Hindutva

Great Indian tradition of debate alive and well: Wendy Doniger

Wendy Doniger

Indologist Wendy Doniger is the author of seminal books on Hinduism and mythology. She tells Nalin Mehta that protests by writers can be effective, book bans don’t work and that Hinduism’s great tradition of debate is alive and well. Do you agree with the writers and film-makers who returned their awards to protest against rising […..]

Modi Sworn In, Congress Boycotts Ceremony

Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for the second time today. Governor Sundar Singh Bhandari administered the oath of office. In a departure from protocol, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani attended the function in Ahmedabad. Nine cabinet ministers and six ministers of […..]

PM Defends Modi, Godhra Rhetoric Dominates Campaign

Ahmedabad: Hitting the election tracks towards the fag end of the campaign in Gujarat, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today came out in full support of Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing his first election meeting in Vadodara, Vajpayee asserted that there should be no dispute over religion. Though he avoided making any direct references to […..]

Politics of religion masks poverty in Dangs

Dangs: There is an uneasy calm in Dangs ahead of the Gujarat assembly elections. As saffron motifs have begun dotting the landscape, tension in the communally sensitive region is palpable. But the issue remains of religion, politics and extreme poverty. Religious Divisiveness Two years ago, the town was the epicenter of violent clashes between Hindu […..]

Survey Projects Swing for Congress in Gujarat

With less than two weeks to go for the crucial assembly elections in Gujarat, an opinion poll survey carried out by the weekly newsmagazine Outlook along with C-Fore suggests that the Congress has an edge over the BJP with a 12 per cent swing in its favour. The survey projects that the Congress would win […..]