Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

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

POLITICS

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Why Partha Chatterjee comparing the human shield incident to Jallianwala Bagh is uncalled for

His piece may as well be called the clickhole of Left-Liberal delusion.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

VOICES

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How does India under PM Modi look to the world?

The backbone of this new India is the new, globally self-aware Hindu resurgence.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Why we need to rethink caste-based reservations

Is it time to liberate Babasaheb Ambedkar from the strait-jacket of Ambedkarites?

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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What we must remember about Chittagong rebellion - the forgotten uprising

It coincided with another revolutionary episode, the historic Salt March to Dandi, undertaken by Gandhi from March 12-April 6, 1930.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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My response to Pratap Bhanu Mehta's 'Bharatiyata' article

He chooses to depict the Right in the worst possible light, doubting both its intentions and competence.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe