Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicIndian culture

Topic: Indian culture

‘Indianising’ education isn’t about Macaulay or ‘saffronisation’. It’s ‘tadka’ vs ‘achar’

The real question about 'Indianisation' of education is if we just want a 'tadka' on a largely colonial education or if we dare take the 'achar' route.

Bhagwat’s identity politics has a DNA of its own. Indian Muslims can’t ignore it in rush to gush

Muslim intelligentsia will prove itself to be opportunist if it doesn't engage with the underlying presumptions in the RSS chief's remark that Muslims share the same DNA as Hindus.

Ripped jeans aren’t just fashion for Indian women. No wonder CM Rawat is worried

Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat may not approve of women wearing ripped jeans. For the faint-hearted, Baba Ramdev’s ‘sanskari ripped jeans’ are always an option.

Forced national integration of India will ruin its composite culture

Composite culture must reject mono-cultural domination, and reaffirm the value of pluralism of India. Tagore had said that the best way to union is to honour separateness.

Liberals blaming Modi for unscientific India should recall Nehru’s pujas at Independence

Nehru never embraced rationality even when he had the right historical moment to do so. Liberals today must not pretend the problem began in 2014.

‘Dharma isn’t America’s to claim’ — Indian author accuses Hollywood of cultural appropriation

Movie 'American Dharma' is about the rise of Alt-Right poster boy Steve Bannon, credited with engineering divisive strategies that made 2016 election of Donald Trump possible. 

India’s ‘Raja Beta’ culture: Here are five ways to raise your boys

The ‘Raja Beta’ culture is a heady, intoxicating mix of power and anger, and gives birth to unkind men who think their worth is limited to their conquests.

The art of ruining a world-class exhibition, brought to you by the National Museum

Years of apathy and India's absent museum culture have ensured that the museum fails to compete with its international counterparts.

Modi’s northeastern hats haven’t stopped the rest of India from using terms like ‘chinky’

Coming on the heels of Justin Trudeau’s Kissa Kurta Ka tour of India, Modi’s hats do raise some questions about when it’s a tribute to a culture and when it’s simply playing tourist-tourist.

On Camera


Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.