secularism News

Beyond optics, Congress has begun flirting with some of BJP’s favourite campaign themes

The acid test for measuring the degree of Congress secularism today has less to do with symbolic gestures (like temple visits) and the representation of Muslims in assemblies than with concrete public policy.

Kolkata: Public platform to ‘promote inter-faith marriages’

This platform had recently launched a campaign titled ‘Open A Door’ to create awareness about discrimination faced by members of minority communities while trying to find accommodation.


Yogi Adityanath alleges that SP, BSP divided the state based on caste and religion

"Secularism doesn't mean being obsessed towards one religion," said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Is India a secular nation?

Edited excerpts of the speech that was to be delivered at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Mumbai, on April 4 by former Union Home Secretary Madhav Godbole.

Diary item: Marriage, like democracy

The wooing and winning exhilarates, the tough bit comes later

There's extreme intolerance in India: Shah Rukh Khan on 50th birthday

When asked if he was ready to give up his awards much like those over the past month, Shah Rukh Khan said he would, in a symbolic gesture if asked to.


A Suitable Secularism

It needs to be reinterpreted for a new time.

Secularism has brought 'good results' for India: Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama today advocated practice of secularism saying it has brought “good results” for India, which he described as most stable “barring few exceptions”. The comments by the Tibetan spiritual leader assume significance in the backdrop of attacks against minorities and their religious places in the country. [related-post] “Conflicts over religion are taking place […]

Becoming what we hate

India’s democracy did not have Pakistan’s flaws. Why, then, would India want to imitate Pakistan?

Nextdoor Nepal: To be secular or not to be

As the deadline for the constitution approaches, political parties continue to be divided on this crucial issue.