Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicSecularism

Topic: secularism

Religion is holy – How 1971 made the case for secularism in Bangladesh and India

The idea that Bangladeshi secularism was not opposed to the practice of religion had to be repeatedly explained to Muslim leaders abroad.

Can you beat Modi’s BJP? Not impossible, but only if you win back enough Hindu voters

The future challenger to Modi will be somebody who can bring the Hindus and Muslims together again. The Hindus as Hindus, not broken caste groups.

‘Othered’ Muslim in Modi-BJP era: 3 essentials before mounting a political challenge to correct it

If the BJP has unchallenged power, as it seems now, do they want one in seven Indians alienated because of their faith? At the very least, this would make for a very imperfect Indian democracy.

Secularism in India has turned into a cliché. It needs revival

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Uddhav Thackeray’s failing trapeze act on secularism-Hindutva has lessons for other parties

The crisis in Shiv Sena shows the dilemma in Indian politics today — go the Hindutva way to compete with BJP or keep it Hindutva Lite like AAP or Hindutva Zero like TMC.

‘Zyada secular ho gaye ho’—Indians’ idea of secularism keeps pot boiling for Hindus, Muslims

In 'Unmasking Indian Secularism', Irfanullah Farooqi, assistant professor at South Asian University, mentions how skewed 'secularism' is in India.

Communal harmony needs ‘sabka prayas’. Indian Muslims also have a part to play

The best way forward from a crossroads such as the Ram Navami riots isn't victimhood or retaliation. It's reform, rationality and progress.

Secular Islamophobia: How Modi’s BJP bulldozed rivals’ imagination, left them scared to speak for Muslims

BJP’s dominance has crushed political skills and imagination of its rivals into rubble. It’s made them Islamophobic in that they’d rather not identify with Muslims in any visible way.

Defenders of Jinnah’s Pakistan must know — being irreligious isn’t same as being secular

There's no correlation between religiosity and commitment to secularism. Gandhi was deeply religious and secular; Jinnah was irreligious and communal.

Karnataka hijab row shows why Opposition has not been able to mount a defence against BJP

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On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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