Yogesh Wanjari: Translating Dalit literature so that Ambedkarite struggle can be looked through its originality

By Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net

Yogesh Wanjari, an M.Phil Student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai recently translated the book of J V Pawar 'Ambedkarite Movement After Ambedkar' from Marathi to English. Although the book has always had a rich content, but hadn’t been available until now to the non-Marathi people. So, Wanjari decided to get the book published with the help of Panther's Paw Publication Mumbai who are going to publish similar untold books, along with novels and poetry by Dalits.

A cab ride in Jaipur; and an understanding of caste and colour

By Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net

I was recently sent to Jaipur for an assignment. As someone who has largely ignored various app-based rental car services, I decided to instead take the local cab. It was a journey that proved to be, well, highly informative (for the lack of a better word).

Modi pitches for AIJS, inclusion of oppressed

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the 50th anniversary function of the Delhi High Court here on Monday, called for inclusion of people from the lower strata of the society into the system.

Modi also pitched for All India Judicial Services.

"All India Judicial Services has been in debates and surrounded in controversy. But in democracy, debates and discussions are part of democracy," he said.

JNU to have sombre Diwali with sit-in, prayers for Najeeb

New Delhi : Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Sunday called for a sit-in at the varsity's Administration Block to pray for the safe return of missing student Najeeb Ahmed, who is missing now for the last 16 days.

A symbolic protest - Light a Ray of Hope for Najeeb - will be organised for the safe return of Ahmed, who was brually assaulted by an at least 20-strong mob of students on the intervening night of October 14-15 at the Mahi-Mandvi hostel.

Dattu Thorat: A mechanic working to improve education levels in Shirpur

By Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net

Most people expect a cycle repair mechanic to do just that: repair cycles, and make a living. Dattu Thorat also does the same, mostly. In Shirpur, he runs a cycle shop and caters primarily to students studying in the school near his shop, although he can also fix bikes once in a while. But according to the students, coming to the shop does not only entail a repair of the machine: Thorat also makes it a point to converse with the students about all issues that plague a society. But why? Read on.

Principal to be arrested for Bihar Dalit student's thrashing

Patna : Bihar Police has ordered the arrest of a Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV)principal for not taking timely action in a Dalit student's thrashing in the school premises in August, police said on Friday.

"An arrest warrant against Muzaffarpur Kendriya Vidyalya's Principal, Ravi Ranjan, was issued on the basis of a probe report conducted by senior police officers," a police officer said.

He said that raids were being conducted to arrest Ranjan.


Rupesh Kumar: A filmmaker, academic, journalist with the sole aim of destroying casteism

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

The world of activism cannot function within boundaries, and for Kannur resident Rupesh Kumar, this statement is apt: he is a filmmaker, academic, writer, journalist and orator. But all these abilities are channelled towards just one cause: fighting against casteism, which often shows its ugly face in all strands of social life.

Empowerment Conference by AMU Alumni Forum- UAE to revive the Aligarh Movement

Photo from Kashif-ul Huda

By TCN News

Sharjah, UAE: In an attempt to revive the spirit of Aligarh Movement of Sir Syed Ahmad, an Empowerment Conference 2016 is being organized by AMU Alumni Forum of UAE in Sharjah on Thursday Oct 20th at 8 pm.

PM launches SC/ST hub, women get 'charkhas' at Ludhiana event

ArrayLudhiana : Launching the National SC/ST Hub and the ZED (Zero-Defect, Zero-Effect) Scheme for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector here on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the manufacturers to make the most of the new schemes.

The SC/ST (Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes) Hub will facilitate things for people from these categories to start their own micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) units.


BJP a party of greedy people, not Hindus, says Kejriwal

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at the BJP, saying it claims to be a party of the Hindus, but it is actually a party of people greedy for power and money.

"The BJP is not a party of the Hindus. It is a party of the people, who are greedy for power and money. Forget the Hindus, the BJP will not spare even its own for power and money," Kejriwal said in a Facebook post on Monday.

On Sunday, speaking at Surat also, Kejriwal had made fun of the BJP's assertion that it is a pro-Hindu party.