When symbols speak, and in the layered culture deposits of the Gangetic plain they do speak loud, one of the most memorable spectacles was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple on March 4, 2017. It was preceded by a roadshow in the narrow, winding streets of Varanasi all decked up for the grand effect, following the garlanding of the statue of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya at the Benares Hindu University. Read ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
A piece in Huffington Post India titled Why Aurangzeb's Reputation As A Tyrant And Bigot Doesn't Stand The Test Of History caused quite a tweet-storm among Indian users. The article, which is a review of a book by historian Audrey Truschke argues that the ...DNA, 3 weeks ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati will descend on Varanasi on Saturday making it their battleground ahead of the last phase of Uttar Pradesh polls, a schedule that has put the administration on its toes. According to the programme received by the Varanasi district administration, Modi is scheduled to arrive at his Lok Sabha constituency at about 3pm and leave for the Kashi Vishwanath temple after resting for an hour at the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Varanasi to be battleground for PM, Rahul, Akhilesh, Mayawati Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Muslims constitute 20% of UP's electorate.Currently, Muslim voters are divided between Akhilesh's SP and Mayawati's BSP.What will tilt the balance?Can Muslims back the winning party?Mohammad Sajjad explains the mysteries of UP's Muslim politics. IMAGE: A group of Muslims in Hashimpura offer prayers.In the centre is Mohammed Naeem, one of the survivors from the 1987 massacre.Photograph: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Indian elections are more about the equations of social engineering. Hence in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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