Politics

Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Our Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]

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Kannur: Where Beauty and Death go Hand in Hand

The agrarian peasant-landlord clashes that turned feudalism on its head in Kerala provided a fertile hunting ground for Communists. And this erstwhile fief of the12th Century Hindu Kolathiri Rajahs and the 17th century Muslim Sultanate of Arakkal soon became the nurturing ground of great political activism. The spread of Communism and the birth of the […]

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Means Are as Important as the Ends

Many may deride Gandhi today. Still, if we think deeply, he was the one who genuinely believed that a freedom won by bad means would be a bad freedom. He has been proved right. Jamuna revisits history and asserts the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in an era of growing intolerance and violence, exclusively in Different Truths. […]

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Ideology, Democratic Traditions and Yogi Adityanath’s Ascent in Uttar Pradesh

Ideology and democratic traditions, the world over, have time and again proved that those with divisive and racist views were pushed to the fringes. Enoch Powell, a brilliant statesman in the UK, whose 1968 speech, the ‘rivers of blood’, put a halt to his political career. In the US, David Duke was ousted because of […]

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What are the Central Problems of the Indian Economy?

It is difficult to point out what are the central problems of the Indian economy. How does one find out the central problems in such a diverse society, asks Prof. Bhaskar? He next turns his gaze at migration and abject poverty despite tall claims by MNREGA. His interview with a 10-year-old girl, who looked after […]

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Pegyal, the 146th Martyr, Self-immolated Himself for the Liberation of Tibet

Pegyal is the 146th Tibetan to self-immolate and the first reported in 2017. This is the second self-immolation from the region – Nyarong. The 24-year-old bachelor was the sole breadwinner of his family of six in Tibet. Within minutes the police of the communist regime arrived and took away the charred body, so that the […]

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How Silence Suits Various Sections of the Society in Uttar Pradesh?

It might seem unusual that people in Uttar Pradesh prefer silence. They are not vocal in their protests. Prof. Bhaskar finds out the reasons for this silence, a clear choice, by various sections of the society in the state. He tells us how silence suits different sections of the social pyramid. He turns his gaze […]

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Do the Muslims of Norway Pose Cultural Threat to Norwegian Identity?

Norway is a country which claims to protect and promote human rights at home and abroad. However, within the deeper layers of Norwegian society, to some extent, hidden racism seem to be ingrained. It’s targeted towards refugees and migrants, particularly against the Muslims creating hindrance in their cultural integration into the mainstream of the Norwegian […]

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An Open Letter to the Beloved Prime Minister of India

As a new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is being elected, Prof. Bhaskar congratulated the Prime Minister for his huge victory in the state. In an Open Letter, he urged the PM – irrespective of who the CM and his cabinet – to help the state develop. He has 12-point suggestions for a strong UP. […]

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Modi reassures Inclusive Democracy: Hopefully Partisan Politics will be Passe

Every party that has formed the government as yet has always attempted to identify its supporters and make sure they were extended the largesse whether they deserved it or not. In the process, they have inevitably hurt those who they perceived were not inclined to support them – at times even violating the tenets of […]

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