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Flirting with Hindutva hasn’t benefited Kejriwal. It’s a lesson for the Opposition

Kejriwal was left untouched by the BJP till he attacked Modi. He sounded like an ‘aam admi’. Not anymore.

‘Tribal persons are basically Hindus, no ifs or buts about it’ — senior RSS functionary

Addressing reporters Tuesday, Prakash Shastri of the RSS' Malwa region said the demand to have a separate religion code for tribals in the next Census was totally unjustified.
File image of RSS volunteers | PTI

What analysts and opposition don’t realise — A new RSS is emerging on the ground

In ‘The Republic Of Hindutva’, Badri Narayan writes that the RSS is like the tip of an iceberg, exerting its influence much beyond what is visible.

Beyond Hindutva and nationalism, one element drives Modi’s success — last-mile delivery

PM Modi conceives of welfare programmes like Ujjwala, Awaas Yojana and Nal se Jal — and then ensures beneficiaries get it.

3 pillars of Modi’s success — infrastructure, welfare, ‘testosterone-driven nationalism’

In episode 687 of #CuttheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta speaks about the three postulates from which PM Narendra Modi’s political power rises.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray greets his supporters after swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, Thursday. | PTI

Uddhav Thackeray’s experiment with alt Hindutva actually follows his grandfather’s path

In ‘Trail of the Tiger’, Radheshyam Jadhav writes about Uddhav veering off from his father Bal Thackeray’s hardcore version of Hindutva.

Munawar Faruqui no hardened criminal. Denying him bail is to keep Muslims in line

Apart from Munawar, four others were held from Indore. But no one is bothered about them, because only a man with a Muslim name can be worth the outrage.
Picture of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra offering prayers at a Shiva temple in UP Congress calendar | Source: UP Congress

UP Congress’ soft Hindutva push — saffron-clad Priyanka at Shiva temple in party calendar

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File photo | Rabindranath Tagore in 1925 | Wikimedia Commons

Tagore’s ‘Ramrajya’ didn’t have one Rama. Hindutva soldiers should know that

As the West Bengal election draws near, Modi-Shah’s party wants to claim the legacy of Tagore. But his plays and poems still fight kings and their kingdoms.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Hindu Vahinis, Hindu Samaj, Hindu Army — how vigilante groups are thriving in Yogi’s UP

Since BJP assumed power at the Centre in 2014, fringe Hindu outfits have mushroomed in UP. While BJP says it has nothing to do with them, opposition alleges tacit support.

On Camera

Representational image of a BJP rally in West Bengal | Photo: ANI

Bhadralok and the myth of casteless West Bengal politics

Mamata Banerjee tried to mitigate the impact of Muslim marginalisation but it was resisted by the BJP, resulting in the communalisation of political discourse.

Now Walmart to build massive warehouse in India with billionaire Gautam Adani

The partnership marks the entry of Adani into the three-way fight for domination of India’s online shopping space. Up against the Walmart-Adani alliance is Amazon & Reliance Industries.

Defence

Representational image. | A file photo of a UPEIDA board meeting. | Photo: Twitter/@upeidaofficial

67 MoUs, 22 deals signed, 17 given land — UP defence corridor project racing after 2 years

Response from foreign manufacturers has been lukewarm. But three big names including Tata Technologies have lined up to invest.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.