Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.
Urmilesh, V.K. Cherian and Poornima Joshi discuss the ongoing conflict between CPI(M) and BJP-RSS in Kerala and the recent attacks against Dalits in Gujarat.
While state-level leaders insist otherwise, Amit Shah’s early exit from the ‘Jana Raksha Yatra’ suggests even the BJP recognises its failure.
The Hindu right-wing thinks it has the ability and power to rewrite history and is attempting to replace the truth with something that suits them better, truth be damned.
“MEA’s credibility and its standing as an institution that has always upheld professionalism has been severely damaged and will be difficult to repair,” a former foreign secretary said.
On Vijay Dashami, RSS shakhas organise training sessions for people to practice and learn martial arts.
In trying to appease its constituents, the RSS has not only insulated Modi from economic accountability but has also absorbed opposition criticisms against the government.
The RSS chief while addressing a crowd in Nagpur spoke on a range of issues including violence in the name of cow protection and the government’s resolution of the Doklam crisis.
The ABVP has accused students from Kerala studying at the Central University of Jammu of ‘beef consumption’, ‘anti-national activities’ and ‘JNU association’.
The new state laws, which are in line with the BJP’s land ordinance, undo consent procedures and legitimise land acquisition with terms favourable to investors.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Communal tension has resulted in the defiling of religious places, attacks by Hindus and Muslims, and the destruction of and damage to properties.
The ‘extended’ national executive meet showcased what will likely be the BJP’s strategy as the 2019 general poll nears.
The Bharatiya Jana Sangh fudged evidence in order to blame its leader’s murder on a conspiracy, but Justice Chandrachud saw through these efforts.
Did Upadhyaya’s mysterious death have something to do with the factional tussle within the Jana Sangh? Why did his body go unnoticed for hours at the Mughal Sarai station yard?
With the ripples of demonetisation and a poorly-designed GST spreading economic distress, voters will assess the promise of Narendra Modi’s ‘New India’ in due course.
Days after a threat from an RSS ideologue, the IT department ‘rectifies’ its earlier assessment and orders a fresh ‘complete scrutiny’.
Incidents of religious violence have been on the rise in Uttarakhand since the BJP came to power earlier this year.
Rahul Gandhi’s speech at Berkeley has given the Congress a reason to cheer, but there’s much to be done if it wants to capitalise on the growing dissatisfaction with the BJP.
A Rajya Sabha committee led by Sushma Swaraj in 1997 first recommended that these refugees from Bangladesh be granted Indian citizenship.
The day-long ‘Liberty Festival’ was to be held at the university to discuss theatre, poetry and songs celebrating the idea of the constitution.
Vinod Dua discusses why students and youth of India are getting increasingly disillusioned with PM Modi and BJP.
After objecting to Rabindranath Tagore, Ghalib and writings on M.F. Hussain, the RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra now wants a poem by Pash, which depicts the general oppressiveness of society, removed from textbooks.
The RSS chief also said that his organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
In an interview, Adityanath also denied any incidents of cow-related violence in UP since his government came to power.
Gauri Lankesh was the key brain for the impetus to give Lingayat’s separate religion status. Perhaps that is why she had to lay down her life.
There is an all-out effort by the Right to change the nature of higher education institutions because universities like JNU do not follow their ideologies of sectarianism, violence and intolerance.
Adopting the language of 12th century vachanas, S. Anand has a dialogue with Gauri Lankesh. He tells her how wolves whistle over the stilled lioness.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
Gauri Lankesh, and others like her, will not be left alone to keep on articulating their dissent. After all, it is the untamed individual voice that is found to be particularly irritating.
Gauri Lankesh was the victim of the same ideology that claimed the lives of other rationalists. Handing over her case to a ‘caged parrot’ like the CBI would be dangerous.
Gauri Lankesh’s lawyer B.T. Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by Hindu terror units and had nothing to do with all the defamation cases filed against her.
In the past, violent groups were aberrations and perpetrators of riots were brought to justice. That is no longer the case – the present regime draws support from these very groups.
The proposal seeks to justify dropping ‘Nehru’ on the grounds that the organisation has now “acquired a truly national character” covering 623 districts.
Given recent trends in India, there is a risk that a UCC would, in fact, serve as a tool for the BJP to entrench an ethnic state, thereby instituting the ‘tyranny of the majority.’
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
When it comes to Kerala’s most important festival, Hindutva organisations, hyper-identitarian Islamist groups and anti-Left Dalit intellectuals are all working to rob it of its subversive, democratic essence.
Malayalis are committed to celebrating it how they always have – irrespective of caste and community.
Ministers were shuttled in and out, supposedly on the basis of performance. But who will take responsibility for the structural slowing down of India’s economy, poor employment generation and agriculture distress?