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    Hindutva state?

    Good Friday was the day
    Of the prodigy and crime.
    When they killed him in his pity
    When they killed him in his prime.

    ARE WE heading towards a Hindutva version of Al Qaeda? Or even worse, a Hindutva version of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? We are not saying it. But American think tanks have expressed the apprehension that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, India may be headed for a Hindutva version of both the Al Qaeda and the ISIS. The ramifications of this are very serious not only in India, but worldwide. This is because Narendra Modi’s version of Hindutva has widespread support among the Indian diaspora spread over United States, United Kingdom and Europe. Just as citizens of France, UK and even the US have been joining ISIS and fighting alongside ISIS in Syria and elsewhere, it is possible and perhaps even probable that the Sangh Parivar may target Muslims and Christians worldwide.

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    AND A few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the BJP was determined to win an absolute majority in the Zilla Parishad polls. For a Saturday following the week when the announcement by the union minister for environment Prakash Javadekar on the revocation of the suspension of the environmental clearance licenses on the eve of the Zilla Parishad polls was met with scepticism by mine owners. For a Saturday following the week when the income tax authorities raided the houses of football players who have apparently not been disclosing their sizeable income or paying the taxes due on them. For a Saturday following the week when Laxmikant Parsekar was gearing up to present the first of his budgets. For a Saturday following the week when the Health Department and the Health Minister remained complacent even after two deaths due to the swine flu.

    Hindutva state?

    Good Friday was the day
    Of the prodigy and crime.
    When they killed him in his pity
    When they killed him in his prime.

    ARE WE heading towards a Hindutva version of Al Qaeda? Or even worse, a Hindutva version of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? We are not saying it. But American think tanks have expressed the apprehension that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, India may be headed for a Hindutva version of both the Al Qaeda and the ISIS. The ramifications of this are very serious not only in India, but worldwide. This is because Narendra Modi’s version of Hindutva has widespread support among the Indian diaspora spread over United States, United Kingdom and Europe. Just as citizens of France, UK and even the US have been joining ISIS and fighting alongside ISIS in Syria and elsewhere, it is possible and perhaps even probable that the Sangh Parivar may target Muslims and Christians worldwide.


    Where are you on the election map?

    After the delimitation process was completed, you may find that your region falls under a different constituency. Take a close look at the maps to determine where you figure on the Election Map.

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    Stray Thoughts

    Mine owners sceptical of early resumption of mining

    AND A few more stray thoughts and a few more observations for yet another Saturday. For a Saturday following the week when the BJP was determined to win an absolute majority in the Zilla Parishad polls. For a Saturday following the week when the announcement by the union minister for environment Prakash Javadekar on the revocation of the suspension of the environmental clearance licenses on the eve of the Zilla Parishad polls was met with scepticism by mine owners. For a Saturday following the week when the income tax authorities raided the houses of football players who have apparently not been disclosing their sizeable income or paying the taxes due on them. For a Saturday following the week when Laxmikant Parsekar was gearing up to present the first of his budgets. For a Saturday following the week when the Health Department and the Health Minister remained complacent even after two deaths due to the swine flu.

    Life and Living

    Celebrating women!

    YET ANOTHER International Women’s Day is here on March 8, 2015! On this day women everywhere in the developed and developing world in limited ways will get together to celebrate their togetherness for the cause of women’s liberation. Although we may not need it so badly today because most of us in urban, industrialised, wealthy […]

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    A look at ZP elections 2015

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    The Three Beatinhas of Belem

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