Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: ideology

Pakistan won’t do well in science and tech even into the 22nd century. Blame ideology

Pakistan’s misfortune is to have the soul brother of Erdogan in power today.

Sachchidanand Sinha’s work is a reminder of what the Republic of India is. We must cherish it

At 93, Sachchidanand Sinha is a bridge between two centuries, someone who brings lessons of the 20th-century ideological debates to our times.

Modi’s India has lost hope. It needs a JP for the 21st century

Instead of new ideas, we turn to patchwork ideologies like Gandhian Socialism, Ambedkarite-Feminism or absurd labels like Left-Liberal. These don't generate the kind of hope we need.

The weapon we should be using against terrorists. No, it’s not just the gun

In ‘Countering the Radical Narrative’, Adil Rasheed writes about how the medium is always the message, even in counter-terrorism.

Modi’s underrated strategy of neutralising criticism helps him retain the Teflon coating

The Modi/RSS worldview sees society in four parts: opponents, neutral people, supporters and volunteers. The spectrum shifts.

No ‘ideological synergy’ between Ambedkar and RSS, Rajiv Tuli can read my book for facts

There is no evidence to support the claims that Ambedkar visited an RSS workshop or that Thengadi was Ambedkar’s election agent in 1954 Bhandara bypoll.

Disaster of communism overshadowed damage done by slavery and colonialism

In Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty writes on the ‘naturalisation’ of disparity by the elites and how history proves them wrong.

Congress thinks it only needs to rejuvenate from the grassroots, it couldn’t be more wrong

Parties fail and die because of splits and because they lose their raison d'être. Not just because of organisational atrophy.

You can be a Hindu nationalist and an Ambedkarite both

It would be a disservice to the legacy of BR Ambedkar if the present generation of Communists is allowed to monopolise Ambedkarism.

Why Ghanaians are removing Gandhi statues

Best way to commemorate Gandhi in his 150th-year would be to critically examine him — not just garland and worship him.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.