Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Nationalism

Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.

Japan’s new nationalism is alarming. Not just for China, North Korea, but allies like India

Asia's strategic landscape will force fateful choices on Japan. Embracing muscular nationalism is a response to the challenges of dangerous new times.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

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.