articles by Abhijit Majumder

World

Closet clerics of media? A TV show serves a new template of Hinduphobia

Islamists are getting increasingly desperate because a new India has stalled their dark march

India

New India’s five big, surprising trends and what they mean

These trends go much beyond economic growth. They signal a civilisational revival, a great rise encompassing the social, cultural, financial and military.

Opinion

How to praise India by not praising Modi? The Economist gets panties in a twist

The Economist’s tone reflects the colonial attitude of its country of origin, Britain, towards an erstwhile subject.

Opinion

Punjab bullying, Bengal bloodsport… is BJP’s ‘long game’ worth playing?

The BJP’s long game is indeed effective and perhaps a crucial way for it to stay in power and make permanent difference. But while the party behaves like a political party, it is important that the government does governance

Politics

Bengal’s bhadrolok stayed mum as post-poll terror tore women, Dalits, tribals

Nobody is safe in Bengal’s swamp of blood, and as is the rule in jungles, the most vulnerable are the easiest prey

World

Toolkit 2.0: Padma, Ilhan, Ozil, Mehdi feed to Islamist street terror, narco war

After the Indian people re-elected Narendra Modi with an even more massive margin in 2019, the nation’s enemies are trying everything in their playbook to unseat the BJP government and quell the resurgent Hindu nationalist pride

News & Analysis

Nine things we want from Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner

Elon Musk’s job with Twitter won’t be easy. He is no longer dealing with machines of the future. He is now dealing with human societies of the future.

World

What is Ilhan Omar’s visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir trying to hide?

Omar’s PoK visit and meeting with former Pakistan PM Imran Khan is so problematic that the US had to officially announce it was an unofficial personal visit and it did not represent any policy change on behalf of the US government

India

Ram Navami to Hanuman Jayanti: Here’s why Hindu festivals face wave of attacks

After the advent of Narendra Modi in 2014, with a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, the attacks on Hindu festivals have become a lot more orchestrated and at different levels

Politics

First Dalit in CPM politburo in 64 years: Who’s ‘backward’, Left or Right?

Seven-time MP and the CPM Central Committee member from Bengal, Ramchandra Dome has been bestowed the honour of being part of the party’s highest decision-making body

Opinion

How India can be a slaughter-free nation in 10 years without banning meat

Slaughter-free meat has started popping up on the plates worldwide, as also on excel sheets. Big international alt meat startups like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are being valued at $10 billion or more

World

What Imran Khan’s exit could mean for India-Pakistan relationship

If Pakistan gets a new government, India can expect changes, but those are likely to be incremental and not sweeping

Opinion

Halal is economic apartheid, but does jhatka movement have enough steam?

A strong awareness campaign among consumers and a policy push for jhatka can make the meat business a level playing ground with fewer bones to pick

India

Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat signals an India going from local to global big league

The PM’s Mann Ki Baat this week was as much a celebration of India’s economic achievement as it was a gentle reminder of the civilisational strengths that the nation needs is slowly waking up to and embracing again

World

Madam Kamala Harris, here’s why Holi is Indian, not ‘south Asian’

While trying to bring a candy box out of an old cellar, Kamala Harris pulled out an entire trail of dead past, rotting present, and smelly intent

India

Opinion| A patriotic, progressive Muslim voice is rising in India that is challenging Islamism

But the new wave of youngsters is a lot more vocal and irreverent. They do not couch their words. They seem much less scared of the backlash. There are three main reasons for this change.

Politics

Interview with Anupam Kher | ‘No government should be able to stop The Kashmir Files now’

If Anupam Kher was the face of a common man’s anger against a corrupt and slothful system in the award-winning Saraansh in the ’80s, then he is now the soul of a whitewashed genocide in The Kashmir Files.

Politics

Many firsts of historic Assembly Elections 2022 and what they mean for Indian politics

The BJP’s staying power comes from a well-defined ideology, clear chain of command, unity of purpose, and relentless, quiet work even in places that never seemed would embrace it

Politics

Why is Left academia so rattled by Vikram Sampath, Sai Deepak or Sanjeev Sanyal?

While on one hand the Left academics ruthlessly bulldozed works and careers of brilliant non-Left scholars, on the other it carefully built the narrative that what the Right did was intellectually arid.

World

Disunited State of America: How a superpower is crumbling before our eyes

The US has been steadily losing the will to wield power and is distracted and deeply internally divided as if it has cultivated its worst enemies within and they are now hollowing out its soul