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Rampage around Film Padmavati: Power of Historical Fiction

Nearly a year ago multiple rowdy protests took place when the film Padmavati was being shot in Rajasthan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to interrupt the shooting for some time. Currently again, more intense opposition has been witnessed as the film...

Ayodhya Dispute: Need for Upholding Law

The dispute around Babri Mosque seems to be unending. Just weeks ago we saw Sri Sri Ravishankar, the well known founder of ‘Art of Living’ stepping in to settle it ‘out of Court’. Now RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat (24th November...

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Will God’s own country succumb to communal polarisation?

Recently, BJP President Amit Shah led ‘Jan Suraksha Yatra’, a two-week program to highlight the death of RSS workers in Kerala. Many BJP dignitaries (twelve union ministers and five chief ministers) participated in this. The one who made big news...

Taj Mahal and games of divisive politics

Apart from natural beauty with which India has been bestowed with, it also has manmade marvels. And these are attracting not only Indians but people from World over. One of such structures is the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah...

Sectarianism suppressing democratic right of Expression

Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices of dissent but the freedom fighters did see this as a crucial mechanism of rooting democratic...

Who killed Gauri Lankesh?

Murder of Gauri Lankesh (5th September 2017) came as a big shock to those who uphold progressive liberal values. The same was celebrated by Hindutva supporting trolls, many of who are being followed by none other than Prime Minister...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants (Arakan...

9/11 a conspiracy to make Israel unchallenged super power in Middle East?

The 16th anniversary of 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and Pentagon was observed with the western media, including pro-western mainstream Sri Lankan media, accusing Muslims of committing this crime.

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Geopolitics allow Myanmar govt to cover up Rohingya massacre

A humanitarian crisis of near genocidal proportions is taking place in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, yet the world’s reaction is confined to mere condemnation instead of sanctions or direct intervention. Although international journalists are not allowed to visit the troubled province...

Did RSS really participate in freedom movement?

Freedom movement was an all inclusive movement with the participation of people of all religions and regions. Its underlying premise was pluralism and the concept of Secular Democratic India, which bound all the people in the bonds of fraternity. Those...