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Hindutva
Opinion  /  Published 11.05.19

The charming innocence of right-wing outfits

There is a charming innocence about right-wing organizations that is often overlooked. The president of the outfit called the Hindu Sangathan filed a complaint with the police against the Communist Pa...
By The Editorial Board 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

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman in

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 31.03.20

New Congress for a new India

Jyotiraditya Scindia was known to be close to the Gandhi family. But that did not stop him from resigning from the Congress and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Scindia quitting the Congress is not...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in


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