articles by M Raghuram

India

BJP claims success in Tipu Sultan Jayanti showdown against Congress as JD(S) leaders sit out of celebrations

The Karnataka government celebrated Tipu Sultan's birth anniversary on Saturday amid tight security despite stringent opposition by BJP and other organisations

Politics

Karnataka bypolls: Low turnout seen in all five constituencies till 3 pm; BJP alleges election code violation in Ramanagara

Thirty-one candidates were in the fray across the five constituencies in Karnataka. The number of eligible voters was recorded at 54,54,275.

Politics

Karnataka polls: Narendra Modi's Hassan visit aimed at breaching JD(S) stronghold, outmanoeuvring Congress

Ahead 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.

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Pejawar seer plans to campaign for Ram temple in Ayodhya, says VHP should 'initiate action' for it

Having 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.

India

Kambala row, Part 2: How the buffalo-racing sport helped counter Naxalism in a coastal hamlet

While Kambala, the sport popular in coastal, Karnataka is mired in controversy it has had an unexpected positive outcome in a village bereft of development.

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Kambala row, Part 1: Ahead of Supreme Court verdict on the practice, bulls hit slush track in Karnataka

Kambala is a long-cherished annual event across coastal Karnataka and sees rural men spurring their buffaloes in a 100-metre-sprint on slush farmland.

Politics

Mangaluru's transition as communal hotbed not reflected by a shift in voter mood towards BJP

Coastal Karnataka regions like Mangaluru act as a gauge that can throw up valuable insights into the outcome of General Elections on a national scale.

India

Mangaluru sees uptick in vigilante violence as politically-backed Hindutva fringe groups multiply

Karnataka's coastal belt, especially Mangaluru, has of late become infamous for communal vigilantism by Hindutva fringe groups.

India

Mangaluru's present identity as hotbed of communal tension sharply contrasts with its peaceful past

After 2000, polarisation along religious lines became more pronounced in Mangaluru and coastal Karnataka. The battle lines based on religion were drawn.