Recalling the iconoclasm of Varanasi’s ordinary citizens, the wisdom of its scholars and the dreams of its failed kings who sought to make an empire of a republic.
Under the guise of upholding Indian tradition and protecting women, an anti-modern cultural imperialism is taking shape, which will not hesitate to erase the very idea of equality from Indian civilisation.
The formalised language of government edicts about environmental protection fails to take into account local wisdom and traditions
It is no surprise that a state whose law and order machinery is headed by a minister with such semantic predilections will tend to look the other way when various members of his ‘panth nirpeksha’ government justify the use of violence in defence of their ‘dharma’.
Some essential wisdom on the danger of taking scripture too literally.
A tale from the Mahabharat reminds us that the battles Teesta Setalvad is fighting are not about the Gujarat riots but about Rajdharma