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Hindutva, Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, Mahatma Gandhi

What Hinduism meant to Gandhi

The Mahatma would have been sharply critical of what is represented by Hindu nationalism.


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Lok sabha results, Narender modi, Balakot air strike, Pulwama  attack

Tsu-NaMo 2.0: What made Narendra Modi win?

Srijana Mitra Das in conversation with Shwweta Punj


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Hindutva, Congress, Rahul Gandhi, Tsunamo

A New Idea of India: Congress simply paled before Narendra Modi's vividly saffron new nation

It wasn't so much the Congress' weaknesses as the strength of Narendra Modi's imagined new India, rich, powerful, globally confident and stridently Hindu, that won Lok Sabha 2019.


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BJP, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Hindutva, Hindu terror

'Leila' on Netflix: Is Netflix subliminally propagating Hinduphobia? Or does it want to shock you into seeing the truth?

Twitterati want you to uninstall Netflix. But it is actually time to get a subscription, if you haven't already.


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Religious Extremism, Hindutva, Nathuram Godse, Hindu terror

Nathuram Godse was an assassin, not terrorist. Hindu terror is a fake monster

‘Hindu terror’ is a fiend invented by those who want to delegitimise Hindus from seeking and holding on to power in India.


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L.v. subramanyam, Hindutva, RSS, Election Commission of India

Because IAS cannot become the RSS

Unlike the RSS, officials from civic bodies like the IAS and the IPS are trained to keep their religious biases aside, so long as they hold their position. Violation of that principle is the real anti-national activity.


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Hindu india, Narendra Modi, Hindutva, Hinduism

By Karma and God's Grace: Why Hindutva economics never discusses poverty or the poor

In Hindutva's view, the gods created the rich and poor based on karma and caste. Hence, there is no need to interfere much with poverty. Growth will occur as long as the rich get richer.


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Narendra Modi, Caste, Hindutva, Hindu india

Finally, dignity of trade: Why Akhilesh Yadav’s 'doodhwala' vs Modi’s 'chaiwala' rhetoric offers hope in a post-Hindu caste world

Tejaswi Yadav calling Modi 'nakli OBC' and Akhilesh calling himself a real 'doodhwala' shows India is finally shaking off the shame associated with caste and talking about the nobility of labour.


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Hindutva, Nirmala Sitharaman, Why i am a hindu, Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor's 'Thulabharam Mindset': Why I see Tharoor as a staunch Hindu revivalist who will likely join BJP/RSS soon

With his support to Sabarimala traditionalists, his book 'Why I Am A Hindu' and now, his thulabharam practice, Shashi Tharoor has shown his Hindutva colours. His transit seems simply a matter of time.


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2019 general elections, Hindutva, Fascism, BJP

Fascism-by-consent? India is witnessing an unprecedented situation. Here's why the NDA should come back to power

We are living in a time when rhetoric and jingoism have subsumed rationality and real issues. Perhaps there is no cure for the malaise though other than the fever to run its full course.