The two situations, however, are not comparable, either in their scale or their ramifications.
15 Nov 2018
In short, a devotee’s pilgrimage and what comes before it are no picnic.
25 Oct 2018
In a state where Marxists have a strong grip, the return to religion will pose a challenge to their atheist pretensions and political influence.
28 Jul 2018
The recent attack on Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan by IS is an attempt to obliterate the remains of the country’s pre-Islamic past
13 Jul 2018
The message from Kashmir is that the BJP won’t compromise on its agenda. The party has to be clear about the ideological road it intends to take
28 Jun 2018
Two prominent bishops have said the Constitution is in danger. Before the Church preaches to others, it should first look inwards
14 Jun 2018
For the Nehru-Gandhi clan, there are no rules. Laws and institutions can be restructured to suit the whims and requirements of the dynasty
03 May 2018
The Karnataka govt has recommended minority status for Lingayats. The moot question: Why do sections of Hindus seek a minority tag?
05 Apr 2018
China’s foreign minister has said New Delhi and Beijing should come together. But under the current circumstances this is wishful thinking
22 Mar 2018
China’s leader could rule forever. For most of us brought up in a plural society, this Orwellian construct appears too convoluted to be true
08 Mar 2018
Pakistan has been at war with its own cultural roots, rejecting pre-Islamic India. This divisive idea transcends geographical boundaries
22 Feb 2018
Kerala’s CPM leaders, who preach austerity in public life, have now been hit by a series of scandals exposing their lifestyles
03 Feb 2018
Recently, Indian Communists have been going gaga over authoritarian regimes in China and North Korea. Is that the India they want?
20 Jan 2018
The British exploited the fault lines in India to serve their imperial ends. The Maharashtra violence is a result of that colonial legacy
06 Jan 2018
The new Congress president went on a temple-hopping spree during the Gujarat campaign. Since the elections are over ...
23 Dec 2017
Litigation over the Ayodhya issue is over a century old. The ‘secularists’ have a vested interest in keeping the dispute alive
09 Dec 2017
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has promised a ‘return’ to ‘moderate Islam’. But the kingdom, with its ties to Wahhabis, was never moderate
25 Nov 2017
The controversial Sultan and the Nazi dictator targeted specific religions. Both fought against the British. Yet only one is reviled
11 Nov 2017
In an open letter to Hamid Ansari, the author addresses the former vice president’s comments on minorities
19 Aug 2017
In the backdrop of the Basirhat riots, it is necessary to talk about the dangers of unapproved madrasas in india
22 Jul 2017