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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 get 31% of votes and 262 seats in the Lok Sabha. This is the first time BJP  managed a simple majority…

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…

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…

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…

Declassify to demystify: Subhash Chandra Bose

January 26, 2016 - 7:20 pm in Politics

It is not surprising that political parties are vying to magnify the mystery that has been continuously allowed around Subhash Chandra Bose, who definitely enjoys an iconic status in the minds of Indians apart from Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh and to some extent…

Republican Democratic Constitution vs Manusmriti

November 26, 2015 - 3:50 pm in Politics

Today is the constitution day. Many people have been claiming that India did not progress in sixty years and everything happened after May 2014 when some extraordinary human being took over the reins of the country. It is important to understand why today…