Analysis

  • Achche din for Left, not BJP: Gautam Navlakha

    Gautam Navlakha  a civil liberties, democratic, and human rights activist, and  journalist, addressed the public meeting  organised by Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) Mumbai , titled  “Acche din? O...

  • Modi’s “Stand” Against Sangh

    Should Prime Minister Narendra Modi be complimented for having finally come out with statements which suggest that he is not pleased with Sangh Parivar’s “hate speeches?” Modi recently stated that comments against minorities w...

  • Patriotism, Nationalism and Social Peace: Some Aspects of Lala Lajpat Rai’s Ideas

    Following is the full text of the Vice President’s address:   ‘PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM AND SOCIAL PEACE: SOME ASPECTS OF LALA LAJPAT RAI’S IDEAS’   “It is a privilege to be invited to jo...

  • Modi’s First Year As PM!

    A year has passed since Narendra Modi took over as prime minister of India. The hype raised about Modi-wave that had apparently swept Lok Sabha polls appears to be fading way. Modi seems to be more in news for his foreign travels and various de...

  • Yet another Hindutvawadi statement

    Another controversial statement has been issued by the Hindu Mahasabha leadership in Haryana on 24 April, 2015. The state president of  Mahasabha, Dharam Pal Swatch issued a statement at Jind, declaring a prize of Rs. 5 lakh each and publi...

  • Who pays for the PM’s expensive wardrobe?

    A young man from Orissa tried to find out the dress designer of  PM Narendra Modi, sometime back. He also asked how much is spent on his dresses and who pays for them. He was hopeful that he could do so under RTI Act. But, he was disappoin...

  • Mr Prime Minister, your words don’t match your deeds

    By Dr Rahul Pandey  In an impromptu debate in the Lok Sabha on the tragic suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain and said that farmers could not be left to fend for themselves. He ad...

  • BJP & Kashmiri Pandits’ “Rehabilitation”

    How serious is the Central government about the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)? If it is considering such an agenda, it would be appropriate for it to accord equal significance to rehabilitation of people af...

  • Three narratives of injustice

    The man whom we are honouring today was not just the President of India, nor was he merely a politician of deep distinction and rare integrity. Above all, Dr. Zakir Husain was a passionate educationist who had a full measure of just how liberat...

  • Modi’s Ajmer-Move

    Controversy is likely to rage for quite some time on what really prompted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send a chaadar on his behalf to the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif. Would Modi have indulged in this practice if Unite...

  • The Sacred and Secular in International Relations

    The subject of this conference is of interest to most observers of the global scene. My own curiosity dwells on themes secreted in the interstices of perceptions that induce state action. One of these pertains to the presence or absence of s...

  • Leadership Crisis Afflicts AAP

    Ironically, internal crisis within Aam Admi Party (AAP) adds strength to the point that this party displayed a major success in Delhi assembly elections primarily because communal tension provoked in several areas prompted voters to strategical...

  • Modi 300 DAYS – Documenting Hate and Communal Violence

    The rape of a 70 year old Nun in West Bengal in an attack on a convent and school in February 2015 sent shockwaves throughout India, and the world. “Protect not just Cows, but human beings also,” said Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, Pres...

  • Hashimpura Massacre: Who was responsible?

    Who and what should be blamed for acquittal of all the 16 accused in the 28-year-old Hashimpura massacre case, in which more than 40 Muslims were killed on 22 May, 1987 by personnel of Uttar Pradesh’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)? ...

  • Modi preaching Sri Lanka on treating minorities

    Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment on the implementation of 13th amendment, his suggestion that cooperative federalism is better for Sri Lanka, his invitation to Tamils of Indian origin to visit New Delhi to discuss th...

  • National IPR Policy: Minorities Missing

    The first draft of National IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) policy was disclosed on December 19, 2014 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). The draft of the policy assures of a new era that will create new IPR assets i...

  • Conversions and Reconversions

    By Eduardo Faleiro loksevagoa@gmail.com In a rather belated reaction to the ghar wapsi programme and demolition of churches in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated recently that his government would not tolerate violence agains...

  • Muslims’ Constitutional Freedom...

    With reference to a comment made recently by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his government having only one religion, that is, “India first,” one is compelled to deliberate on its credibility. He made this comment in Parliament amid...

  • Difficulties of Indian Muslims

     Sixty seven years have passed since India got independence from British rule. During these years we have scaled many heights in science and technology, education, economy and life expectancy. Today, we are among the nuclear powers. Being ...

  • Congress held back by indecision

    Kejriwal’s unprecedented triumph over both BJP and Congress has excited the masses and unnerved the major political parties. BJP is worried because within 9 months of his rule its star leader Narendra Modi seems to have lost his lustre. I...