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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP-RSS, Separatism, Kashmir, Pulwama terrorist attack

Kashmir: Are BJP-RSS pushing it to a point where religious fundamentalism wins?

No religious state, once-Hindu Nepal, Buddhist Myanmar, Islamic Pakistan, has been able to negotiate democracy. Our current government needs to keep this in mind while pushing an increasingly Islamic Kashmir to the brink.

VOICES

 |  12-minute read
Congress-jds, Democracy, BJP-RSS, Karnataka Assembly polls

Why I'm seriously worried about this country (and so should you be)

Voting has become a mechanical exercise that gives the illusion of agency and free choice.

VARIETY

 |  21-minute read
BJP-RSS, Mythology, Ram mandir, Lord Rama

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.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Democracy, Modi, Mohan Bhagwat, BJP-RSS

Breaking down Mohan Bhagwat urging India to join RSS

The RSS has hit upon a winning formula - push the Hindu Rashtra agenda through its elected political puppet.

HUMOUR

 |  5-minute read
BJP-RSS, Yogi Adityanath, Gorakhpur, Narendra Modi

Gorakhpur tragedy: When you say nothing at all, Prime Minister Modi

A satire in an hour of tragedy.

POLITICS

 |  Metrosocial  |  4-minute read
BJP-RSS, West Bengal, Kerala

Why BJP's final frontiers Bengal and Kerala will be a long, bloody battle

The entry in both states is hardly going to be easy or bloodless, as we are already witnessing.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Indian democracy, Narendra Modi, BJP-RSS, Patriotism

Why RSS has no business talking about patriotism

Rather than taking inspiration from myriad sources to build a mosaic of pan-India identity, we are caught in a maze of saffron.

VOICES

 |  6-minute read
Hindutva, Muslims, Hindu right, BJP-RSS

Why Kalam - despite being a Muslim - is a favourite of Hindu Right

The BJP won't let the former president of India rest in peace.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
BJP-RSS, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Basirhat riots

Why rumour-mongering or minority appeasement fail to explain the Basirhat riots in Bengal

This article has been co-authored by Rumela Sen and Niloy Sengupta.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
BJP-RSS, Communal Polarisation, Basirhat riot

Basirhat riot: How Bengal is different and why it still gives hope

The teenage boy Souvik Sarkar was protected by Amirul Islam, an old neighbour, who is also the president of the local mosque committee.