Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Nationalism

BJP’s counterfeit rashtravad vs AAP’s copycat deshbhakti — India needs to be saved from both

The nationalism promoted by BJP-RSS, and mimicked by AAP, is the opposite of Indian nationalism. This version has no interest in healing wounds that affect national unity.

India predates Constitution. It’s cultural nationalism that makes us Indians

Reducing India to a civic nation, bound only by revered Constitution, disregards our rich heritage.

Clamour for civic nationalism is like reviving Jinnah’s politics: Ram Madhav

Cultural nationalism was dismissed as Hitlerian and fascist. But civic nationalists must remember that even Nehru never disputed the cultural aspect of Indian nationhood.

India’s new nationalism wants to promote disquiet — full text of Hamid Ansari’s speech at US event

Speaking at a virtual US Congressional briefing on Republic Day, Ansari said this form of nationalism presents an 'electoral majority in the guise of a religious majority'.

Electoral majority in guise of religious majority: Hamid Ansari on India’s new nationalism

Speaking at a virtual US Congressional hearing organised by IAMC, Ansari says India is seeing imaginary cultural nationalism, not civic nationalism.

Nehru was way ahead of his time. Seeing him through a 20/20 lens is wrong

Nehru defined the spirit of India that shaped the nationalism of its people. Not the small-minded, vulgar and bigoted version we see on display today.

Why PM Modi in Army uniform distracts from India’s real goals

Putin, Erdogan, and Xi Jinping have all worn military uniforms. But it’s different when PM Modi does it.

BJP version of Hindutva is rising but there is one aspect where it failed to convince Hindus

Muslims are often criticised for not conveying their nationalism in symbolic terms. Pew findings show this assumption is absolutely incorrect.

Pakistan is embracing Turkish cultural products unquestioningly. Here’s why

The conservative-populist leadership of Erdogan and Turkey’s economic growth has been cited as a model worthy of emulation by several Pakistani governments.

Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

In conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said India’s road infrastructure will be comparable to the...

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.