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Saffron In Cinemascope: How Bollywood Took Up Right-wing Agenda

Saffron In Cinemascope: How Bollywood Took Up Right-wing Agenda

The film industry is increasingly aligning with those in power, given the jingoistic and communal undertones in recent releases

01 July 2022
After Right Wing Campaign Against Azaan, Mosques In Karnataka Issued Notices To Use Loudspeakers Within Permissible Levels

After Right Wing Campaign Against Azaan, Mosques In Karnataka Issued Notices To Use Loudspeakers Within Permissible Levels

Karnataka Azaan Row: The move comes after some right-wing outfits launched a campaign demanding shutting down of such loudspeakers, saying they caused...

06 April 2022

‘Blemished Night’: A Letter To Faiz Ahmad Faiz

The clarion call you gave to keep marching for ‘the salvation of sights and hearts’ and the concepts of dissent and resistance that you so passionately...

My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

My Respect For 'Chuddy' Grows Each Valentine’s Day

In 2009, self-styled moral custodians of Sri Ram Sena attacked women and men at a bar in Mangalore. In the weeks that followed, pink 'chuddies' by protesting...

14 February 2022

Manish Tewari Urges Congress To Not Give Up Against Right Wing Populism

In a series of tweets, Tewari said, "Congress may be on the wrong side of the cultural wars as are most liberal and progressive parties around the world...

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19 November 2021
Manish Tewari Urges Congress To Not Give Up Against Right Wing Populism

Manish Tewari Urges Congress To Not Give Up Against Right Wing Populism

In a series of tweets, Tewari said, "Congress may be on the wrong side of the cultural wars as are most liberal and progressive parties around the world...


04 September 2020
Serial ‘Killer’

Serial ‘Killer’

A TV serial gets pulled off air in Assam, an actress gets trolled with rape/death threats? Why? Because the right wing saw ‘love jehad’ in a story of a...


30 October 2019
[Forgotten Newsmakers] Gladys Staines: Life After Death

[Forgotten Newsmakers] Gladys Staines: Life After Death

Twenty years after the ghastly murder of her husband, the missionary Graham Staines, Gladys has forged a new life—as a nurse and doting grandmother—in...


11 June 2019
Govind Pansare Murder Case: Police Arrests Right-Wing Activist Sharad Kalaskar

Govind Pansare Murder Case: Police Arrests Right-Wing Activist Sharad Kalaskar

Sharad Kalaskar, whose name has figured in a series of high profile crimes, was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in the Palghar arms haul case in August last...


15 March 2019
Fangs Of A Vigilante Herd

Fangs Of A Vigilante Herd

In the last two years, Alwar has shot to infamy for what’s politely known as cow vigilantism: a short roll-call includes the lynchings of Pehlu Khan,...


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22 January 2019
Hindu Sena Marks Queen Victoria's Death Anniversary, Says She Freed India From Muslims

Hindu Sena Marks Queen Victoria's Death Anniversary, Says She Freed India From Muslims

Declaring 1857 as India's "1st independence in true sense," the poster for the event says that under Empress Victoria the Britishers helped Indian attain...


18 January 2019
Wrongs Of The Right: Kamal Nath In A Hurry To De-Saffronise Madhya Pradesh

Wrongs Of The Right: Kamal Nath In A Hurry To De-Saffronise Madhya Pradesh

The Congress veteran appears to be in a tearing hurry to wipe off anything remotely resembling saffron


13 September 2018
Why Pune Is Becoming A Battleground Of Political Ideologies?

Why Pune Is Becoming A Battleground Of Political Ideologies?

Why a culture, education, upwardly mobile IT hub is becoming a battleground of political ideologies?


01 September 2018
Does RSS Evoke A Sense Of Parallel Authority?

Does RSS Evoke A Sense Of Parallel Authority?

Is the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a secretive fraternity with its own idea of India? Questions abound as it seeks to mainstream itself.


03 September 2018
Who Killed Gauri, Kalburgi, Dabholkar, Pansare? The Puzzle Cracks, Slowly

Who Killed Gauri, Kalburgi, Dabholkar, Pansare? The Puzzle Cracks, Slowly

A year after Gauri Lankesh's murder, the trail of a network of radical Hindu right-wing operatives that investigators in Karnataka have been piecing together...


21 July 2018
In Prelapsarian Abandon

In Prelapsarian Abandon

Liberal in approach, perorative in tone, Tharoor decries the loss of Hinduism’s ancient openness at the hands of colonials and nationalists old and new


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11 June 2018
Pawn Mapping

Pawn Mapping

The Gauri Lankesh murder probe points to more sinister plots


24 May 2018
Why We Should Fear A Hindu Rashtra: A Counter-Argument

Why We Should Fear A Hindu Rashtra: A Counter-Argument

In all the complexity in understanding how the Hindu culture is perceived, the question remains, “Is Indian culture simply synonymous to Hindu culture?”


06 May 2018
Namaz Should Be Offered In Mosques, Not Open Spaces: Haryana CM Manohar Khattar

Namaz Should Be Offered In Mosques, Not Open Spaces: Haryana CM Manohar Khattar

Right-wing Hindu groups visited at least six places in the city where namaz was offered every Friday and allegedly prevented people from doing so.


06 May 2018
My Dear Fellow, The Issue Is Not Jinnah But An Armed, Unlawful, Attack By A Mob

My Dear Fellow, The Issue Is Not Jinnah But An Armed, Unlawful, Attack By A Mob

There is no discussion on the breach of security to Mr. Hamid Ansari. Everyone is busy discussing the role of Jinnah in the British period of the Indian...


27 March 2018
Man Accused Of Hacking, Burning Alive Muslim Labourer Hailed As Hero In Ram Navami Tableau In Rajasthan

Man Accused Of Hacking, Burning Alive Muslim Labourer Hailed As Hero In Ram Navami Tableau In Rajasthan

In December last year, a video surfaced showing Regar ranting about 'love jihad', hacking West Bengal labourer Mohammed Afrazul and then burning him alive in...


10 March 2018
All That’s Left Behind

All That’s Left Behind

There’s no sign of a Left phoenix rising from the ashes


16 February 2018
Hindu Ekta Manch Hold Protest In Support Of SPO Arrested For Raping And Killing 8-Yr-Old In Kashmir

Hindu Ekta Manch Hold Protest In Support Of SPO Arrested For Raping And Killing 8-Yr-Old In Kashmir

Taking to twitter, Mufti said she was 'appalled by the marches and protests in defense of the recently apprehended rapist (sic) in Kathua."


19 February 2018
A Line Of Control For Women

A Line Of Control For Women

Ankit Saxena’s murder and khap killings over a woman’s free choice expose society’s anxiety about its property rights



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