Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: secularism

‘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.

How Macron’s French secularism is at odds with ‘Anglo-American’ liberalism

In episode 619 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent controversy surrounding France's alleged 'radical secularism' and Macron's sharp reaction to this criticism.

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.

How long till Modi’s Hindutva politics completely robs Brand India of its democracy bonus

Hyper-nationalist Hindutva politics cashes on India’s democratic credentials for external recognition and weakens those institutions and values within.

India is wearing hate in 2020. No space for Tanishq’s secular jewellery

Like the Indian economy, secularism, too, is facing the demand-side problem.

What Nehruvians get wrong — the opposite of secularism is not Hindu Rashtra

In ‘A New Idea of India’, Harsh Madhusudan and Rajeev Mantri write that the flaw in Indian secularism today is that it can’t differentiate between State and society.

Hindi is not a language of knowledge anymore. Mediocrity has stifled its soul

On Hindi Diwas, let's look at the fall of the language from the authority it commanded not long ago.

Translate ‘Gaay hamari mata hai’. That’s the secularism gap between English, Indian languages

The English intellectual can't ignore Indian languages anymore or will end up legitimising the flawed Hindutva argument about the revenge of the subaltern.

Yes, every generation must debate secularism. School textbooks aren’t enough

You don’t have to be a BJP supporter to argue that a debate on secularism is not only necessary at this time, but also needs to take place regularly.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.