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War Of The Poses: Hindutva, Marathi Manoos And The Legacy Of Bal Thackeray

War Of The Poses: Hindutva, Marathi Manoos And The Legacy Of Bal Thackeray

Jun 22, 2022

Raj and Uddhav Thackeray have been hostile to each other for decades, but slowly, the Maharashtra CM appears to be pulling away from his mercurial cousin in public esteem

The Contested Legacy Of Bal Thackeray

The Contested Legacy Of Bal Thackeray

Jun 20, 2022

A divided family in pursuit of Hindutva adds another tussle to Maharashtra politics.

Bal Thackeray's Legacy: How 'Reluctant Politician' Uddhav Has Mastered The Art Of Politics As Raj Looks The Other Way

Bal Thackeray's Legacy: How 'Reluctant Politician' Uddhav Has Mastered The Art Of Politics As Raj Looks The Other Way

Jun 20, 2022

Uddhav Thackeray, the elder of the two, was more inclined towards environmental and photographic pursuits, while his younger sibling, Raj Thackeray, travelled with Balasaheb, interacting with Shiv Sainiks and learning to navigate the by-lanes of politics.

The Genesis Of Bitterness Between The Thackeray Brothers

The Genesis Of Bitterness Between The Thackeray Brothers

Jun 20, 2022

Uddhav Thackeray, perceived as the 'reluctant politician', was anointed the heir to the political kingdom, while Raj Thackeray, the 'involved politician', was politically isolated. What started out as mere disgruntlement became a closely nursed bitterness between the cousins.

Did MeToo Create A Safer Workplace For Women In India?

Did MeToo Create A Safer Workplace For Women In India?

Jun 15, 2022

The progress is slow, the resistance to recognition and redress of sexual harassment in the workplace is high, but across India, the tide might just be turning

What Drives Sanatan Sanstha, The Controversial Hindu Right-wing Organisation?

What Drives Sanatan Sanstha, The Controversial Hindu Right-wing Organisation?

Jun 09, 2022

Founded in 1990 by Dr Jayant Balaji Atavale, a hypnotherapist, the Sanatan Sanstha is registered as a charitable organisation. A few people linked to the killing of four well-known rationalists and bomb blasts in Goa and Maharashtra were allegedly members of the Sanstha. However, their Sanstha membership has not been proved conclusively. There is very little information about its membership policy, and the locals are not allowed into the ashram.

A Booker Moment For Marathi Literature Is A Pipedream

A Booker Moment For Marathi Literature Is A Pipedream

Jun 01, 2022

The rich world of Marathi literature has been greatly let down by translators who lack creativity and publishers who lack conviction

ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

ASI Took Just 10 Days To Compile Ayodhya Report, Is It Being Used As A Tool To Serve Political Goal?

May 26, 2022

The past, present and future of ASI is invariably linked to the shifting political ideologies in the country

Why Marathi Cinema Has Lost Its Sheen

Why Marathi Cinema Has Lost Its Sheen

May 23, 2022

Behind the geographical shadow of Bollywood, the Marathi film industry is finding its wings in themes dominated by glamour.

Heatwave Affecting Orange Yield And Quality In Maharashtra’s Vidarbha

Heatwave Affecting Orange Yield And Quality In Maharashtra’s Vidarbha

May 19, 2022

Orange orchards in Vidarbha are severely affected by the heatwave with quality and quantity taking a massive hit.

Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

Starved Of Fresh Content, Bollywood Is Desperately Looking For New Ideas

May 18, 2022

Faced with stiff competition from the South Indian film industries, Hindi cinema is looking at an existential crisis

Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

Withering Heights: Battle For Survival In India’s Red Zone

May 12, 2022

While the heatwave in Vidarbha has claimed 25 lives this year—the highest in seven years—the poor and homeless continue to suffer its ill-effects

Bulldozers In Mumbai: The Capital Of Crushed Dreams

Bulldozers In Mumbai: The Capital Of Crushed Dreams

May 04, 2022

How Mumbai has become the city of demolitions and redevelopment projects that never take off

Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Marathi Pride Is Passe, Shiv Sena's Apathy Hurts The Language

Apr 28, 2022

Despite several agitations by political parties—some violent—the Marathi language is on a downslide. It will take more than government efforts to promote the language

Poor Man’s Food In New Avatar: Marathwada's Drought Food Is Now Trending As Superfood

Poor Man’s Food In New Avatar: Marathwada's Drought Food Is Now Trending As Superfood

Apr 26, 2022

The poor man’s food from the drought-hit belt of Marathwada is in the spotlight owing to its new status as superfood. While the elite love it for its health benefits, the poor need it to survive.

Food Apartheid: Non-vegetarians Not Allowed!

Food Apartheid: Non-vegetarians Not Allowed!

Apr 21, 2022

Mumbai’s cosmopolitanism is slowly giving way to food apartheid, as residents militantly police consumption of meat in their housing societies. And the hate is fast spreading across Maharashtra.

Shiv Sena Has To Go Back To Agitation, Cadres Itching For Action: Shiv Sainik For 55 Years

Shiv Sena Has To Go Back To Agitation, Cadres Itching For Action: Shiv Sainik For 55 Years

Apr 20, 2022

Rambhau Parikh has been a Shiv Sainik for the last 55 years. With zero expectations from the party, he says the party needs foot soldiers to rebuild the Shiv Sena.

Shiv Sena In New Avtar: How Far Will The Tamed Beast Go?

Shiv Sena In New Avtar: How Far Will The Tamed Beast Go?

Apr 13, 2022

The father-son duo of Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya are transforming the once violence-loving party into a moderate one to suit the current political environment. The party cadre, though, are unhappy at being denied their regular adrenaline rush of 'tod phod'.

'Mumbai Has No Room For The Poor': 'Cheetah Camp' Residents Living In Transit

'Mumbai Has No Room For The Poor': 'Cheetah Camp' Residents Living In Transit

Apr 05, 2022

Cheetah Camp in Trombay has been a transit camp forever. Its residents, displaced from another settlement have waited for nearly 46 years to get houses with concrete walls and roofs. Instead, the threat of being displaced again is their biggest fear.

Love: Man, Women And A Viral Story

Love: Man, Women And A Viral Story

Mar 23, 2022

Maharashtra tribal man and his two wives find stardom in dancing to Bollywood hits

Can Congress Exist Without Its Most Identifiable Symbols – The Gandhis?

Can Congress Exist Without Its Most Identifiable Symbols – The Gandhis?

Mar 18, 2022

Many Congress leaders who have raised the banner of revolt within the party following its poor performance in the recent Assembly elections. Complete restructuring and an aggressive overhaul of the leadership are solutions for survival, they say.  

BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party In Goa, To Form Govt With Support Of Smaller Parties, Independents

BJP Emerges As Single Largest Party In Goa, To Form Govt With Support Of Smaller Parties, Independents

Mar 11, 2022

As the BJP emerges as the single largest party in Goa, smaller parties and independents are rushing to extend support, despite the fact that it may not be needed.

News From Goa: Fast, Cheap And Truly Independent

News From Goa: Fast, Cheap And Truly Independent

Mar 11, 2022

WhatsApp, local ads and loyal patrons ensure small independent news media setups in Goa don’t succumb to pressures of money and muscle of the rich and powerful

Election Results 2022: BJP's Goa Win Shows Voters Lost Faith In Congress

Election Results 2022: BJP's Goa Win Shows Voters Lost Faith In Congress

Mar 10, 2022

The Opposition space was taken up by an array of political parties that were not able to build a successful narrative to convince people that they were capable of changing their lives for the better.

Goa Election Results 2022: All Eyes On CM's Chair Ahead Of Counting Of Votes

Goa Election Results 2022: All Eyes On CM's Chair Ahead Of Counting Of Votes

Mar 09, 2022

Few hours to go for the results to the 2022 Assembly polls in Goa, both the BJP and the Congress Party have started frenzied negotiations with those they fought elections against.

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