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Why Regional Parties Of Muslims Reflect Newfound Confidence In Community-centric Politics

Why Regional Parties Of Muslims Reflect Newfound Confidence In Community-centric Politics

03 February, 2022 Faroagh ul-Islam

The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise all oppressed communities under their banner.

Manipur Election 2022: BJP Goes For The Kill, Congress Fighting Own Battle

Manipur Election 2022: BJP Goes For The Kill, Congress Fighting Own Battle

03 February, 2022 Ninglun Hanghal

Five years after ‘snatching power’ from Congress, the BJP is looking to win 40 seats this time


Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

Decolonising Our Icons, One Statue At A Time

03 February, 2022 Rakesh Sinha

The proposed statue of Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate is a ‘big idea’ whose time has come


Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried to reclaim the narrative.

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03 February, 2022

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Ashutosh Sharma

Dalits have crafted unique visual metaphors to assert their identity and mark their place in politics and BSP played a big role in the process.


03 February, 2022

Statues And The Construction Of Memory

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

Far from being about ‘art for art’s sake’, statues are instrument for revival of memory, or construction of new ones.


03 February, 2022

Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

Kushal Poddar

The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their individual lifetime and psyche.


03 February, 2022

The Politics Of Statues And The Various Gazes

Chinki Sinha

Why are some statues built and others defaced? Why does no one ever build the statue of a working class man? Why are female statues shaped for the male gaze?


02 February, 2022

Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Lachmi Deb Roy

Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?


02 February, 2022

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

Haima Deshpande

The world’s tallest statue, of Shivaji Maharaj, will be the jewel in Maximum City’s crown


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02 February, 2022

Why Statues Of Dogra Kings Are Political Fodder For Kashmiri Politicians

Naseer Ganai

From Ghulam Nabi Azad to Mehbooba Mufti, Valley leaders have invoked the Dogra rulers to win over Hindu-majority Jammu.


02 February, 2022

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Umesh Kumar

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment


02 February, 2022

How Goa Trashed The Legacy Of Former CM Manohar Parrikar

Vivek Menezes

Even compared with the most abject annals of misgovernance in India, it’s hard to get worse than what happened in Panjim in the wake of Parrikar’s absence at the helm, followed by his untimely demise.


28 January, 2022

Politics Of Identity: Why It Works and Why It Doesn’t

Ashwani Kumar

Identity politics may have driven many progressive social movements, but electorally, it dangerously whets the appetite of the electorate for internecine war


28 January, 2022

UP Election 2022 And The Dalit Conundrum

Ajeet Kumar Pankaj

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


28 January, 2022

UP Election 2022: The Puzzle Of Caste Equations

Manish K Jha

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


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28 January, 2022

Goa Election 2022: How Green Was My Valley

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar

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


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise all oppressed communities under their banner.

Feb 14, 2022 Faroagh ul-Islam