Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

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
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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

POLITICS

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Adityanath as UP CM: Some people can't digest Hindutva won, secularism lost

A new political configuration has emerged in this decisive BJP victory in Uttar Pradesh.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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The CPM-RSS political war in Kerala must stop

India’s most advanced state on most parameters of Human Development Index stands all but discredited.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

ART & CULTURE

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Why Orchha is in a monumental mess

Several monuments are in danger of collapsing.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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JNU professor recounts how students threatened, stopped him in campus

The protest was orchestrated to bring the university to a standstill on the first anniversary of 'Azaadi' protests, which falls on February 9.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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This Republic Day, ask not whether populism is a bad word

Our democracy is alive and kicking.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Swami Vivekananda, the monk who transformed India

The truth about Vivekananda is that he doesn’t quite fit our ideas of either a holy man or a sanyasi.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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Demonetisation will have huge benefits for India

Bharat, it would seem, has vaulted from cash to digital, leaping over the intermediate steps of cheques and credit cards.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe

POLITICS

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All religions are not equal

The equality of religions, it would appear, is a doctrine that only Hindus and some non-Abrahamic people accept.

Makarand R Paranjape
@MakrandParanspe