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Loud Mouths and Invisible Tails: The New Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan Debate
There is growing conviction that the nation, language, and religion are one. Hindi ideologues see only Hindi as authentically Indian and Hindu. The current rhetoric is reminiscent of the 'Hindi-…
Higher Judiciary Needs to Take More Suo Motu Action
The higher judiciary must proactively exercise its powers to intervene suo motu to deal with a spate of incidents that rip the country's social and communal fabric.
M. A. Kalam
Bulldozing Indian Democracy, Israeli-Style
India’s punitive demolitions bear striking resemblance to Israel’s tactics against Palestinians. The tragedy is that a significant chunk of the majority in India is delighted.
The Long March of Hindutva in Karnataka
Karnataka's recent spate of anti-minority policies must be seen as the logical development of social, cultural and political processes over several decades, which have created a Hindu samaj in…
Band-Aid Solutions Won't Staunch India's Power Crisis
Current short-term fixes for India's power crisis neither address rising uncertainty in the electricity system nor are aligned to a transition towards a 21st century energy system.
Ashwini K Swain
How India’s Courts have Helped Escalate Hindutva Claims on Mosques
Rather than dismissing them under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, courts often allow petitions against mosques to fester, thus helping Hindutva politics.
The Flawed Logic of the Karnataka Hijab Ban
The Karnataka hijab ban does not advance the autonomy of Muslim women. Rather, it narrows the avenues available for them to question and resist community norms.
Sri Lankan Peoples' Protests of 2022: The Present from the Past
The protests that have swept Sri Lanka for months, threatening the existing order, did not emerge out of thin air. They may have been sparked by an immediate economic crisis but they are a part of a…
Kashmir: Loss, Memory and a Shared History
‘Is there something in the shared, yet dissimilar, histories of Kashmiris that might yet contain the hope of a more viable future, with all its challenges and difficulties?'
What Went Wrong with the Samajwadi Party and What Should it do Now?
Akhilesh Yadav and the SP have paid the price for going into a shell after the 2017 defeat in the Uttar Pradesh elections. The party needs to be on the streets as it used to earlier and it needs to…