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Sep 26, 2017
Ghulam Nabi Azad says idea of India under threat due to politics of religion, warns it may end up like PakistanThose indulging in the "politics of religion and caste" should learn a lesson from what happened in Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Pakistan, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has said.
Nov 14, 2016
On Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary, let's remember his vision for IndiaNehru, of course represented the clearly understandable notion of modernity, but was Gandhi merely ‘traditional?’ More importantly, are tradition and modernity so monolithic? Are they really situated in such a flat binary?
Feb 25, 2016
The key pointers from Smriti Irani's speech: She took BJP out of the shadows of ambiguityAs performances go, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s was impressive. On display during her debate in Parliament was a lot of anger, a sense of personal hurt and of course, her skill at clever oratory. She summoned the right material — some not directly connected to the issues at hand, but good enough to be props for a strong argument — to take on her detractors. She stood her ground emphatically.
Sep 04, 2015
Aylan Kurdi's death has held a mirror to the real face of EuropeThe Idea of Europe as the ultimate defender of human rights has taken a beating in the way the continent has handled the West Asian refugee crisis. That it needed a child lying dead on the seashore to prick Europe's conscience tells us a lot
Dec 08, 2014
Why the idea of India as a 'civilisational' state will simply not flyMany people in India want to debunk the western idea of the nation-state and replace it with the concept of a "civilisational state." But ambiguity is the only virtue of this state. It does not stand for anything.
Nov 14, 2014
Nehru and Idea(s) of India: Separating fact from fictionNehru was all-in-all, an intellectual par excellence, a great leader but was as human as can be. Attributing super human qualities and originality to him constitutes the fallacy of projection.
May 22, 2014
Individual vs community: Why the 2 ideas of India must and will coexistThe primary tension in the idea of India is to whether to see the country as a federation of communities or one that gives individuals a zone of freedom, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta. But is it useful to see the two ideas as being in conflict?
Feb 13, 2013
Identity politics: Why liberal is really illiberal in IndiaShould India be a salad bowl nation, where each community wears its identity on its sleeve, or a melting pot, where there is one common identity? Well, we don't have to choose. But the liberals have an illiberal answer, and it won't work.
Aug 17, 2012
Assam violence, Bangladeshis, and multiple states of denialAssam, the North-East and the Bangladeshi influx should reawaken us to India's historical role in creating the state-nation and genuine unity in diversity.