Girish Karnad Caught in Web of ‘New Language’ of Hindutva Politics

Girish Karnad Caught in Web of ‘New Language’ of Hindutva Politics

At a literary meet on tolerance, organised by Dakshinayan in Bengaluru, Jnanpith recipient playwright Girish Karnad on September 2, 2018, had said that the ruling government at the Centre keeps discovering new language to further its politics. Speaking in Kannada, the playwright had said, “when we spoke about politics we used to speak of Lanchavatara (corruption’s dance)…

Assassination plots and other rumors: The story of how left-wing activists were hounded in India

Assassination plots and other rumors: The story of how left-wing activists were hounded in India

Hundreds of protesters gathered on Parliament Street in India’s capital, New Delhi, to protest against the recent attempts to arrest of five prominent leftist activists and intellectuals on charges that are widely perceived to be ranging from unsubstantiable to absurd. The activists who were raided were alleged to have links with the banned Maoist movement. Attempts to…

#Me Too Urban Naxal

#Me Too Urban Naxal

This morning’s papers (August 30 2018) settle something that we have been debating for a while. A front-page report in the Indian Express says “Police to Court: Those held part of anti-fascist plot to overthrow govt.” We should know by now that we are up against a regime that its own police call fascist. In…