Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: secularism

Secularism is just a word, but opposition will resist BJP bid to drop it from Constitution

The word itself may not be essential, but its removal will symbolise an assault on the spirit of Indian pluralism and religious freedom.

Indian class 8 students understand secularism best, says political commentator Meghnad

Most adults in India don't understand secularism the way in which children are taught to, the political commentator said. 

A Hegde here and there cannot alter the essence of our Constitution

The Constitution of India is dedicated to the ideas of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Any identification, beyond that of being ‘Indian' is not secular.

Out of power, Akali Dal flirts with politics of religion again

In Punjab, the Badals seek to retrieve lost political ground by replacing "progress" with "Panth".  CHITLEEN K SETHI

The man who got it right: Poet, pragmatist, always political

Atal Bihari Vajpayee's greatest, durable legacy is to show that India is best governed with a large heart.

Secularism is dead!

To say that only the Muslim vote can stop Modi, or limit his mandate, is unfair to Hindu majority. It is as if all Hindus have joined RSS and have no faith in constitutional secularism, which is rubbish.

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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.