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The Pew report says every religious group in India has seen its fertility fall, including Hindus and Muslims | Representational image | ANI

‘Modest change’, but Indian Muslim population grew faster due to fertility differences: Study

A report by US-based Pew Research Center tracking religious change in India since Partition said migration and conversion made less of a difference than fertility.
Professor TJ Joseph in an interview with Al Jazeera after the attack. | Photo credit: YouTube/Al Jazeera English

How I got into trouble in Kerala for setting a question paper with the word ‘Muhammed’ in it

In his autobiography, 'A Thousand Cuts', professor T.J. Joseph recounts the experience during and after the 2010 event that changed his life.
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‘Sarkari Musalman’ isn’t a traitor. It’s a slur by Muslims who want you on warpath forever

The 'Sarkari Musalman' snide is a legacy of the old 'Muslim hai to Muslim League mein aa' narrative.

A Communist Ram Rajya? Satyabhakta is a forgotten figure of ‘Hindu Left’

Satyabhakta was a marginalised and maligned figure in Indian communism, who challenged the monopolistic single-mindedness of communism's official practitioners.
A poor man sleeping on the pavement. | Pixabay

Has India fulfilled its moral responsibility? The answers to this question are troubling

India has moved its gaze away from equality as one of the central pillars of the project of nation-building. It could put our democracy in peril.
Jama Masjid, New Delhi | Photo by Suraj Singh Bhisht | ThePrint

Pew findings show Indians live religiously segregated. Blame the State

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Indian Muslims have come to terms with Hindutva. They are now looking for survival strategies

35% Muslims in north India faced religious discrimination in last one year; they realise that anti-Muslim Hindutva has emerged as the dominant narrative.
The tribal population of Rajasthan has also kept its apprehension aside and is coming forward to get vaccinated against Covid-19. | Photo: Rohit Jain Paras/ThePrint

Pew report tells why Indians don’t assert on pandemics, unemployment, economic exploitation

Religious frameworks do not allow an individual to question the faith. And there is no room for any discussion on the rational aspects of religious philosophies.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Who is your neighbour? What we are not seeing in Pew study on India

The missing heterogeneity of our neighbourhoods should be viewed as a cultural, emotional and intellectual loss — a kind of social poverty.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Why have Modi’s rivals failed to challenge him? This survey of Indians’ religiosity has clues

Latest PEW survey on Indians and religion could be a handbook for the opposition as it struggles to understand why its message of secularism doesn’t have many takers.

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India bonds likely to gain as Modi govt sticks to its borrowing plan

The govt will adhere to its plan to borrow Rs 12.05 trillion in the year through March. FM Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier indicated that the govt may borrow about Rs 1.6 trillion extra.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

China sets up new shelters for troops in forward areas near LAC in eastern Ladakh

Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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