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Nayantara Sahgal Is Now Returning The Award She Had No Trouble Accepting In The Aftermath Of Sikh Riots

Yes, Sahgal is guilty of selective outrage: as the niece of Jawaharlal Nehru, she must answer why she has failed to question the Congress's track record of running with the secular hare and hunting with the communal hound. And yet, the real failure is of the Indian state which has shown an abysmal lack of commitment to fulfil its constitutional duty to protect its citizens irrespective of their religion.

Narendra Modi's Magic History Paintbrush

Narendra Modi was elected to lead a nation beleaguered by poverty and corruption to new realms of prosperity and progress, not deliver speeches on Sardar Patel's legacy (something Modi seems desperate to call his own), propagate linguistic chauvinism by replacing German with Sanskrit in government schools, or worsen India's communal equilibrium.