From Swastika-shaming to Hinduphobia-denial, gas-lighting must end
India’s UN mission should back up statements on religiophobia with concrete action on anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist hate speech.
JNU: Amid accolades, a varsity that got caught in an ideological turf war
JNU is not about a couple of student leaders active on social media. Far away from clickbait and public glare, JNU alumni serve India each day in various capacities.
A force for global good: Tokyo Quad Summit shows the grouping is moving in right direction
The one-day Quad Summit comes as a huge shot in the arm to the four-nation partnership. The agenda as delineated by the countries is bold and impressive. The challenge would now be to ensure that it is implemented in a realistic time-frame
Questioning India’s ‘nationhood’ reflects Rahul Gandhi’s constitutional and historical ignorance
The Congress leader's ‘India is not a nation’ statement exposes his long-held colonial beliefs and that he is still trapped and influenced by the colonial narrative
Why West is never tired of invoking democracy, but remains silent on rising anti-India forces on its soil
The solution to the international Khalistani problem, now witnessing a rapid resurgence within Indian borders, is to stem the flow of foreign funds and propaganda with the assistance of fellow democracies
In Your Face | Conversion is a primary reason for religious discord in India, must be stopped immediately
We need to realise that religion is a map that helps bring us to the door of spirituality; we can either open the door or wander aimlessly looking for God
How to praise India by not praising Modi? The Economist gets panties in a twist
The Economist’s tone reflects the colonial attitude of its country of origin, Britain, towards an erstwhile subject.
How courts can stop judgments on death sentence from being challenged
There have been several genuine attempts by the Supreme Court to classify cases that can be seen fit for awarding the death penalty
Khalistanis baring their dangerous fangs again! Can Centre rely on Arvind Kejriwal to fight this menace in Punjab?
The border state can’t be allowed to go back to the eighties, and for this whatever is necessary, the Centre, in coordination with the Punjab government, should do
Evaluating Narendra Modi’s visit to EU and the Indo-Nordic Summit: Many hits, some misses
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to three European countries — Germany, Denmark and France — and participation in the Indo-Nordic Summit at Copenhagen have prompted much celebration and speculation
Patiala violence: A clear case of political indifference and administrative lapses
Clear directives from the government to all administrative officers for unbiased, impartial and prompt application of rule of law must be enforced with immediate effect
S Jaishankar: From a seasoned diplomat to an assertive and outspoken Foreign Minister
It is Jaishankar’s ability to explain India and its policies in a convincing way that has led the US, the EU, Japan, Australia and many other countries to understand and appreciate India’s positions on the Ukrainian issue
Hacking of high-profile accounts: Has Twitter given up to hackers?
With Twitter reportedly not serious about the hacking of several high-profile accounts, time seems to be ripe for the growth of indigenous social media platforms.
Right Word | From Anusheelan Samiti to Satyagraha: How Dr Hedgewar played a stellar role in freedom movement
It is time to recall and recognise RSS founder Dr KB Hedgewar’s role in India’s struggle for Independence.
Memo to Muslim girls: For hijab’s sake, don’t give up on education
Hijab has no special religious significance, and not wearing is not regarded a sin in Islam.
Right Word | The Great Calcutta Killings: Hindu genocide and the road to India’s Partition
Thousands of Hindus were killed in different parts of Bengal during August 1946 when violence broke out after Muslim League targeted its political opponents.
Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent
The law compartmentalises the criminality of rape based on the relationship of the victim to the offender. How does one even begin to talk about consent in such a culture?
Opinion| A patriotic, progressive Muslim voice is rising in India that is challenging Islamism
But the new wave of youngsters is a lot more vocal and irreverent. They do not couch their words. They seem much less scared of the backlash. There are three main reasons for this change.
2022 Assembly polls: How TINA and NOTA made their mark
Narendra Modi wears the TINA badge with aplomb. From naysayers chirping away about alleged misrule, unfulfilled promises, administrative mismanagement, et al, the game changed dramatically on D-day
Every Indian is Mr McAdams: Never said a word and yelled at by media every day
Like Daniel McAdams getting yelled at and yelled over while he patiently tries to get a word into the face of a bellowing megaphone of predetermined discourse, Indians in and outside India are increasingly silenced and scolded down in the global media