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Bastar Needs You

Tribal women at Weekly Village Market of Farasgaon (Bastar)

Bastar. An abstract name of some strange place where there is Naxalism. And therefore a place to be avoided, to be dreaded and mostly ignored. Not a land of a people who love, have children, earn livelihoods, make houses, sing, dance and celebrate. Not a land of everyday interpersonal conflicts, a tiff with a neighbour, …

Does the argumentative Indian really exist?

Bus burned at Bhosari by Shiv Sena activists

The Indian socio-political space is polarized as never before. The religious and economic right wings came together in an unprecedented show of solidarity and gave India its first Prime Minister who refuses to answer any questioning. The writing was on the wall. Subramanian Swamy had detailed the RSS “plan” as far back as 1999 with remarkable …

What sort of government is Modi planning to run?

Ordinance Modi turn

With much advertisement of the Gujarat model, all eyes were on the Modi government, particularly since BJP expects higher standards of those it criticizes than itself. The reality is stunning, but not in a nice way. Nitin Gadkari with dubious financial dealings with Ideal Road Builders including a no interest loan to his company, Purti …