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Understanding what drives conspiracy theories, in the context of COVID-19 in India and political beliefs
India

Understanding what drives conspiracy theories, in the context of COVID-19 in India and political beliefs

When believing in conspiracies also makes you believe that you are unlikely to get the virus, it is indeed dangerous.

NIA files charge-sheet against two suspected to be Islamic State sympathisers under IPC, UAPA
India

NIA files charge-sheet against two suspected to be Islamic State sympathisers under IPC, UAPA

According to the central agency, Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir are allegedly members of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an international Islamist and fundamentalist organisation, and had formed a group namely Quran Circle to allegedly further their Islamic State-related activities

The absurdity of conservatism: How enforcement of 'culture' is at odds with nation's real heritage and development
India

The absurdity of conservatism: How enforcement of 'culture' is at odds with nation's real heritage and development

What we are witnessing now, in the form of enforcement of taboos of food, and the push against what is called “love jihad”, is an assertion of power by those who wish to conserve the old ways.

Rush Limbaugh, US talk-radio's Conservative provocateur, dies of cancer at 70
World

Rush Limbaugh, US talk-radio's Conservative provocateur, dies of cancer at 70

Last month, Limbaugh tried to minimise Donald Trump’s influence on his supporters who had attacked the US Capitol, saying that Democrats are 'lying'

How one short Rihanna tweet made Indian right wing Twitter work, work, work, work
India

How one short Rihanna tweet made Indian right wing Twitter work, work, work, work

Having given the Indian establishment apoplexy with a simple tweet asking why everyone isn’t talking about the farmers’ protests, is Rihanna sighing (mildly) at the ensuing absurdity?

On the trail of Sambhaji Bhide: Ahead of Bhima Koregaon riots' 3rd anniversary, tracing the Hindutva leader's rise
India

On the trail of Sambhaji Bhide: Ahead of Bhima Koregaon riots' 3rd anniversary, tracing the Hindutva leader's rise

How image, ideology, outreach and political patronage took Sambhaji Bhide from RSS rebel to Sangli's kingmaker.

Why anti-migrant rhetoric is all bluster, no action: Nudge and wink policy allows politicians, businessmen to reap benefits
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Why anti-migrant rhetoric is all bluster, no action: Nudge and wink policy allows politicians, businessmen to reap benefits

For all the Right-wing anti-migrant rhetoric now popular in many parts of the world, economic imperatives are powering migration flows that no amount of rule-making or wall-building can prevent.

2020 US Presidential Election is a referendum not only on Donald Trump, but also on his style of populist politics
World

2020 US Presidential Election is a referendum not only on Donald Trump, but also on his style of populist politics

It is obvious from the support for Donald Trump’s re-election bid that facts, logic and administrative acumen or its lack don’t count for much with angry people. Emotions do.

Emmanuel Macron could become European poster boy for India's right-wing   
India

Emmanuel Macron could become European poster boy for India's right-wing  

The Hindu Right likes the Macron way of dealing with Islam. To them, it is unapologetic and outcome-oriented

Tanishq ad backlash strips India's veneer of pluralism, propped up by television, film programming of decades past
Lifestyle

Tanishq ad backlash strips India's veneer of pluralism, propped up by television, film programming of decades past

What exactly has the Tanishq controversy revealed that wasn’t already in practice in India?

'Facebook denounces hate, bigotry in all forms'; social media giant responds to Congress letters
India

'Facebook denounces hate, bigotry in all forms'; social media giant responds to Congress letters

Congress leaders wrote to Mark Zuckerberg following reports by the WSJ and the Time magazine about the conduct of company's team in India, alleging bias and proximity with the ruling BJP

How Facebook as behaviour-manipulating conduit stokes its right wing bias, and why it should reform or perish
India

How Facebook as behaviour-manipulating conduit stokes its right wing bias, and why it should reform or perish

What is it about Facebook that makes it conducive to the rise of right wing demagoguery? Why have its echo chambers not led to the rise of the left?

Actor Payal Rohatgi’s outburst against Safoora Zargar typifies right wing obsession with Muslim sexuality
India

Actor Payal Rohatgi’s outburst against Safoora Zargar typifies right wing obsession with Muslim sexuality

The Hindu right-wing discourse around the sexuality and sex lives of Muslim men and women has acquired a particular tone and tenor

Countering Right-wing populists requires building broadest possible alliances, and simple messaging with emotional appeal
World

Countering Right-wing populists requires building broadest possible alliances, and simple messaging with emotional appeal

A lot of liberal and Left supporters tend to sow divisions internally by othering anyone with whom they disagree. Their quest for ideological purity contrasts sharply with the Right’s, which shows no such compunctions.

Spanking the Indian Muslim: What's the straw that might break the camel's back?
India

Spanking the Indian Muslim: What's the straw that might break the camel's back?

What makes the Hindutva project unique in India is its ambition to bring about an ideological churn in an organically diverse country of a billion-plus. At the foundation of Hindutva, going back to Savarkar, lies its animosity towards Muslims.

Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run
India

Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run

RCEP deal: It is strange to call a decision a metric of 'strength', that has been taken out of fear. Regardless of the Opposition's or government's narrative, the fact remains that India's move to walk out of RCEP deal was borne out of worry against competition.

Author Jaithirth Rao on his new book about the history of Indian right-wing thought, and what makes him anxious as a conservative
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Author Jaithirth Rao on his new book about the history of Indian right-wing thought, and what makes him anxious as a conservative

Jaithirth Rao, the author of The Indian Conservative, holds that conservatives are opposed to revolutionary change, preferring the evolutionary variety.

Facebook is officially encouraging publishers of fake news on its News platform, all in the name of diversity
News & Analysis

Facebook is officially encouraging publishers of fake news on its News platform, all in the name of diversity

How will Zuckerberg reconcile the ideals of factual, high-quality news with neo-Nazi ideology?

Centre trivalised triple talaq by sidelining Opposition remarks on bill; govt's attempt at Muslim inclusion reeks of haste
India

Centre trivalised triple talaq by sidelining Opposition remarks on bill; govt's attempt at Muslim inclusion reeks of haste

The Muslims in India need inclusion, but to do it in a haphazard manner disregarding every Opposition point of view, as seen during the debate on triple talaq bill, not only trivialises the issue but also reeks of arrogance

Dalai Lama's comment on refugee crisis illuminates what's at the heart of anti-migrant sentiment
World

Dalai Lama's comment on refugee crisis illuminates what's at the heart of anti-migrant sentiment

Without clarity on the idea of what it is about a culture and a people that requires a homeland, thorny questions surrounding migration and identity will continue to trouble the world.