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The Hindutva ideal of Akhand Bharat has held firm but its spatial, chronological extents remain hazy
India

The Hindutva ideal of Akhand Bharat has held firm but its spatial, chronological extents remain hazy

Hindu nationalists view the 1947 Partition of India as only the most recent in a long series of divisions of the territory of ancient Bharat. For them, the territorial concept, drawn from ancient Hindu texts, is that the entire landmass between the Indian Ocean and the Himalayas is Bharat.

'Patriotic Hindu Brahmin women': On RSS' regressive obsession with purity, and its links to ancient Aryavarta
India

'Patriotic Hindu Brahmin women': On RSS' regressive obsession with purity, and its links to ancient Aryavarta

There are signs of change in the traditional order of things in society, compared to a generation or two ago. This seems to be worrying the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), whose chief Mohan Bhagwat, in a public address, recently stated that cases of divorce have increased a lot of late, because people fight over trifles.

Netflix's Leila exposes Indians to genre of dystopian fiction; is India ready to tell its cautionary tales?
Entertainment

Netflix's Leila exposes Indians to genre of dystopian fiction; is India ready to tell its cautionary tales?

Netflix's dystopian drama Leila is the most recent example of content that one could not have hoped to see either on television or in theatres.