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Hindu Rashtra
Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Faith breached: Love jihad laws

A lot has been written about the impact of the anti-conversion ordinances — the love jihad laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. This analysis focuses on the right to choose, the r...
By Prannv Dhawan in

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.21

Time to reclaim the power of storytelling

We, human beings, are story-telling animals. The ability to create narratives to help make sense of who we are, where we come from, where we may (or may not) be going, what we need to do to get there,...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

Here’s a flawed idea: Individual Rights in India

A strong anti-Muslim, anti-Christian and anti-Congress prejudice prompts the authors — they are admirers of V.D. Savarkar — to make some outlandish accusations. “For a long time now,...
By Sudheendra Kulkarni in

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.20

Primeval darkness: Rejection of secularism

Indian reality came into its own as Narendra Modi threw himself on the ground in one sashtanga pranam after another. Over a billion Hindus could have preened themselves on an epic victory bu...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 08.10.19

Lynching alien to Bharat: RSS

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said the concept of lynching was “alien to Bharat” and was being used to defame the “country and the entire Hindu society”.Speaking at the annual Dussehra ce...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 03.10.19

Not what our founding fathers had envisioned

Facts of life are not necessarily irreversible. Neither are they irrefutable. The chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mohan Bhagwat, has said that India is a Hindu rashtra. This ‘fact of life...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.19

Calcutta's fight to protect secularism

Tens of thousands of people hit the streets in Calcutta on Wednesday to protest the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizens. The processions came like waves through lanes and...
By Subhankar Chowdhury, Subhajoy Roy and Jhinuk Mazumdar in

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.20

On the brink of fascism

India today is teetering on the brink of a fascist State. Until now we have had fascist elements occupying positions of power in a democratic State, but the tendency to push it in the direction of a f...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.19

The BJP has a rather strange notion of facts

A lot of history is about fights — in the subject-matter as also over the perception of it. One of the joys of history is that it can be rewritten when new evidence comes to hand or new connections ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 19.12.19

Hostel bias protesters strike at ‘Hindu ideal’

A students’ group campaigning against “evening curfews” imposed by women’s hostels joined the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register of Citizenship on Thurs...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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