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What the fuss is all about: Lingayats could be a new religious...

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asked Indias federal government on Monday to grant the status of a separate religion to the Lingayats, a socio-religious community constituting a large part of the states population. He went ahead with the decision ... Deccan Herald, 2 days ago

Canadian press dub Trudeau's India visit a dud

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India was highly anticipated. As someone who is hailed as a progressive hero and defender of progressive values, his visit might come as a breath of fresh air at a time when communal violence and religious ...
 Sify3 weeks ago

Kamal Haasan's entry into TN politics begins with utopian rhetoric and fervor

Makkal Needhi Maiam – People’s Justice Forum is the long awaited name of Kamal Haasan’s political party. Though the official name does not have the word party in it, which is the mainstay for the Dravidian parties. Portraying himself as someone who ...
 Sify4 weeks ago

Meet the other Prashant: A lawyer who struck a terrible blow against AAP

The AAP when it started was the culmination of India Against Corruption, a movement that shook the Indian political establishment. AAP was supposed be the party that changed Indian politics, one with a difference, now 5 years later, it lays in tatters, ...
 DNA2 months ago

My dear fellow deshbhakts

As 2017 makes way for 2018, The Indian Express has asked me to write a New Year card in the form of an essay about what concerns you and the nation. Since I am older than most readers, permit me to begin by looking backwards. Twenty-five years ago, Madhav Gadgil and I published This Fissured Land, a book on Indias environmental predicament, past and present. One reviewer, the British historian, E P Thompson, said he put down our book in a state of depression. Is it absolutely ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

50 years later: The City of Dawn thrives

Auroville just turned 50.Aurovilians who grew up in the experimental city speak of how their childhood was marked by a sense of openness and possibility.Nikita Puri reports from the City of Dawn. IMAGE: Auroville's Matrimandir, with its geodisic dome, took 37 years to build and is covered with gold discs. Photograph: Kind courtesy DR/Wikimedia Commons When Francis Neemberry, a Brooklyn-born American, wrote to his mother from India in the 1970s, he had a strange request: Could she send him 100 ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

How farmers woke up the Maharashtra government

What began as a march a week ago from Nashik, culminated in Mumbai. Anywhere between 15,000 and 40,000 farmers, depending on sourcing, walked from Nashik to Mumbai demanding unconditional loan waivers, transfer of forest land in the name of landless tribals ...
 Sify1 week ago

Vandalism in states threaten to plunge the county into a new low

A dangerous series of events have show what could be the roots of more sinister things to come as various groups on the left and right have resorted to vandalizing statues and hooliganism across several states. It started after the BJP’s victory in Tripura.
 Sify2 weeks ago

Despite complex electoral politics, BJP eyes gains in the north-east after Nagaland and Meghalaya polls

The focus of electoral politics were fixed on the north east; particularly on Nagaland and Meghalaya where voting for assembly elections took place on Tuesday. Early exit polls suggest an expansion for the BJP and its allies. In Nagaland, the two main parties ...
 Sify3 weeks ago

'May Auroville serve as a beacon to the world'

'May it be the guardian which calls for breaking down narrow walls of the mind.''May it continue to invite everyone to celebrate the possibilities of humanity's one-ness.'Claude Arpi salutes 50 years of Auroville, a Grand Experiment in Living. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi interacts with an old-timer at Auroville, February 25, 2018. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Old timers will remember the famous journalist and editor Russi Karanjia who founded Blitz, a national weekly. Started ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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