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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Media Should Protect Secularism And Pluralism Of India, Urges Kerala CM

Inaugurating the valedictory ceremony of the centenary celebrations of Malayalam daily "Mathrubhumi", Vijayan said imposing a particular language or a religion is against the pluralism of the country. 

18 March 2023

Sheikh Abdullah addressing a gathering in Srinagar in 1949.

Naya Kashmir Finds Little Space For Sheikh Abdullah, The Tallest Kashmiri Leader Who Joined India, Took Up Tiranga

The Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry and Sher-i-Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious Service named after Sheikh Abdullah have been changed to ‘Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry’ and ‘Jammu and...

06 February 2023

Ranvir Kapoor in Brahmastra poster.

'Ishwar Allah Tero Naam' No More: The Fading Secularism Of Bollywood Songs

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, also known as 'Ram Dhun', is a bhajan that was widely popularised by Mahatma Gandhi and the lines 'Ishwar Allah tero naam' which he added to the bhajan were once a heavily used phrase in Bollywood...

24 January 2023

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin

Kerala CM Wishes M K Stalin On Turning 70

Vijayan took to Twitter to convey his birthday wishes and said that by standing in defence of federalism, secularism and our mother tongues, Stalin has won hearts across the country.

01 March 2023

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet

Midnight’s Children: Secularism Is The Glue To Keep Country Together

The septuagenarians, while addressing a session at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet on Wednesday, also stressed the need for people to collaborate and cohabitate, despite the religious and caste-based differences, for...

26 January 2023

Congress party rally (Representative Image)

Tripura: CPI(M), Congress Under 'Democratic And Secular' Banner To Hold Rally On January 21

Those who will join the rally will not carry flags of any political party, CPI(M) state secretary Jitendra Choudhury and Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman said in a joint press conference on Thursday.

20 January 2023

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Concept Of 'Hindu Rashtra' Against Mahatma Gandhi's Ideals: Nitish

The chief minister also warned that any deviation from Gandhi's insistence on secularism could lead to perversions (jo isse kuchh alag karna chahta hai, vo ulta pulta karna chahta hai).

17 February 2023

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury

Secular Forces Need To Work Together For Country's Better Times: Sitaram Yechury

He also claimed that whenever the Congress took the Left's advice seriously it benefited the party and India.

09 January 2023

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21 November 2022
Tharoor's Malabar Tour Rattles Kerala Congress, Smells 'Agenda' In MP's Move

Tharoor's Malabar Tour Rattles Kerala Congress, Smells 'Agenda' In MP's Move

In an indication of the emergence of a new 'Tharoor group' in the state Congress, his supporters have come out openly against those leaders who had allegedly...


19 November 2022
Secularism, Idea Of India Undermined In Last 2 Years, Parties Gripped With Fear: Chidambaram

Secularism, Idea Of India Undermined In Last 2 Years, Parties Gripped With Fear: Chidambaram

Speaking at 'Sahitya AajTak 2022', the former Union Finance Minister said that in the last couple of years "the idea of India has been undermined" and the idea...


12 November 2022
Has Secularism Caved In To Political Opportunism In India?

Has Secularism Caved In To Political Opportunism In India?

Political parties, barring no exceptions, have taken upon themselves to forsake secularism for electoral gains


12 November 2022
The History Of Kashmiri Secularism Is Vitiated Today

The History Of Kashmiri Secularism Is Vitiated Today

Nehruvian secularism, which was the basis of Kashmir’s entry into the Indian union, is on test


12 November 2022
Secularism Under Siege: Several Parts Of Indian Subcontinent Witness Demise Of Pluralism

Secularism Under Siege: Several Parts Of Indian Subcontinent Witness Demise Of Pluralism

The areas of the subcontinent where Hinduism has become extinct have witnessed the demise of liberal values, such as democracy, pluralism and secularism.


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10 November 2022
Between Competitive Communalism And Suitable Secularism: Where India Stands Today

Between Competitive Communalism And Suitable Secularism: Where India Stands Today

Has secularism ever fulfilled its mandate in India or was it always sent askew by communal politics?


10 November 2022
Does Secularism Have A Place In Ritualistic India?

Does Secularism Have A Place In Ritualistic India?

Caught between a deeply religious citizenry and a religion-driven polity, secularism is facing threat both as an ideal and as a practice


09 November 2022
Out Of Sync: Why Secularism Is A Colossal Failure In India

Out Of Sync: Why Secularism Is A Colossal Failure In India

Secularism in its present form is the result of a collective historical failure, completely at variance with public ethos which is not secular


09 November 2022
Power Politics: A Test Of Indian Secularism

Power Politics: A Test Of Indian Secularism

Indian secularism has had a chequered history where political expediency means trading off secular ideals for power


09 November 2022
The Rising Tide Of The Right Worldwide

The Rising Tide Of The Right Worldwide

Right wing forces are marching centre stage across the world in a worrying development


09 November 2022
What Does Secularism Mean Around The World?

What Does Secularism Mean Around The World?

Secularism, in modern terms, means mostly the separation between religion and state, but it has been interpreted differently across the world


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09 November 2022
A Walk Through The Several Decades Of Indian Secularism

A Walk Through The Several Decades Of Indian Secularism

Though inherent to the Constitution, Indian secularism has travelled a long distance from pseudo-secularism to ‘sickularism’ in recent decades


11 October 2022
Ayodhya And Hubballi: The Cities That Defined The Course Of Indian Politics

Ayodhya And Hubballi: The Cities That Defined The Course Of Indian Politics

If the Ram Temple movement established the saffron outfit in the Hindi belt, the Hubballi campaign catapulted it to power in the state


11 October 2022
Once A Commercial Hub, How Hubballi Became The Epicentre Of Communal Politics In Karnataka

Once A Commercial Hub, How Hubballi Became The Epicentre Of Communal Politics In Karnataka

The decline of industry and businesses in Hubballi, once a thriving centre for processing cotton, coincided with spurts of communal violence in the 1980s and...


30 September 2022
Harmonising Places Of Worship Act With Standard Legal Procedures Is Need Of The Hour

Harmonising Places Of Worship Act With Standard Legal Procedures Is Need Of The Hour

Though the objective of Places of Worship Act to discourage any retrogression into communal fault lines is admirable, its contradictions and ambiguity on many...


30 September 2022
Ayodhya Settled, Focus Is Back On Places Of Worship Act, 1991

Ayodhya Settled, Focus Is Back On Places Of Worship Act, 1991

With the tide of majoritarian appeasement, fuelled by the ruling political establishment, there are efforts now to even exempt the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar...


30 September 2022
Ganesh Festival At Idgah Maidan Flies In The Face Of India’s Constitutional Secularism

Ganesh Festival At Idgah Maidan Flies In The Face Of India’s Constitutional Secularism

Why was it so important for the Karnataka government to hold Ganesh Chaturthi puja in an Idgah maidan somewhere in the state? Was it something to do with the...


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