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Suraj Kumar Thube

Suraj Kumar Thube

Political scientistthube.suraj@gmail.com
The writer has done his MA in political science with a special interest in Indian democracy and Indian political thought. He also likes listening to Hindustani Classical music and watching football.

By Suraj Kumar Thube

Ram Guha, not so sadly, exposed his own 'liberal' position

His most tenuous stance is how all types of obscurantism, traditionalism and revivalism can be confronted by liberal democracy.

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Why there are no takers for Left's politics of irrelevance

Is there really a Left version of 'hopes' and 'promises' in today's neo-liberal India?

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Why India can't get enough of Republic Day hysteria

Celebration brings people together. Asking questions divides people.

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Gujarat election: How Congress gave Hindutva a new definition

'Who is a Hindu' is a question best kept unaddressed in everybody's interest.

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Dashakriya is an offensive film, it attempts to democratise Brahminism

The movie doesn't find faults with regressive rituals, it focuses on who performs them.

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Why sitting for UGC-NET exam is a waste of time

It celebrates mediocrity and compromises the overall standards of higher education.

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Mogadishu attack: Why the killing of 276 Somalians doesn't move us Indians

Where we as the privileged lot are heading is even more tragic.

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Newton is a slap in the face of cool, urban Indians

The film makes us ponder over issues that seldom bother our quotidian lives.

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Why must our textbooks hide away memories of Partition?

As William Faulkner would say, 'The past is never dead. It's not even past.'

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Does Neymar really deserve to be the most expensive footballer ever?

The Brazilian forward, after coming to Barcelona, has certainly proved himself to be one of the best in the business.

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Sainik schools: Do we need to make India more masculine or are we just insecure?

PMO's advice to include elements of military schools in regular schools should be seen in the context of Sangh Parivar's obnoxious attraction for a virile Hindudom.

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Uttar Pradesh elections victory doesn't mean Modi is winning 2019

With great victory comes great responsibility.

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Would Indians dare embrace Owaisi, the patriot?

Inherent prejudice about Muslims gets in the way of caricaturing a leader who speaks for them.

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To make football more exciting, Van Basten may end up scoring own goal

FIFA's chief technical development officer has proposed an audacious set of rules in a bid to revolutionise the beautiful game.

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It's a shame Pune doesn't have a single library worth its stature

We are going to hand down a mix of ambiguity and absolute trash to the future generation.

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Dangal is a twisted triumph of patriarchy and patriotism

Sadly, it's not the girls who win in the end.

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RSS ideologue calling demonetisation 'economic satyagraha' is a bit much

If it is a drive against neo-liberalism, how does he justify Digital India, cashless economy?

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What kind of respect should we give our national anthem?

Simply singing in chorus doesn't generate the feeling of being part of a collective.

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Virtues of being an informed ignorant

Miserable time to live in when 'excellence', along with narcissistic indifference rules the world.

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Demonetisation: When elitism trumped common sense

Is the urban, well-educated, formal-sector-job person really capable of understanding the ramifications of losing even one day of mazdoori?

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Unanswered questions that make Modi's demonetisation drive a major worry

Do we really have a robust banking network spread inclusively in all parts of India as our finance minister claims?

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Supreme Court has left 'Hindutva' open to misinterpretation

BJP's manifesto of 1996 was quick to laud the apex court verdict by misleadingly glorifying Hindutva as being in perfect sync and consonance with secularism.

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What do Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar's views on Pakistani actors say about Bollywood?

Merely saying you are patriotic is not enough in such situations.

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What can we learn from Mahatma Gandhi today?

Moral development? Sarvodaya? Non-violence?

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The problems behind the reservation ‘solution’

The syndrome has gripped all dominant castes like the Jats, Patidars, Reddys and now the Marathas.

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Ahmednagar rape to Cauvery row: How social justice falls prey to political priorities

Violence and mass disturbance are increasingly channelised through non-institutional means.

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Reliance Jio posing as face of Digital India is deeply unsettling

Toeing the line of the establishment is what the nexus between the government and the Mukesh Ambani-led company is all about.

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Are we working harder to make India's farmers suffer?

Suicides are bundled out to entirely being an outcome of 'retrograde' practices, unhinged by economic aspects.

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No economic freedom in Ramdev's Patanjali

It sells a concept couched in the deceptive language of upholding Swadeshi.

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Bezwada Wilson, TM Krishna: Magsaysay Award a testament to their battle against caste, inequality

Both have different professions but their work ethic converges on the common vision of a liberal, egalitarian India.

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