Views That Matter

This perversion of the concept of India as a secular democratic republic defined in our Constitution to a theocratic and supremacist one is what is straining to tear apart India today. To counter this grave threat, we need to understand what the RSS is and what its history has been.
It is a mistake to suggest that the Sangh parivar’s ahistorical assertions about India’s past are alternative ‘interpretations’. Their ideologues holding forth on history are not engaged in historical debates. For one, informed debates take place among specialists who have expertise in their...
The RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat in an issue of Organiser, the mouthpiece of RSS, recently called for a revision of the reservation policy, revealing the hitherto camouflaged policy of the RSS towards social justice. In reality, RSS is against reservations for socially deprived sections of Indian...
The state of India today is that of political schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a condition in which the mind relates to a single object as if it was two unrelated objects. This is exactly our condition. We have a Prime Minister who speaks at a feverish pitch of ‘digital India’,’ skills’ India, ‘Wi...
RSS and dozens of its so called socio-cultural outfits have become ever more active in recent months with the BJP coming to power under the leadership of Narendra Modi. In spite of Modi’s tall promises, and acute anger against the incumbent UPA-II, the BJP had got mere 31 percent of the vote share...
The corporate media has pushed a narrative of the “Hindutva Fringe” that is responsible for irresponsible actions, hate speech and whipping up communal frenzy while Modi and the core of BJP are responsible actors concerned only with development. 
It is rather unfortunate that we are living in an age when the lights kindled by the renaissance movements are sought to be extinguished by the revivalist forces of various hues all over the country. What is more shocking is that the movements which once heralded the dawn of a new era of scientific...
Arun Jaitley has taken it upon himself to come with a defence of the draconian Land Acquisition Ordinance. He is clearly seeking to defend the indefensible. What he claims are the obvious answers actually seek to camouflage the hidden intent and obvious motives with which the Modi-led BJP...
One of the defining features of India’s working class, and perhaps an in-built obstacle to its advance, is that women are either confined to the most ill-paid, insecure and vulnerable jobs, or they are simply kept out of the workforce