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Defenders of Jinnah’s Pakistan must know — being irreligious isn’t same as being secular

There's no correlation between religiosity and commitment to secularism. Gandhi was deeply religious and secular; Jinnah was irreligious and communal.

Robert Kennedy’s politics was almost Ambedkarite. The world needs leaders like him today

In the past, India had leaders who shared the many qualities of Kennedy – from B.R. Ambedkar, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, to P.V. Narasimha Rao.

SubscriberWrites: Does Indian politics have space for libertarians?

There is a new wave of a combination of populism, and fiscal irresponsibility, masqueraded as ‘new welfarism’, sweeping through our politics today, writes Vibhav Kavoor.

The right answer to the wrong hijab question is still a wrong answer

The controversy was conjured up to reignite Hindu-Muslim divide, so that while the hoodlums do their job on the street, intellectuals debate the merits of hijab.

‘Yes to Hinduism, no to Hindutva’ is lazy liberal response, and 3 decades late

Author-politicians Shashi Tharoor, Pavan K Varma and now Salman Khurshid are taking refuge in this Hinduism-Hindutva debate. But Modi used ‘Hindutva’ just once since 2014.

The India that Vir Das and liberals want – and the one they won’t talk about

Standup comedian Vir Das' Kennedy Center monologue 'Two Indias' is based on a pre-2014 nostalgia and the forced funeral enacted by every liberal.

Hindutva founders did little for azadi. Hijacking history in ICHR poster is what BJP can do

Excising Nehru from India’s freedom struggle is rationally impossible; omitting him from an ICHR poster is the best they can do.

Brit-Pakistani charged with conspiracy to kill Pak blogger, to be produced in UK court Monday

Mohhamed Gohir Khan has been charged by investigators in UK of plotting to murder Netherlands-based social media activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya. Khan will be produced at Old Bailey Monday.

Liberal intellectuals lack popular political language against Hindutva. That’s just lazy

I respond to four criticisms thrown at me. I am not defending my article. I want to expand the debate.

Why liberals are wary of Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF’s return in Kerala

The LDF rule in Kerala has never seen such a personality cult built around the chief minister. Critics have even compared Pinarayi Vijayan to Narendra Modi.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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.
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