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Candle march for Ankit Saxena

Why did Ankit Saxena and Shehzadi have to pay for falling in love in a free India?

Time and again, the intolerant is hurting the tolerant, cowards are hacking the brave to death. Be it Rizwanur in Kolkata, Afrazul in Rajasthan, or now Ankit.
Babri Masjid demolition

Muslims should give disputed Ayodhya site to Hindus, says national minority panel chief

Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi’s remarks come days before final SC hearing in the matter; rejects claims about rising incidents of communal violence.
Ganges river bank

‘River of Life, River of Death’ by Victor Mallet meanders like the river it talks about

While Mallet convinces the reader of the Ganga’s importance in the country, he often dips into detailed, perhaps irrelevant, mythological tales about the river.
A hindu and a muslim making a victory sign in a political rally in Gujarat

Only three Muslim MLAs in Gujarat this time, but still one better than 2012

The Congress fielded six Muslim candidates this time compared to seven in 2012. The BJP has never fielded a Muslim candidate for assembly polls.
Jignesh Mevani

Who really is Jignesh Mevani: a Dalit, Gujarati or Jihadi?

Jignesh Mevani is using the resources of the Congress without using its name or succumbing to its patronising views on Dalits and Muslims.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

क्यों अपने आप को ISIS जैसा अतिवादी साबित करना चाहते हैं हिंदु : तसलीमा नसरीन

यह उसी तरह की राजनीति है, जिसने भारत का विभाजन एक बार करवाया था और शायद एक बार फिर करवा दे, लेखिका तसलीमा नसरीन बताती हैं.
Modi in Gujarat

Modi, like Richard Branson, is a brand that needs undiluted attention

Gaudy shirts, spiky Mohawks, burst fades represent the style assertion of OBCs in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally and a Muslim woman after voting in the first phase of the Gujarat elections.

गुजरात का डीएनए तय करेगा चुनाव के नतीजे

मुसलमानों पर संदेह और पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ नफरत गुजरात में कोई नई बात नहीं. मोदी इसे बख़ूबी समझते हैं और इसका राजनैतिक इस्तेमाल करना जानते हैं  एक प्रधानमंत्री अगर किसी प्रादेशिक चुनाव में मतदाताओं को धर्म के आधार पर ध्रुवीकृत करता है तो उसके परिणाम बेहद गंभीर और दूरगामी हो सकते हैं. लेकिन ऐसा लगता है कि नरेंद्र मोदी इस तरह के परिणाम का भी खतरा मोल लेने को तैयार हैं. गुजरात में प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने चुनाव अभियान को मणिशंकर अय्यर/पाकिस्तान/ अहमद पटेल को लेकर जो नया मोड़ दे दिया है, वह आपको चाहे कितना भी आपत्तिजनक क्यों न लगता हो, इससे हैरत में पड़ने की जरूरत नहीं है. मुसलमानों पर जितना संदेह, और पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ जितना उन्माद गुजरात में दिखता है उतना भारत के किसी दूसरे राज्य में नहीं दिखता. इसे मोदी के सिवा और कोई बेहतर नहीं समझता. कयामत की घड़ी जैसे-जैसे करीब आ रही है, उनकी...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally and a Muslim woman after voting in the first phase of the Gujarat elections.

Gujarat’s fear and suspicion for Muslims predates Modi—he just knows how to exploit it best

The implications of a prime minister polarising a state election on religious lines is way more serious and far-reaching. But Modi seems ready to risk the fallout.
BJP talks of ‘vikas’ but we can’t see it, say Muslims in Kutch

BJP talks of ‘vikas’ but we can’t see it, say Muslims in Kutch

Despite a significant Muslim population, BJP does not have a single Muslim candidate here, while Congress has one.

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Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.