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Opinion  /  Published 20.02.20

Democracy and the taste of fear

Right-wing authoritarian populism is a global feature. But what is distinct to India and a few other places is the element of fear. Fear can be a potent political tool as it not only divides and under...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 27.11.19

Hindutva activist killed

A Hindu Yuva Vahini activist from Gautam Buddha Nagar was found hanging from a tree on Wednesday morning in the latest murder of a Right-wing leader in the heartland in recent months.Sandeep Nagar, 30...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.19

The anger of New India

Two unmistakable features of Indian democracy in the last three decades have been those of reduction in poverty and the breakdown of patron-client relations. While the former is credited to economic r...
By Ajay Gudavarthy 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 21.08.19

RSS boss Bhagwat calls for use of vernacular in administrative work

India must follow the model of China and Israel and use 'our language' to conduct the administrative business, if Indians do not want to lose the concept of India, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat recently tol...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.06.19

Anti-immigrant autocrats are on the rise

We can start by reducing the anxieties of the working and middle classes through policies that bolster the social safety net, reduce inequality and help prepare and retrain workers for jobs in the inf...
By Robert Schertzer in

India  /  Published 11.06.19

Girish Karnad: Mathematics grad to literary colossus and secular hero

Girish Karnad, the celebrated Kannada playwright, director and actor whose championing of free speech had brought him into conflict with Right-wing Hindu groups, passed away at his Bangalore home on M...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Intolerance has taken hold of our minds

Heinrich Heine, one of the all-time great German writers, has a frighteningly memorable sentence: “Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen (That ...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.19

BJP now in august company of Naxalites

Darkness abhors light. History is thus replete with examples of authoritarian forces directing their venom towards figures associated with enlightenment. In a contemporary expression of this animosity...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 07.05.19

There is only Right in Bengal: Amit Shah

The BJP is bullish on Bengal, and not so much on Bihar. That was the takeaway from a conversation BJP president Amit Shah had with a small group of journalists on Sunday night in Patna. Shah asserted ...
By Dev Raj in Patna


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