In an alternate universe, the Babri Masjid verdict by India’s Supreme court would have created ripples globally. The Apex court has condoned the heinous act of razing the 16th-century mosque and the violence in its aftermath that claimed an upward of 2,000 lives (mostly Muslims). India’s descent to a Hindu-fascist majoritarian state seems relentless, unchecked, … Continue reading India’s descent to Hindu-fascism
We have had a generation grow up under the shadows of the carnage around the destruction of Babri Masjid claiming an upward of 2000 lives across (mostly Muslims) Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kanpur, Delhi, Bhopal, Ranchi, and Jamshedpur. What followed was hastened ghettoization of Muslim communities across North and Western India perpetuating a sense of alienation … Continue reading When hate wins
The Insight would be bringing a host of articles & stories on the birth of the Indian nation
That the marginalized in India are increasingly feeling restless. This isn’t a hyperbole it’s the stark reality of the times we live in.
We live in an age where the media loves to toe the government line & serves as an extended propaganda tool for the ruling dispensation.
I’ve a habit of sifting through various news websites every day. I regularly hop between sites like The Atlantic, Guardian & Indian news sites like Scroll & The Wire. Since the past four years, I’ve almost given up watching Indian news channels. Partly because of the substandard shows that simply love to sensationalize every damn … Continue reading Craven & Servile: How The Indian Media Lost The Plot
Come 15th August, India would mark its 71st Independence Day. That we as a nation have come a long way is an indisputable fact; a robust economy, a burgeoning middle- class & an aspirational youth that craves more opportunity are only a few among the long list of achievements of the world’s largest democracy. Still … Continue reading Fact Check: Why Vilifying Nehru Doesn’t Work
The other day I stumbled upon something on Quora, someone had asked, “Why do we teach Mughal/Muslim history in India when they were actually foreign marauders? Shouldn’t we be teaching our own ancient history?” This set in motion a chain of thoughts inside me. Firstly, we teach history on the premise that, events closer to … Continue reading Revisiting Indian History: How History Ought To Be Taught
As the saying goes, “as you sow, so shall you reap”. Nearly, three years of economic mismanagement has finally begun to show up even in the fudged up GDP figures of the Modi government. Growth has fallen to a measly 6.1% over the Jan-March period. Three years back, the government devised a “new method” of … Continue reading The Economy Under Free fall: What The New GDP Numbers Mean
Along with Jinnah Savarkar was the other pillar of the two-nation theory, loved spewing venom & instigated young men to kill in the name of his vile ideology of exclusive nationalism. Most of these young men were quickly disowned by him once they had served their purpose. Curiously, Savarkar who’d sing eulogies in the name … Continue reading The Epitome Of Cowardice: Understanding “Veer” Savarkar