Panini Anand

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is Editor, Aajtak.in

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

Why it's not Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity' but Indian hypocrisy that stands tallest in the world

It hurts our sentiments when someone questions the 'ostentatious tribute' to Sardar Patel, but not when an Ambedkar statue is vandalised.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

The 'Bhagwat katha': Is this the beginning of RSS 2.0?

The new definition of the RSS will act as a shield for the organisation in all eventualities — in case of a change of power at the Centre.

VOICES

 |   9-minute read

Sangh and BJP should learn how Atal Bihari Vajpayee allowed scope for dissent

People are also criticising Atal ji. And they must. But to become indecent while criticising him will force us to make the same mistake for which we often damn our adversaries.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

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.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

NRC final draft: The people without a post office

Instead of fuelling a civil war, we have to find a dignified and responsible solution to this problem.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Sanju: Why the first biopic on a Bollywood character makes for both a bad movie and good PR

As the film moves from one scene to the next, people keep trying to look for their Sanjay Dutt. They fail. The movie ends.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event: Much to cheer for BJP, Sangh

The Congress, which has accused the Sangh of saffron terror to Mahatma Gandhi’s murder, now faces a Vibhishan in its home.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

UP by-polls verdict is a rejection of BJP, not support for SP-BSP

Poor performance and internal power tussle led to losses for the saffron party.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Why Naresh Agrawal will do more harm than good to BJP

The Samajwadi Party must be celebrating the Rajya Sabha MP's defection to the saffron party as good riddance.