Idiom of the Day
seamy side of life
the most unpleasant or roughest aspect of life
The policeman learned much about the seamy side of life during his many years of work.
Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar
Ambedkar v Gandhi on village life
Ambedkar was a fierce critic of Mahatma Gandhi (and the Indian National Congress). He was criticized by his contemporaries and modern scholars for this opposition to Gandhi, who had been one of the first Indian leaders to call for the abolition of untouchability and discrimination.Gandhi had a more positive, arguably romanticised view of traditional village life in India and a sentimental approach to the untouchables, calling them Harijan (children of God) and saying he was of them. Ambedkar rejected the epithet Harijan as condescending. He tended to encourage his followers to leave their home villages, move to the cities, and get an education.