Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

POLITICS

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Why the Hindu community in North America stands at a crossroads

They need pluralistic self-understanding and self-representation, to hold their heads high in the world of religious competition and identity politics.

POLITICS

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Congress can slam Modi for appropriating Netaji. But Modi has effected a political coup

By taking over the legacy of the Congress along with its political mantle, Modi’s rebranding of nationalism has made BJP India’s main national party.

POLITICS

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Why we need to rethink the Hindu Charter of Demands

The charter is a welcome experiment, but one which may, unfortunately, create more discord than unity given the unpleasantness surrounding it.

VARIETY

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Remembering Gandhi's message in times of violent extremism

Violence is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today.

POLITICS

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How the World Hindu Congress was unfairly covered by the Indian media

The Congress, second in the series after its inaugural in November 2014, attracted over 2,500 delegates and participants from over 60 countries.

POLITICS

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How India can use 'Sagarmala' to counter China's Belt and Road initiative

The country's advantage is its strategic position which gives it the influence and leverage to make a difference.

VOICES

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Why the Pondy Lit Fest is caught in an ideological crossfire

A section of the Left is not only highly intolerant of differing opinions but does not hesitate to bully or threaten its opponents into silence or submission.

ART & CULTURE

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Among the Great: The Passing of VS Naipaul, a literary legend

The Nobel Laureate was often harsh and unsparing - but always readable, and, on occasion, capable of warmth with a flourish.

POLITICS

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What ails liberals in India?

The crisis of global liberalism seems one of its own making.

POLITICS

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What ails Western media’s portrayal of India

The problem is that current Western coverage of India is part of deeply entrenched decades, if not centuries, old discourse.