Society & Culture
Mukesh Malod: Farmers’ movement in the interest of Dalits, the landless, too
‘If there is no government control, the onions for which the farmers are not getting a fair price will be sold for Rs 150 per kg to labourers. So, if someone says that MSP will...
In Dev Bhumi, enactment of UCC topped off with Haldwani violence
Hindutva was first invoked in this Dev Bhumi in 1994 – when it was still a part of Uttar Pradesh – to oppose the then chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s decision to grant 27 per...
Jayant Singh and RLD in NDA: Who gains, who loses
Saiyed Zegham Murtaza
The Congress may be the biggest beneficiary of RLD’s exit from the INDIA alliance, with the chances of a Congress-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance looking brighter. To build a narrative, Mayawati or Mallikarjun Kharge could...
Prakash Ambedkar: Social justice, not Ram, will be key poll plank
Nawal Kishore Kumar
“I feel that Modi has been caught in a bind. The way he is breaking up organizations, the way he is trying to splinter alliances, there will be no place for politics of religion. Then...
Karpoori Thakur deserves the Bharat Ratna but so does Karunanidhi
Is this a genuine expression of respect for Karpoori Thakur or does it have a hidden agenda? Will...
Casteist slogans on Patna roads: What do they mean?
Nitish Kumar is not a social-justice warrior but an adept social engineer. And Nitish’s social engineering complements Narendra...
22 January versus 26 January: Some facts, some questions
Can we say that the advent of Hindi Rashtra in India was celebrated on 22 January? Should we...
First-hand account: Hindu gods and goddesses just tools for RSS
When I was with the RSS, its offices had pictures of Bharat Mata, Maharana Pratap, Shivaji Maharaj, K.B....