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People try to salvage what they can from the destroyed property in Shiv Vihar | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Anger towards ‘other side’ echoes in Hindu-dominated areas of riot-hit Northeast Delhi

Mobs allegedly torched shops, used a school roof to hurl stones and petrol bombs. Gunshot survivor says relationships have been ‘forever damaged’.
A cow shelter in Madhya Pradesh | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Thank the printing press for making the cow into a Hindu gaumata

The growth of printing industry by 19th century allowed Hindu selfhood to get intimately tied to cow protection, writes Aparna Vaidik in 'My Son's Inheritance'. 
Home Minister Amit Shah | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Citizenship Bill has only one aim: protect non-Muslims, harass Muslims

The next time Modi government conducts the NRC – in Assam and across India – it wants to make sure non-Muslims are protected and more Muslims are excluded.
Paramilitary soldiers check identity cards of voters before they enter a polling station during the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Howrah district, West Bengal, on May 6, 2019 | Swapan Mahapatra | PTI Photo

Long queues, old papers, WhatsApp NRC scares: Hindus & Muslims in Bengal brace for the worst

As BJP faces the heat because of rising fears in Bengal over the NRC, detention centres are being planned and many are taking their lives. 
Kamlesh Tiwari was murdered at his house in Lucknow Friday | Facebook

Day after murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, who wanted to build Godse temples, 3 held in Gujarat

2 murderers identified but are still at large. UP Police says arrested accused Maulana Sheikh Salim, Faizan, & Rashid Pathan were the masterminds.
Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

No matter what SC decides on Ayodhya, the assertive Hindu is here to stay

Hindus want a strong government to correct the wrongs done to the community in the name of secularism.
A man stands atop the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 1992.

There are 3 claims to Ayodhya — law, memory & faith. It’s not a simple Hindu-Muslim dispute

Each of the three parties – Sunni Wakf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla Virajman – has identified its own comfort zone in the grand claim for Ayodhya.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with the Rafale fighter jet (representational image) | Photo: Twitter

With Rafale puja, Rajnath Singh was just Hindu Everyman. Criticising him is political suicide

Only a few years ago, almost all of India queued up outside temples to feed milk to Ganesha idols. So why the brouhaha now?
Gandhi and Madan Mohan Malaviya | Wikimedia Commons

Gandhi goal behind courting Hindu leaders & groups was to make them more malleable to Muslims

Gandhi was a great enthusiast for cow protection but refused to use it as a bargaining chip for his support to the Khilafat Movement.
A Hindu marriage

For RSS, Hindu ideal is Shiv-Parvati marriage with man-woman on equal footing

Families are not meant to stay in isolation. They should maintain harmonious relations with relatives, neighbours and the community.

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The fall of NRI: How Covid-19 has altered the image of Punjab’s darling community

Punjabi culture puts the needs of visiting NRIs above those of local residents. But coronavirus pandemic has turned the community into a threat best avoided.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.

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Indian Army Personnel (Representational image) | ANI Photo

Army may recall retd personnel with medical expertise if fight against Covid-19 intensifies 

The Army has made a composite list of all those who retired in the last two years, especially focussing on those with medical expertise and trained technicians. 

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.