Hindutva

Indian regional languages distribution

Breivik's killing spree and ideological stuff

Not really a post,  some thoughts. Beginning with saying that this was a gruesome mass murder and act of terrorism. I applaud the response of democracy from Norway. That said, this incident brings into stark relief some of the worst prejudices as the world and country. Many assumed that it was an Islamic attack. Few …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

An intellectual deficit in Indian Society

I am rather troubled in this moment. All around, I see tremendous rigidity and an inability to learn. Be it something like the slutwalk, or a political problem in Kashmir… we have lost the ability to discuss. Television discussions take the form of a patchwork of individual interviews conducted simultaneously. And there is still little …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Left of Right, Right of Left and off-center

Talk of mixed perspectives. A few posts I made recently have set me thinking about how many of us supposedly neither right nor left political inclinations actually have swallowed a lot of left and right. The recent turning upside down of terrorism as an Islamic speciality by Hindutva enthusiasts provided many such opportunities to notice …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Rahul Gandhi is absolutely correct on Hindutva Extremism

He is right. The Muslim groups do more damage, but the Hindu groups are more dangerous because India has a Hindu majority. If we look at world news, Indian Muslims are actually a wonderful lot. An improving economy and greater possibilities opening up for Muslims have ensured that most Muslims in India see themselves as …

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