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Fayyaz Hossan

Sacked Pakistani minister Fayyaz Chohan has a history of being anti-Hindu, racist & sexist

Fayyaz-ul Hassan Chohan has been videotaped making misogynistic remarks about women actors in Pakistan and hurling abuses at a TV host.
Ruchir Sharma

Hindutva a north Indian narrative, won’t affect polls elsewhere, says author Ruchir Sharma

Investment guru and political observer Ruchir Sharma said free market proponents like him are disappointed with Modi’s 5 years at the helm.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint.in

Bal Thackeray, the cartoonist who could stop Mumbai at will

On his 93rd birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of former Shiv Sena chief who changed the course of Maharashtra politics forever.
Narendra Modi in traditional Nagaland headgear | Twitter

How BJP became an acceptable party in a Christian-majority state like Nagaland

The BJP may sweep northeast in 2019 polls but Narendra Modi is not the only reason.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Can India be a Hindu Rashtra—and Hindus a minority—at the same time?

There is a conscious attempt to envisage the powerlessness of Hindus.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian Constitution doesn’t call Muslims a minority, who turned them into one?

The Constitution actually conceives ‘minority’ as an open category to protect the interests of various religious, linguistic and culturally distinctive groups.
BJP

Why Hindutva polarisation is no longer earning electoral dividends for BJP

Yes, Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits are helping.
File image of Yogi Adityanath | Facebook

BJP trailing in 59% of heartland seats Yogi Adityanath campaigned in

In MP, Chhattisgarh & Rajasthan, BJP is leading in 26 of 63 seats where Yogi Adityanath campaigned, raising questions about his effectiveness.  
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.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?