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 |  10-minute read
BJP, Right-wing, Awakening bharat mata, Swapan Dasgupta

A View from Swapan Dasgupta's book 'Awakening Bharat Mata: The Political Beliefs of the Indian Right'

Swapan Dasgupta’s fascinating book explores the rise of Hindu nationalism and various factors over time that created India’s secularism. A riveting read, a must-have for those who want to understand today's India.


 |  7-minute read
Hindutva, Right-wing, Pulwama terror attack, Pulwama  attack

In the wake of Pulwama, why India must watch out for the rabble-rousers

Any outrage like this is followed by grief, mass anger, more damage and senseless actions, all ostensibly to soothe our sense of insecurity, but which only add to this.


 |  6-minute read
Kashmiri Pandits, Left wing, Right-wing, Liberals

The Right's 'anti-national', the Left's 'Nazi': What it means to be a Liberal in today’s India

We have insults and allegations thrown at us from both sides. We should wear those as a badge of honour.


 |  4-minute read
Airport authority of india, Spic-macay, Concert, Right-wing

Stifling song: You may disagree with TM Krishna's views. But you cannot stifle his singing

Love him, hate him, disagree with his secularism, troll him for his views — T M Krishna cannot be gagged or ignored


 |  Aage Se Right  |  9-minute read
Vivek Agnihotri, Right-wing, White House, Donald Trump

Why Right may be wrong on Twitter

Twitter admitted that it has been profiling its users, monitoring them actively through artificial intelligence, ranking them, restricting them and also making them 'disappear' at times.


 |  6-minute read
Rahul gandhi's wink, Right-wing, Left-wing liberals, Memes

How the politics of memes has taken the world by storm

Take heart, memes are not completely a domain of the right wing.


 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Right-wing, Left-wing liberals, Liberals

The deafening echo chamber: Why it's vital to open up areas of discussion to those who disagree

Until journalists, activists and authors learn to engage with those who hold different views, the level of intellectual debate will continue to fall.


 |  5-minute read
Communalism, Partition, Right-wing, Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Why India badly needs that Jinnah portrait at AMU

Removing his portrait will be a step towards erasing his sins from our memories.


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Murder, Delhi crime, Right-wing, Muslims

Shameful to use Ankit Saxena's murder to stoke Hindu-Muslim tensions

Killing a son or daughter for defying family members over choice of life partners is not unique to any community. It is a larger malaise in our part of the world.


 |  The Other  |  6-minute read
Presstitutes, Right-wing, Modi, Bias

Modi, Mevani, judge Loya, Padmaavat: The failure of Indian journalism

Media has ironically become a bigger story right now than even the spectre of fascism looming over this democracy.