What Periyar means to Silicon Valley?

“Thanthai” Periyar E. V. Ramasamy is a social reformer from South India, where he was challenging the caste discrimination and oppression by spearheading the rationalist, self-respect movement, which was started to challenge the brahmanical hegemony in India. He was a great leader with huge followers from South India, worked for marginalized section and women empowerment … Continue reading What Periyar means to Silicon Valley?

Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of equality through Hindu Code Bill

Transcript of full speech delivered by Mr.Elancheran of AKSC on 127th birthday commemoration of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar at Stanford University, CA, organized by various organizations where Ambedkar King Study Circle is a co-sponsor. Many of you can wonder what’s the connection between today’s theme (Social Justice in Neo-Liberal Era) and the Hindu code bill, this … Continue reading Dr. Ambedkar’s vision of equality through Hindu Code Bill

Bhima Koregaon and some lessons to be learnt from Dr. Ambedkar’s The Untouchables and Pax Britannica

Dalits at Bhima Koregaon, Maharashtra, India on Jan 1st 2018 who are for the bicentennial celebrations of the battle of Bhima Koregaon - 1818 in which the Company, the British, forces predominantly composed of the Mahars,the so-called untouchables , defeated  the Peshwas, the Brahmin rulers, are attacked by the right-wing hooligans.   Dr. Ambedkar symbolized … Continue reading Bhima Koregaon and some lessons to be learnt from Dr. Ambedkar’s The Untouchables and Pax Britannica

Neo Purattasi month Tamil Hindu vegetarians through the eyes of Marx, Periyar and Ambedkar

Purattasi  is the sixth Tamil month that roughly falls between mid-September and mid-October, this year 2017 it starts on September 17th and ends on October 17th. It’s a religious custom that Tamil Hindus become vegans in this month. But what I wonder is the ratio of Tamils observing veganism in the USA for Purattasi is … Continue reading Neo Purattasi month Tamil Hindu vegetarians through the eyes of Marx, Periyar and Ambedkar