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What was Gandhi’s Caste and what did Congress represent?

June 20, 2017 - 4:08 pm in Uncategorized

Volumes have been written on Gandhi and Indian National Congress. There are diverse views about both. The views on them depend on the ideology of the person giving these views. To add to the prevailing views, recently (June 2017), the BJP President Mr. Amit…

Variety of Nationalism available

December 27, 2016 - 5:01 pm in Governance

Sir Winston Churchill had sarcastically thanked Germany for partially attacking England and diverting its whole resources and arsenal in assaulting Russia…

Can Compulsions Elicit Respect? | Ram Puniyani

December 18, 2016 - 11:39 am in Culture

Supreme Court Order on national Anthem (November 2016) has asked theatres to play the national anthem before a film show begins “for the love of the…

Perspectives on women in the discourse of nationalism

June 2, 2016 - 2:43 pm in Culture

The public discourse in India today is replete with discussions on nationalism. The actions of any individual and particularly of those who have a point of view that is different from that of the current political dispensation or establishment are termed as…

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…

Dissenting Voices – The biggest protectors of Democracy

February 13, 2016 - 1:03 pm in Reforms

The way Delhi police under the direct order of home minister Rajnath Singh on the issue of 'anti national' activities being allowed inside JNU Campus is shameful to say the least. The police arrested several students and president of JNUSU Mr Kanhaiya Kumar…

What did Colonialism do to India?

August 18, 2015 - 4:03 pm in Culture

A video of Shashi Tharoor speaking at Oxford on a debate related to the colonial period has been ‘viral’ on the social circuit for a while. In this video Tharoor makes a passionate plea to the British that they make reparations for the losses to Indian…