Politics

Karnataka Elections: Nanga Nach

Reading Time: 5 minutesWith every speech, remark and tweet, the levels of personal abuse see new vituperative highs. Strangely, leading the pack are the very people who should rightly, at least be seen across the board as setting an example of good governance and exemplary behavior rather than wordy abuse. But then the hallmark of not only the […]

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Where Cows Get Ambulances and Boys Bleed to Death

Reading Time: 3 minutesSoon after the ‘Yogi’ became CM, the state government had unveiled a fleet of ambulances to move ailing cows “to the hospital” and everyone cheered. But what about human beings? Is the Hindu chief minister of India’s most populated state even bothered about human casualties? Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is cow-friendly to a […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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25th Anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition, Seminar on Nationalism and Hindutwa

Reading Time: 2 minutesA seminar on Nationalism and Hindutwa has been organised, at Allahabad, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition. A report in Different Truths. Citizens of Allahabad shall observe December 6, the 25th Anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition as Anti-Communalism Day by organising a seminar on ‘Nationalism and Hindutwa’, at Hindustani Academy, at 2.30pm, according […]

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Uber Uber Ban Ban, AI set to Rule the World, Shah Rukh gets the Moon, Khichdi Promo, and Hookah Bar

Reading Time: 4 minutesA far-right activist was banned from ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft after launching into a vitriolic anti-Muslim tirade in the wake of the New York terrorist attack. Stephen Hawking feels that robots (AI) will eventually replace humans completely. SRK, who celebrated his birthday on Friday (Nov. 3) owns several acres of land on Moon. The […]

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Patriotism vs. Nationalism: Beware of the Jingoism of in the Name of a Nation

Reading Time: 6 minutesThere is a worldwide resurgence of the nationalist pitch in politics. A globally surging separatist oratory is slowly and surely pushing back the strides made towards an international integration. To every nation, community and ethnic group the outside world, ‘the other’ has become a den of enmity and hostility. This kind of nationalism poses a threat, reasons Shernaz, […]

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Hokey Godmen and the Mask of Celibacy

Reading Time: 6 minutesSelf-styled guru and father-figure Huzoor Maharaj Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ji, is the latest Godman, who simply put could not control his urges and felt that his status in the Dera Sacha Sauda gave him rape rights. Now, he has been convicted of rape and sent to jail for 20 years rigorous imprisonment, amidst courtroom […]

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Not in my Name: We all are Blood-Stained

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe recent lynching of teenaged boy Junaid in the name of Beefeater left our columnist Mahima deeply shocked. Unable to participate in #NotInMyName protest as she was travelling, she decided to be a part of the protest through her poem. She asks all of us to stand up against such brutal acts, as mute spectators, […]

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Religion in Public Sphere: Can we Apply Rawls and Habermas Perspectives in the Indian Context?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, debates on the religion in public sphere issue, in the Rawlsian and Habermasian perspectives. He contextualises these in the Indian context. Here are the erudite deliberations, exclusively in Different Truths. India is neither an absolute secular country nor a theocratic state with a state religion. However, in a Hindu majority country religion […]

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Limits of Scientific Experimentation in Political Science

Reading Time: 8 minutesPolitical scientists whose subject matter falls outside the field of political behaviour tend to regard experimentation as impractical or unethical or both. Few researchers are comfortable with the idea of randomly altering constitutional arrangements, alliances, or political cultures. This is usually where the discussion of experimental methods ends. But experimental thinking can be useful even […]

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