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The Era of Pseudo-Ambedkarism

Sankalp Gaikwad It has been approximately 2,563 years since the Buddha attained enlightenment and 66 years since Bodhisattva Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar set the Dhamma Chakra in motion. Yet, within our society, a distinct phenomenon has emerged—a species. This species manifests primarily during Brahmanical festivals and remains conspicuously absent during Islamic or Christian celebrations. It exhibits …


Ambedkarite Questions for Neeraj Ghaywan’s ‘The Heart Skipped A Beat’

Snehashish Das Ambedkarite Questions to the Neeraj Ghaywan directed episode ‘The Heart Skipped A Beat’ in Made in Heaven Although there are indeed the portraits of Buddha and Babasaheb portrayed in the Neeraj Ghaywan-directed episode ‘The Heart Skipped a Beat’ in the 2nd season of Made in Heaven, we must examine what is really Ambedkarite …


Missing or Excluded?

Dr Santhosh J & Benish Ali Dalits, tribals, and people from other backward classes form the majority of the Indian population. However, their presence in government educational institutions and top government posts is extremely scarce. This has become rather a longtime trend in India. However, the successive governments claim otherwise, their own data proves the …


Human Feces and Caste in Tamil Nadu

Raja M In the socio-political structures of Tamil Nadu, caste is a pertinent issue in which all the problems are tied together. The following questions raise more skepticism about Dravidian Politics:  Do Dalits access public places? Can Dalits have everyday lives/practices without caste discrimination? Can they easily avail of state-assigned civil rights without any discrimination? …


What is it like to be a young Dalit, Swaero, first-generation learner?

Madhuri Kamtam Key words: SWAEROES, TSWREIS SWAEROES: The term SWAEROES was coined by Dr. R.S. Praveen Kumar, IPS, who served as the secretary for the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) from 2013 to 2021. Students who attend these institutions are referred to as SWAEROES. SW stands for Social Welfare, while Aeroes is …


Regret not if we Perish!

Karl Marx Siddharthar

  A Sneak peek into a Dalit Family’s Legal Struggle A.B. Karl Marx Siddharthar On 29th, June, 2021 I, being the victim/petitioner in an atrocity case, visited the Collector’s Office, Chennai to attend the DVMC (District Vigilance Monitoring Committee) meeting. Based on the Hon’ble Madras High Court’s Order, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chennai CBCID …