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Not Ram Mandir, the ‘love jihad’ laws are the foundation of Hindu Rashtra

There is apparently a new conquest taking place in Modi’s India — the Muslim man over the Hindu woman. And the man who can’t stop noticing it is Yogi Adityanath.

Yogendra Yadav is wrong to assume Owaisi’s AIMIM will be a ‘Muslim BJP’

Yogendra Yadav is afraid that if Muslims start voting for a Muslim-led party, then secular fronts will become just representatives of different castes.

You can #BoycottTanishq, but here’s really why we are so scared of Hindu-Muslim marriages

Why is India, a country that so proudly wears its diversity like a badge of honour, so fearful of Hindu-Muslim love?

#BoycottTanishq trends after ad on Hindu-Muslim marriage accused of promoting ‘love jihad’

The 45-second Tanishq ad shows a Muslim family celebrate a traditional South Indian baby shower ceremony for pregnant daughter-in-law.
A portrait of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay | Wikimedia Commons

Hindutva and idea that ‘Hindus are in danger’ were born in Bengal

In ‘Mission Bengal’, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya traces Hindu nationalism, hurt and anger to 19th-century Bengal.
A file image of Muslims offering prayers during Ramadan in Srinagar | S Irfan | PTI

Indian Muslims and liberals are trapped in a toxic relationship

Muslims love Hindu liberals conditionally, and together they hate the microscopic Muslim liberals unconditionally.

Hussain Shahis’ Krishna Bhakti, Mughals’ Mathura link — lesser-known facts about Muslim rulers

After the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, Right-wing commenters have claimed that 'rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors'. This can't be more anachronistic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during BJP National Executive Meeting | PTI

All parties promise ‘achhe din’. But only BJP has the 3 Ms that make it stand apart

BJP is the only party with a story today. The politics of all other parties — Congress to BSP — revolve around it.
A woman walks through the burnt remains of vehicles set on fire during the Northeast Delhi riots earlier this year | File photo | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi rioters invoked Partition drama Gadar as they attacked Muslim women, panel says

A fact-finding committee set up by Delhi Minorities Commission submitted its report last month. It was released to the media Thursday.

On Camera

Your brain has an in-built bias. It blocks out contradictory facts

Given the complexity of the world around you, your brain cuts a few corners to help process complex information quickly.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a press conference in New Delhi on 12 November, 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Economy reflating faster than expected, pent up demand not the only factor, says Sitharaman

The Finance Minister said the current reflation is sustainable and consistent GST collections for two months and industry expansion plans indicate additional demand in the economy

Defence

The Ministry of Defence at South Block in New Delhi | Commons

Why Army wants a new Deputy Chief and Director General at its headquarters

Idea for a Deputy Chief (Strategy) came about during the Doklam crisis when it was felt the Army Headquarters needed closer and direct coordination between its verticals.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Thatcher or Anna moment? Why Modi’s choice on farmers’ protest will shape future politics

Modi can retreat like Manmohan Singh did under pressure from the Anna Hazare movement, or push farm reforms in Margaret Thatcher's style.