India

Hathras a setback for Hindutva’s social project

There is an undeniable political vacuum in the space for the Opposition in UP, but even an unrivaled political force has to stand on a structure that has strong foundational beams. The Yogi regime is beginning […]

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NY/NJ/CT

IUDF opposes dividing the Indian American community by Hindutva groups

NEW YORK (TIP): The Indo-US Democracy Foundation (IUDF), a newly formed think tank, deplores the attack on elected representatives in the U.S. by a cadre of people belonging to the Hindutva group, who support ideologies […]

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Other News

From defending a diplomat’s statement to advocating Hindutva and demanding a Hindu Rashtra

It  started as an attempt to defend the  Consul General of India at New York’s statement he made on  Kashmir at a private gathering of some Kashmiri  Pandit families in New York at which  film […]

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Politics

NARENDRA MODI: FROM TEA SELLER AT TRAIN STATION TO MASTER OF POLITICAL THEATRE

Narendra Modi, who once sold tea at a railway station has become the most influential Indian leader in generations, winning a landslide in election results announced, May 23, 2019.   Modi’s own party, BJP won an […]

India

A Historic Win for BJP: Modi calls it the Victory of the People of India

By I.S. Saluja NEW DELHI / NEW YORK (TIP): Modi had said after the Indian Air Force bombed terrorist location in Balakot in Pakistan, “Humne dushman ko ghar mein ghus kar mara hai”. It is […]

United States

Californians Protest “Cow Culture” Conference Featuring Subramanian Swamy

MILPITAS, CA(TIP): On May 20, Indian immigrant communities from throughout California gathered to protest a “Cow Culture” conference at the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA which featured Indian Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy. “We […]

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Debate Why Hinduwadis are obsessed with Cow?

Cow is not sacred and beef is not forbidden to Hindus, according to Vedas  The author finds no mention in Hindu scriptures about cow being referred to as “mother” or as “holy”. He finds no […]

Pakistan

Pakistan at crossroads in terror fight, must decide: Army chief

ISLAMABAD (TIP): Pakistan stands at a “crossroads” in its fight against extremism and must decide whether it wants to enjoy the benefits of its young demography or suffer at the hands of terrorism, Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said on […]

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Turning India into a land only for Hindus goes against our nation – Perspective

“We are a blended nation. Our long traditions, our languages, our home states, these cultural geographies have blurred and indistinct boundaries, interrelated contexts of meaning. There are many echoes, spirits and voices that inhabit our […]

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There is no holy cow in the Vedas

Hinduism considers the Vedas as its Supreme Court, whose word is final, and if any of the later Sanskrit or non-Sanskrit writing goes against what the Vedas have said, a Hindu has to follow the […]

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An expansive Hindutva agenda?

The Hindutva project has succeeded in projecting itself as speaking to the deep diversities that crowd U.P “The invocation of Shiva and Shakti in this project that hitherto held firmly to a graded order and […]

India

AFRICAN STUDENTS GRAPPLE WITH ANGER, SHOCK OVER ATTACK ON NIGERIANS

NEW DELHI (TIP): African students in the capital are still shocked over the violent attack on some Nigerian students earlier this week in Greater Noida, which they say is a grim reminder of the “palpable […]

Yogi Adityanath
India

INOC, USA expresses serious disappointment over Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of U.P.

NEW YORK (TIP): ‘It is a recipe for disaster for the state of Uttar Pradesh however; it is part of a carefully calibrated plan by the BJP to further sow the seeds of polarization and […]

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BJP, Dalits, and the ‘Cow politics.’

In these four years, I also saw with, some disquiet, forces of divisiveness and intolerance trying to raise their ugly head. Attacks on weaker sections that militate against our national ethos are aberrations that need to […]

Africa

Justice for Rohith Solidarity Rally and March Against Caste Apartheid, Feb 27

NEW YORK (TIP): The South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI) along with prominent Dalit activists and organizations in New York City will march, Feb. 27th, 2013, 2 to 400 p.m. at Union Square, in solidarity with […]

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Supreme Court questions the Sabarimala Temple Entry Ban for Women

NEW DELHI (TIP): Supreme Court of India has said that the Sabarimala temple in Kerala has no “constitutional basis” to ban the entry of women. The Kerala government clarified that it would not interfere in […]

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Intolerance Fuels Radicalisation

India is awash with Islamophobia and there could not be a more dangerous time for this pernicious slant in our national politics. Hateful vitriol was spewed upon actor Aamir Khan recently, for expressing concern over the […]

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan at Indian Express Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
India

Aamir Khan speaks up | Voices of dissent need to be heard

The moment the poster boy of ‘Incredible India‘ campaign, Aamir Khan, made a remark on ‘growing intolerance’, the sarkari brigade began questioning his credibility. The star, celebrated for handling social issues with sensitivity in his films […]

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Why the Ban on Cow Slaughter is not just Anti-Farmer but Anti-Cow as well

The recent killings of Mohammad Akhlaq, Noman and Zahid Ahmad Bhatt on the claim that they were slaughtering cows is not only an attack on the right to life, livelihood and diverse food cultures but an […]

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India

BJP breathes easy as RSS chief backs reservations

NAGPUR (TIP): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on October 22 expressed support for reservations provided for under the Constitution, in a big relief to BJP which is having to fend off accusations of being “anti-quota” during […]

India

Sena likens NCP to blood sucking leech

MUMBAI (TIP): In a vitriolic attack on Sharad Pawar for equating the Shiv Sena to “ants that will be stuck to jaggery of power,” the ruling alliance partner on Friday described NCP as “blood sucking […]

India

PM’s remark dilutes his credibility: Congress

NEW DELHI: Congress on Thursday said the Prime Minister’s credibility had taken a beating after his statement on Dadri lynching and banning of Ghulam Ali concert even as it dubbed as “perverse and cynical” the […]

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Why is the Cow a Political Animal?

Vinoba  Bhave said, ” We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors so we can see much further than they saw, not be limited by their limitations.” Chaturvedi said the most appealing explanation he found for […]

Row over derecognising madrasas
India

Row over derecognising madrasas in Maharashtra

MUMBAI (TIP): A major political row erupted in Maharashtra with the BJPShiv Sena alliance government deciding to derecognise madrasas which are engaged in imparting religion-based education. The issue is all set to compound into a major political […]

Business & Economics

Strangers in their own land: Dilemma of the Christian populace in India

Mr. Julio Ribeiro, Retired IPS officer, former DGP of Mumbai and Gujarat recently said: ‘As a Christian, suddenly, I am a stranger in my own country’. He was merely reflecting on the recent dilemma of the Christian community […]