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Communal Construction of the Past: Attack on Unit Filming Padmavati

February 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm in Culture, Faiths

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s (SLB) unit filming the period film, Padmavati was attacked recently (January 2017) near Jaipur in Rajasthan. The pretext was that there is a dream sequence in the film which depicts Alauddin Khilji, the Muslim King and the Rajput…

Hindutva – A confusing terminology

November 8, 2016 - 1:19 pm in Culture

On October 25 (2016) the seven-member Supreme Court Bench started hearing to revisit ‘Hindutva’ cases. These are group of cases where the use of term…

Two Years of Modi Sarkar- Broken Promises: Sectarian Agenda

June 2, 2016 - 12:10 pm in Governance

The performance of the Modi Government during last two years has to be seen in the light of the promises made in the electoral campaign and on the barometer…

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…

How Communalism Divides the Nation?

April 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm in Society

Dictate to Chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as an Example! Today in India the gulf between religious communities is widening at a rapid pace. The ‘Hate other ideologies’ abound and are percolating down to the social levels at dangerous pace. As such India…

War on Constitution: The Rise of Saffron Jihad

February 18, 2016 - 12:56 pm in Reforms

Those of us who witnessed what happened when the goons demolished Babari Masjid in 1992 and later assaulted journalists covering the incident can vouch that it is almost after 25 years that we are witnessing the same kind of situation in India. We have…

Rising Ambedkarite assertion – biggest challenge to brahmanical hegemony

January 20, 2016 - 8:16 pm in Rights

Hyderabad Central University scholar Rohith Vemula’s tragic death has created a sense of grief and outrage all over the country. Students are at unease and the nation perhaps for the first time after years reflecting the somber mood that something terribly…

Lalu repeats VPs Mandal legacy in Bihar to stop Hindutva’s juggernaut

November 9, 2015 - 12:36 pm in Elections

The historical verdict of the Bihar 2015 has send shock waves in the Hindutva camp while gladdening the heart of every Indian who believed in inclusive secularism and protecting the idea of India as enshrined in our republican constitution and the hero of…

Soft Hindutva and Hard Hindutva

July 5, 2015 - 8:21 pm in Economics

The theme of the NDA Govt. seems to be – lavish spending on cultural events, tax cuts for the corporate India and cuts in budgets on social welfare touching the poor, peasants, dalits, adivasis, women and other weaker sections. In the process, the BJP and…