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Mohan Bhagwat is right: India is a Hindu nation
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Mohan Bhagwat is right: India is a Hindu nation

Sandeep Balakrishna- August 22, 2014

It’s that time of the year again. Actually, there’s really no time or season when this is concerned. Put another way, the more things change ... Read More

The strength of Sanatana Dharma
Archives, Commentaries

The strength of Sanatana Dharma

Sandeep Balakrishna- August 2, 2014

1 August 2014 witnessed the annual celebration of the Naga Panchami (or Nagara Panchami) festival across India and the world.  It is also celebrated as ... Read More

Krishnaraja Wodeyar III: the Cultural founder of modern Mysore state
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Krishnaraja Wodeyar III: the Cultural founder of modern Mysore state

Sandeep Balakrishna- July 29, 2014

Perhaps the Wodeyar dynasty is the longest and most continuous empire to ever rule howsoever tiny a part of the erstwhile Mysore state, now known ... Read More

Protecting Indians from the Idea of India
Archives, Rights (Discrimination & Appeasement)

Protecting Indians from the Idea of India

Sandeep Balakrishna- July 21, 2014

Idea of India is the latest avatar of Communism. During their Nehruvian and Indira Gandhian heydays, Indian Communists wore their Communism as a badge of ... Read More

Why the Congress should not be given the Leader of Opposition
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Why the Congress should not be given the Leader of Opposition

Sandeep Balakrishna- July 11, 2014

The short and simple answer: it hasn’t earned it and therefore doesn’t deserve it. The slightly longer answer: with a paltry 44 MPs, it doesn’t ... Read More

Narendra Modi’s visa denial still an unhealed wound
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Narendra Modi’s visa denial still an unhealed wound

Sandeep Balakrishna- June 10, 2014

Narendra Modi’s thumping electoral victory and his ascension as Prime Minister has evoked all kinds of reactions across the world—the reactions fall in the broad ... Read More

The Economist’s explanation is rooted in hubris and Hinduphobia
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

The Economist’s explanation is rooted in hubris and Hinduphobia

Sandeep Balakrishna- June 3, 2014

On June 1, the Economist "explains"  as to "Why and how we make election endorsements." First, it is not an explanation of any sort. It is the crudest ... Read More