Nirala on how the sublime and the ridiculous merge in the BJP's game plan to win Bihar Recast(e)ing an icon The BJP is trying to woo the Kushwahas by claiming that Asoka belonged to that caste .Photo: Sonu Kishan Recently, a hysterical ... Tehelka, 23 hours ago
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PATNA: Within days of BJP officials gathering under the Rashtravadi Kushwaha Parishad rubric to celebrate the 2320th birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka, historians assailed the party for claiming that one of the country's greatest rulers ever was a ...Times of India, 1 week ago Historians slam BJP for Ashoka card Times of India, 1 week ago
'Vaidikha Dharma is disturbing: All agriculturists are Buddhists in fact' Folk scholar Dr. P.K. Rajashekar (left) and City Central Jail Office Superintendent Dr. Chunchaiah, who were presented with Buddha and Ambedkar Awards respectively at a ...Star of Mysore, 1 week ago
By Dilip Hiro Rs 799 Rs 799 The Longest August Dilip Hiro has written a book a year for the last three decades with a focus on West Asia. He specialises in a sort of narrative history that is based on secondary sources. Himself of Indian origin (born in the ...Asian Age, 1 week ago The longest August: Leaping through faith Deccan Chronicle, 1 week ago
The PEW Research Center has released a report (2nd April 2015); which gives the projections of populations in times to come. It says that in India the population of Hindus will fall down from present 79.5 % to 76.7% and the Muslim population will ...Kashmir Times, 2 weeks ago Thoughts on a rise in India's Muslim population DAWN Group, 1 month ago
The images of two innocent Dalit girls hanging from a tree in Katra village in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh and a crowd of spectators looking bewildered at them best describes our national character. We can endure any amount of ignominy, can ...The Hindu, 3 weeks ago
Countercurrents.org This article is attempted to deconstruct recent Parliamentary Committee's remarks on quality and suitability of Ph.D. holders in India. To begin with, it is good that Parliamentarian have raised questions on the quality and ...Counter Currents, 3 weeks ago
A convenient mix of democracy and sycophancy, combined with the serendipitous rise of Narendra Modi, is on the verge of solving a riddle that has troubled historians for nearly 2500 years: Who was Chandragupta Maurya? Since the beginning of ...Firstpost.com, 3 weeks ago
Countercurrents.org If the number of statues, memorabilia, pictures and posters; songs and ballads, books and pamphlets, or the size of congregations in memory were the parameters to measure greatness, there may not be any other great in history ...Counter Currents, 3 weeks ago
Sultan Singh Gautam is a publisher, writer and a bookshop owner. But he prefers to call himself a protester, and the books he publishes, writes and sells protest literature. Gautam, 63, owns what is perhaps the country's only bookshop that ...Hindustan Times, 3 weeks ago
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