Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: Right-wing

How ‘Trads vs Raitas’ plays out online as Hindutva fault lines emerge after Bulli Bai row

As the probe into the Bulli Bai & Sulli Deals cases progresses, two alt-Right groups that mushroomed in India’s digital ecosystem have begun clashing online.

Disruption at Gurugram namaz ground was ‘well-planned’, Hindu activist arrested

A crowd of Hindu activists disrupted namaz at a ground in Sector 37 of Gurugram with loud chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’. Police dispersed them but only after Muslims were heckled.

Many of RSS’ ideas are Leftist, Hindutva is neither Left nor Right, Dattatreya Hosabale says

At launch of RSS leader Ram Madhav's book, RSS sarkaryavah Hosabale says geographical, religious and political divide of Left and Right and East and West have blurred, dimmed and melted.

Pakistan wants an Afghanistan acceptable to the West — Islam plus democracy

Theoretically, there is a case for twin tolerances— if Taliban gives up some violence and collaborates with the West to fight radical forces such as the ISK.

Hinduphobia is a reality. Scholars at ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference must know

Scholars from Western universities—from Columbia to Rochester—write and oppose what they understand are disturbing assertions on Hinduphobia

Vigilantism method for Hindu right-wing to ‘consolidate electoral success’, new paper argues

The paper compares India and Indonesia to identify factors behind right-wing groups’ usage of vigilantism to dismantle ‘democratic protections against majoritarianism’.

India is both right and wrong together, needs more Centrists to tackle Left-Right binary

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

What institutions like Ashoka University forget when hiring a Pratap Bhanu Mehta

If you choose a PB Mehta or a Ramachandra Guha, you are effectively choosing other faculty who vibe well with their own ideas, not those who challenge you.

Muslims poorer, less educated than Hindus. But their kids more likely to survive till age 5

Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. This practice is outlawed in India, except for Muslims and...

I spent 48 hours on Atmanirbhar Bharat’s own Koo — here’s what I found

#JusticeforSSR crusaders to BJP members, accounts on the app dabble in everything from national pride, religious hate, to a lot of conspiracy theories.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.