Has Modi changed caste politics or can caste pyramid return?

By Saeed Naqvi,

Eminent TV anchor, Rajdeep Sardesai, has in a recent article drawn attention to the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has restored balance to his cabinet by inducting Manohar Parrikar and Suresh Prabhu, two Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, as full fledged ministers. Some writers took him to task for his Brahminical digression, strange in a country where caste drives so much of public life.

Will saffron warriors trip up Modi?

By Amulya Ganguli

It is perhaps in the natural order of things that when a party vanquishes its opponents, its nemesis emerges from within its own ranks. This is what appears to be happening in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

How Nawab of Awadh's resolution of a similar conflict of Hanumangarhi in Ayodhya can hold lesson for justice

By S. Aziz Haider,

December 6 has arrived once again! 22 years have passed since the disputed Babri Masjid was razed to the ground. There is no doubt that the issue will be discussed once again in various forums and on social media. The young India of whom we are proud of and who dominates the usage on social media was either not born or was too young when politics changed the land of Ram Lalla in ’92. For them, it is an event in history of Independent India and nothing more.

Champions Trophy a big test for India

By Veturi Srivatsa,

The gold-medal winning performance at the Incheon Asian Games and the bilateral Test series triumph in Australia may not count for much when India go into the Champions Trophy to take on the world’s truly best sides.


Its Arbaeen time: Indian Shias are disappointed over restrictions due to ISIS threat

By Uzair Hasan Rizvi,

The annual ritual of Arbaeen – it falls on December 12 this year – has commenced. Young and old, men and women, more than 20 million of them clad in black are marching towards the city of Karbala, south-west of Baghdad in Iraq. Chants of Labbaik Ya Husain (being at the service of Husain, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed) rent the air.

Arbitrary land acquisition in the name of Sports University at Manipur

By Noorshafi A K for,

The Narendra Modi government’s recent decision to set up national-level Sports Academies has been highly appreciated and is being welcomed with applause and happiness in the sport loving state of Manipur.

Form of big names made selectors' job easy

By Veturi Srivatsa,

The list of 30 probables for the 2015 World Cup in the Antipodes has no surprises unless someone thought Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan or Harbhajan Singh would make it.


Rights of minorities’ in South Asia

Report of Session on Peoples’ SAARC Regional Convergence on 24th November, 2014 at Kathmandu

By Neha Dabhade,

Centre for Society and Secularism (CSSS), Mumbai had organized a session during the PSAARC regional convergence on 24th November, 2014. The session was called Rights of Minorities in South Asia. The primarily objectives of this session were to understand the nature of violation of rights of minorities in South Asia and create a strong network of organizations across South Asia to consolidate existing or establish new mechanisms to address such violations. The process to draft a charter on rights of minorities in South Asia was to be initiated during this session.

AMU, Raja Mahendra Pratap and attempts of polarization

By Ram Puniyani,

Those resorting to communal politics have not only perfected their techniques of polarizing the communities along the religious lines but have also been constantly resorting to new methods for dividing the society.

Taking stock of India's present policy environment

By Amit Kapoor,

During the past few weeks, notable changes have happened in the external and internal policy environment that merit attention. On the external side, there were three notable events. In our opinion, one of these has a relatively short-term impact while the other two will have a long-term bearing on India’s economy in the years ahead.