"I'm an anti-secularist," says Ashis Nandy, renowned sociologist and clinical psychologist. "Indian tolerance is based on faith. Akbar and Ashoka never heard of secularism. One was a Muslim whose Islam was liberal, and the other a Buddhist whose ... The Hindu, 1 month ago
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KOCHI: A few years ago, political psychologist Ashis Nandy, 77, had come to Kochi to do a study on the people. But before he came he was told that there were no serious ethnic or communal violence for the past 3000 years. That is difficult to prove, ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago A unique communal harmony in Kochi The Hindu, 1 month ago Ashis Nandy, N S Madhavan in Kochi Tomorrow New Indian Express, 1 month ago 'Declining Tolerance Among Kochiites a Matter of Concern' New Indian Express, 1 month ago
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Countercurrents.org The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), described by eminent sociologist Ashis Nandy as fountainhead of demonic and seductive Indian religious nationalism seems to have put Punjab on its radar. Its chief Mohan Bhagwat finished a ...Counter Currents, 2 days ago
The election of Narendra Modi as India's prime minister in May, with strong backing from the country's capitalist class, placed a mass murderer at the head of the world's largest democracy. It was a shocking and unprecedented development whose ...Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 1 week ago
Press Trust of India | Mumbai September 11, 2014 Last Updated at 17:52 IST Sebi has barred SEBA Real Estate Ltd from raising money from investors through issuance of securities and also restricted the company and its directors from dealing in ...Business Standard India, 1 week ago
Shanta Gokhale Girish Kasarvalli's film, Ananthamurthy - Not A Documentary But A Hypothesis, screened at FDZone on Saturday, explores the writings, ideas and ideology of the socialist-Gandhian novelist-thinker U R Ananthamurthy. The title is ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 week ago
AS COLONIAL MASTERS, THE FIRST AND MOST DECISIVE CRITERIon the BRITISH APPLIED FOR PARTITION WAS ADMINISTRATIVE CONVENIENCE. THEY WERE RULING OVER SuBJECTS AND NOT CITIZENS, AFTER ALL. INDEPENDENT INDIA OUGHT TO HAVE LEARNED A THING OR TWO ...The Statesman, 1 week ago
Countercurrents.org "Patriotism", Samuel Johnson said nearly 250 years ago, "is the last refuge of a scoundrel". These days in India the adage can be safely applied to nationalism. Ever since BJP ascended the throne of Delhi in May this year, we ...Counter Currents, 2 weeks ago
The PMO's statement defending Rajnath Singh, is at best unusual. Rarely has the PMO made a statement dissing rumours or otherwise. This is what Ashis Nandy writes on the Modi government. "It is obvious within these two months that in many ways Narendra Modi has a great degree of resemblance with Indira Gandhi. The same style of management of power. The same kind of attempt to reduce a large section of the political leadership into, if not spectators, bureaucrats. His leaders are taking orders ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago 'Modi wants to be Patel, but might end up as Indira' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
AUG 23 - I am a great admirer of Nepali politicians, who have a long history of struggle and people's mobilisation, and who have fought and established a loktantric system, though not perfected yet. I have always liked whenever people from ...Kathmandu Post, 3 weeks ago
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