राम पुनियानी

The former Professor, IIT Mumbai is a social activist and commentator

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क्या भारत में प्रजातंत्र बचाया जा सकेगा?

पश्चिम बंगाल में विधानसभा चुनाव चल रहे हैं. सत्ताधारी तृणमूल कांग्रेस और भाजपा के बीच कड़ा मुकाबला है. भाजपा ने इन चुनावों में अपना सब कुछ दांव पर लगा दिया है. उसके अनुषांगिक संगठन तो...

Freedom Of Religion and Christian Minorities in India

In the recently released report, Freedom House downgraded India from free to partly free due to the atmosphere of intolerance, treatment of journalists, protestors and religious minorities. The events of 19th March at Jhansi station more...

Is Secularism a threat to Traditions of India?

India got independence from British colonial rule on 15th August 1947 after a long struggle which was inclusive and had plural dimensions. Foundation of Indian Constitution is Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Justice. The values of...

रबीन्द्रनाथ टैगोर: मानवतावाद और राष्ट्रवाद

पश्चिम बंगाल में चुनाव नजदीक हैं. भाजपा ने बंगाल के नायकों को अपना बताने की कवायद शुरू कर दी है. जहां तक भाजपा की विचारधारा का प्रश्न है, बंगाल के केवल एक नेता, श्यामाप्रसाद मुकर्जी,...

Love jihad is a campaign to curb inter-faith marriages

Allahabad High Court in its recent judgment opposed the conversion to get married to the person of another faith. The logic is that in the Special Marriages act, interfaith marriages are totally acceptable. One Muslim...

Diversity in Nation Building: Contributes or Hinders?

There is news that in UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled (17/10/2020) 50 Pence 'Diversity coin’ to celebrate Britain’s diverse history and recognise the profound contribution minority communities have made to the shared history of...

Conversions and Anti Christian Violence in India

Mr. Satyapal Singh, the BJP MP, while speaking in Lok Sabha on amendments to FCRA went on to support the forthcoming restrictions to the foreign contributions. While making his arguments, to buttress his point, he...

बलि के बकरे और पवित्र गाय

सरकार द्वारा किए जा रहे तमाम प्रयासों के बावजूद देश में कोरोना का प्रकोप बढ़ता ही जा रहा है. पूरे देश में इस रोग के प्रसार और उसके कारण लगाए गए प्रतिबंधों से एक बड़ी...

भारत की साँझा संस्कृति और मुस्लिम दिग्गज

जनसामान्य में यह धारणा घर कर गयी है कि मुसलमान मूलतः और स्वभावतः अलगाववादी हैं और उनके कारण ही भारत विभाजित हुआ. सच यह है कि मुसलमानों ने हिन्दुओं के साथ कन्धा से कन्धा मिलाकर...

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Big jolt to BJP in Bengal bypolls

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Covid-19 story: The second wave

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The pace at which books and films are being banned, one day humans might also be banned – Sowvendra

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BJP MLA makes his rape accused nephew surrender before police

Ranchi: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)’s Jamua MLA Kedra Hazra, who has been accused of threatening a rape survivour and protecting his rape accused nephew...

Amitabh Bachchan tests Covid-19 positive, hospitalized, informs well wishers

Mumbai: Bollywood actor, also known as the Star of the Millenium, Amitabh Bachchan tests Covid-19 positive and admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. The veteran actor...