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How Are We Secular Without a Uniform Civil Code?

What is secularism? Our constitution does not define it, and it was added only in 1976 as an amendment, sadly without clarity as to what the relationship between religion and state is. Wikipedia defines it as the the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious […]

The PK Controversy

Happy New Year!! Last week I watched the movie PK, and it is brilliant. It makes you laugh in a natural way, and the message it sends out in the end is profound. But as I had expected, it did become a source for protests from far-right Hindu activists, as […]

Mandate 2014 and Modi’s Victory

After months of mudslinging and a no-holds-barred campaign, India voted and it voted more decisively than it had in 30 years. No pulling strings and unfair bargaining from the allies anymore. While I am, I see that many are not very happy about the mandate, specially the anti-Modi camp. I concede […]

South India, Hindi And The Identity Problem

A few months ago, I wrote an article about the fate of regional language literature and this post was eventual, though late. Today I’m writing this post because after prolonged musings, I have come to a conclusion that we Indians have an identity problem. (As Dr. Subramanian Swamy rightly points out) If it […]

An Unfair System

Like most days I woke up late today, regretting that it would be another ‘office starts just before noon’ day for me. Dressing up in a hurry, I didn’t even bother to look into the mirror, aware that I would have to look at an ape first thing in the morning  without […]