Articles by M Raghuram
Nov 10, 2018
BJP claims success in Tipu Sultan Jayanti showdown against Congress as JD(S) leaders sit out of celebrationsThe Karnataka government celebrated Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary on Saturday amid tight security despite stringent opposition by BJP and other organisations
Nov 03, 2018
Karnataka bypolls: Low turnout seen in all five constituencies till 3 pm; BJP alleges election code violation in RamanagaraThirty-one candidates were in the fray across the five constituencies in Karnataka. The number of eligible voters was recorded at 54,54,275.
Feb 20, 2018
Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi's Hassan visit aimed at breaching JD(S) stronghold, outmanoeuvring CongressAhead of upcoming Karnataka polls, Narendra Modi's speech at a massive religious event in Hassan is being seen as BJP's attempt to breach JD(S)' stronghold.
Jan 22, 2018
Pejawar seer plans to campaign for Ram temple in Ayodhya, says VHP should 'initiate action' for itHaving finished his fifth term as Paryaya Swami of the Udupi Sri Krishna temple, Vishwesha Theertha Swami now wants to campaign for the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya.
Nov 17, 2017
Kambala row, Part 2: How the buffalo-racing sport helped counter Naxalism in a coastal hamletWhile Kambala, the sport popular in coastal, Karnataka is mired in controversy it has had an unexpected positive outcome in a village bereft of development.
Nov 16, 2017
Kambala row, Part 1: Ahead of Supreme Court verdict on the practice, bulls hit slush track in KarnatakaKambala is a long-cherished annual event across coastal Karnataka and sees rural men spurring their buffaloes in a 100-metre-sprint on slush farmland.
Oct 05, 2017
Mangaluru's transition as communal hotbed not reflected by a shift in voter mood towards BJPCoastal Karnataka regions like Mangaluru act as a gauge that can throw up valuable insights into the outcome of General Elections on a national scale.
Oct 04, 2017
Mangaluru sees uptick in vigilante violence as politically-backed Hindutva fringe groups multiplyKarnataka's coastal belt, especially Mangaluru, has of late become infamous for communal vigilantism by Hindutva fringe groups.
Oct 03, 2017
Mangaluru's present identity as hotbed of communal tension sharply contrasts with its peaceful pastAfter 2000, polarisation along religious lines became more pronounced in Mangaluru and coastal Karnataka. The battle lines based on religion were drawn.