Anti Nationalism News
Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries
Dalit activist Chetan Kumar aka Chetan Ahimsa takes a jab at Congress criticising the party over not giving opportunities to grassroots workers and those who lack money to spend on elections. Excerpts from the interview
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya returns to Twitter just days after getting his account suspended
Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account was suspended just days ago amidst an 'anti-national' controversy. The singer has since returned to Twitter under another handle.
Gurmehar Kaur: Can we not speak our mind?
An ordinary Friday turned out to be not so ordinary, when 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur agreed to meet me. Peeking from behind her phone at a nondescript beauty parlour in suburban Mumbai, Gurmehar Kaur was perhaps the most wonted 20-something I had ever met.
Gurmehar Kaur row: Don't hang me over a laugh, writes Randeep Hooda in Facebook letter
Actor Randeep Hooda took to Facebook on Monday to clarify how standing up for Sehwag was not a justification of the violence that broke outside Ramjas College neither was he bullying DU student Gurmehar Kaur
Ramya saying Pakistan is not hell is not an insult to India, our unnecessary outrage is
The real insult to India is not Ramya arguing that Pakistan is not hell. The real insult is India getting outraged and feeling belittled by somebody's appreciation of its hospitality.
Nationalism cannot be without its limits: 'On Nationalism'
In this excerpt from her essay titled 'Reflections on Nationalism and History' historian Romila Thapar considers the fraught definitions of nationalism.
Those not saying 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' should leave India: BJP Gen Sec Kailash Vijayvargiya
n the backdrop of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi's statement that he would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday said those who did want to say the slogan had no right to stay in India.
During lecture on nationalism, outsider slaps Kanhaiya Kumar at JNU campus
JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, was allegedly attacked on campus on Thursday by a youth believed to be an outsider.
'Sangh sarkar' attempting to cast dangerous veil over serious national security failures, writes Sitaram Yechury
The students at colleges and universities – especially those who come from families of the poor, the downtrodden, the farmers, and the labourers – are targets of the RSS in this project to distort young minds by killing progressive, modern education.
JNU Row: 'Not for public interest but for publicity interest’, says Delhi HC dismissing plea against Bassi
The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking action against Police Chief B S Bassi for allegedly "influencing" the probe in the JNU sedition case, saying the plea was for "publicity interest" and courts cannot be burdened with such applications.
We, the Barbarians: A spiritual examination of the hatred, anger and violence that has captured us
The barbarian in us has merely changed its weapons. Its spirit remains strong, it powers us, it pulls us back, it tells us that the temple of the body is where salvation lies not in the fuzzy ideas of the mind.
The great 'nationalism' debate: What the prime time chest-thumping doesn't tell you
Instead of trying to be fashionably post-national, it is better to harness the communitarian nature of nationalism to forge a more stable union wherein no group is threatened but neither is any given special dispensation.
Ministry of Truth: New government cyber cell will weed out ‘negative narratives’ against state, track those inciting 'trouble'
The government of India will soon set up a special media cell to keep an eye on negative narratives against the government online — a positive counter would be initiated through press releases, briefings and/or press conferences
Meet Gyandev Ahuja, BJP legislator summoned by Amit Shah for counting condoms in JNU
It can be safely presumed from this video that Lankesh aka Gyandev Ahuja, the BJP legislator from Rajasthan, counts condoms, beer bottles, cigarette butts and leftovers in the JNU campus in his spare time.
State should not dictate meaning of nationalism: IIT-B faculty
Condemning the "overreach" of the State in various educational institutions and alleged attempts to stifle dissent and suppress differences, IIT Bombay faculty has come out in support of agitating JNU students, saying the State should not dictate meaning of "nationalism".
Government trying to impose flawed RSS ideology on students, crush their dreams: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi led a delegation of Congress leaders who submitted to the President a memorandum accusing the Centre of lending tacit support to hoodlums
#JNURow: The patriotic response would be to seek conversation, not confrontation
Perhaps it's time the Prime Minster had a Chai Pe Chacha at JNU. Everyone sits down over a cup of tea and hashes their disagreements out.
Home ministry seeks report from police on Patiala House court incident
The Home Ministry has asked Delhi Police to submit a report today itself detailing the Patiala House court incident. "I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner and asked him to send a detailed report on the Patiala court incident today itself," Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi told reporters here.
A day in the life of BS Bassi: Told entirely in memes
BS Bassi has been in the spotlight lately for his comments on the court violence following the row after protests in JNU. Here's a day in life told through memes.
India be warned: If it’s Tarique, Kanhaiya today, it could be you tomorrow
It’s a hateful ideology that militates against basic rules of democracy and concern for humanism. If it’s Kanhaiya and Tarique today, it could be you tomorrow.