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Apr 24, 2017
Hindutva mixed with lawlessness: Why restoring law and order is UP CM Yogi Adityanath's biggest challengeIf Yogi Adityanath is serious about restoring law and order in Uttar Pradesh, he must call the bluff of Hindutva goons and show them the strong arm of law.
Apr 23, 2017
Shadow Armies:Reporting on the fringe organisations and foot soldiers of HindutvaDhirendra K Jha studied eight Hindu rightwing organisations across India for his book Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva
Apr 21, 2017
Rise of Hindutva in North East: Christians in Nagaland, Mizoram may weaken BJP despite RSS' gains in Tripura, MeghalayaApart from the base that the RSS has developed in Meghalaya and Tripura, which in turn is likely to help the BJP in its political ambitions, the state of the two organisations in Nagaland and Mizoram need immense nurturing.
Apr 21, 2017
Yogi Adityanath will be new poster boy for Ayodhya Ram temple movement, not Advani, Joshi or Uma BhartiOn the other hand, there are unmistakable signs that the road for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya would be greatly facilitated with the BJP firmly in the saddle in Delhi and Lucknow.
Apr 20, 2017
Rise of Hindutva in North East: RSS, BJP score in Assam, Manipur but still untested in ArunachalThis piece examines how the nationalist narrative of the RSS has helped the BJP make political gains in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur, the three states where it at present runs the government.
Apr 20, 2017
Markandey Katju at it again: Former SC judge calls Mahatma Gandhi a rascal, British agentIn a Twitter exchange with senior journalist R Jagannathan, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju ended up calling Mahatma Gandhi a 'rascal' and a 'British agent'.
Apr 19, 2017
Babri Masjid demolition is an indictment of Indian polity; criminal conspiracy charge serves no purposeIn criminal jurisprudence mens rea connotes an intention of crime which is no less culpable than the crime itself. When LK Advani, as BJP president, took out the Rath Yatra in 1990, his explicit intention was to build the Ram Temple at the site of Ayodhya where Babri Masjid stood.
Apr 17, 2017
Telangana Assembly: As BJP gets aggressive, TRS counters with its own political gamesKCR as the chief minister and leader of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) is countering the BJP on its own lines.
Apr 14, 2017
West Bengal bypoll results: Impressive gains notwithstanding, BJP may find it tough to unseat Mamata BanerjeeDespite its good result in the 2015 Assembly election and the Kanthi Dakshin bypoll, BJP still suffers from a few debilitating problems that resist quick-fixes in West Bengal
Apr 13, 2017
In communally sensitive Bengal, BJP-RSS sees a chance to make a mark with polarising posturingIn Bengal, RSS had been biding its time, waiting for this moment to arrive. The party has increased its vote share from the last Assembly election, and RSS leaders maintain that they have been working on a "long term Bengal project"