The writer is associate professor, Delhi University and honorary director, India Policy Foundation
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.
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
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.
Dialogue with those he disagreed with, struggle for free India, marked his political life.
Anti-RSSism must not obscure that it is part of an organised smear campaign
Four dominant narratives about the nature of the RSS run parallel to each other. Most do not understand the organisation’s ethos.
Psuedo-secular intelligentsia has fractured the concept of Indian citizenship, kept Muslims in an impermeable silo of insecurity.
Rise of ‘left-liberals’, and their blind antipathy to the RSS, shines the light on the crisis in the communist and socialist parties
By calling cultural nationalism illiberal, Hamid Ansari panders to western notion of nationhood.
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.
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.
Hindu Rashtra is not a religious or political objective, but a way to define and aspire to a cultural nationalism
RSS has done exemplary social work. It’s now time for it to decolonise the Indian mind
Projection of a false binary between a majoritarian theory and minority rights has made ours a dysfunctional democracy.
RSS presence at JLF irked those who cannot accept the demolition of monolithic debate and the emergence of the dialectic of diversity
The ideological moorings of the RSS are criticised by the Left and neoliberal Right. But its approach has always been a creative one
The demonetisation drive aims to cleanse the ills of neoliberalism.