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Apr 15, 2018
Kathua and Unnao cases: Linking sexual crimes with identity politics obstructs reforms in rape lawsIt is only when there is outrage primarily about the rape, and not about how brutal it was or how it would pit one community against another — for example, the Kathua rape case — that real radical reform will follow
Apr 11, 2017
'Islamophobia' Phobia: Politics of offence and the death sentence for debate culture in JNUJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which is known to be a contestatory space, such that even the subdued walls of the SSS canteen soaked in the sticking glue of the parcha-poster culture, seem to be shouting up at the smug building windows, engaged in endless debate.
Jan 02, 2017
SC bars parties from seeking votes on religion: Can politics stay separate from identity issues?The problem with the politics of religion is that it serves no higher purpose. Status quoist to a large extent, it has no goal to uplift individuals or sub-groups within it.
Apr 14, 2016
Vegetarianism is anti-nationalism: Kancha Ilaiah on Ambedkar's food democracyKancha Ilaiah speaks to Firstpost about the status of oppressed classes post Independence, identity/caste politics, rise of Dalit student activism, ‘Ambedkarism’ and the relevance of BR Ambedkar in the current political scenario.
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?
Mar 19, 2013
Lanka vote: Revival of Tamil chauvinism is ruinousThe hotheadedness of Tamil chauvinists has done the utmost damage to the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils over the decades. The worms that are even now crawling out of the woodworks of linguistic chauvinism should be swept aside.
Nov 18, 2012
Tiger’s roar: How Thackeray’s ‘politics’ filled a systemic vacuumIn a mature political world, the Thackeray brand of ‘hate politics’ would never have gained as much traction as it did. That it has thrived this long, by feeding off ‘us-and-them’ politics, says volumes about the failure of the political and administrative systems.
Nov 02, 2012
As Obama-Romney race tightens, Muslim voters could swing thingsMuslims in the US feel 'left out' in the mainstream political discourse, but in crucial battleground states like Florida and Virginia, their votes could influence the outcome in a close contest.
Oct 21, 2012
The Indian voter is the reason we don't have political debatesAmerica's voters have an intellectual engagement with their country's politics. This is unthinkable in India, where voting is done on the basis of tribal identity.
Oct 17, 2012
Parties beware: The Muslim vote bank is about to go bustThe recent elections to Jangipur and Nanded confirm the trend towards the creation of more Muslim-based parties