Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicHindu rashtra

Topic: Hindu rashtra

‘Yes to Hinduism, no to Hindutva’ is lazy liberal response, and 3 decades late

Author-politicians Shashi Tharoor, Pavan K Varma and now Salman Khurshid are taking refuge in this Hinduism-Hindutva debate. But Modi used ‘Hindutva’ just once since 2014.

‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ can’t be our response to Hindu Rashtra: Salman Khurshid

In ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya’, Congress’ Salman Khurshid writes that on Hindu Rashtra, the BJP must know what it intends, but its leaders skirt issue to secure world recognition.

Demand for ‘Hindu Rashtra’ doesn’t promote enmity between religions, hate speech accused to HC

Preet Singh, who has been accused of 'raising' anti-Muslim slogans at Jantar Mantar, told Delhi High Court that he won't press for bail if the court held a contrary opinion.

Indian liberals have no strategy to counter RSS’ own brand of ‘Hindutva constitutionalism’

Indian liberals haven’t yet realised the political effectiveness of Hindutva constitutionalism. They treat the Constitution as the final, self-evident political text.

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.

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.

What Nehruvians get wrong — the opposite of secularism is not Hindu Rashtra

In ‘A New Idea of India’, Harsh Madhusudan and Rajeev Mantri write that the flaw in Indian secularism today is that it can’t differentiate between State and society.

The incredible impunity of Kapil Mishra

There is not even the pretence of an investigation into the role of Kapil Mishra and other BJP leaders in the Delhi riots.

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.

Secularism gave up language of religion. Ayodhya bhoomi pujan is a result of that

Don't credit the supporters of Hindu Rashtra for their victory in Ayodhya and Kashmir. They were just the beneficiaries of the failure of India's secular politics.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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