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Europe, India and the limits of secularism

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Jakob De Roover, Christianity, Arya Samaj, Virashaiva, LIngayat, Brahmo, Prathana, Buddha, Subhash Kak, S. N. Balagangadhara, Shintoism, John Locke, Nehru, Ambedkar, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Shah, Kemal Ataturk, Najib, Saraswati Puja, Rajiv Malhotra, Jati

Secularism: a wrong premise

Two years ago, on one fine afternoon, I happened to run into a congregation by Jamaat-e-Islami H

Why India can’t ignore Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal

West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Rath Yatra, BJP, Supreme Court, Lutyens Media, Vijay Dashmi, Muharram, CBI, Ayushman Health, Rakesh Sinha, Rongdhenu, Bashirat riots, Maulana Nuru Barkati, Ahmed Hussain, Tarakeshwar Temple, Tapan Ghosh, RSS, Bangladeshi immigrants, Hindus, Firhad Hakim

Mamata and her dangerous politics

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has had her way since the “

Modi calls out Indian Communists and here’s why

Narendra Modi, Sabrimala Temple, CPI (M), CPI, B.T. Randive, EMS Namboodripad, Pinaryi Vijayan, LDF, The Partition, Amartya Sen, East Pakistan, Quit India, Battle o Talikota, Vijaynagar Empire, Dr Koenraad Elst, Qutubuddin Aibak, Muhammad Ghouri, Varanasi, Aurangzeb, Brinda Karat, Baba Ramdev, Kanchi Shankaraharya, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Salman Rushdie

Modi hits outs at Communists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that “Indian Communists do not respect India’s history, cultu

Kumbh Mela 2019 begins: English MSM couldn’t care less

Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, Kumbh Mela 2019, Narayana, Akshay Vat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswami, Lord Ayappa, Alok Verma, Kanhaiya Kumar, Yadgar-e-Ghalib, Majnu Ka Tila, Pope, Ecuador, Samudra Manthan, Asuras, Rahul Gandhi, Janaudhari, Mombatti Gang, South Delhi, Islam, Christianity, Allahabad Fort, Al Biruni, Mohammad Akbar, Tulsidas, Ramayana, Abd Al-Qadir Badauni, Aurangzeb, Javed Akhtar, Naseeruddin Shah, Shobha De, Twinkle Khanna, Swara Bhaskar

Kumbh Mela 2019: Media ignores

The largest human gathering in human history began in Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj today (January 15, 2019) and our English mainstream media don’t like it.

The biggest Constitutional “fraud” in independent India

Indian Constitution, Article 35A, Article 370, Article 70, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajendra Prasad, Jammu and Kashmir, Parliament

The Constitutional "fraud" in J and K

(In view of the 10% quota in general category for poor and shrieks of fake liberals, NewsBred  publishes this edited piece, written by Suresh Kochattil which

The saga of Kumaraswamy keeps Congress out of “mahagathbandhan”

HD Kumaraswamy, JDS, Congress, Abhishek Sanghvi, Gaurav Gogoi, Mamata Banerjee, BSP, SP, Tripura, Rahul Gandhi, Deve Gowda, Caravan, The Wire, BJP, K. Chandrashekhar Rao, Naveen Patnaik, Arvind Kejriwal, AK Antony

Congress treats me like clerk: Kumaraswamy

Most prospective allies dread Congress as a partner in the approaching 2019 General Elections.

Harappa “couple”: What does Indian Express mean by “aunt and her nephew”?

Indian Express, Piddi, Rakhigarhi, skeleton couple, Vasant Shinde, Indus Valley, Jesus, Muhammad, King Arthur, Home, Robin Hood, Marxists, Macaulytes, Muslimytes, Charles Darwin, Emma, Caliphs, Islam, Christianity, BBC

Express: mocking a Harappa discovery

Piddi, my pet, was livid. He had got hold of Friday’s Indian Express (January 11, 2019).

In remembrance: When Guru Gobind Singh’s son were buried alive by Mughals

Guru Gobind Singh, Sirhind, Wazir Khan, Zorawar Singh, Fateh Singh, Anandpur Sahib, Sarsa, Gurjar Kaur, Kuma Maski, Gangu, Saheri, Chamkaur, Samana, Sadhaura, Battle of Chappar Chiri, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Sher Mohd. Khan, Malerkotla, Mughal Empire, Nanded, Maharashtra, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur

Sahibzadas being buried alive

History has recorded many horrific deeds that are a blot on the human race!

10 per cent quota: All you needed to know and your newspaper won’t tell

Times of India, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, The Hindu, AM Ahmadi, Faizan Mustafa, PS Krishnan, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Indian Union Muslim League, NALSAR University, KV Thomas, PV Narasimha Rao, Communists

What your newspapers don't tell about 10% quota

It’s mayhem in our newspapers.

Know what is “secular” to avoid Hindu-haters trap

Secularism, Supreme Court, Ayodhya, PS Deshmukh, Pt Nehru, 42nd amendment, the Emergency, Turkey, Christianity, Dar Al Islam, Rabindranath Tagore, Ashoka’s Edicts, Taslima Nasreen, KM Munshi, Oxford Dictionary, Webster

Know "secularism" and how it's used

India seemingly has armies of self-appointed guardians of secularism, such as those who petitioned the Supreme Court to turn Ayodhya’s disputed site to a pub