Sangh Parivar
India  /  Published 11.03.19

Poll bar on Sabarimala misuse

The chief electoral officer of Kerala has made it clear that using the Sabarimala controversy for communal polarisation in the run-up to the April-May Lok Sabha polls would amount to a violation of th...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 02.03.19

Kumaraswamy to BJP: Don’t divide

Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has accused the BJP of “alienating members of one community” and warned that its frenzied celebrations over the air strikes on Pakistan could lead to comm...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.19

The road to ruin: lessons from Pulwama

The horror of the jihadi ambush that killed dozens of CRPF soldiers and its aftermath, the attacks on Kashmiri students in India, is a clarifying moment.It demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that Pa...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.19

Kashmir is the greatest test for Modi’s realism

The two most sensible comments amidst the hysteria that succeeded the Pulwama massacre were both by former Kashmir chief ministers. Omar Abdullah’s anguished plea that “Kashmir isn’t just a piec...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 18.02.19

Bragging rips question veil

By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 16.02.19

Ayodhya-model cry for Sabari

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has called for “Ayodhya-model” protests to “save” the Sabarimala temple and its traditions, drawing sharp criticism from the Left and the Congress ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.19

Defining the secular out of the conversation

In about three months, in the middle of May, Indians will find out if Narendra Modi’s first term was a fevered interregnum or the foundation of a Second Republic. If the BJP wins a stable majority e...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Kanakadurga: Lessons in courage and integrity

Can the Travancore Devaswom Board, entrusted with the management of the Sabarimala temple — the shrine in the eye of a storm — learn a thing or two from Kanakadurga? This woman from Kerala — she...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 06.02.19

Adityanath guns for AMU: where are SC/ST quotas?

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asked why Aligarh Muslim University didn’t have any reserved seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students, prompting at least one ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 05.02.19

Court allows Kanakadurga to return home

A Kerala court on Tuesday allowed Kanakadurga, who had been assaulted by her mother-in-law and evicted for entering the Sabarimala temple, to return home along with her two minor children.The village ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore


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