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Purushottam Agrawal

Purushottam Agrawal is a writer, theologian, secularist and poet. He tweets @puru_ag

Congress must work on its inability to frame issues in context of strong nation
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

If India has to survive as a secular democracy with vibrant institutions, there is no other way but to take the Nehruvian approach to nation-rebuilding.

For Nehru, spirituality was rooted in Indian tradition and connected to ethics
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

The need to address the “spiritual” was not merely personal for Nehru. Reflecting on the human condition, he noted in a conversation with R K Karanjia in 1960, “the need to find some answer to the spiritual emptiness facing our technological civilisation”.

Shurpnakha, Draupadi and Renuka Choudhury : a trio of ‘unruly’ women?
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

When all the grandees are witnessing her unspeakable humiliation in the royal assembly, Draupadi has the nerve and wisdom to remind them of something of eternal significance: 'The elders who hesitate to speak for dharma are not worth their salt'

Lynching democracy? Your outrage is a barometer of society’s moral fibre
Wed, May 31, 2017

Reducing democracy to a numbers game is a very dangerous situation, given the fact, that contrary to our smug self perception, we are quite a violent society with a lot of conflicts inbuilt in our social structure.

The nation-state is the old economy
Tue, Apr 05, 2005

Samuel Huntington of The Clash of Civilizations fame has come out with his own prognosis of the American challenge post 9/11, he asks the rh...

Hindu silence, extremist noise
Wed, Nov 24, 2004

In the arrest of the Kanchi Shankaracharya, the Sangh Parivar sees an opportunity to win back its ‘core constituency’. The manner ...