Building influence through institutions: George Soros' intention is worrying but his strategy of ideological dominance is worth noting
It is easy to mock Soros, the very symbol of a cosmopolitan elite out to implement his latest ‘world-improving project’ by dipping into his seemingly bottomless resources. His declaration holds an even more sinister implication for a nation such as India whose colonial past has trampled upon its civilisational history. The process of emerging out of a colonial hangover is still underway.
Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle, subsumed as community is under an emergent Hindu nation
With Narendra Modi's phenomenal victory in the 2019 elections, theories, everyday conversations, stories and celebrations speak of a significant notion: the 'Hinduisation' of society.
'US ruled by cowboys, India by cowmen': Hindu nationalism takes centre stage ahead of Lok Sabha election
Hindu nationalism, once fringe, has now taken a central place in India's politics ahead of the Lok Sabha election, and the cow has become a symbol of this growing nationalism.
Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' remark: Congress' defensive reflex encourages BJP, offers it space for aggrandisement
The Congress’s unfortunate defensive reflexes, which come into play as it works out what it sees as ineluctable compulsions and calculations, encourages the BJP and affords it space for aggrandisement.
Shashi Tharoor warns BJP will make India 'Hindu Pakistan' if it wins 2019 LS polls; Sambit Patra demands apology
"If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha, our democratic Constitution will not survive ," Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said while addressing a gathering in Kerala.
BJP, IPFT trying to win Tripura election by creating rifts in society, says Chief Minister Manik Sarkar
Tripura CM Manik Sarkar on Tuesday launched an attack on the BJP and IPFT, saying there was a concerted effort to assume power in the state by creating rifts.
We tend to have short memories. A year is too long, and twenty is ancient history. As it happens, what is now more than a year-long lunacy to project the cow as both unquestionably sacred and a cure for all ills and harassing, threatening, arresting and sometimes, killing offenders of the cow in the name of religious sanctity with a transparent intent of electoral gain, is a twenty-year-old ploy brought back larger-than-life.
India going vegetarian: Ban on cow slaughter motivated by BJP commitment to upper caste Hindu ideology
Amending the state’s Animal Preservation Bill, the Gujarat Assembly decreed a maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a minimum of ten years for cow slaughter.
Mohan Bhagwat for President: Shiv Sena picks RSS chief for top job, in bid to bargain for key ministries
Once again, the Shiv Sena has thrown a googly in the Presidential election poll highlighting the name of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for the president's post. The party said that since India is known as a Hindu country Bhagwat is the best choice for the president's post.
The violence of cow vigilante groups this year, some of it caught in disturbing videos on the Internet, has unsettled minority groups.
On Monday, senior journalist Nikhil Wagle allegedly received a death threat from the Sanatan Sanstha. Here's what you should know about the group accused for this threat and other crimes in the past
Calling the victory of the BJP- led alliance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as initiation of a "revolution" in the country, VHP patron Ashok Singhal on Saturday said by 2020, India would be a Hindu nation.
It is good that Scotland voted against secession. Any secession is based on flawed ideas of nationhood. It is good that Modi said Muslims will live and die for India. What he should not question is why they may live and die for India
Condemning the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Shiv Sena over the "India is a Hindu nation" remark, the Nationalist Congress Party said here today the two organisations are trying to "disown the Constitution", drafted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Backing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over his "Hindutva" comments, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said there is nothing wrong in his remarks.
Senior Goa BJP leader Michael Lobo has said that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial remarks that India is a Hindu nation were his personal opinion and feels the Centre does not endorse them.