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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Hindutva, BJP, Ayodhya, Faizabad

The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, Name change, BJP

The cretins vs composite culture

Now, as Faizabad becomes Ayodhya, the BJP has proven it is bereft of India's grand fusion traditions, of appreciating its melting poetry, its sharp syncretic wit.