India  /  Published 11.12.18

BJP whisper: Thank God for Hindutva

The polarising Hindutva factor was why the BJP was spared pulverising defeats in two of the three heartland states despite the widespread economic hardship, agrarian distress and simmering anti-incumb...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.18

Demand for 'vikas' trumps bogey of Hindutva

Change is fundamental to the health of a democracy. One of the factors that propel citizens to usher in new governments in a democratic polity is their conviction in change being an agent of bettermen...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

Hasina is right: Don't mix sports and politics

 Sir — It was heartening to read that the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, promptly accepted the invitation extended to her by the president of the Board of Control for Cricke...
By The Telegraph in

Culture  /  Published 22.10.19

Boycotting Muslims: Who’d you rather listen to, Gods or bigots?

The hashtag #मुस्लिमो_का_संपूर्ण_बहिष्कार (total boycott of Muslims) started trending on Twitter on the evening of 20 October 2019. A large number of ...
By in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.18

A scholar of Hindutva and humour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s victory message on Twitter four years ago, when his party won India’s national elections, remains one of the most retweeted tweets from India. The use of social medi...
By Anahita Mukherji in

India  /  Published 14.11.18

Student at swearing-in: ‘Yogi hates Muslims’

An Uttar Pradesh college student has accused chief minister Yogi Adityanath of being full of hatred against Muslims in what is possibly the first such direct public allegation against the BJP leader...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.20

The ink will not dry

In a long piece titled History Will Judge the Complicit in the latest issue of The Atlantic, Anne Applebaum opens up several trapdoors of history and memory, inviting us to come down and take a look a...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.18

Laid bare: the limitations of identity politics

By ascribing its debacle in five states to tactical and technical reasons, Bharatiya Janata Party propagandists and apologists are trying to shift attention from the substance of the party’s appeal ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.19

An essentially non-accommodative nationalism

Anti-colonial nationalism had sought to be inclusive. This was necessary for uniting a diverse people to fight an imperial power whose relative strength derived precisely from this diversity. Uniting ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

India  /  Published 24.10.19

At polls, bread thicker than Article 370

The Assembly poll results in Maharashtra and Haryana and a bunch of by-elections on Thursday sought to underline the importance of bread-and-butter issues over Hindutva nationalism by dealing punishin...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi


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