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?”
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 ?”
Earlier I had decided to not talk or write anything which would sound as an assessment on the performance of government headed by Narendra Modi even before it completes its one year term but after six months of its tenure it looks imperative to talk on the government. Continue reading “Don’t make Modi Alexander of Hindus let him be focused to governance.”
For last few days one political development has taken everyone with surprise , the development of political reunion of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav and even cementing this relation into bond of marriage relationship.
I have tried to read between the lines of this reunion and its larger implications on Indian politics. Continue reading “Is Lalu Mulayam Reunion a non event?”
The social, political and economic atmosphere of country is charged with heavy discussion of uncertainty. If you talk to any people ranging from any class to any gender or any age group one thing is very common that is aspiration for change. The change for which they are looking is not easy even for them to define also but they are looking for it. Most of the discussions are taking place from streets to restaurants and drawing room to Television channels are the political scenario of country post 2014 general elections. But here issues are larger than politics. Continue reading “Will Modi be the instrument for change in India?”
Even After more than 6 decades of our independence a section of elites in our country still looks to west as our masters and their words are being considered as the basis for our policy making. The customary US religious freedom report is one of them which excite lot of media personnel and elites in India every year and they never debate on the merits of this report in global perspective but feel happy to draw inferences for their ideological and political motives on domestic front. Continue reading “US religious freedom report: Selective in its approach”