सुबह से मूड खराब है, मुंह न लगिएगा….Mayank Saxena

जब मैं लगातार हिंदुओं के कट्टरपंथ और मूर्खता पर लिख सकता हूं, तो मुझे पूरा अधिकार है, हर धर्म के पागलपन के बारे में बोलने का…और हां, जो आईएसआईएस के हमले के लिए इस्लामिक कट्टरपंथ को नकार कर, बार-बार अमेरिका जप रहे हैं…उनसे कुछ सवाल हैं…
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Golwalkar- The Guru Of Hate – Ramachandra Guha

First Published in The Hindu, 28 November, 2006 This column generally deals more — much more — in appreciation than in depreciation. However, it is obligatory on the historian to also (occasionally) notice individuals whose influence on history was malign rather than salutary. One such person was the Hindutva (A Right Wing ideology NOT to be mistaken for Hinduism the religion) ideologue M.S. Golwalkar, whose birth anniversary … Continue reading Golwalkar- The Guru Of Hate – Ramachandra Guha

किस भगवान ने गरीबों का भला किया है? – कॅंवल भारती

चाटुकार लोग कितनी जल्दी अपनी निष्ठा बदलते हैं, इसका ताजा उदाहरण लोकेश चन्द्र हैं, जिन्हें मोदी सरकार ने आईसीसीआर का नया अध्यक्ष नियुक्त किया है। जीवन भर कांग्रेस में रहकर खूब मलाई खाई और पद्मभूषण का तमगा हासिल किया। अब मोदी की चाटुकारिकारिता करके भारतीय इतिहास अनुसंधान परिषद के उपाध्यक्ष से अध्यक्ष बन गए हैं। यानी उन्होंने अपने हिन्दुत्ववादी मिथकीय विचारों से कांग्रेस में रहकर … Continue reading किस भगवान ने गरीबों का भला किया है? – कॅंवल भारती

Has Modi moderated? – Irfan Engineer

      Ashutosh Varshney in his article in Indian Express (Modi the Moderate) writes that “Modi may not have Vajpayee’s style but, substantively, his campaign over the last few months shows roughly similar traits.” Varshney gives instances of Modi paying tribute to Maulana Azad in one of his election speeches; stitching alliances with the dalit parties, including with those who fought against him and … Continue reading Has Modi moderated? – Irfan Engineer

Aam Aadmi on Aseemanand

a Aseemananda, the main accused in the acts of terrorism of bombing the Samjhauta Express (February2007), Hyderabad Mecca Masjid (May 2007), Ajmer Dargah (October 2007) and two attacks in Malegaon (September 2006 and September 2008)—which together took the lives of 119 people— in an interview to Caravan magazine, has made startling revelations saying that the top leadership of the RSS had sanctioned his participation in … Continue reading Aam Aadmi on Aseemanand

Mirror Image – Farahdeen Khan

I emerged into the locker area from a revitalising shower after a marvellous chest and triceps workout. A middle-aged man whom I had seen often at the gym was on his mobile chatting with someone about how easy the present generation takes life and how they don’t value money because they haven’t seen their elders struggle to give them the life of luxury they seem … Continue reading Mirror Image – Farahdeen Khan