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Acche din for hate mongers

May 29, 2016 - 10:01 pm in Politics

It was unfortunate to hear the legal brain of the government Mr Arun Jaitley expressing helplessness on the issue of online trolling of people on the day when the prime minister was holding a meeting with his party’s ‘social media volunteers’ in Delhi. …

TWO YEARS OF MODI RAJ

May 25, 2016 - 9:43 pm in Politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed two yrs in PM office. He had taken oath as the 14th Prime Minister of India on 26th May, 2014. That oath ceremony…

Modi Sarkar: Unfolding of Hindutva Agenda

May 10, 2016 - 8:46 pm in Politics

Modi came to power with a bang. Riding on the support of the Corporate World, the RSS combine, the media blitz and the promises of sky; he managed to…

Growing Intolerance in a Tolerant Society

May 5, 2016 - 8:05 pm in Politics

Towards the end of 2015 many writers and eminent citizens returned their national honors; protesting against the growing atmosphere of intolerance. The list was long and this acted as a process where some introspection took place in society. Still the ruling…

Ambedkar and Nationalsim

April 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm in Politics

Even those political parties that have systematically tried to undermine Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s agenda – of equality, social justice, fraternity and liberty – are, for political gains, celebrating his 125th birth anniversary. They are invoking Babasaheb…

What’s in store for Kashmiris if BJP is part of the Government?

April 7, 2016 - 7:00 am in Politics

Recirculating my earlier article on formation of alliance with BJP Government in Kashmir, this is in the context of revival of PDP-BJP alliance with Mehbooba Mufti as Chief Minister. This issue is more relevant now as BJP raised up the issue of nationalism…

(From Archives) Veer Savarkar : Brave By Half

March 25, 2016 - 10:35 am in Politics

This article was written when Savarkar's potrait was unveiled in the Parliament. The article is republished in the context of the latest controversy involving Manishankar Aiyar and the Sangh Parivar Circulating this again as the similar controversy has cropped…

Manufacturing Emotive Issues: Bharat Mata Ki Jai

March 21, 2016 - 4:58 pm in Politics

Manufacturing Emotive Issues Bharat Mata Ki Jai and hurling 'Anti Nationalism' for Dissent The national scene is being dominated by the current ‘you must chant Barat Mata ki jai’ to prove your nationalism. This was preceded by the ‘Anti national' abuse…

Anti National – The WHAT and WHO of it.

March 13, 2016 - 12:32 pm in Politics

These are the burning issue dividing the nation. The RSS-BJP combine claim that the slogan 'Pakistan Zindabad' is anti-national, to shout Afzal Guru Zindabad is anti-national and to say that Kashmir should be given Azadi or that. Kashmir is under India's occupation…

Dissent termed Anti National, Undeclared Emergency at JNU

February 15, 2016 - 3:38 pm in Politics

AIFRTE Statement on Assault on JNU Students & Arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of Sedition AIFRTE strongly condemns the Delhi Police assault on the Jawaharlal Nehru University students at the behest of the central government with Home…