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DMK Chief MK Stalin addressing party district secretaries in Chennai | ANI

SubscriberWrites: Can DMK replace Congress as the liberal party of India

While the present ruling party’s love affair with conservatism has just begun, the void for a truly liberal party in national politics has widened with the fall of Congress, writes Balaji Alagurajan.
School children carrying Indian flags

One thing India can teach the West is this — you can be a liberal and a nationalist

People in the West might cringe at the word ‘nationalism’, but it is for us Indians as ‘vishwaguru’ to show them that it need not be a bad word.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is Obama right to say ‘woke’ progressives & call-out culture hurt centrist liberal leaders? 

Former US President Barack Obama lashed out this week at “woke” progressives advising them to “get over that (call-out culture) quickly”.
Narendra Modi meets his supporters | File photo: narendramodi/Facebook

Dear Indian liberals, you cannot elect a new people

Demonising Modi voters as ‘bigoted’, unwashed masses is not helping the liberal cause.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
File photo of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | PTI

By siding with Sabarimala devotees, Shashi Tharoor has failed the liberal in him

Shashi Tharoor has displayed the dexterity and flexibility of a skillful politician by making a U-turn on Sabarimala.
Sambit Patra | sambitswaraj/Facebook

Young urban Indians who say ‘I am not casteist bro’ enable Sambit Patra’s gotra comments

For all the talk of not being casteist, young urban Indians are still listening to mummy papa when it comes to marriage.
File photo of Sabarimala temple | PTI

On Sabarimala, blame out-of-touch Indian liberal elite not the court

In a democracy, courts may defy public opinion, but on balance, courts are likely to go with popular sentiment.
Ramit Verma and Kunal Kamra in "Waah Modiji Waah" t-shirts | thepeeinghuman/Twitter

‘Waah Modiji Waah’: Left-liberals like Kunal Kamra only help Narendra Modi

Modi wants to occupy all mind-space, and ‘Waah Modiji Waah’ t-shirts help that cause. 

Young, ambitious, and patriarchal

Contrary to commonplace liberal assumptions, young Indians cling to traditional notions when it comes to gender equality, finds a recent survey. But that is not surprising as India is still in the grip of patriarchy, experts say. SANYA DHINGRA
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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