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Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Why the farmers’ protest is led by Sikhs of Punjab

The Khalistan movement in the 1980s may have limited support for Punjab’s Sikhs in the battle with the Indira Gandhi govt. But in Modi govt's farm laws, they have a worthy cause.
The shrine of Goddess Shrutdevi at Digambar Jain College, Baraut, Baghpat | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘They stood on shrine with shoes’ — ABVP members storm UP college, ‘desecrate’ Jain deity idol

The incident took place Tuesday at Digambar Jain College, Baraut. Three ABVP members have been booked for the incident. ABVP has apologised.
File image of K.R. Malkani | rajnivas.py.gov.in

KR Malkani — RSS ideologue, journalist and politician who predicted Emergency

Malkani, who was the longest-serving editor of RSS mouthpiece Organiser, also served as the vice-president of BJP and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. 
File photo | RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Home Minister Amit Shah | PTI

Indian liberals have no strategy to counter RSS’ own brand of ‘Hindutva constitutionalism’

Indian liberals haven’t yet realised the political effectiveness of Hindutva constitutionalism. They treat the Constitution as the final, self-evident political text.

Bharat Ratna used to be for Congress’ secular Brahmins. Today it’s for BJP’s Hindutva Brahmins

While it’s debatable who deserves India's highest civilian award, what seems to be working in favour of P.V. Narasimha Rao and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is their caste.
A man, with his face covered, instructs kar sevaks during the Babri Masjid rehearsal in Ayodhya on 5 December 1992 (representational image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Congress attack on RSS-BJP over Babri Masjid verdict shows its ‘frustration’, BJP says

BJP leaders say every time Congress launches an attack on the RSS-BJP, especially on the Ayodhya issue, its ‘credentials as an anti-Hindu party get a fillip’.
Ram Mandir to Maharashtra cop video: IPS officer’s guide to fighting caste & religious bias

Whose Ram Rajya does Ayodhya temple bring — Gandhi’s or Modi’s? Ambedkar can answer

The concept of Ram Rajya itself is not without contestation. From M.K. Gandhi to B.R. Ambedkar to Modi, Ram Rajya offers a varied understanding of Indian civilisation.
Migrant workers jostling to board buses at Ghaziabad's Ramlila Maidan Monday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RSS is assessing ‘real mood of migrants’, says first survey suggests 60% will return to work

RSS has conducted the first survey in Karnataka and now plans to repeat the exercise in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi. | PTI

Modi faces no political costs for suffering he causes. He’s just like Iran’s Ali Khamenei

It astounds many that Modi didn’t even acknowledge the migrant crisis or the loss of jobs in his Atmanirbhar Bharat speech. And yet there is no anger with him.

A Nagpur manifesto

Why the reality of the new RSS-BJP arrangement should be accepted but questioned on its view on diversity.

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