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VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Communalism, Crimes against children, Kathua rape, Aligarh murder

From Kathua to Aligarh: We have to stop sacrificing our children on the altar of some people's twisted political correctness

A society that can't safeguard children has no right to talk about the rights of the perpetrators. No identity, religious, caste or economic, is more important than the safety of a defenceless child.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Liberals, Communalism, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Convenient Secularists: How those who called Vajpayee 'communal' first later hailed him as a 'statesman'

Political narratives are all about convenience. You are 'secular' when you talk of caste groups or the Muslim-Yadav combination. But you are 'communal' when you speak of the Hindu vote bank. What drives such selective standards?

VOICES

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Religion, Communalism, Trolls, Surf excel advertisement

Trolls, wash your minds with the detergent whose ad you're needlessly slamming!

In attacking an ad that showed a beautiful message of friendship and peace, bigoted trolls did not realise that they unintentionally helped spread the same message too!

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Surf excel advertisement, Hindu Muslim unity, Communalism, Holi

Detergent ad controversy: The biggest stain

Can we please keep our children away from the narrative which says 'we are different but together'?

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
BJP, Yogi Adityanath, Cow Vigilantism, Hate Crime

Bulandshahr violence shows the genie of communalism is finally out of the bottle

If you feed extremism – in thoughts, ideas and actions – it will eventually feed on you.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Communalism, BJP, UP, Gau Raksha

Wild, wild Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath's govt has prioritised cow protection. How about protecting human beings too?

Rape, murder, and lynch mob attacks have become the new normal ever since the Yogi Adityanath-led government came to power in UP.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, VHP, BJP, Muslim

Was a Muzaffarnagar-like conspiracy behind the Bulandshahr violence?

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the communal factory is doing its bit for their own vested interests.

POLITICS

 |  12-minute read
Communalism, Anxiety, Stress, Donald Trump

How politics is making us sick. Literally. An in-depth look at the Election Stress Disorder (ESD) that's hitting India

From demonetisation to lynchings, the social media barrage to constant polarising news, Indians are under palpable strain caused by politics.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
RSS, Hindutva, Communalism, Kerala floods

No communalism please, we are Malayalis

The recent floods hitting Kerala also brought a deluge of divisiveness and communal spite. However, Kerala's people withstood both these angry tides.

ART & CULTURE

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Communalism, Muslim identity, Film Review, Mulk

'Mulk' is an engaging film — but could have hit harder

The movie raises vital questions of religion, identity and patriotism. But while its plot is strong, its execution often falters.