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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.
Democratic US Congressman Ro Khanna | Facebook

Ro Khanna — new Democrat vice-chair of US Congress’ India caucus who often upsets own community

Ro Khanna is a progressive Congressman from California who has repeatedly been at odds with Hindu Indian-Americans, especially on the issue of pluralism.
Self-proclaimed Hindutva leader Ragini Tiwari in a screenshot from her viral video, in which she has made controversial threats. | Photo: Twitter

‘Hindutva leader’ threatens ‘another Jafrabad’ over farmer protest, cops say will verify video

Ragini Tiwari, who had made headlines with her threats before the Delhi riots, now wants to end the ongoing farmers’ protest in ‘Jafrabad’ style.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrates the 'Gopashtami' festival at his residence in Bhopal on 22 November | Photo: ANI

Why ‘secular’ Shivraj has embraced aggressive Hindutva on ‘love jihad’, cow and more

Shivraj Chouhan’s govt has proposed stringent law against ‘love jihad’, started legal proceedings against Netflix for ‘A Suitable Boy’ temple kissing scenes.
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.

OTC with Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor talks to Shekhar Gupta about the difference between civic nationalism and the Hindutva idea of the nation, where the Congress stands with respect to their leadership and his fears regarding the BJP and RSS’s “communal” politics.

If not pollution, Hindu groups still have 2 good reasons to support firecracker ban on Diwali

The use of firecrackers during Diwali did not likely start before the 18th century, when Maratha rulers would organise firework displays for the general public.
File image of Shashi Tharoor | shashitharoor.in

Congress cannot afford to become BJP-lite, says Shashi Tharoor

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor says party will end up becoming ‘Congress Zero’ if it tries to emulate BJP. He also said the post-liberalisation Congress has not been left of centre.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

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