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Communal Violence 2015: Glimpse into Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Haryana

January 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm in Society

North India has reported highest number of instances of communal violence in the year 2015.  Some news reports went as far as calling the cow belt of India a tinderbox of communal violence. Some characteristics were discerned to have beset the violence all…

Growing Intolerance

November 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm in Culture

Recently in an interview at an award function, Amir Khan, mentioned that his wife, Kiran asked him whether they should leave the country. To Amir Khan,…

The communal war for secular space

November 2, 2015 - 10:52 pm in Society

There is a spurt in the ‘events’ of ‘blackening’ of faces of ‘dissenters’ of Hindutva thoughts in India. While the Hindutva protagonists are…

Need is “Uniform” civil code, NOT “Common” civil code

October 17, 2015 - 1:28 pm in Governance

Gender equality should guide the process of reforming family laws and not national integration Supreme Court of India has yet again asked the Union Government to file affidavit and state whether it intended to bring Uniform Civil Code (UCC for brevity). In…

Sangh’s pedigree and its politics

August 4, 2015 - 3:52 pm in Culture

It is essential to know the Sangh's pedigree to understand its politics and goal. The RSS was founded in 1925 in the wake of the Hindu Muslim riots in Malabar for the limited objective of fighting the Muslims for committing atrocities against the Hindus. In…

India’s unfinished agenda, hurdles to peace

August 3, 2015 - 5:05 pm in Culture

The first is Pakistan's mirage of grabbing Kashmir by force. They have fought at least three wars with India and failed. They lost East Pakistan, which is now Bangladesh. They tried and failed in their Kargil misadventure , but the mirage remains in the hearts…

Manufacturing and Undermining National Icons: RSS Style

June 4, 2015 - 9:01 pm in Society

Many a social and political processes related to projection of some icons and undermining of the others have intensified during last few years. Even during the last regime of NDA led BJP rule from 1998, Savakar’s portrait was unveiled in the Parliament.…

Population by Religions in times to come

April 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm in Society

The PEW Research Center has released a report (2nd April 2015); which gives the projections of populations in times to come. It says that in India the population of Hindus will fall down from present 79.5 % to 76.7% and the Muslim population will rise up…