At 34, Danish Ansari is among the youngest ministers in India. He is also only one of the two Muslim ministers in the BJP-led governments —the other being Abdul Sattar in Bihar.
India’s experiments indicate that a successful and stable alliance needs three key elements—an anchor party, an unanimously chosen leader and ideological congruency between partners
The Election Commission of India has been caught in several controversies in the recent past over its independence and credibility as the guardian body of elections.
The term Pasmanda, which means backward in Persian, has suddenly gained currency after Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently directed his party members to focus on weaker sections of Muslims.
The size and diversity of India fuels the debate over proportional representation in the country.
Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.
Reservation for Muslims is a major component in the renewed discourse on the Pasmanda Muslims. Muslims are on the worst stage of any government representation. When the Congress-led government could do little to grant them...
The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their individual lifetime and psyche.
Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?
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