Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicLiberal

Topic: liberal

Hijab row not about choice, liberals supporting ‘dangerous trend’, RSS-backed Organiser says

Hijab and niqab are considered signs of a repressive, regressive society, but fundamentalist organisations want to promote segregated religious identity, says Organiser editorial.

Why a liberal Indian needed to write Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s biography

Vajpayee was flawed, weak in many ways, and played cynical politics but he never stopped trying to reconcile diverse groups.

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.

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.

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”.

Dear Indian liberals, you cannot elect a new people

Demonising Modi voters as ‘bigoted’, unwashed masses is not helping the liberal cause.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.