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Dr Rakesh Sinha

The writer is associate professor, Delhi University and honorary director, India Policy Foundation

Secular hypocrisies: Marginalised intellectuals are using discourse of secularism to stoke imaginary fears of majoritarianism
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Multiculturalism survives not because it allows people of all religious and cultural shades to enjoy the fruits of freedom but because all people genuinely believe in diversity and cultural and historical legacies beyond their religious limitations.

Citizenship Act is an extension of and commitment to the idea of secularism
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

The notion that CAA is anti-minority is based on conspiracy theories. It is, in fact, a fulfilment of India’s moral and constitutional obligation to minorities in its neighbourhood

Understand the RSS
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Its critics want to deny space to the RSS. The Sangh wants to engage with all shades of political opinion and intellectuals and revive the tradition of debate.

Hedgewar, for posterity
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Dialogue with those he disagreed with, struggle for free India, marked his political life.

Mis-reading archbishop’s letter
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

Anti-RSSism must not obscure that it is part of an organised smear campaign

Category confusions
Wed, May 02, 2018

Four dominant narratives about the nature of the RSS run parallel to each other. Most do not understand the organisation’s ethos.

False narrative
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Psuedo-secular intelligentsia has fractured the concept of Indian citizenship, kept Muslims in an impermeable silo of insecurity.

Hindutva and its naysayers
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Rise of ‘left-liberals’, and their blind antipathy to the RSS, shines the light on the crisis in the communist and socialist parties

Prisoner of the binary
Fri, Aug 18, 2017

By calling cultural nationalism illiberal, Hamid Ansari panders to western notion of nationhood.

New President for new India
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Opposition and its intellectuals are losing gravity. So the contest for Rashtrapati Bhavan is a battle of ideologies, it should be won by a person who embraces the task of decolonising the Indian mind.

Urjit Patel has not understood the index of rural distress
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Unfortunately, Governor Urjit Patel of the Reserve Bank of India has not been able to understand the index of distress of farmers, when he demonstrated the negative impact on the economy due to farm loan waivers.

Not an imagined community
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Hindu Rashtra is not a religious or political objective, but a way to define and aspire to a cultural nationalism

Of swayamsevaks and intellectuals
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

RSS has done exemplary social work. It’s now time for it to decolonise the Indian mind

Genesis of a vote bank
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Projection of a false binary between a majoritarian theory and minority rights has made ours a dysfunctional democracy.

Segregating the saffron
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

RSS presence at JLF irked those who cannot accept the demolition of monolithic debate and the emergence of the dialectic of diversity

The saffron rainbow
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The ideological moorings of the RSS are criticised by the Left and neoliberal Right. But its approach has always been a creative one

First economic satyagraha
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The demonetisation drive aims to cleanse the ills of neoliberalism.