking at the door?

  Dr. Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy Valedictory Speech delivered at Vidrohi Sahitya Sammelana held on 24-12-2017 in Shahada, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra Hon. President of the Sammelana, the dignitaries on the Dais and the august literary audience before me. I am extremely happy to be present he [ ... ]

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Rights

Unlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh
30 Nov 2017 17:03 - Amnesty International IndiaUnlawful construction of ash pond for power plant in Raigarh

  Amnesty International India The construction of an ash pond for a thermal power plant in Nawapara Tenda village, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh without informing or consulting local Adivasi villagers violates their right to free, prior and informed consent, said Amnesty International India today.  [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Critical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 2
26 Feb 2017 14:12 - Ratnesh KatulkarCritical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 2

  Ratnesh Katulkar Continued from here. It was during the Mauryan period, particularly at the time of Asoka, that India reached its zenith. There was an advanced stage of development in the field of architecture (which is visible in the remains of the Asokan inscriptions), science and techno [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949
26 Nov 2016 15:42 - Dr. AmbedkarBabasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent A [ ... ]

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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Maulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter
06 Aug 2017 13:43 - Faiyaz Ahmad FyzieMaulana Ali Hussain 'Aasim Bihari': Father of the first Pasmanda Movement and Freedom Fighter

  Faiyaz Ahmad Fyzie Maulana Ali Hussain "Aasim Bihari" was born on April 15, 1890, in Mohalla Khas Ganj, Bihar Sharif, Nalanda district, Bihar, in a devout but poor Pasmanda weaver family. In 1906, at the young age of 16, he started his career in the Usha organization in Kolkata. W [ ... ]

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