We Indian sometimes don’t realize that we are gradually becoming a country of rhetoric. We don’t realize what we aspire? How could we achieve it? And what sacrifices we need to achieve our goal?
Two slogans have been cornerstone of our nationalistic aspirations for last few decades. One, We are about to become super power and territorial integrity and unity of country has been taken for granted as Hindutva alone can insure the unity and integrity of country . With this mindset the surge of Hindutva in Indian polity since 1989 has been considered as a starting point for Indian revivalism. Continue reading “The Road Ahead for New India”
Few years ago one unemployed youth tried its best to find an employment but he did not succeed to get it. When he almost gave up his efforts his friend came out with a suggestion which initially he found amusing but decided to test his luck. The suggestion which came from the friend of unemployed youth was to apply for the post of a fake lion in a circus. Continue reading “Conversation between two fake lions ( A short story)”
In more than two decades the emergence and surge of right in Indian politics have been primarily dominated by Hindutva and since may last year when BJP formed its government in centre with clear majority on its own it also brought several questions on surface of academic and political debate. Continue reading “Hindutva goes Semitic way”
Western audience find rare chance to look to India in a stunned manner with a mixture of concern and its utility for them. In last few decades such situation has arrived rarely when westerns particularly elites and who matter in power politics have looked to India to watch it. The first such occasion arrived on 7th December 1992 when the whole western press was filled with the story of the demolition of the old mosque in holy city of Hindus in Ayodhya on 6th December where they brought down a mosque during their movement to demand a Temple at the birth place of their Lord Ram where in medieval period an Islamic invader Baber built a mosque in the process of his expedition to Hindu India . The mob of thousands of Hindus gathers in Ayodhya and disobeyed their leaders and took charge of the situation into their own hands and demolished the old mosque to declare the resurgence of Hindus as a force on international theater in near future. Continue reading “The surge of Hindu right in Indian politics”
The ongoing debate on Conversion vs reconversion ( the so called “ Gharwapsi” ) has heated up the political temeprature of country and put RSS and its disciple Narendra Modi in a eyeball to eyeball situation where both can not sustain their position for a long and it would be interesting to watch who blinks first? Continue reading “Who blinks first Modi or RSS?”
The latest sensational act of high profile hacking with a potential of turning it into full blown real diplomatic tussle has happened in USA when Sony pictures was forced to cancel the release of its controversial comedy movie “ The Interview” based on the fiction of assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN. Continue reading “Are we entering into era of cyber war?”
In Last few weeks Modi government has exposed to the ever lasting dichotomy of Hindu rights in Indian politics. Although Hindu nationalists claim the division of right and left in modern polity is more a borrowed concpet for India as it was concptualised during french revolution where first parliament sat and those who sat on right side were termed as rights and those who sat on the left side became left but it was not so simple and had some ideological conotations for this. But division of right and left has not been so easy and in last few centuries it has journeyed a long road and several ideologies shaped this whole debate . In contemporary political scene only two things divide the debate of right and left , one who supports Israel and USA along with more free market economy are considered right . Continue reading “How Hindu right turns left ?”