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How long till Modi’s Hindutva politics completely robs Brand India of its democracy bonus

Hyper-nationalist Hindutva politics cashes on India’s democratic credentials for external recognition and weakens those institutions and values within.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

What is stopping Narendra Modi from sending a Hindu Rashtra postcard to the world

India's historical wound has been like the pizza base. Toppings and enemies keep changing over time.

Congratulations liberals, for another self-goal in forcing Bloomsbury on Delhi riots book

There were other options before liberals. But they have just emboldened Hindu fundamentalists to justify future calls for banning Wendy Doniger, Sheldon Pollock and Isabel Wilkerson.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Art 370, CAA, triple talaq, Ram Mandir are just one cycle of Modi’s ‘permanent revolution’

If the opposition is waiting for BJP's cultural nationalism to subside of its own and material issues to become salient again, it will have to wait for a long time.
A demonstration at Jamia Millia Islamia after a gunman opened fire at anti-CAA protesters near the campus, injuring a student, Thursday

Beyond secularism & fascism: CAA gives opportunity to re-imagine clichés about idea of India

No one knows the fate of anti-CAA movement. But the ideological struggle between New India and Just India will continue to survive.
Army personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu, on 5 August, 2019 | PTI

Authoritarian streak among Indians on the rise and it’s helping BJP’s hard Right turn

Even globally, Indians demonstrate a lower commitment to democratic principles than people in other major countries, as per opinion polls.
Women in Bangladesh | Representational image | Jeff Holt, Bloomberg

Hindus in Bangladesh don’t face a situation as dire as I do: Taslima Nasreen

More than Hindus, it’s the free-thinking liberals who are at greater risk in Bangladesh.

How Jayaprakash Narayan’s historic blunder paved the way for BJP’s rise

The legitimacy RSS and Jana Sangh achieved after Jayaprakash Narayan included them in his movement against Indira Gandhi’s rule is being milked even today.

After JNU, Jadavpur University is the new ‘Left’ bastion everyone wants to storm

BJP’s Babul Supriyo had come to JU with armed bodyguards to attend an ABVP event. Hours later, there was blood, fire, broken glass.
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson should know destroying parliaments has led to war

Boris’ act of suspending UK's parliament brings back memories of European history of the 1930s.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.