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Hindutva
India  /  Published 03.06.20

Savarkar: flyover fight on

The Hindu Right wing and pro-Kannada organisations are engaged in a battle over naming flyovers in BJP-ruled Karnataka.While the Hindutva brigade wanted two flyovers, one each in Bangalore and Mangalo...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.18

The government is ruining art by politicising it

One of Shakespeare’s rather deluded characters thought music was the food of love. In India, however, it is the food of hate. It certainly fed the hate of those who objected to the programme featuri...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 19.10.19

Hindutva hawk murdered in UP

Two men in saffron kurta and jeans assassinated the leader of a fringe pro-Hindu political party in his Lucknow office on Friday afternoon, shooting him and then stabbing him 15 times after a chat ove...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.18

In New India, places belong only to the rulers

Dictionaries, everyone knows, have to be regularly updated. Not just to include new words but also to throw out words that have become unfamiliar through disuse. Or misuse. The word ‘democracy’, f...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.11.18

Sanskritising films: A to-do list for Yogi Adityanath

One place that will soothe Yogi Adityanath’s eyes, tired of spotting Muslim names everywhere, is the list of the earliest Hindi films. The first years look like edicts of Hindutva now, though they c...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.20

In deep water: Ganga as 'ninja virus'

Few things can be as dangerous as an unscientific temper and a false sense of safety at the time of a pandemic. Worryingly, in India, such predispositions are being encouraged by the various arms of t...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.19

Rabindranath Tagore, the traitor

Now that books have been recognized for the seditious and corrupting instruments they are, we can expose the greatest trafficker of these pernicious objects in modern India. His name is Rabindranath T...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

Yogi's Gorakhpur has become a cow sanctuary

Not long ago, a special ambulance service was launched by the state government for injured cows. But a senior official at the local Baba Raghav Das Medical College tells me that most of the trauma pat...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
By Subhash Gatade in

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Improper nouns: The mischief of renaming

Rechristening can be mischievous business. It is especially so when a politician helms the name change. The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has proposed to change the name of Allahab...
By The Editorial Board in


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