Why PM Modi’s Concern for Muslims Rings Hollow?

Source: Countercurrents.org By Aftab Alam Like a true statesman, the PM Modi on 25 May, after being re-elected as the leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, claimed that “Minorities have been deceived... Read more »

Khadakvasla tales: Reliving 50 years of NDA

BY C UDAY BHASKAR Callow young men, still in their teens, join Indias prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) as cadets every six months and three years later they are well-trained military officers... Read more »

POCSO Act on crime against children doesn’t picture reality

BY VISHNU MAKHIJANI  (IANS) The number of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is on the rise but the data procured under it is not “an accurate picture... Read more »

People of India have given a go bye to our secular ethos

Source: Counterview.net By Salman Khurshid Two recent events have persuaded me to write this letter to my fellow country citizens. First, an interview of Arif Mohammed Khan by the inimitable Karan Thapar;... Read more »

Girish Karnad: When a Star Left the Earth to Become a Star in the Sky

Source: Countercurrents.org By K P Sasi Girish Karnad did not die. Standing as a tall pipal tree kissing the sky, he was an inspiration for many. He lost his breath now. The bodily... Read more »

Painting devil of Muslims? BJP leader ‘deliberately’ recalled fiction as historical fact

Source: Counterview.net By Adv Masood Peshimam Once, a great Urdu drama writer Imtiaz Ali Taj happened to visit the grave of Anarkali, the kaniz or the courtier of Emperor Akbar at Lahore.... Read more »

Bullet train: Release Japanese report on social, environmental impact, Govt of India told

Source: Counterview.org Top environmentalist Rohit Prajapati in a letter to managing director, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC), the Government of India agency responsible for the bullet train project between Ahmedabad... Read more »

Kashmir: Test of India’s national security policy

BY D.C. PATHAK  Kashmir has, in recent years, become the fulcrum not only of India’s internal security but also of India-Pakistan relations and our foreign policy at large. It goes to the... Read more »

Maharashtra government must protect Dr Ram Puniyani

Source: Countercurrents.org By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Dr Ram Puniyani is one of the most prolific authors of our time writing on communalism particular that of the Sangh Parivar variety. At the time, when... Read more »

Ram Punyani receives threats to life from right wing goons: FIR Registered, Mumbai

Source: Sabrangindia.in Noted academic and prominent civil society member, professor Ram Punyani has received threats and verbal abuse from unidentified goons on June 6. The former IIT Bombay professor, who is also... Read more »

Ramadan in West: An occasion to understand each other’s commemorations, sorrows, joys, festivities

Source: Sabrangindia.in Whether you are an atheist, Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Native American, Pagan, Shinto, Sikh, Wicca, and Zoroastrian or from any other tradition, you may feel a sense of... Read more »

Common thread of Modi, political Hinduism, nationalism? ‘Contest’ of ideas isn’t over

Source: Counterview.net By Salman Khurshid Losing the 2019 election and that too in a somewhat extreme manner has confronted us with unexpected challenges: Our leadership has naturally taken it very hard and... Read more »

Innovation holds the key to India’s job crisis

BY AMIT KAPOOR  Indias unemployment rate at 6.1 per cent of the total labour force during 2017-18 is at a 45-year high. But the trend of joblessness is not something new for... Read more »

Unravelling RSS’s women wing, Rashtriya Sevika Samiti’s election strategy

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Sakshi Mishra Now that the 2019 general elections have come to an end, with an unexpected landslide victory of the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), we have tried to... Read more »

Now, BJP MLA from MP praises Godse

BY CHANDRAKANT NAIDU  Bhopal, May 29 (IANS) After all clamour for discipline, the BJP seems to have decided to soft-pedal action against Pragya Thakur over her remarks about Godses patriotism. Even before the... Read more »

Time magazine in about-face now says ‘Modi has united India’

New York, May 29 (IANS) Time magazine, which published a cover story before the Indian election calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “Divider in Chief”, has in a quick about-face run report with... Read more »

Thousands of Phantom Votes Suspected Across Lok Sabha Seats in Bihar, UP, Delhi, MP

Source: Sabrangindia.in By Chandan Nandy, Kashif Kakvi New Delhi: In several Lok Sabha constituencies in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, thousands of votes were recorded to have been counted in excess of... Read more »

Now, top Gujarat “litterateur” close to Modi says: Godse was patriot, so was Gandhi

Source: Counterview.net By Rajiv Shah A little over a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticized BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Thakur for calling Nathuram Godse a patriot saying he would never forgive her... Read more »

Do not lose hope, Indian Muslims!

Source: Countercurrents.org By Abu Osama When I am writing this letter, the obituary has already been written of all the political parties held up against the far-right Hindu nationalist party- BJP, but I... Read more »

A retired civil servant’s tireless quest to preserve rural heritage

BY VISHAV  New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former... Read more »