Ashok Swain

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden.

POLITICS

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How Modi's Hindi-first is another step to divide India

The central government's glaring push for the language risks widening the divide in the highly diverse country.

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POLITICS

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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.

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VOICES

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Why young India has stopped looking up to Modi

Unless the country meets the needs and aspirations of the young people, the expected economic dividend can turn into a political disaster.

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POLITICS

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Why India pushing Sheikh Hasina to sign defence pact can be self-defeating

For relations with Bangladesh to be really strong and lasting, India has to work extra to win the hearts and minds of the people there.

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POLITICS

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With Yogi Adityanath as UP CM, Modi-Shah have struck at the idea of India

PM has only openly declared his commitment for the Hindu nation’s domination in a 'two-nation' country.

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POLITICS

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Hindu American Trump supporters have only themselves to blame for racist attacks

They supported the unfortunate socio-political climate prevailing in the United States.

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POLITICS

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Why we shouldn't lose focus from Gurmehar's anti India-Pakistan war plea

The Modi regime has been engaged in open parade of patriotism, and war hysteria is being artificially generated for political dividend.

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POLITICS

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ABVP is shredding fabric of India’s educational institutions

Academics are being regularly branded as anti-national.

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POLITICS

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It's not what Modi is saying about Muslims, it's why he shouldn't say it at all

Many were expecting him to change his 'Hindutva' spots after becoming PM, but RSS teachings seem more powerful.

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POLITICS

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The tipping point for Indian Muslims is not too far away

Political leaders are using religion-based population projections to spread Hindutva propaganda.

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