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Jawaharlal Nehru | Baron/Getty Images

The good Muslim-bad Muslim binary is as old as Nehru

All political parties in India need Muslims for electoral survival.
Representational image of Indian Muslims |Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why is everyone so worked up over the phrase ‘Sarkari Mussalman’?

Forget ‘Sarkari Mussalman’, there is no place for even a ‘good Muslim’ in India's current political climate.
M. K. Stalin

In Stalin’s first meeting as party chief, DMK accuses BJP of running an ‘electoral dictatorship’

The southern party slammed the Centre on issues ranging from demonetisation, Rafale deal, NEET and the prevailing economic situation.
RSS-backed NGO files plea seeking equal inheritance rights for Muslim women

Young Muslim women fight to control their own stories in Ghazala Jamil’s new book

In 'Muslim Women Speak: Of Dreams and Shackles', activist-scholar Jamil tries to find these women's real voices, instead of just presenting them as victims.
The officially atheist CPI(M) party's decision to back the events raised questions | Facebook

Atheist CPI(M) to ‘back’ Ramayana month events in Kerala

The party claims the idea is to encourage Sanskrit scholars vying to protect religion from communal forces.
Bajrang Dal

Communalism in India is now several shades darker than what it was in the 1970s

In Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh, authors Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar make a serious attempt to understand the contemporary form of communal politics in India.
Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani

Dadasaheb Gaikwad is my Dalit icon because he did what Ambedkar couldn’t: Jignesh Mevani

My fascination for Dadasaheb Gaikwad has its roots in the failures of our own land struggle. Like me, he too was called a Communist stooge.

West Bengal is no longer difficult for the BJP to rise in

The history of Bengal since 1947 shows that the secular-liberal identity and religious identity could be coterminous if an enabling atmosphere exists.
Modi waving at the audience

Modi’s New India will be ‘communalism-free’, pledges BJP

Party outlines PM’s vision for New India by 2022, leaders pass six-point resolution at national executive meet in New Delhi.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
anil ambani

Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?