Governments can ensure that religious processions don't end in violence. For that though, the lives of innocent citizens, especially minorities, should matter to them
Mohan Bhagwat's appeal to India's youth to imbibe Gandhian principles indicates RSS success in distancing Congress from the Mahatma
The move to embrace Gandhian principles by Hindutva-based organisations got a real fillip when Prime Minister Narendra Modi started majorly invoking Mahatma Gandhi in his governance policies, the flagship being the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Jamia shooter was 'obedient' and '1,000% a minor', claims teacher; says accused was 'desperate' to be famous
The radicalisation has come as a surprise to Narendra, for the shooter was a regular in his class.
Congress leader files complaint against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over '130 crore Indians are Hindus' remark
Mohan Bhagwat had at a public meeting on 25 December, said irrespective of religion and culture, people who have nationalistic spirit and respect the culture of Bharat and its heritage are Hindus and RSS considers the 130 crore people of the country as Hindus.
Row over RSS chief’s remarks overblown, the institution is only seeking to define Hindutva as pluralistic
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat’s recent comments, that the organisation regards the entire 130 crore population of India as members of “Hindu society”, has come at a time when the country is witnessing large-scale protests over a legislation that critics say is ‘anti-Muslim’, ‘divisive’ and part of BJP’s ‘majoritarian project’.
BPCL, Air India privatisation: Govt to go ahead with disinvestment of PSUs despite opposition, protests
Air India is sitting on a debt pile of around Rs 58,000 crore, besides huge accumulated losses running into thousands of crores.
SC verdict opportunity for Modi govt to build Ram Mandir at characteristic speed and scale, make Ayodhya foremost Hindu pilgrim site
The Supreme Court's judgment on Ayodhya has given an opportunity to the ruling dispensation to build Ram Mandir at its characteristic speed and scale and make Ayodhya the foremost Hindu pilgrim site in the country
Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Amit Shah's remarks on Hindi, says notion that language can unite country 'absurd'
Vijayan said people in the southern, western and eastern parts of the country do not speak Hindi and to make it the primary language in these areas amounted to rejecting their mother tongues.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet
Majority of the families belonging to the Madia tribe in Maharashtra, whose lives have been disrupted by an encroaching ‘civilisation’, are left with a Hobson’s choice — assimilate and lose their Adivasi culture or resist and lose their lives
Heckling Asaduddin Owaisi in Parliament with chants of Jai Shri Ram smacks of an age-old idea of muscular, divisive Hindutva
This is not the first time Jai Shri Ram was used as a rallying call to assert the idea of a muscular Hindu Rashtra. The chant has long been used to create a divisive politics of hate, starting with the violence in Ayodhya and the destruction of the Babri Masjid.
Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle, subsumed as community is under an emergent Hindu nation
With Narendra Modi's phenomenal victory in the 2019 elections, theories, everyday conversations, stories and celebrations speak of a significant notion: the 'Hinduisation' of society.
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik gave a small briefing to Amit Shah on the prevailing situation in the state.
Gujarat govt offers to play the umpire; suggests PepsiCo India make it a party to contracts with potato farmers
Realising it was losing the battle of perceptions, PepsiCo accepted the face-saver of a negotiated settlement which the Gujarat government offered.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 17: Multiple accounts from Dakshin Kannada describe how divisive politics corroded everyday lives
South Karnataka has a different side to offer everybody. For the occasional tourist, it brings forth images of the pristine coastline. For a historian, Karavalli is a treasure trove, with the expanse left by successive rulers and colonial governments. Even better for oral historians, as the majority, Tulu speaking population of this region believes in deities rooted in their past, the stories of whom have been passed on from generation to generation.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 16: Sangh appropriates local cultural symbols as Congress' brand of 'Hinduness' falls flat
The programmes of the Sangh relied heavily on evoking a homogenising religious pride while appropriating local cultural symbols.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 15: VHP strengthens after Hindu Samajotsav; newborn BJP distances from Sangh ahead of 1984 polls
The Hindu Samajotsava is a yearly show of strength of the Sangh Parivar in Coastal Karnataka. The first such rally was held in Mangalore in April 1981 when Alva was serving his term as the district president for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). The theme that year was 'unity of Hindus.'
BJP's Sadhvi Pragya says Hemant Karkare was 'cursed': Party's stand on slain ATS chief has flip-flopped since 2006
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur statement on Friday about slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, reiterated the Hindu extremists' vitriolic stand against the IPS officer whose investigation into the Malegaon blast case had unearthed a Hindutva terror network
LS polls: Opposition's attempt at polarising electorate challenges narrative of secular-communal divide
All parties, irrespective of ideology, are playing the same game. Instead of pointing fingers at one, it would be worthwhile looking at the system that encourages such behaviour from politicians
2008 Malegaon blast-accused Sadhvi Pragya Thakur joins BJP, will contest Lok Sabha polls: Timeline of the case
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who is undergoing trial in the 2008 Malegaon Blast, has been announced as BJP candidate from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat: Timeline of the case
Agra gears up for epic battle: It's BJP's Hindutva agenda vs SP-BSP-RLD coalition's Dalit and caste politics
In the Lok Sabha Election 2019, the BJP appears to have consolidated its position over the years by effective mobilisation of its cadre even though it bears the brunt of anti-incumbency again in case of individual legislators.