Makarand R Paranjape

Foreign university campus: A welcome possibility in India

The developments will revolutionise and internationalise higher education in the country like never before.

09 Jan 2023

Uniform Civil Code: An idea whose time has come

Separate personal laws are a legacy of the British empire, which based its administrative strategies on the classical principle of divide et impera or divide and rule.

12 Dec 2022

De-reservation is the need of the nation

The problem is quota is mistaken as a means of social upliftment whereas it is primarily an economic measure.

14 Nov 2022

“New Nationalism” and India’s Renaissance
 

New nationalism does not advocate “unreasoning violence of spirit and the preference of desperate methods”

10 Oct 2022

India@75 and Sri Aurobindo's 'Three Madnesses'

Sri Aurobindo had a better understanding of the challenge that modernity posed to India as it was at once an ancient civilisation and a modern nation in the making

12 Sep 2022

Bhawani Mandir Revisited: Sri Aurobindo and Swaraj

Different from ethnic or civic nationalism, or even cultural nationalism based on language, etc., his nation of the spirit is about humankind’s march to higher consciousness

17 Aug 2022

Bhawani Mandir revisited: Sri Aurobindo & Swaraj

Different from ethnic or civic nationalism, or even cultural nationalism based on language, etc., his nation of the spirit is about humankind’s march to higher consciousness.

17 Aug 2022

Changing tides of India’s communal ties

Alienating a particular community is wrong. The question lies in whether domination by Hindus is the correct answer to appeasement politics.

18 Jul 2022

Agnipath and the dark matter of democracy

Every reform in India hits the same roadblocks of a divided polity and populism and to solve this, the government must reach out and consult all sections of society.

20 Jun 2022

Gyanvapi row: The Future of the Past

An endless civil strife between Hindus and Muslims is not good for the country. What, then, is the way out? Both sides should sit across a table to work out a compromise

25 May 2022

Hindu-Muslim relations in India: The way forward

After the violence on Ram Navami and amid the current cycle of Hindu-Muslim unrest, questions are being asked again about the best way to improve inter-communal ties.

04 May 2022

Bitterest Truth of History: Raliv, Tsaliv ya Galiv

While we debate the 'truth' of the feature film The Kashmir Files, why aren’t its critics shouting out about the continued targeted attacks and killings of Hindus in Kashmir?

09 Apr 2022

Winning the narrative battle, but losing the war?

The effort to airlift students from Ukraine is heroic. But have we spent time finding out why they went there in the first place, without even knowing the language of the land?

11 Mar 2022