VIVEK GUMASTE

Razakar units of Hyderabad

Accession of Hyderabad: The Razakars

This is the concluding part of a two-part article on the Nizam’s surrender on 17 September 1948, thus paving the...

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Accession of Hyderabad: The Nizam’s conspiracies

This is the first of a two-part article on the Nizam’s surrender on 17 September 1948, thus paving the way...

RSS workers take part in the march on the occasion of Vikram Samvat 2079

An imaginary Hindu majoritarianism

Is it possible in a country where Hindu majoritarianism reigns supreme that Hindus can be killed at will and a...

Full dress rehearsal for 76th Independence Day celebrations

India after 75: The path ahead

The India of today is an amalgamation of the efforts and ideas of primarily the Indian people and the leadership...

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Ex VPs must also conform to a model code of conduct

Vajpayee made it very clear that he would not criticise the Congress government when on foreign soil. ‘We may have...

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The Iron Lady’s vision for UK: No place for Asians

The anchor’s crestfallen face after interviewing Margaret Thatcher embodied the plight of the Asians in Britain then: permanent rejection from...

Women's March rally against court overturning Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington

Roe vs Wade and deficiency of American democracy

The US Supreme Court can be stacked by judges subscribing to one’s ideology and subsequently used to reverse laws at...

Sikh community evacuates saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib From Gurudwara Karte Parwan which is under attack by terrorists

Kabul Gurudwara attack justifies need for CAA

This continued oppression of the Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan drives home the urgency to implement the CAA. The dastardly...

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Gulf countries must appreciate India’s action

The demarche issued by a host of Islamic nations with regard to the unfortunate Nupur Sharma incident has stirred up...

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Curb violent intimidation on the internet

Violent threats or calls for beheading on the internet fall in the category of vigilante injustice. In a pluralistic society...

Kashmiri pandits holding banners protest march against the killing of Rahul Bhat

Nation must stand by Kashmiri Pandits

In their grief and rage, Kashmiri Pandits must be careful not to walk into the terrorist trap. The dastardly gunning...

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It’s time to bulldoze the lies

The alternate narrative about Jahangirpuri that is being peddled in certain sections of the media and by some opposition parties...

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The Kashmir Files: Jolt to the conscience of a nation

Tagging a narrative as hate has become an expedient modus operandi for some to discredit their ideological adversaries or counter...

Medical aid is set up for the Ukrainian refugees and the stranded foreign nationals

India’s Ukraine dilemma

India must be conscious of the changing geo-political dynamics. Vladimir Putin is no Brezhnev and Russia of today is not...

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Hijab controversy has been manufactured to create anarchy

One needs to be careful in extending support to a cause whose motives are suspect and which perpetuates patriarchy.  ...

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi speaks in Lok Sabha

No Mr Gandhi, India is not at risk

What we witnessed was alarmist. One man’s desperation, frustration and ignorance being imprinted on the nation to paint a picture...

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Hate is unacceptable, no matter the source

Over the years too many have condoned, accepted and even turned apologists for hate rants directed against the majority community....

The Archbishop of Bengaluru Rev Dr. Peter Machado at a meeting against the proposed anti-conversion law

Freedom of Religion is not Right to Convert

When one concedes that all religions are equal, then the concept of conversion becomes redundant. Conversion represents a retreat in...

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom and other dignitaries laying a wreath at the mortal remains of those who lost their lives in an unfortunate incident

AFSPA is not a licence to kill

The AFSPA is a temporary statute applicable only to a disturbed area, is time bound and does not carry an...

Nagaland Minister P. Paiwang Konyak, Nagaland Commissioner, DG, DC and  officials visited the site where 13 civilians were killed

Nagaland must continue with the peace process

The notion that the AFSPA is an unrestricted licence to kill and that Army personnel have blanket immunity is erroneous....

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait(C) with supporters shouting slogans at Ghazipur on the first anniversary of protest

It was not a victory for democracy

When scrutinised objectively, one can only conclude that the farm bills had merit and did not deserve their ultimate fate....

India's Mohammed Shami appeals for dismissal during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match

Mohammed Shami controversy: When accountability and responsibility go missing

On careful scrutiny it was discovered that much of this vilification emanated from across the border in Pakistan; an orchestrated...

Protest demanding justice for the violence against Hindu communities during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka

Bangladeshi Hindus must fight for their rights

Hindus of Bangladesh must learn to fend for themselves without looking to India, as the political climate in India is...

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And the ethnic cleansing continues

In tandem with military efforts to neutralise the terrorists what is required in Kashmir are confidence building measures by the...