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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

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

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

Indian English Media is anti-Hindu

Raktabijasura, Modi, Amit Shah, BJP, RSS, Hinduism, Matadhipathi, Rajdeep Sardesai, Purushasukta, Aizawl, Nehruvian-Stalinist, Bhartruhari, Sanatan Dharma, Communist, Vikram Chandra, Romila Thapar

Anti-Hindu bias in plain sight (Pic courtesy: The Chakra News)

The Puranic story of Raktabijasura is one of my all-time favourites.

Japan-India-China: An unlikely alliance emerges

Shinzo Abe, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Trump, Beijing, East China Sea, Le Keqiang, Akihito, BRI, OBOR, Trans-Siberian Railway, Jilin, Vladivistock, Donghae, Sakaiminato, Uber Alles, Ben Hodges, USAREUR, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Baker, Plaza Accord, THAAP missile, Sea of Japan

India-Japan-China: An unlikely alliance afoot

One of the more important consequences of the Trump Administration trade war against both China as well as Japan is the recent diplomatic and economi

Farming now a “civilizational crisis” in India

People’s Archive of Rural India, P. Sainath, Centre for Media Studies, Monsanato, Btcotton seeds, Devinder Sharma, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Cargill, Walmart, Mandasur, Nation for Farmers, AIKSCC, Kisan Mukti March

Rural India in deep distress

With over 800 million people, rural India is arguably the most interesting and complex place on the planet.