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'Beef' lynching: Failure of India's political imagination?

'Beef' lynching: Failure of India's political imagination?

From the section India Image copyright Reuters Does the aftermath of last week's lynching of a 50-year-old Muslim man by a Hindu mob over rumours that his family had been consuming beef underscore the failure of political imagination in India? ... BBC, 4 days ago
Times of India

Stalin, Anbumani adopt US-style campaigns

CHENNAI: PMK's chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss started it by borrowing the Barack Obama 'Hope' poster that defined his 2008 Presidential election. The Anbumani posters, in shades of green and white against a yellow backdrop, used the ...
 Times of India1 week ago
Bangalore Mirror

The mirage of purity

By: Chandan Gowda At a time of heated accusations about how western influence has harmed Indian culture, a quick glance at the precious cultural legacy of West-India encounters The Union Minister for Culture made an alarming pledge a few days ...
 Bangalore Mirror4 weeks ago
Mumbai Mirror

The fantasy of Phantom

By Trisha Gupta Why Kabir Khan's journey from Bajrangi Bhaijaan to Phantom isn't the massive about-turn everyone's claiming it is. Kabir Khan has released two films in 2015: Bajrangi Bhaijaan (BB) and now Phantom, adapted from S. Hussain Zaidi's ...
 Mumbai Mirror1 month ago
Hindustan Times

The politics of an assassination: Who killed Gandhi and why?

On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi fell to his assassin Nathuram Vinayak Godse's bullets during an evening prayer ceremony at Birla House in Delhi. Perched atop a gate of Birla House, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced to the world the light ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
Indian Express

What Our Anthems Say

National anthems are often sung out of habit, rather than with thought or reflection. A recent controversy over whom the Indian national anthem was written for has obscured something more vital: India's anthem, like those of its neighbours, is a ...
 Indian Express1 month ago
Calcutta Telegraph

Unworthy challenger

I spent the last week of July in New Delhi, my first extended trip to that city since the general elections of 2014. It was a year and two months since the Modi government had come to power, and signs of disenchantment had set in. Scholars, ...
 Calcutta Telegraph2 months ago

Of men, women and relationship conundrums

Comment · print · T T T+· T- On my way from Delhi to Kolkata recently, I found myself with a senior railway official as my co-passenger in the cabin. From the very beginning it was clear he was a Very Important Person, as attendants in ...
 The Hindu2 months ago
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