Undemocratic: story of the war on democracy in India

When Manmohan Singh was pretending to be the Prime Minister of India but Sonia Gandhi was actually taking decisions from behind, the government policy was not decided by the cabinet but by Mrs Gandhi’s kitchen cabinet called the NAC, the national advisory council, filled with leftist activists like Aruna Roy, Yogendra Yadav, Jeane Dreze, Harsh Mander, etc. After 2014, when that corrupt and inept government … Continue reading Undemocratic: story of the war on democracy in India

Tanishq, Eros Now and the business of Hindu hate

Recently the jewellery brand Tanishq released an ad which triggered a massive backlash on Twitter and other social media platforms. The ad had a pregnant Hindu woman, ostensibly married into a Muslim family, and how broad minded this family was that they celebrate her baby shower as per Hindu custom. The idea was to show the situation of a Hindu girl in a Muslim family … Continue reading Tanishq, Eros Now and the business of Hindu hate

Ideology and politics in India

If you have been on social media, especially Twitter, you would have heard things like right-wing trolls or left-wing anti-nationals or right wing Sanghis or left wing Urban-naxals, or that right-wing ecosystem is threatening minorities or that left-wing ecosystem is trying to break India, etc. Have you ever wonder what this right-wing and left-wing business really is? Do you know the background of these terms … Continue reading Ideology and politics in India

Palghar Mob Lynching and What That Symbolizes for Hindus in India

On 16 April 2020, Kalpavrikshagiri Maharaj and Sushilgiri Maharaj of Juna Akhada were lynched to death by an armed mob along with their driver Nilesh Telgade near Gadchinchale Village in Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. What makes the gruesome incident worse is that it happened in the presence of the police who not only abdicated their responsibility but acted like cowardly onlookers. The entire incident … Continue reading Palghar Mob Lynching and What That Symbolizes for Hindus in India

The Unrelenting Misogyny of Kerala’s Red Films

Some of the finest movies, actors and technicians in Indian cinema have come out of Kerala. When it comes to quality, Malayalam movies are probably the best in the country. Kerala is also one of the most politically aware states in India and this is reflected in the movies that are made in the state. During the 1980’s and 90’s political movies were quite popular. … Continue reading The Unrelenting Misogyny of Kerala’s Red Films

The Malabar Hindu Genocide

The atrocities on Hindus in Malabar which started with the invasions of the region by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, reached their climax in August, 1921. Under the guise of the anti-British Khilafat agitation, Maplahs of Malabar unleashed a reign of terror on the minority Hindus of the region. Loot, arson, rape, murder and force conversions went on for months before the British army suppressed … Continue reading The Malabar Hindu Genocide

The Citizenship Amendment Act

On 9th December 2019 Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, introduced the citizenship amendment bill in the Parliament. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on 10th December and in Rajya Sabha on the 11th. The law that came into effect from 10 January 2020 is the now controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Since then there have been protests in many parts of the … Continue reading The Citizenship Amendment Act