V D Savarkar

Temples’ Religion and Religion’s Temples

The Governor has expressed deep concerns with regards to the continued lockdown of temples, and therefore, according to him “our Gods and Goddesses have been condemned to stay in the lockdown.” This precisely has been the argument of Prabodhankar Thackeray that the Brahminical order has confined the existence of Gods and Goddesses only to the …

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Déjà vu in Mumbai’s Politics

Today, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena is offering an alternative political platform to Shiv Sena’s Hindutva politics. But we need to see how long Raj Thackeray’s new theatrics last, and how much of an impact it will create in the state’s politics. It is a déjà vu moment in Maharashtra’s politics, particularly in Mumbai. Raj Thackeray, in a …

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NRC & CAB (2019): Hypocrisy Abounds

    In Indian democracy, the legitimacy of any government lasts 5 years. The citizenship is permanent, unless an individual surrenders it! Submitting to the whims of the government of the day on such a fundamental issue will overturn the state-citizens relations in India. Uncaring for perpetuating economic distress, the Narendra Modi government is busy …

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Shades of colour in a black and white election

The most recent survey supervised by this author for Tractus predicted a surge in the prospective vote-share of the Congress-NCP alliance but a comfortable victory for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in the state. The political status quo during the assembly election in Maharashtra is going almost unchallenged because no one is expecting much and no …

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