September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019

Issue Articles

An Essay for Our Times

Diversity & nationalism are complementary and not antagonistic to each other. The Constitution is built around the principle that Indians can love their country without surrendering any other equally legitimate identity. Ideas to think about on 15 August.

Understanding Small Caste-Based Political Parties in India

The VIP of Bihar
The story of the Vikassheel Insaan Party or VIP, a party of the Nishad community in Bihar, is important for understanding the positives and negatives of the rise of small caste-based political parties whose only agenda is reservation and representation.

Forum/Letters

On 'Ye Olde British Humourists'

A Ninth Rasa
The article “Ye Olde English Humorists” (2 August 2019) by S. Unian Sambar was a very nice piece. Thanks a...

On the Small Caste-based VIP Party of Bihar

Short-term Gains or Ideological Vision?
Sarthak Bagchi offers a detailed analysis of the re-emergence of strong caste-based politics in Bihar ("Understanding Small Caste-based Political Parties...
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