Category: India

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Badri Raina: The Plight of Mohan Bhagwat’s Lonesome Lion

Might one conclude that the lonely Hindu lion is, after all, the Brahmin, and may be a smattering of some adjacent high castes? Importantly, who is to be held responsible for the loneliness of this lion?

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Badri Raina: Will the RSS Answer First?

It has been clear in recent days that the RSS is seeking to enhance its political footprint. To this purpose it has been staging meetings and conferences to which people from outside the sphere of the Sangh have been invited, including some who have never seen eye to eye with its ideological agenda. Although it Read more…

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Arundhati Roy: The U.S. Is Growing Closer to India Militarily

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis are in New Delhi for talks aimed at deepening military and trade ties between India and the United States

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Badri Raina: Do Not Say ‘Dalit’, For It Is Too Real

It is no less than a pyrrhic historical atrocity to want to eliminate the reality of a whole section of living people by refusing them the right to call themselves what they wish

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Badri Raina: A State That Fears the Constitution

The crime of the activists arrested is that they share knowledge of the provisions of the constitution of India with citizens who, despite seven decades of practicing democracy have remained disenfranchised from the promises of democracy

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Vandana Shiva: Kerala wake-up call on growth and development

The images of floods and mudslides in Kerala, known as “God’s own country”, should be a wake-up call — we should ask ourselves if we are on a sustainable development path

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Badri Raina: Ahead of 2019, BJP Is Out to Rearrange the Electorate

From bringing in non-Muslims from neighbouring nations to allowing proxy voting rights to NRIs, the ultimate goal seems to be to expand the voter base

Stella Paul: Reclaiming Their Rights One Village At a Time

The answer is to stand united and vigilant against any possible landgrab efforts

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Badri Raina: Presto

Such was the oratory of the day That as the syllables smashed A thud was heard in the market-place— The price of onions crashed.   So fierce were the masticated words, And so vigorously deployed, That idle millions glued to them Felt they were all employed.   So threatening was the demeanour, So  puissant the Read more…

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Patrick Bond: BRICS-Johannesburg simultaneously disappoints and threatens

With Trump setting the agenda on the building and destruction of political alliances between states while wrecking prospects of multilateral action, the world requires a new generation of international leaders to develop a genuine alternative

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