Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: ideology

The strange politics of planet JNU: How I got introduced to ‘Leftist intolerance’

In 'JNU: Nationalism and India's Uncivil War' academic Makarand R. Paranjape presents a ringside account of the problems of JNU and its implications.

Indians bored with politics of ideology. Populism speaks—from Modi to Kejriwal

Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal have become icons in this post-ideological populism, one that consistently promises to channel the unified will of the people.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.