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BJP hopes to woo Dalits, but what about the party's integral Brahmin politics?

Jul 21, 2016

BJP hopes to woo Dalits, but what about the party's integral Brahmin politics?

The party’s attempts to woo Dalits continue to sit uneasily with the upper-caste Brahmanical politics that is integral to it. #Politics #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Dalits #RSS #Ideology #caste politics #Brahmins
#SeditionDebate: No minister, the students are not anti-nationals, they are just fools

Feb 13, 2016

#SeditionDebate: No minister, the students are not anti-nationals, they are just fools

Are the students of JNU who raised slogans in support of Afzal Guru, calling him a martyr and describing his hanging as a case of judicial killing, anti-nationals? Does the act of pasting posters inviting students to join a march against his hanging qualify as sedition? #JNU #Afzal Guru #Sedition #Intellectual #Ideology #Left wing #anti-national #SeditionDebate
Fifty top scholars take on Leftist historians for force-fitting history into ideology

Nov 20, 2015

Fifty top scholars take on Leftist historians for force-fitting history into ideology

A set of scholars has released a statement condemning the "pernicious imposition by the Leftist School of a 'legislated history'," which they believe has presented an 'alienating and debilitating self-image' to generations of Indian students, and promoted contempt for their civilisational heritage. #NewsTracker #Marxism #Ideology #petition #intolerance protests #Leftist historians
Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India

Mar 24, 2015

Is BJP Right and Congress Left? The Left-Right binary is fairly useless in India

The Left-Right classification of BJP and Congress and leaders in India is a blind copy from European definitions that make no sense in our context. #Politics #Congress #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Culture #Hindutva #Sangh Parivar #Modernity #Ideology #Left #ideas #Right #PM Narendra Modi #political ideology #traditionalism
Modi the event manager: Why he can never quite be a Chacha Nehru

Sep 06, 2014

Modi the event manager: Why he can never quite be a Chacha Nehru

The Sangh parivar is also happy at the way Modi is using the semiotics of events to create a new consciouness among the young. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #RSS #States #Ideology #Teacher's Day #Jawarhalal Nehru
Rightwing with a difference: The evolving outlook of the Modi government

Aug 13, 2014

Rightwing with a difference: The evolving outlook of the Modi government

There has been a marked Rightward shift in the political centre of gravity after the recent election. However, the rash use of terms such as ‘Thatcherite’ and ‘neo-liberal’ may not suffice to describe the new phenomenon in India. The ideological orientation of the Indian Right is forever a work in progress - as it is for the Right in any country. #World #BJP #Narendra Modi #Modi #Ideology #Right wing #Left #Right #FreeIndia #neo liberal #Thatcherism
Between the state and markets: AAP's inherent and tragic design flaw

Jan 02, 2014

Between the state and markets: AAP's inherent and tragic design flaw

Political space in Delhi or the national level is likely to be reclaimed by parties that gyrate to the modern day demands of political economy'; not the converse. The Aam Aadmyi party then is likely to be a flash in the pan phenomenon. This will be a pity. #Elections #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Taxation #Ideology #Aam Aadmi Party
Why DMK break with Congress is good news for Narendra Modi

Dec 16, 2013

Why DMK break with Congress is good news for Narendra Modi

The prospect of power is strengthening the BJP's chances of getting new allies, giving the lie to assumptions that under Modi it will have to fight alone #Karunanidhi #DMK #UPA #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #NDA #Ideology #Elections 2014 #alliance
Head, not heart: Time for AAP to put its thinking cap on

Dec 14, 2013

Head, not heart: Time for AAP to put its thinking cap on

The Aam Aadmi Party may have surprised itself by coming so close to victory in Delhi, but assuming it comes to power on its own steam over the next six months, should it not have a sensible ideology? #Elections #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Ideology #Libertarianism #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP