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1986 moment: Will the seculars play it right this time?
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1986 moment: Will the seculars play it right this time?

'In the name of pluralism-secularism, the kind of politics that was pursued revealed to many that it was basically a favour to Muslim conservatism and communalism -- a politics of minority-ism, rather than of secularism.''This is how significant sections of Hindus have been made to loathe the very idea of Indian secularism by now,' says Mohammad Sajjad.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Muslim Personal Law Board and the Imarat-e-Shariah (Patna) have organised a political rally, 'Deen ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

Inclusion Rider: The reason why the world wants to know about Kalpana Kotagal

The civil rights lawyer and professor Dr Stacy Smith crafted the language for the concept of 'inclusion rider' -- the two words with which Best Actress winner Frances McDormand ended her powerful speech at the Oscars. Kalpana Kotagal is a partner at the Washington, DC-based law firm Cohen Milstein.Photograph: @CohenMilstein/Twitter.   Some of the most powerful words at the 90th Oscars came, without a doubt, from Best Actress winner Frances McDormand. And the most powerful of them were her ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Protest staged in Karachi over release of jailed activists

[Pakistan], Feb 18 (ANI): Several political and civil society activists have staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club to demand the release of all activists imprisoned in Pakistan's northern region. The Inqilabi Socialists Karachi (ISK), a leftist ...
 Sify2 months ago

Pakistan’s ‘Pashtun Spring’ pits human rights demands against War on Terror politics

After years of tension and exclusion, it seems Pakistan’s Pashtuns – the country’s second-largest ethnic group – have had enough. In January, a large crowd began protesting after 27-year-old shopkeeper Naqibullah Mehsud was shot dead ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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Bad news for BJP: The Dalit upsurge in Gujarat is only going to grow

The developments in Gujarat after the self-immolation by the Dalit rights activist Bhanubhai Vankar have a strong political message. The message is that the Dalit land rights issue has assumed the proportion of a cluster bomb that has the potential to blow up ...
 catchnews.com2 months ago
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Is India turning the clock back on its institutions?

'Coalition governments, sometimes assumed to mean years of political instability, actually saw key institutions emerging with greater strength -- the Election Commission, the judiciary, the press, and civil society at large, among others.''The question now is whether the clock is being turned back in a new political phase,' asks T N Ninan. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi at the Bharat Ki Baat event in London, April 18, 2018. Photograph: Press Information Bureau If one surveys the ...
 Rediff.com1 day ago

“The right balance of what the film maker wants to make, and what the audience wants to see, is important” - Deepak Bandekar

Deepak Bandekar, born and brought up in Goa, comes from a 4 generation old Business Family, based in Goa. After completing his schooling, he moved on to graduate with a Degree in Bachelor of Civil Engineering from M.I.T. Pune in 2001. An ardent lover of ...
 Bollywood Hungama3 days ago

Academicians slam Modi's 'prolonged silence' on Kathua, Unnao rape cases

Expressing solidarity with the civil servants who held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the “terrifying state of affairs”, over 600 academicians and scholars, in an open letter, pointed out to the Prime Minister 'an undeniable association' of ...
 Sify5 days ago

Are identity politics emancipatory or regressive?

If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy. Duncan Hull/Flickr , CC BY-ND Identity politics are a pervasive feature of the modern world. From caste-based politics in India to the rise of xenophobic Christian nationalism in Italy and Hungary , people are ...
 Sify6 days ago
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Saffron-Green nexus: India's Muslims must be wary

'The mobilisation is nothing but a political ploy -- a sort of a fixed match between Hindu and Muslim communal forces, towards polarisation, in a run-up to the next election,' argues Mohammad Sajjad. Today, when the overlap between the incumbent NDA and the Muslim clergy's clarion call of Islam in Danger (Deen Bachao, Desh Bachao rally at Patna on April 15, 2018, with support from the incumbent NDA), and their intransigence on bringing in some necessary gender reforms has become evident, it is ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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