Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Hindutva

Shiv Sena to fight 2019 elections alone; Aaditya gets bigger role

No clarity on whether Sena will continue being part of the present BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra for their full terms.

Last Laughs (The best of political cartoons, 6 January – 12 January)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors at ThePrint.

The relationship between the rise of Hindutva and Dalit assertion

The power of a leader like Jignesh Mevani today, amid the emboldened sway of Hindutva forces across the country, is not a mere coincidence.

Hindutva advocates accused of Bhima-Koregaon violence play ‘we love Dalits’ card

Sambhaji Bhide is a religious leader with all-party support, while Milind Ekbote is an ex-BJP corporator who grabs headlines for pushing a Hindutva agenda.

इन नाजुक भावनाओं, जो हर बात पर आहत हो जाती हैं, का क्या करें?

हम भावनाएं आहत होनेवाली ऐसी पीढ़ी के साथ जी रहे हैं जिनको सवाल पूछना नहीं सिखाया गया है. एचओएच यानी ह्युमन्स ऑफ हिंदुत्व उनका ताज़ातरीन शिकार है.

A Hegde here and there cannot alter the essence of our Constitution

The Constitution of India is dedicated to the ideas of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Any identification, beyond that of being ‘Indian' is not secular.

The cat is finally out of the bag: Hindutva leaders’ utter disdain for the Indian Constitution

Anantkumar Hegde has at least ended the hypocrisy and showed us the Hindutvavadis’ real intent, which can now permit an honest debate.

क्यों अपने आप को ISIS जैसा अतिवादी साबित करना चाहते हैं हिंदु : तसलीमा नसरीन

यह उसी तरह की राजनीति है, जिसने भारत का विभाजन एक बार करवाया था और शायद एक बार फिर करवा दे, लेखिका तसलीमा नसरीन बताती हैं.

BJP’s counts on ‘vikas’ & Hindutva to wean Gujarat’s middle-class tribals from Congress

Amit Shah says the Congress gave the tribals kukada-bakra (hen and goats), but the BJP is giving them cows and buffaloes for dairy development.

Periyar and Ambedkar were united in ideology

The only difference between Ambedkar and Periyar is that they were from different geographies, but they were united in ideology.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.