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VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Lord Shiva, Politics, Hinduism, Hooliganism

The typical features of a Kanwariya today: Fear, fundamentalism and far from faith

The majority of the new-age Kanwariyas are completely derailed from the traditional understanding of the religion.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
UP Police, Yogi Aditayanth, Uttar Pradesh, Kanwariyas

Kanwar Yatra has come to an end but Kanwariya hooliganism is here to stay

The rowdy gangs have marked their territory.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Nationalism, Drugs, Hindutva, Kanwariyas

Why kanwariyas can get away with drugs and a rave party on the highway

The chillum-smoking, booze-swilling kanwariyas are evidence that young Hindus want to blow off steam.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Secularism, Sangh Parivar, Kanwariyas, Anti-nationals

Shiv bhakts are breaking the law by flying tricolour alongside saffron flag

This interpretation of Hindutva has the potential of rendering secularism vulnerable.