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Modi’s favourite Rajaji was not alone, India had many free market thinkers who were ignored

From B.R. Ambedkar to G.K. Gokhale & S.V. Doraiswami to B.R. Shenoy, there have been many intellectuals who could be said to constitute India’s economic Right.
Aligarh Muslim University

Why AMU’s middle name has never been more in focus than in the last five years

In the last five years, the Aligarh Muslim University has faced a series of rhetorical questions from India’s Hindu Right-wing groups.
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Hindu Sena’s adoration of Queen Victoria shows they don’t know their history

The truth about British rule and Queen Victoria, as historians have written, is quite different.
Human Rights

What is the greatest challenge to the future of human rights? We the people are

The thing most likely to stall human rights progress is people around the world simply not considering them to be important
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The most undeserving man is on his way to becoming a free speech martyr in India

The Right-wing’s use of draconian anti-free speech laws comes home to roost.
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Here’s why the Right-wing is so muted about India’s raging #MeToo movement

Troll armies of the Right are happy to selectively target prominent Left-liberals but are not extending support to #MeToo in general.
Police and forensic officers examine a damaged Israeli embassy vehicle after an explosion in New Delhi, 2012 | Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images

Terror attacks don’t change the mind of the voters, it increases turnout

New study shows strong correlation between the increase in likelihood to vote and geographical proximity to a terror attack.
Rajput community members burn the effigy oif Padmavati's film director

The Padmavati fracas is also about power and privilege

Free speech is important - but we should first ask whose free speech do we always rush to protect?

Global Pulse: Free speech as salvation; globalisation and plight of left-behind places

Free speech is not necessary for democracy, but "it’s our salvation from intellectual mediocrity and social ossification."
In an interview with Klaus Riedelsdorf, Roger Cohen traces the rise of the global Right-wing.

Global Pulse: We will take our country back (never mind that we’re already a sovereign nation)

'We will take our country back' is the universal cry of rightist reaction.

On Camera

CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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.