Monthly Archives: June 2012

Manmohan Singh, anything but “Honest”

Team Anna’s latest corruption charges against UPA cabinet and Prime Minister infuriated usual suspects in media and intelligentsia. The reason for the outrage is Prashant Bhushan’s comparison of PM’s attitude and behavior to “Shikandi” of Mahabharata as a metaphor. The … Continue reading

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The Danger and Deceit of “Secular” Right

G.V.L Narsimha Rao’s article (Read here) on minority voting preferences and Bjp electoral strategy for next elections is practical with proper perspective, given the political realities on the ground. Some secular rightists are uncomfortable on his reference to Hindu vote … Continue reading

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Nitish Kumar and his secular Goddess

Nitish kumar is on his way to join illustrious club of Lohiaite politicians who piggy-backed on alliances with Bjp/Sangh parivar to reach the top only to ditch them for the salvation of secularism. While his predecessors Mulayam singh yadav, Laloo … Continue reading

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Hindu Nationalism at Cross Roads?

(Note: Final part on Hindu Nationalism) The fall of Vajpayee government resulted in a government driven by a foreign born woman; this is a depressing situation to hindu nationalists and an affront to their patriotic instincts. Things would have been … Continue reading

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Hindu Nationalism – Vajpayee government a disaster?

(Note: This is 6th of 7 part series on Hindu nationalism) Hindu nationalists came close to corridors of power after a long painstaking and patient journey, though the power was with constraints of coalition govt. This journey of hindu nationalism … Continue reading

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Hindu Nationalism – Babri destruction, hope in Sangh Parivar

(Note: This is 5th of 7 part series on Hindu nationalism) Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in the middle of 91 elections in sriperumbudur. Sympathy factor added to congress tally and it won 252 seats, but fell short of simple majority. … Continue reading

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Hindu Nationalism – Turbulent 80’s, Rama-Janmabhoomi and Hindutva mobilization

(Note: This is 4th of 7 part series on Hindu nationalism) The political energy unleashed in 70’s caused a generational as well as demographic shift in Indian politics. A strong anti-congress constituency evolved. Intermediate castes started challenging established elites in … Continue reading

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