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Politics Of Identity

The age of majoritarianism has birthed a second wave of identity politics across India. As five states are ready to go to polls, we try to unscramble the complex matrix of identity politics.

February 07, 2022
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  • Cover Story

    Identity Markers

    At no time do the politics of identity play out more spectacularly than during an Indian election. This poll season is no different.

    February 07, 2022 | Ashutosh Bhardwaj
  • Mayawati

    Can The Elephant Resurrect Itself?

    Though the Samajwadi Party is projected as a strong contender in the run-up to the UP assembly polls, the Bahujan Samaj Party could yet be the surprise package

    February 07, 2022 | Ashutosh Sharma

Other Stories


In The Crosshairs, At The Crossroads

This election could be the moment of reckoning for the minority community in Uttar Pradesh

February 07, 2022 | Asad Ashraf

Her Vote, Her Story

Women have emerged as a major constituency in Uttar Pradesh and all parties are wooing them with gusto

February 07, 2022 | Vishnu Narayan

Inclusion Vs Dignity, A Dalit Dilemma

Has the Hindutva consolidation reached saturation, or will caste assertion make a comeback in the 2022 assembly polls?

February 07, 2022 | Badri Narayan

How Green Was My Valley

A proud Goa resident recalls a place torn asunder by ravages of time and human greed

February 07, 2022 | Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

Faults And Fissures

The exodus of infl­uential ministers and MLAs from BJP highlights the complexities of ‘social justice’

February 07, 2022 | Manish K Jha

Call Me Ishmael Tonight!

Identity politics may have driven many progressive social movements, but electorally, it dangerously whets the appetite...

February 07, 2022 | Ashwani Kumar

Reading Tea Leaves On Poll Eve

BJP’s continuing efforts at assimilating Dalits as part of the Hindutva project may face a push-back in the ballots this year

February 07, 2022 | Ajeet Kumar Pankaj

Sari, No Business!

The virus-infected election has deprived traders dealing in publicity material from much-needed business

February 07, 2022 | Haima Deshpande


Rajasthan/Girl Child

Agents Of Change

The Rajasthan government’s women empowerment project UDAAN is transforming the lives of girls in the districts of Dausa, Karauli and Tonk

February 07, 2022 | Trisha Mukherjee



Around The World In 24 Albums

First published in 1929, the intrepid Belgian reporter Tintin is as ageless in comic books as he is popular among his global fans

February 07, 2022 | Sougata Banerjee

Christianity And The Debate Over...

When Nehru and Rajendra Prasad tackled growing concerns over ‘anti-India’ activities of missionaries

February 07, 2022 | Nalin Mehta
Book Review

Her Story: In Search Of Wings

K.R. Meera’s novella is a gripping tale of women trying to break free from the shackles of domesticity in the world of men

February 07, 2022 | Chitra Ahanthem


Last Page

Identity Diary

An artist recalls the good ol’ days and laments the changes in her homeland

February 07, 2022 | Verodina De Sousa