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Bahujan Hindus versus Brahminical Hindutva | K. S. Chalam

January 14, 2019 - 5:03 pm in Education

Guest of honour Speech delivered at 11th FIRA conference at Visakhapatnam, 5 January 2019. The election campaigns in North India would have passed uneventful had Yogi Adityanadh not uttered at Alwar, Rajasthan during the last phase in November 20018, the impulsive…

Babri Masjid: What should Muslims do? | Irfan Engineer

December 22, 2018 - 7:40 am in Governance

A section of Hindu supremacist organizations are once again mobilizing to demand the construction of Ramjanmabhoomi temple (RJT) in Ayodhya on the spot…

Can RSS be compared to Muslim Brotherhood? | Ram Puniyani

September 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm in Culture

In his recent tour abroad (August 2018) while addressing the International Institute for Strategic Studies Rahul Gandhi stated that "The RSS is trying…

Bridging the communal divides

May 8, 2018 - 12:21 pm in Society

Ankit Saxena, a twenty three year old young man, was killed by the family of his fiancée, whom he intended to marry. The only son of his parents Ankit was looking at different religious communities with equal respect. His death was a shattering blow to his…

Liberal Dogmatism | Irfan Engineer

March 28, 2018 - 11:10 am in Faiths, Reforms

One must agree with the advice of Ramchandra Guha (‘Liberals, sadly’, IE, 20/3/18) that the “liberals must have courage to take on both Hindu and Muslim communalists”. Guha misses many Muslim liberals who take on both communalists. We could name dozens…

Desperations of the defaulters and clash of civilisations | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 3, 2018 - 1:12 pm in Society

Ambedkarites are agitated all over the country as the despicable attempts of the Hindutva affiliated organisations in Pune attacked the massive assembly of people who had come to pay their respect to 800  brave Mahar soldiers who with the help of British…

Rajsmand- Ghastly Crime: Gruesome Hate | Ram Puniyani

December 28, 2017 - 9:23 am in Faiths

The ghastly incident in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, (December 6) showed the impact which ‘Hate other’ can create. On December 6th, Shambhulal Regar, an ex-marble trader hacked to death a Muslim worker Afrazul Khan. Afrazul, a laborer, was called by Shambhu on…

Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction. It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence. On 8thAugust the Indian National Congress working Committee Meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan (now August…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight dip in the voting percentage of BJP from 2014 general elections, the number of seats it has wrested is…