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India and the Indian: Western theories of nationhood don't capture country's complex realities, writes Samrat
India

India and the Indian: Western theories of nationhood don't capture country's complex realities, writes Samrat

The Indian of today includes the unknown woman from the uncontacted tribe of the Sentinelese in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands but it also includes the actress Kalki Koechlin, who is an Indian of French origin. Neither of them is the stereotypical Indian, but both of them are equally Indian

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'
Life

Amitav Ghosh says Jnanpith award recognises 'trust, affection that arises between writers and readers' communities'

We are living in a time when writers are increasingly beleaguered, embattled and marginalized. Around the world, everywhere we look, there is a closing of minds, a narrowing of horizons, and a palpable fear of the future, says Amitav Ghosh.

Jordan's King Abdullah II visits India: Narendra Modi asks youth to associate with 'humanitarian aspects of Islam'
India

Jordan's King Abdullah II visits India: Narendra Modi asks youth to associate with 'humanitarian aspects of Islam'

Narendra Modi said India's youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and be able to use modern technology at the same time.

Shashi Tharoor on his book Why I am a Hindu, and why he believes Hinduism is inherently liberal
Life

Shashi Tharoor on his book Why I am a Hindu, and why he believes Hinduism is inherently liberal

In a conversation with Firstpost, Shashi Tharoor said that in India, secularism is intended to mean respect for all faiths, where the government doesn't privilege any one of them. | #FirstCulture

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism
India

MJ Akbar says only nationalism, nation-state can combat 'existential challenge' of terrorism

Speaking at the India Ideas Conclave, MJ Akbar contended that faith-based terrorism challenges the concept of a nation-state and presents an existential challenge

Barack Obama at HT Leadership Summit 2017: What ex-US president said about Modi, Manmohan and Trump
India

Barack Obama at HT Leadership Summit 2017: What ex-US president said about Modi, Manmohan and Trump

Hailing the special relationship that US and India share, former US president Barack Obama opened the day two of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017 in New Delhi on Friday.

Full text of Hamid Ansari's final speech as vice-president: Why pluralism and secularism are essential for our democracy
India

Full text of Hamid Ansari's final speech as vice-president: Why pluralism and secularism are essential for our democracy

In his final speech as vice-president, Hamid Ansari said the challenge today is to reiterate and rejuvenate secularism's basic principles.

Pranab Mukherjee emphasises need for pluralism, tolerance, education in last address to nation as President
Politics

Pranab Mukherjee emphasises need for pluralism, tolerance, education in last address to nation as President

Stressing the need for "pluralism and tolerance" Pranab Mukherjee said the capacity for compassion and empathy was the "true foundation" of the country's civilisation.

After The Economist writes on BJP's Bihar loss, PM Modi writes of India's 'social strengths' in special issue
India

After The Economist writes on BJP's Bihar loss, PM Modi writes of India's 'social strengths' in special issue

Against the backdrop of the "intolerance" debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has tremendous social strengths, including pluralism.

Without tolerance, civilisation wouldn't have survived for 5,000 years: President Pranab Mukherjee
Politics

Without tolerance, civilisation wouldn't have survived for 5,000 years: President Pranab Mukherjee

Amidst a wave of rising intolerance, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday expressed serious apprehensions over whether tolerance and acceptance of dissent are on the wane in the country.

Don't need lecture on pluralism: India lashes out at Pak over protests against Kasuri, Ghulam Ali
World

Don't need lecture on pluralism: India lashes out at Pak over protests against Kasuri, Ghulam Ali

India lashed out at Pakistan for lecturing it on pluralism after Pak expressed concern over attempts to disrupt functions of its prominent personalities.

2014 prophecy: Pluralism, not secularism, is India's destiny
India

2014 prophecy: Pluralism, not secularism, is India's destiny

India's fake secularism is on its last legs. In the 2014 general elections, it has ensured communal polarisation - exactly the opposite of what secularism is supposed to achieve.

Narendra Modi is culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots: Amitav Ghosh
Politics

Narendra Modi is culpable for 2002 Gujarat riots: Amitav Ghosh

Ghosh expressed his 'horror' at the way Hindu nationalism had transformed faith into politics. "I see no piety in it, no genuine love of spiritual attainment. Such an intense tradition in Hinduism is actually bhakti - love.