secularism

OPEN TO OPINION

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

 |  4-minute read
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.'

POLITICS

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Secularism, Uttar Pradesh, Hindutva, Yogi Adityanath

What Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and porn industry have in common

If you are against humiliation and abuse in pornography, shouldn't it be boycotted in political speeches too?

POLITICS

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BJP, Secularism, Assembly elections 2017, Supreme Court

SC ban on using religion for votes is secular, liberal - those opposing it aren't

By using religion and caste in elections, political parties have divided Indians for years. That must stop.

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Votes, Hindutva, Secularism

Supreme Court ruling will wipe elections of communalism

The apex court did well to acknowledge and factor in how fast hate speech travels in today’s world, and swings votes.