Whose idea of India has failed?

Whose idea of India has failed?

We have been hearing it more frequently these days. The increase corresponds to the rise in popularity of Narendra Modi. The man apparently is a grave threat to the “idea of India”. Who says so? We all know that. Why do they say so? Well, after you distill the sophistry […]

 

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  • Demographic trend and the Hindu vote

    Demographic trend and the Hindu vote

    Muhammad Ali Jinnah was convinced Muslims couldn’t coexist with Hindus. It’s another matter that he used a different excuse to further his agenda. Something that purportedly went by wanting to protect rights of Muslims in a Hindu majority India. Thus came into existence the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The country’s […]

     
  • Assam Riots 2012: A saga of death and denial

    Assam Riots 2012: A saga of death and denial

    This is a guest post by a friend and well wisher of Centre Right India. The author can be found on Twitter as @vivekbabaji While Tarun Gogoi may dismiss that the entire state of Assam is not burning and only a few districts are it also goes on to highlight the […]

     
  • Illegal migration – A serious issue

    Illegal migration – A serious issue

    This is a guest post by a friend and well wisher of Centre Right India. The author can be reached on Twitter at @IgnitedBrain This article attempts to explore the dangerous side of illegal migration that has plagued India for decades. The on going Assam riots have triggered a new […]

     
  • Historians in a bubble

    Historians in a bubble

    As defined by its constitution its primary object is the “promotion and encouragement of the scientific study of Indian history”. That is the main objective of the Indian History Congress, a body with 9,000 members as claimed by its website. What does “scientific study” mean? Here’s what Wikipedia says – […]

     
  • The Warped Minority Debate

    The Warped Minority Debate

    “All of us sitting here on stage have been outspoken advocates of secularism & the rights of Muslims” said a prime time TV news debate anchor on a panel debate at Jaipur Literary Festival. It is quite an interesting quote. Read it again. Much of the debate on minorities and […]

     
  • Book review: Lies with long legs

    Book review: Lies with long legs

    I came across this title last year while I was looking for a book on the Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT). There is plenty material exploring the scientific, geological, archaeological evidence debunking the theory. However I wanted something that examined those who proposed this theory, scrutinized their scholarship and saw how […]

     
  • “Meaningful autonomy” and article 370

    “Meaningful autonomy” and article 370

    “Meaningful autonomy” is the considered recommendation of the three interlocutors appointed by the UPA government for Jammu and Kashmir. This is according to what we have gotten to hear from the media and other sources so far. The report has not yet been made public. Until that happens we will […]

     
  • AFSPA and the debate in vacuum

    AFSPA and the debate in vacuum

    A new storm is brewing over the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). We can credit this development to the young Chief Minister ofJammu and Kashmir Mr. Omar Abdullah who could not help but “think out aloud” wondering if he could lift the AFSPA from certain areas. The purported rationale […]