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India’s culture ministry pays respects to previously disavowed Nazi admirer M. S. Golwalkar

As India regresses on democratic markers, previously disavowed Hindutva leaders are finding new legitimacy. M. S. Golwalkar, the second Sarsanghchalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is one such person. Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar, a Hindu nationalist, believed that India should be a Hindu country and minorities should have the rights of second class citizens as …

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Farmers Protest: Is the opposition favoring middlemen?

In September 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that the opposition favored middlemen and hence opposed the farm laws that would benefit the farmers. This claim, as with anything Modi says has been accepted as gospel by his supporters, who in spite of all evidence to the contrary continue to claim that the farmers protests …

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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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The rise of Hindu supremacists – what is a legitimate citizen?

Big moral question these days, this business of who a legitimate citizen of India is. As fate would have it, as the super-Hindu government fucks up over and over, Muslims are among those who shine. Given the kind of publicity they get, one would imagine that Muslims are the sole saviors of India – almost …

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Independence Day

Next week, we will celebrate yet another independence day. Yet another independence day with fighter planes whirring, tanks roaring, military bands playing and prime minister speaking. We celebrate this independence day with many uncertain dark clouds. Economy The second economic survey tabled by Ministry of Finance paints a gloomy picture on the economy and almost …

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