Independence Day

OPEN TO OPINION

VARIETY

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BJP, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Floods, Patriotism

The real story behind flooded Assam school hoisting national flag

There was a recurrent theme in all the pictures - bearded men in skull caps or checkered lungis or kurta and pajamas rolled up until their knees.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Independence Day, Patriotism, Islam, Muslims

What we can learn from Amir Khusrau's patriotism and his idea of India

Patriotism test for madrasas in Uttar Pradesh on Independence Day shows the rotten condition of our independent nation.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Doordarshan, Independence Day, Chief Minister, Tripura

Read Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's Independence Day speech that was refused to air

The chief minister alleged that Doordarshan and All India Radio informed his office on August 14 that his speech would not be broadcast unless the content was changed.

VOICES

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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Independence Day, Freedom of Speech, Bigotry, Humans of Hindutva

India at 70: Humans of Hindutva founder on ripping apart bigotry

We need to remember that a truly independent country always has room for multiple voices.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read

VOICES

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Indians, Modi, Independence Day

PM Modi gave an inspiring Independence Day speech

It is time we reflect upon responsibilities in our different capacities.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
BJP, Patriotism, Constitution, Nationalism

Don't let the love for your country make you sound like a fool

By forcing people to shout what are considered patriotic slogans, our misguided enthusiasts undermine the very foundation of patriotism.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, RSS, Narendra Modi, Independence Day

India at 70: Are we becoming a Hindu Rashtra?

The idea of India as conceived by our freedom fighters was never to let it become a Hindu Pakistan.

VOICES

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Hindu Rashtra, Democracy, Narendra Modi, Independence Day

Why I'm not celebrating Independence Day in Modi's India

Under the prime minister's stewardship, a secular India is now veering towards a Hindu India.