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Politicians calling each other ‘terrorists’ aren’t doing Punjab a favour

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Leaders campaigning in Punjab might think calling each other terrorists is just election-time political frolic—but they’re not doing the state a favour. Separatists who claimed the lives of tens of thousands for nearly two decades are trying to revive, and defeating them involves cross-party unity on this critical issue.

India’s reaction to Singapore PM shows how thin-skinned we have become

New Delhi’s decision to reprimand Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong for observing that half of India’s MPs face criminal charges, shows how thin-skinned and easily outraged new India really is. It’s a no brainer that criminality, corruption have degraded India’s democracy. Perhaps the ire is really because Loong praised Nehru.

Priests obstructing Dalit woman’s prayer shows the goal of temple movement is unaccomplished

Eight decades after temple entry movement, the horrific video of Brahmin priests in the Chidambaram Nataraja temple, Tamil Nadu, obstructing a Dalit woman’s prayer shows a mission unaccomplished. That too in the land of Periyar. Casteism is structural. A few laws, MPs aren’t enough to stamp out the caste privilegentsia.

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