‘The Economist’ magazine predicts second term for Modi
The London-based magazine cites the Pulwama attack as the turning point and says Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relentless nationalist rhetoric has flummoxed the opposition
Citizen (Amendment) Bill 2016 and NRC: How to brahmanize the Northeast?
While the NRC has been projected as an exercise to keep out illegal immigrants, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposes to do the opposite: grant citizenship to illegal immigrants. The Bill, however, proposes to do so selectively, by keeping Muslims out of its purview
Who killed the killer of Dalits?
It’s not hard to grasp why there are attempts to mythicise the killing of Brahmeshwar Mukhiya. The feudal landlords in Bihar still consider him god. Neither can the then government built on the strength of the feudal landlords be declared sinful for killing their god, nor can non-Savarnas be credited with killing him. Complications are a given in solving this murder
दलितों के हत्यारे को किसने मारा?
ब्रह्मेश्वर मुखिया की हत्या को एक मिथक बनाने का प्रयास क्यों किया जा रहा है, यह समझना जटिल नहीं है। वजह यह कि आज भी बिहार के सामंती उसे भगवान मानते हैं और उनके भगवान की हत्या का पाप न तो सामंती ताकतों के सहयोग से बनी तत्कालीन राज्य सरकार के माथे पर लगे और न ही इसका श्रेय किसी गैर सवर्ण को मिले। जाहिर तौर पर इस मामले में कई पेंचोखम तो आयेंगे ही
What made BJP turn to Ambedkar
The BSP has lost its vote bank, and the Bihar and Uttar Pradesh assembly elections not too far away. The misquoted Babasaheb is the BJP’s trump card
Making sense of ‘Hindistan’ assembly poll results
The Delhi poll results stand out from those of other states. The ruling Congress could win only win 8 seats in the 70-member House. The Bharatiya Janata Party won 31 and a brand-new party – which emerged out of the womb of an NGO movement barely six months back – won 28 seats