India  /  Published 19.12.21

'RSS doesn't control BJP govt'

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said the organisation had no control over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the Centre, reports "They...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Dharamshala

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.21

Poison in the air: The love of spreading fear

It will be Christmas soon. Jingle bells will ring out soon. The festival of the birth of innocence will be in the air. Soon shall be recited the commandment, ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself&rsquo...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

India pioneers majoritarian populism

Right-wing majoritarian politicians  are defined by two imperatives. Politically, their job is to sell the subordination of minorities to the electorate as the hallmark of strong nationalist gove...
By Mukul Kesavan

Opinion  /  Published 27.11.21

At the heart of Hindutva lies a telling dichotomy

Salman Khurshid compared the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to the ISIS and sparked a furore. The burning flames of the outrage reached the home of the veteran Congress politician in Shimla quite literal...
By Asim Ali

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.21

Smug self-regard of Kangana and Vir Das

Both Kangana Ranaut and Vir Das have been in the news for their comments on public platforms on which they recently found themselves — Ranaut at a TV ‘summit’ organized by a major In...
By Ruchir Joshi


India  /  Published 15.11.21

JNU: ABVP, Left students clash

The JNU on Monday said the students' activity centre, over which a row erupted in the campus the previous day, is a common facility for all the students, while underlining that violence has no pla...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.21

RSS whiff in felicitation

Kamali Soren, a Padma Shri recipient this year, was accorded a grand welcome when she returned to her native place in Malda on Friday. However, her felicitation also sparked a fresh controversy as le...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 12.11.21

BJP-RSS spread hatred: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party's ideology is like a "beautiful jewel" with an unending power inside it, but it has been overshadowed by the BJP, and maintained Hin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Wardha

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Paranoia and pluralism in language

The history of the English word, ‘text’, is intricately woven together with the history of the word, ‘textile’. They both originate in early Latin, with ‘text’ mean...
By G.N. Devy

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.21

Adhir & Didi trade barbs

Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, BJP’s ideological parent, multiplied the number of its shakhas or branches manifold in the st...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta


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