The RK Mission sadhu could be a poster boy of both Hindutva and Bengal’s educated middle class.
Prompt arrests in Palghar incident show state govts can always act fast to counter communalism if they want to
From 2015, 45 Muslims have been lynched by mobs, yet neither did any government functionary expressed any concern like they did in the Palghar incident nor did any government felt obliged to immediately arrest the culprits or suspend the policemen who allowed them to be lynched
India drops two places on global press freedom index, ranked 142nd out of 180 nations; RSF cites pressure to toe 'Hindu nationalist government's line'
Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) attributed India's decline on the World Press Freedom Index 2020 to 'pressure on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government's line'
Rerun of Ramayan on Doordarshan during 21-day lockdown period may serve dual purpose; keep people at home, boost Hindutva
The retelecast of the serial comes at a time when the nation is under a 21-day lockdown period, which also coincides with the nine-day Navratra.
BJP hails Narendra Modi's call for 'janata curfew' over coronavirus, Congress extends support; TMC leader sniffs Hindutva agenda
While the BJP lauded the prime minister Narendra Modi for making "inspiring" suggestion to combat spread of coronavirus, several Congress leaders, including former finance minister P Chidambaram, too offered their support to his call for "Janata curfew" on Sunday
India's Left in the time of Hindutva: A SWOT analysis of what remains of the red bastion and the possibility of its revival
Could India's Left revive? The path of politics winds through thickets of impossibility. So, here is a quick SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis
'Parted ways with BJP, not Hindutva,' says Uddhav Thackeray in Ayodhya; Maharashtra CM announces Rs 1 crore for Ram Temple
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray stressed on Saturday that his party, the Shiv Sena, is committed to Hindutva even though it has broken ties with the BJP
Goa court dismisses Sanatan Sanstha's Rs 10 crore defamation case against Juggernaut Books, author Dhirendra K Jha
Extremist group Sanatan Sanstha had sought Rs 10 crore in damages from author Dhirendra K Jha and publishers Juggernaut Books in a 2018 suit, claiming the book 'Shadow Armies' contained material that was defamatory to their organisation.
Historical Gastronomica, an Indus Valley dining experience: Why India’s Hindu Right must chew on its great meat hypocrisy
Contrary to how India advertises itself globally, Indians love their meat.
Mohan Bhagwat's appeal to India's youth to imbibe Gandhian principles indicates RSS success in distancing Congress from the Mahatma
The move to embrace Gandhian principles by Hindutva-based organisations got a real fillip when Prime Minister Narendra Modi started majorly invoking Mahatma Gandhi in his governance policies, the flagship being the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Exclusive: We worked on finding solutions to problems of Delhi, no point focusing on Left and Right, says Atishi on AAP's election victory
AAP leader Atishi, who won the Kalkaji Assembly constituency in the recently concluded Delhi election, speaks to Firstpost about running a development-based campaigned amid the divisive and polarised politics over Shaheen Bagh
AAP's poll victory is emphatic but Delhi model needs massive rejig before Arvind Kejriwal can go full throttle with his national ambitions
Delhi granting Arvind Kejriwal a successful third innings despite several mistakes and setbacks in his eight-year-long political career, have set off expectations that he might just be the dark knight of alternate politics in India.
AAP's return to power in Delhi owes as much to development agenda as shift in voter sensibilities from national to local issues
The contrast between the results of 2020 Delhi Assembly polls and the 2019 Lok Sabha elections may also be a pointer to the fact that Delhi's voters exercise their franchise differently on the national and state pedestals
Arvind Kejriwal recites Hanuman Chalisa ahead of Delhi polls: CM's overt display of devotion a direct result of PM's Hindutva push
The question is why Arvind Kejriwal reinforced his identity — that of a devout Hindu who religiously goes to the Hunman temple and sings the Hanuman Chalisa — now.
Ram Mandir Trust: Kejriwal may recite Hanuman Chalisa, Rahul may visit temples; Narendra Modi remains torchbearer of Hindutva
Prime Minister Modi is seen as the embodiment of that potent socio-cultural force that made possible the upcoming construction of a grand temple on the very site which Hindus believe was the birthplace of Lord Ram.
'Never dreamed of becoming CM': Uddhav Thackeray, in Saamana interview, says he accepted post to fulfil promise to father
In an interview to Sanjay Raut, the executive editor of Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackeray said 'Hindutva'' to him means honouring the word given by him.
Kerala should use wisdom of progressive Muslim like Arif Mohammad Khan to battle IS-influenced radicalism rather than snub him
Rather than be shunned, Arif Mohammad Khan should have been made the progressive face of change in a state which has seen the maximum number of Islamic State recruits.
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.
'Shiv Sena's colour remains saffron': Uddhav Thackeray says party hasn't changed ideology after forming new alliance in Maharashtra
Shiv Sena president and Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday that though he had found new allies in state politics, he had not changed his 'saffron' colour.
In Swami Vivekananda's celebration of Hinduism's spirituality and metaphysics, a theological lesson for the ruling BJP
I began walking in 1991 from Bombay. I spent about two years on my journey across India. Almost 30 years later, I find myself in the unlikely position of being able to give a theological lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party in India.