Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

POLITICS

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Why India needs reform and not bans for a clean Diwali

Firecracker ban is actually a complex matter, with legal, scientific, social, religious, and political dimensions, all of which need to be examined.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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To reduce Gandhi to a Hindu-Muslim wrangle today is to misunderstand the Mahatma

What Bapu lived and died for was reaffirmed, though with heinous irony, in the Las Vegas shooting.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

ART & CULTURE

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Revival of Indian classical music form Dhrupad is miraculous

PM Modi should create a special 24x7 channel devoted to India’s classical arts.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Why we must read an insider's view of RSS, now more than ever

Ratan Sharda's book is a welcome addition to the gradually growing literature on the Sangh.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Doklam standoff: If China wants to be a great power, it needs to behave like one

Like its substandard, counterfeit products, no one believes Chinese propaganda either.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

VARIETY

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Why idea of 'civilisation' is under threat

In the 21st century, after the decolonisation of the globe, the fight is between civilisation itself and a rampant, worldwide decivilising counter-narrative.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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You don't need a tank to win JNU battle

To change such an ecosystem, just a heavy dose of patriotism is not enough.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

VARIETY

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Why Indian higher education needs greater representation of 'Right' thinkers

What about Sanskritists, Indologists, artists, and educators or teachers with a proven track record?

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

ART & CULTURE

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Amish Tripathi's Sita to Baahubali: Mytho-fantasy as political pop

What distinguishes mytho-pop from other fantasy writing is that it is unabashedly Indian and almost totally indigenous.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Ram Nath Kovind as President: Modi outwits Opposition, but it's a sad day for Advani

The presidential election has thrown up astonishments in the past too, both from Congress and BJP.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe