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They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds!


After the ban on Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle IIT Madras, many other such study circles have come up at various colleges such as IIT Mumbai, TISS Bombay, IIT Delhi, JNU Delhi, and Jadavpur University.

You can’t suppress our voices!

Ambedkar Periyar Study  Circle

Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle

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Dr. Ambedkar’s book “Buddha and His Dhamma” created world record!


A book in English on the Buddha’s life by Dr B R Ambedkar, which was translated into Hindi and etched into a stainless steel tome weighing a whopping 2,000 kg, was on Wednesday inaugurated at a public event at the GIC ground in Agra.

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The 24-page book has the whole text of the 400-page ‘Buddha and His Dhamma’ and a huge crowd of 35,000 people came at the inauguration, which was done during an event called ‘Dhamma Kaarvan’.

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Each of the book’s pages is 9.2 feet high, 5.5 feet wide and 2 inches thick and about 100kgs in weight. Not surprisingly, its makers have applied to the Guinness World Records as the ‘world’s heaviest book’.

Over two lakh words of the book, translated in Hindi by Siddharth Swaroop Buddh, have been engraved on steel. The makers claim that no book has been made of steel so far which is not fixed at one place and can be transported anywhere.

Source – TOI

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Caste Abroad: Bringing Casteism to UK and USA


Word Caste is derived from the Portuguese word “Casta”, which means lineage, breed, or race. Few years back, very interestingly few major cases of discrimination came into light from the developed nations such as USA and UK. (In one case an Indian millionaire couple was caught for exploiting a maid”, “in another case a Hindu father set on fires his daughter’s house in USA because she married a lower caste person”, one another news was “A Boston graduate was molested and sexually abused by a Hindu Priest of a Hindu temple in Moshi, Tanzania”). Today again, I read one another news from the newspaper – The Tribune – which reported “Indian couple in UK alleges caste discrimination

Apart from all these there was news few days back that fanatic Hindus are strengthening their base in USA, UK universities through the Hindu students studying there. The mentality of these Hindus is if we can’t become like USA then what? We can make USA like India. I think one the same lines they have started working for! Around one in 25 people in the world experiences some form of caste discrimination. About 300 million people suffer caste discrimination throughout the world. More than half of these are in India. Continue reading

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