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Devdan Chaudhuri

Devdan Chaudhuri

Political analystdevdan.chaudhuri@gmail.com
The writer is the author of 'Anatomy of Life'. He is one of the contributing editors of The Punch Magazine and lives in Kolkata.

By Devdan Chaudhuri

Ask who is responsible for the 4-day mayhem that followed Karnataka election results

Our elected government, powered by our votes, shouldn't attempt to weaken democracy and institutions.

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How Prime Minister Narendra Modi is waging a war on reality

India is facing grave challenges in all spheres, but Right propaganda projects several holograms to keep up the morale of the cadres and the devotees.

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How did Lord Rama become a Hindu god?

Epic tales and poems become our culture, they start to govern our politics as well, like Ramayana and Ramcharitmanas.

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How a new study exposes Sangh's idea of ethnic and cultural 'purity' as delusional

Indians are the descendants of waves of ancient 'invaders'.

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Ram Navami violence: Why Hindutva forces are fanning communal flames in West Bengal

The RSS-BJP has certain misunderstandings about Bengal’s culture and history.

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Nandan Nilekani saying Aadhaar can be used to sell data is very worrying

Infosys co-founder's latest statement is akin to suggesting Indians can sell someone else’s kidney without the person's consent or knowledge.

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Stephen Hawking will forever be remembered for speaking truth to power

The physicist displayed all characteristics of a great mind along with the additional trait of being involved in political activism.

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How Lenin and Russian Revolution in 1917 played a role in the origin of Women's Day

March 8 is a day to encourage and strengthen the fight against the 21st century struggles where women are still vying for equality, choice, freedom, peace and justice.

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What if India becomes a Hindu Rashtra?

Fear, hate and insecurity will be exploited to push down anti-people policies aimed at greater control and more profit.

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Why Rahul Gandhi’s temple run is not ‘soft-Hindutva’

In the pretext of Hindu religion and nationalism, BJP is shoving pro-super-rich neoliberalism and Savarkar’s Hindutva down our throats.

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The true story of Gorakhnath Mutt's role in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute

Everything about the case stems from one person’s legacy: Mahant Digvijay Nath.

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Adityanath and Hindutva torchbearers need to be taught the true meaning of ‘secular’

The word simply means religion will be kept out of politics.

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Making sense of a list of sexual predators through the lens of JM Coetzee's Disgrace

I, however, don't want the story to end in a travesty of justice. Now, a different climax is possible.

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How did Hindus become Hindu and why Hindutva is not Hinduism

Hindutva is not a religious idea, but a far-right political ideology, just as Zionism is the far right political ideology of Judaism.

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Planned Basirhat riot: Will Bengal fall to BJP-RSS' communal designs?

Without 'victory' in the state, their unconstitutional dream of Hindu Rashtra cannot be realised.

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