Dancer Mandeep Raikhy's The Secular Project explores secularism as a cultural practice through bodily rituals
On the road for the past three weeks, with a dusty car for company along with two cloth banners in English and Hindi asserting 'SECULAR INDIA/ धर्मनिरपेक्ष भारत', Raikhy states that his journey is a search for a secular ritual for the body, in a country fractured along communal lines.
IIT-B students Pramod Mandade and Samarth Bhagwat discuss secularism in part 4 of IIT Bombay for Justice's #PreambleLectures series
Neutrality is insufficient when communities already see religion as an important part of their personal identity, one they want to hold on to along with their civic identity. It should be possible to have both.
Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism
Governors must loathe appearing as agents or appointees of the Central Government if they are to maintain their impartiality and the confidence of their ministers
It was not just the fact that Koshyari chose to make an intervention, his manner of doing so was immeasurably crass and was a direct assault on constitutional values
The West Bengal chief minister appealed to the Union HRD Ministry not to curtail important lessons at any cost
Prompt arrests in Palghar incident show state govts can always act fast to counter communalism if they want to
From 2015, 45 Muslims have been lynched by mobs, yet neither did any government functionary expressed any concern like they did in the Palghar incident nor did any government felt obliged to immediately arrest the culprits or suspend the policemen who allowed them to be lynched
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu says secularism ingrained in every Indian, minorities more secure here than in other countries
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said secularism is in the blood and veins of every Indian and minorities are more secure in India than in any other country even as he asked some countries to refrain from advising India on its internal affairs.
Parties bicker over Subhash Chandra Bose's legacy on 123rd birth anniversary; TMC advocates Netaji's secularism, BJP says 'don't lecture'
The 123rd birth anniversary of nationalist leader and freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was celebrated on Thursday in West Bengal, where parties cutting across political lines fought over his legacy
All religions equal for India, Rajnath Singh says at NCC Republic Day camp; calls Pakistan and US 'theocratic' countries
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Indian values consider all religions equal and is secular, unlike Pakistan which became a theocratic state
Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for
Opportunities, not religious persecution, make Bangladeshis flock to India; border residents fear more immigration on pretext of atrocities
For people living along the northern Dhubri sector of India-Bangladesh border in western Assam, their friends from Bangladesh have more than a single perspective to share on the Citizenship Amendment Act
CAA, NRC, Article 370 protests have called into question idea of India's secularism; answers lie beyond the Constitution
Saying India is secular because the Constitution says so is an appeal to authority. The people of India deserve the dignity of an argument for secularism
Anti-CAB protests rock North East India as Rajya Sabha passes contentious legislation; demonstrators stage massive rallies
The anger in the northeastern states against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, showed no signs of abating on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, which was marked by large-scale protests and lockdowns
Nature of protests in Assam show North East agitating against citizenship bill to protect indigenous culture from outsiders, not for 'secular' India
Protesters in Assam say they would oppose Citizenship (Amendment) Bill even if it included all religions, revealing a huge mismatch between the reasons behind the North East's agitation against CAB and that of the Congress party
In Parliament today: Lok Sabha passes Constitution (Amendment) Bill to extend reservation for SC/ST MPs; Rajya Sabha to take up Citizenship Bill tomorrow
The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to take up the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Wednesday, after it was passed in the Lok Sabha by a two-thirds majority at midnight on Tuesday. The Upper House, presided over by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, is likely to begin the six-hour discussion on the bill at 2 pm.
Rajya Sabha to debate CAB tomorrow: Attack on Constitution, claim Congress and CPM; Shiv Sena hints at withdrawing support; rifts in JD(U) over backing Bill
The question of supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill created rifts within the JDU in Bihar and the Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra
Parliament Updates: Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha with 311 votes in favour, 80 against
Parliament LIVE updates: The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lower House at midnight on Tuesday with 311 votes in favour of the proposed legislation. 80 MPs voted against the bill in the division of votes.
LS passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by overwhelming majority: BJP gets support from JDU, YSRCP, BJD; Opposition calls legislation discriminatory
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill saw an animated debate in the Lok Sabha on Monday after Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the contentious legislation with assurances of exemption for the north eastern states, and said that the proposed law has the "endorsement of 130 crore Indians".