secularism

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VARIETY

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Indian culture, Nehru, Hinduism, Secularism

Why secularism in India lost its meaning

In Nehru's India, secularism became synonymous with the idea that everything Hindu is bad and everything anti-Hindu is secular and good.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Kalburgi, Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh's murder underlines a threat to India

Political parties have done very little to reinstate the secular character of universities and schools.

POLITICS

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Rape case, Secularism, Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Why Ram Rahim Singh really went to jail

Demonic, surreal, fantastic and silly as he was, the baba was a threat to secularism and electoral democracy.

VOICES

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Taslima Nasreen, Salman Rushdie, Secularism, India

Indian Muslims are unnecessarily feeling marginalised

It's time to shun godmen, superstition and, of course, communal frenzy.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Bihar, Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar

Where similarities between Modi and Nitish Kumar begin and end

[Book extract] Both emerged from humble semi-rural moorings but neither is known to have abused success to patronise or promote kin.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Sangh Parivar, Kanwariyas, Anti-nationals

Shiv bhakts are breaking the law by flying tricolour alongside saffron flag

This interpretation of Hindutva has the potential of rendering secularism vulnerable.

VOICES

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Laicite, Secularism, Sunil Khilnani

What a happy liberal arts student can tell you about education

We are taught how to critically analyse what we read.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Cow urine, Secularism, Narendra Modi, Indian democracy

India has become a subject of ridicule internationally, thanks to Modi and BJP

In the last couple of years, the country's global image on three accounts - being democratic, secular and scientific - has been seriously dented.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
Secularism, Kar Sevaks, Babri Masjid

That day in the '90s, when a karsevak visited my home after Babri Masjid fell

Breathing deeply behind the closed door, my mother said more to herself than to me, 'I didn’t want him to know we are Muslim.'