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Did Hindus become more fanatic under Modi’s regime? History speaks otherwise!

Hindus already had an aversion to anything foreign. This “otherness” was ancient. The extent of ‘’otherness’’ described by him is as follows: “in all manners and usages, they differ from us to such a degree as to frighten their children with us, with our dress, and our ways and customs, and as to declare us to be devil’s breed, and our doings as the very opposite of all that is good and proper”.

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MODItation: An Open Letter to the PM of India before he leaves for Kanyakumari

It has been a customary practice that when the election hustings come to an end, we keep a complete silence in order to facilitate a free and fair poll on the polling date. But now your meditation that starts today violates that practice and makes a joke out of the traditional electoral process.

EDITOR’S CHOICE

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The Politics of Arbitrary Coherence and 37% Thumbrule for GE 2024

Opposition has to curate their turf and pitch for the progress of the country. They need to focus primarily on addressing the issues of crony capitalism, lack of transparency, and corruption etc. which figured prominently during the incumbent regime.

The Economic Power of Gender Equality

Science as a Cultural Ideal: A Video Lecture

LOUNGE

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How Capitalism Became a Threat to Democracy

What has happened is that capitalism has been changed drastically by technology. Milton Friedman’s vision of Capitalism and Freedom now seems out of touch with economic reality. Yet because many still cling to it, the policy reforms we need are being blocked. Without greater public mobilization to support them, the threat to democracy will continue to grow, in America and around the globe.

‘The Task of the Translator’ (1923) by Walter Benjamin

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MODItation: An Open Letter to the PM of India before he leaves for Kanyakumari

It has been a customary practice that when the election hustings come to an end, we keep a complete silence in order to facilitate a free and fair poll on the polling date. But now your meditation that starts today violates that practice and makes a joke out of the traditional electoral process.