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  • Abhishek Tondon
  • Secularism is just synonymous with Sanatan Dharm

    Wednesday, Jan 08,2014, 16:20 IST .

    So often have I stumbled upon Facebook profiles or living creatures that proudly proclaim their being ‘secular’, in the ‘Religion’ section/in a context of that, and I have always wondered, “Isn’t ‘secularism’ an attribute that characterizes states in their approach of treating their citizens equally irrespective of their religion?” In the ..

  • Katju's unmitigated hatred towards Narendra Modi

    Monday, Feb 18,2013, 08:37 IST .

    Lying seems to be a morbid obsession with all Narendra Modi haters. Given all the lies that India’s mainstream media spread about his involvement in post-Godhra riots, which contradicted those very facts they’d themselves published earlier, as pointed out

  • Secular Mujahideen and their Jihad against Bhaarat

    Monday, Jan 07,2013, 16:51 IST .

    “RSS is no different from Taliban”, screams a tweet [1] by Shazia Ilmi, a prominent member of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. The statement can be matched in stupidity (or hatred) only by a similar one issued by Rahul Gandhi over two years ago in which he had compared RSS with banned terror outfit SIMI [2]. Rahul’s remark can be condoned as just ano..

  • 'Hang me if guilty' - Measuring Modi's guilt through media's own eyes

    Tuesday, Sep 04,2012, 02:50 IST .

    So much water has flown down the Ganga since 2002. Gujarat has shone on the International map in so many fields, one can go on speaking for whole day, and yet fall short of time while mentioning its achievements over past decade. On the riots' front, not only Gujarat observed its very first curfew free decade since it was created, the 2002 riots have also seen speedy justice as per Indian..

  • The Citizens of Greater Pakistan...?

    Tuesday, Aug 14,2012, 17:59 IST .

    This Saturday, 11th of August, 2012, will go down in Mumbai’s, and India’s history as a day of shame and ignominy. On this day, nearly 50000 muslim ‘protesters’, many of them armed with metal rods and sticks, went on a rampage in Mumbai torching buses and cars and media and police vehicles. Only that, Mumbai Police commissioner already had enough intelligence input tha..

  • 10 shades of Indian secularism

    Wednesday, May 30,2012, 17:25 IST .

    Secularism is what we’re taught to be proud of, even at the cost of our traditional Hindu identity. The choice between cultural nationalism and constitutional secularism confuses a many. Let’s drive through the shades of Indian secularism.

    1. Not to Ram and Krishna, yes to Mohammad and Jesus : In India, with 80% Hindu population, a..

  • Bounty on Modi's head - how many crores did we spend?

    Tuesday, May 15,2012, 17:22 IST .

    After grilling the witnesses and churning the facts to extract the truth from them for 3 years, the Supreme Court appointed SIT came up with its closure report that not only exonerates Gujarat's longest serving and inarguably most successful Chief Minister Narendra Modi from any criminal culpability in connection with the riots' cases that it was formed to investigate, but also virtua..

  • Ambedkar: What the Dalit icon wrote of Islam

    Saturday, Apr 14,2012, 16:16 IST .

    In his book, “Pakistan or the Partition of India”, towards the end of Chapter 4, Ambedkar writes, “The Muslim invaders, no doubt, came to India singing a hymn of hate against the Hindus. … Its (Islam’s) growth is so thick in Northern India that the remnants of Hindu and Buddhist culture are just shrubs. Even the Sikh axe could not fell this oak...

  • Ambedkar: What the Dalit icon wrote of Hinduism

    Saturday, Apr 14,2012, 13:07 IST .

    Today’s the 121st Birth Anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, known as the father of India’s constitution, and an icon of Dalit politics. B R Ambedkar has been the demigod who every politician striving to project him/herself as the sympathiser of Dalits and a champion of their rights, invokes. With that comes the word, ‘Manuwadi’, a supposedly derogatory term implying those..

  • Are issues with BJP issues with Hindu society?

    Thursday, Mar 15,2012, 00:34 IST .

    Disclaimer: The aim of this article is not to offend any religious sentiments, but to highlight an interesting analogy that exists in present-day political arena and historical traits of..

  • Godhra and beyond: A man called Narendra Modi

    Monday, Feb 27,2012, 12:11 IST .

    February 27th, 2002 - That was the fateful morning when a mob of a thousand Muslims burnt an entire coupe of Sabarmati Express carrying Ramsewaks returning from Ayodhya Ram Janmbhoomi, to death! ..

  • Sanatan Secularism Part 02

    Wednesday, Dec 21,2011, 10:28 IST .

    Continued from Sanatan Secularism Part 01 | Now, that opens a question – where is an explici..

  • Sanatan Secularism Part 01

    Tuesday, Dec 20,2011, 22:42 IST .

    So often have I stumbled upon Facebook profiles or living creatures that proudly proclaim their being ‘secular’, in the ‘Religion’ section/in a context of that, and I have..