Bharatiya Janata Party or Bharatiya Jumla Party !

Review of ‘Truth in Fetters : Broken Promises and Shattered Unity’ “Change is in the air”! A retired academic who had his last assignment as Vice Chancellor of a leading university said to me the other day, while we were discussing the contemporary political scenario. Frankly admitting that he had supported Modi’s candidature then and … More Bharatiya Janata Party or Bharatiya Jumla Party !

1984 and Punjab’s Transformation to a Hindutva Laboratory: Gurpreet Singh

Guest post by GURPREET SINGH It was summer of 1985 when we were visiting New Delhi, the national capital of India to attend a wedding in the family. I had a long hair back then and was aged 15. Both me and my uncle who were wearing turbans like other Sikh men were waiting at … More 1984 and Punjab’s Transformation to a Hindutva Laboratory: Gurpreet Singh

The ‘Congress Question’ in the CPI(M) and the Problem of Historical Relevance

The CPI(M) is currently being rocked by an internal ‘debate’ over what has emerged, to put it in somewhat old-style communist speak, the ‘Congress Question’. I put the word ‘debate’ in quotation marks because, there is a touch of innocence to the way positions in support of a possible alliance with the Congress are being … More The ‘Congress Question’ in the CPI(M) and the Problem of Historical Relevance

Islamic Banking in India – For Financial Inclusion of Muslims or to squeeze them further ?

(Photo Courtesy : http://www.malaysiagazette.com) Faith based banking in a country which has secularism enshrined in its constitution ! Does not it sound anachronous ? Well, as far as the present dispensation at the centre led by BJP is concerned – which has an altogether different take on secularism – it does not seem to think … More Islamic Banking in India – For Financial Inclusion of Muslims or to squeeze them further ?

Congratulations on the Completion of Two Years of Government: Reaction of JNU student, Bihu Chamadia

Guest Post by BIHU CHAMADIA Congratulations on the completion of two years of government. But I just want to ask a simple one line question. Completion of two years but at what cost? At the cost of increase in the number of farmer suicides, at the cost of creating war-like situations in educational institutions, at the cost of … More Congratulations on the Completion of Two Years of Government: Reaction of JNU student, Bihu Chamadia