August 2020

Party of Ram: BJP has won the culture war on Ram. Time now to focus on the economy

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It’s the death of the republic, lamented one of the few liberals on my school alumni WhatsApp group. As the imagery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding, like a Hindu suratrana, over the bhumi-pujan of the new Ram temple in Ayodhya beamed over the airwaves this Wednesday, the WhatsApp group erupted. The morning started with […..]

‘We have tried to remove retrograde provisions and policies in J&K governance … militancy is slowly petering out’

Girish Chandra Murmu

Girish Chandra Murmu was appointed the first lieutenant governor of Jammu & Kashmir after it lost its unique status under Article 370, was bifurcated and downgraded to a Union territory. As his tenure drew to a close he shared his experiences with Nalin Mehta  and Sanjeev Ratna Singh:     Can you list some of […..]