Hindutva: Mere Materialism?

There have been a number of opinion pieces published in the past few days in which the authors, some of whom have considerable foothold in the current establishment, have declared that there is a new version of Hindutva in place now - one that is focused solely on the safety and material welfare of the... Continue Reading →

The ‘Essential Practices’ of Hinduism

The recent Sabarimala judgment by the Supreme Court of India has once again thrown open the debate about ‘essential’ practices of a religion. The honourable judges have declared, yet again, that any practice that is not ‘essential’ to the religion shall be open to reinterpretation — by the non-religious, secular institution called judiciary! The honourable judges say... Continue Reading →

The Real Core Voter Won’t Be Silenced

A few days back, an article titled “Why The Core Hindu Voter is Upset With Modi” was published in the Swarajya magazine. The same writeup also appeared as the cover article in their May 2018 print edition. It analyzed the outlook of the present Modi administration towards Core Hindu issues and surmised that there has... Continue Reading →

Issues with the Karnataka HR & CE Act

Recently, the Karnataka Government sent out a circular seeking feedback from the public over the issue of taking over of Hindu mathas and (additional) temples. In the face of a strong backlash, the circular was withdrawn within a day. Even as the entire HR&CE Act was struck down as being unconstitutional by the Karnataka High... Continue Reading →

The Aspirations of the Majority

Dear Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji: Many congratulations on yet another fantastic electoral performance in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. The BJP juggernaut just keeps on rolling. May it continue to do so for a long time. Many pundits are saying the reduced margin of victory this time in Gujarat is indicative of an... Continue Reading →

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