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‘The BJP is dropping even synthetic tokenism.’
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Mayawati is the new Mulayam.
A Rejoinder to a New York Times op-ed by Pankaj Mishra
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A seven-judge constitution bench said the court will not go into the larger debate and will not re-consider the 1995 judgement.
They are just fanning the Hindu right's sense of victimhood.
The fertile mind of India's left liberal lobby boasts a rich repertoire of warped phantasmata that it has used with varying effectivene to target nationalists. For a long time, it was the spectre of...
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Make people suspect all biryani as camouflaging cow meat, and voila, biryani becomes uncool!
Kheng ho Toh
In the past few weeks, there have been few “newsworthy” incidents of violence against Dalits. But for those familiar with the systematic oppression of Dalits across the country, these instances might not be as “shocking” as they might seem to the consumers of mainstream media. What is different, though, is that these recent incidents have sparked outrage and started a new wave of protests across the country, especially in Gujarat.
This post is a follow-up to my earlier article, “Terror Has No Religion – Debunking The Regressive Left’s Clichés. Here I want to focus on how Regressive Leftists are complicit in perpetuating the victimhood complex that fuels fascist ideologies such as Islamism and Hindutva.
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You know her politics, you know her fiction, but who is the woman behind the controversy? In an ELLE exclusive, Arundhati Roy talks to Aishwarya Subramanyam about writing, fighting and... aerobics?
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“If it ever di olves into voluntary di olution, it would be the best thing that would happen to India,” says Tarek Fatah in an undated video that has appeared online. Fatah has confirmed the video is...
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Before we get carried away by what this headline calls the 'gift' of Gudi Padwa, we need to consider what it took to have the Shani Shingnapur temple allow women into the sanctum sanctorum. Men had to...
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Baba Ramdev is dreaming of heads rolling and Devendra Fadnavis thinks those that don't say Bharat Mata ki Jai have no place in India, but I think there are some pretty good reasons for refusing to utter this slogan.
Amid the torrent of jokes that followed the RSS's uniform-change announcement on 13 March, few paid attention to what Suresh (Bhaiyyaji) Joshi said about the makeover. "We are not a rigid people, we keep changing with the times... No grassroots organisation can make progress without that." Early this January, I took a train from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Nagpur in Maharashtra where the RSS has its headquarters.