secularism

OPEN TO OPINION

VOICES

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Narendra Modi, Upanishads, Vedas, Liberals

I support Modi because he is India's best bet for development

If Hindus have done bad, I must say that the proponents of Islam have done worse.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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ISIS, Secularism, Parliament, Junaid Khan lynching

Attacks on India's pluralism and secularism are a 'run from unity'

Every blow to pluralism is a shot in the arm for the two-nation theory propounded by MA Jinnah.

VARIETY

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Indian culture, Nehru, Hinduism, Secularism

Why secularism in India lost its meaning

In Nehru's India, secularism became synonymous with the idea that everything Hindu is bad and everything anti-Hindu is secular and good.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Kalburgi, Dabholkar, Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh's murder underlines a threat to India

Political parties have done very little to reinstate the secular character of universities and schools.

POLITICS

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Rape case, Secularism, Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Why Ram Rahim Singh really went to jail

Demonic, surreal, fantastic and silly as he was, the baba was a threat to secularism and electoral democracy.

VOICES

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Taslima Nasreen, Salman Rushdie, Secularism, India

Indian Muslims are unnecessarily feeling marginalised

It's time to shun godmen, superstition and, of course, communal frenzy.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Bihar, Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar

Where similarities between Modi and Nitish Kumar begin and end

[Book extract] Both emerged from humble semi-rural moorings but neither is known to have abused success to patronise or promote kin.

POLITICS

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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.

VOICES

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Laicite, Secularism, Sunil Khilnani

What a happy liberal arts student can tell you about education

We are taught how to critically analyse what we read.