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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar

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Prabhakar Nanawaty

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Statement of Scientists, Artists and Historians

Statement of Scientists

The scientific community is deeply concerned with the climate of intolerance, and the ways in which science and reason are being eroded in the country. It is the same climate of intolerance, and rejection of reason that has led to the lynching in Dadri of Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi Continue reading

Sanatan Sanstha

Picture a palatial china-white mansionwith a massive porch amidstthe lush green of aGoan village. Guards in slickblue uniform stand in patrolat its entrance. This isthe Sanatan Sansthas ashram atRamnathi, where the organizations self-styledGod, Dr Jayant Balaji Athavale,lives. The three-storey building appearsto have been designed tostrike awe among the villagers,but it is resentment andrevulsion Continue reading

A timely book that explains the meteoric rise of Hindutva in India

Book Review:

Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot soldiers of Hindutva

Cliches apart, there could not have been a more timely book than Shadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva. It puts all the things happening in Indian politics in to perspective. Bit by bit, it Continue reading

Hindutva Politics Feeds on Chaos

(In conversation with The Wire,Dhirendra Jha talks about his bookShadow Armies: Fringe Organizations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva.)

As goons masquerading as protectors of Hindu values, women or cows attack and kill people across the country, we remain largely unsure about who these people are. Dhirendra Jhas Shadow Continue reading

Everything you need to know about Sunil Kulkarnis cult Shifu Sunkriti

We are not prostitutes, we are not drug addicts. #Save us from our parents

Hon. Bombay HC, we are victims and we need justice #Save us from our parents

read the placards held by siblings that were on a protest walk from Bombay High Court to Marine Drive on Continue reading

RSS Controlled Garbh Vigyan Sanskar in pursuit for Master Race

The RSS agenda of Hindu Rashtra draws heavily on the superiority of Aryan race and greatness of Brahmanical values. The ideology constructed by this organisation tells us that Aryans are the superior race. The whole foundation of the concept of Hindu nation as the teacher-leader of the World derives from twin and inseparable Continue reading

Religion-based Nationalism is back in Full Force

In the 1960s we were confident that the use of religion for political mobilisation would decline because nationalism, namely, the secular, all-inclusive, anti-colonialism nationalism that brought us independence, would, despite Partition, be firmly established. This was in some ways such a firm belief that it was not thought necessary to specify the inclusion Continue reading

India Will Not Be Unified on Religion But on Its Pyre

(An excerpt from Rahul SankrityayansTumhari Kshay, on why he thinks people must put humanity above religion.)

April 14is the 54th death anniversary of prominent Hindi writer Rahul Sankrityayan, author of Volga se Ganga. Popularly known as mahapandit, Sankrityayan was truly a writer of the masses andparticipated in numerous public struggles. He Continue reading

Rise of Modern Medicine in India

Long years ago, we make a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour. When the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but Continue reading

Why I Wont Advocate Vegetarianism

Recently at the release of our book First Food: Culture of Taste, which discusses the link between biodiversity, nutrition and livelihoods, I was asked a question. Why do you not, as an environmentalist espousing the cause of traditional and local diets that are sustainable, condemn meat eating? After all, meat production is bad Continue reading