Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Topic: Hindu

File image of S.R. Sen | Meghalaya High Court website

Meghalaya HC judge says India should’ve been a Hindu country, asks Modi govt to ‘save’ it

Justice S.R. Sen invoked Partition, the related bloodshed and many other historical issues to ask the Modi govt to ‘save this country and its people’.
Rahul Gandhi | rahulgandhi/Facebook

If Congress wins even two states, Rahul Gandhi is set to become a bigger Brahmin

Competitive Hindutva could become central to the public discourse if the Congress wins two of the three BJP-ruled states Tuesday.
Veer Savarkar | Savarkar.org

Savarkar wanted to smash caste system, cooked prawns and didn’t worship the cow

From his criticism of the caste system to disapproval of Gandhi’s views, Savarkar, in his thoughts and writings, was far ahead of his times.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in New Delhi | PTI

Priyanka Chopra promotes feminist app Bumble while wearing thick sindoor and choodas

There’s something very unsettling about seeing Priyanka Chopra talk about choice and agency while wearing sindoor and choodas. Priyanka Chopra an...
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Yogi says Hanuman is Dalit, but will Hindu temples now stop being Brahmin monopoly?

Ambedkar has argued that like any other profession that has rules and regulations, priesthood should also be regulated.
File image of a BJP supporters in a rally

For BJP and RSS, road to the Hindu Rashtra is not through Constitution

The contemporary Hindutva politics is also critical of the idea of ‘communal majority’.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers at Jagatpita Brahma Temple, in Pushkar | PTI

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s eagerness to be accepted as a Brahmin

Brahmin means entitlement, and Rahul Gandhi wants to embrace it.
Institutions

Apart from Ram, the Supreme Court is BJP’s best friend in 2019

Even die-hard Modi fans are not enthused with the performance of the government in the last four-and-a-half years.
David Frawley | drdavidfrawley/Facebook

David Frawley is the American hippy who became RSS’s favourite western intellectual

His command over Hindu scriptures and ability to quote from them in multisyllabic English make him a great catch for the Sangh.
Illustration by Manas Gurung/ThePrint

Is cancelling TM Krishna’s music concert right of organisers or sign of Hindu intolerance?

Carnatic maestro T.M. Krishna’s upcoming music concert in Delhi was cancelled after the organiser— Airports Authority of India— faced a massive backla...
Johnson and Johnson Inc.

Lawsuits against Johnson&Johnson aren’t going away

J&J faces major liability risk from lawsuits over a possible link between asbestos in its talc products and cancer.
rafale deal

SC on Rafale PILs: Setback for Rahul’s campaign or lesson not to politicise defence deals?

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal. The court’s order comes at a time when the Op...