Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: secularism

‘Yes to Hinduism, no to Hindutva’ is lazy liberal response, and 3 decades late

Author-politicians Shashi Tharoor, Pavan K Varma and now Salman Khurshid are taking refuge in this Hinduism-Hindutva debate. But Modi used ‘Hindutva’ just once since 2014.

‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ can’t be our response to Hindu Rashtra: Salman Khurshid

In ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya’, Congress’ Salman Khurshid writes that on Hindu Rashtra, the BJP must know what it intends, but its leaders skirt issue to secure world recognition.

Birthday wishes and ‘aartis’ have no place in our military. This needs fixing

There's been a steady erosion of secular and political ethos of the armed forces in recent times. It's a result of poor examples set by the hierarchy.

There is a role for Congress in the battle for minds and hearts of Indians: Salman Khurshid

Expectations of both majority and minority have been drawn by Indian Constitution. Those who pretend not to understand them are betrayers of constitutional morality.

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.

Spiritual pluralism, and not secularism, lies at the core of ‘Indian-ness’

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

Birth of India’s second republic and the challenges it will face

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

Buta Singh was crucial link between Sikhs and Congress. Party needed him more than ever now

Buta Singh’s quiet handling of the fallout of military action at the Golden Temple will remain the most discreet contribution to national unity.

‘Hindu society was wronged’, time to end secularism debate over Babri demolition, RSS says

An RSS functionary says the way every section of the society is participating in construction of Ram Temple ‘should put to rest any further debate on the 6 December 1992 events’.

Maulana Kalbe Sadiq — scholar, educational reformer & ‘India’s second Sir Syed’

Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, who urged his community to give the disputed Ayodhya land to Hindus and 'win millions of hearts', died Tuesday at 83.

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Army chief Gen M.M. Naravane addressing the annual press conference on 12 January | ANI

Many good reasons to demilitarise Siachen. But India-Pakistan ties too torn to allow it

After 10 years, India has spoken about Siachen. Army chief General Naravane said that the country wasn’t opposed to demilitarisation of the glacier.

Why domestic consumers may not be enough to power India’s economy

The Covid pandemic has hollowed out India’s middle class by destroying 10 million manufacturing jobs. For the second time in history, self-reliance might prove to be a costly mistake.


File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
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.