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The return of Amar Singh Mulayam, Akhilesh hit many birds with one stone in UP

Aug 21, 2014

The return of Amar Singh Mulayam, Akhilesh hit many birds with one stone in UP

Mulayam is also cutting to size the tantrum-throwers, wooing Azam Khan's rival, diluting his extreme pro-Muslim stand, all in one broad sweep of bringing back Amar Singh into the Samajwadi Party. #S&P #Uttar Pradesh #Amar Singh #Bharatiya Janata Party #ConnectTheDots #Samajwadi Party #Mulayam Singh #Akhilesh Yadav #Secularism #Assembly Elections #Azam Khan #Amit Shah
Mohan Bhagwat's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India, says Prakash Karat

Aug 20, 2014

Mohan Bhagwat's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India, says Prakash Karat

The claim of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva its identity is a "challenge" to the concept of secular India, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said here today. #India #NewsTracker #CPI(M) #Prakash Karat #Hindutva #Mohan Bhagwat #CPM #secular country
Rediscovering Janmashtami Congress' grand strategy to counter Hindutva

Aug 19, 2014

Rediscovering Janmashtami Congress' grand strategy to counter Hindutva

The Congress cant treat the perversity bedevilling secularism unless it simultaneously rebuilds the party apparatus. #Politics #HowThisWorks #India #Congress #BJP #Hindus #Muslims #Secularism #Janmashtami #minority appeasement
Vision India Modi, RSS on collision course but who'll blink first?

Aug 18, 2014

Vision India Modi, RSS on collision course but who'll blink first?

To implement his vision for India, Modi intends to consolidate power both within the government and the party #Politics #Economy #India #BJP #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Hindutva #RSS #communalism #Secularism #Right #FreeIndia #Centrism
Tea with the RSS London meeting reveals a hush-hush outreach to Muslims

Aug 07, 2014

Tea with the RSS London meeting reveals a hush-hush outreach to Muslims

The RSS is trying to engage in a version of "back channel diplomacy" to open up a dialogue with Muslims, propelled by younger elements in the organisation who favour an engagement with liberal Muslims, #Politics #India #ThisisNext #BJP #RSS #Muslims #Secularism #Muslim leaders #Hindu-Muslim relations #Back channel talks

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In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

Apr 23, 2014

In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

She should not have used that expression ' you have to be communal' - even if she used it ironically, in jest or to convey a paradox. #ToTheContrary #communalism #Muslims #Azam Khan #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Shazia Ilmi #Communal #secular #Togadia
Karnataka elections: Narendra Modi is brave, Rahul, Sonia opportunists

May 12, 2013

Karnataka elections: Narendra Modi is brave, Rahul, Sonia opportunists

Modi would surely have known that his speeches would not sway an election in South India, but he came and he attacked the Congress. It was a selfless act for his party and a statement on his unchanging beliefs. The same cannot be said of Rahul and Sonia. #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #Gujarat #Congress #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #Karnataka #Nehru #Secularism #Karnataka 2013 #Pluralism

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Karnataka elections: Narendra Modi is brave, Rahul, Sonia opportunists

Jul 30, 2014

Yeah, There Are Seven Tools Hidden Within This Genius Hair Clip

Israeli-based designer Yaacov Goldberg might have created the perfect accessory for all of your spy fantasies. This multi-functional tool and hair barrette was initially designed to be a kippah clip to fasten yarmulkes to one’s hair, but it appears t...
Karnataka elections: Narendra Modi is brave, Rahul, Sonia opportunists

Jul 26, 2014

Praying for Francis

New York would be mightily blessed were Pope Francis to visit this, a city whose profound currents of faith are often hidden beneath showy secularism...
Karnataka elections: Narendra Modi is brave, Rahul, Sonia opportunists

Aug 11, 2014

If he really wants to stop Isis, Obama must make new friends in Iraq fast

The Kurds are a unique US ally largely secular, pro-Western and willing to fight a group that could threaten America more than al-Qaida in its heyday President Obama has suddenly warmed up to the Kurds. In his address Thursday night announcing the au... #Iraq #Baghdad #Barack Obama #Al-Qaeda #Thomas Friedman