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Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

Difference between Pragya Thakur and LK Advani is only in the shade of Hindutva

Even if PM Modi says Pragya Thakur’s Godse remarks are unpardonable, he doesn’t really mean it.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi says Election Commission must maintain its formidable reputation

ThoughtShot, ThePrint’s one-stop-opinion-spot from leading newspapers’ editorial pages.
Voters wait in line at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh | T. Narayan | Bloomberg

What Muslims in India say about Balakot, national security, ISIS and Kashmir

Muslims are highly confused as their religious identity is seen as an anti-thesis to the nation’s security.
PM Modi in Prayagraj during Kumbh Mela

Modi, before asking your ‘Muslim sisters’ to vote for you, uphold your Raj Dharma

About time PM Modi realises that Muslims have been demonised so thoroughly by BJP that it’s an impossible feat to make Muslims trust him.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers | PTI

Vigilantism is central to RSS’ mission of organising Hindus & defending their interests

The movement has displayed a tendency to fight Muslims physically and to stand up against government if it tries to get in its way.
BJP workers celebrate their victory in the Assembly elections

The traditional BJP voter is upper caste, upper class & a staunch believer in Hindu pride

The traditional BJP voter traces his/her roots to the 1989 general election.
Voters in Bulandshahr | PTI

BJP is emerging as second-most preferred political choice for Muslim voters in India

Muslim voters know elections are not fought in TV studios & their voting pattern shows that.
BJP supporters at a rally in Sumerpur

There’s no place for BJP’s Hindutva agenda in Odisha’s temple cities of Bhubaneswar & Puri

Unlike large parts of the country, BJP candidates in Bhubaneswar and Puri are focussing on 'sabka saath, sabka vikas' to challenge the ruling BJD.

On Camera

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

India matlab Narendra Modi: How the PM learnt branding from Coca-Cola

Modi has followed the marketing strategy of fast-moving consumer goods and sold himself as the biggest brand of ‘vikaspanthi’ politics.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.