It’s nationalism, stupid!

It’s nationalism, stupid!

By Amulya GanguliIANS Unlike 2014, the economy is no longer the focal point of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign. While five years ago, the party’s emphasis was on a market-driven pursuit of across-the-board economic growth ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, the focus has now shifted to nationalism. There was a slight detour as when the Rashtriya […]

Prominent BJP leaders not contesting Lok Sabha polls

Prominent BJP leaders not contesting Lok Sabha polls

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani. (Reuters/Amit Dave File photo) New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) For the last few decades, they were the BJP’s prominent faces and voices in the Lower House of Parliament but now their voices would not be heard in the 17th Lok Sabha which is to be constituted after the May 23 results. […]

What’ll happen if BJP can’t get a majority of its own

What’ll happen if BJP can’t get a majority of its own

A supporter holds up a cut-out of a lotus, the election symbol of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), with an image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a campaign meeting addressed by Modi ahead of Gujarat assembly election in Kalol on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo By Amulya […]

Choose wisely – go organic this Holi!

Choose wisely – go organic this Holi!

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi -the festival of colours coming up — everyone is busy buying colours, ‘pichkaris’, and balloons but with increasing environment pollution and severe allergic reactions to synthetic colours, there is a growing awareness among people to opt for organic variants. “In an approximately Rs 4,500-crore unorganised Holi colour market, the […]

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

Emboldened by Bolsonaro, armed invaders encroach on Brazil’s tribal lands

An indigenous child of Uru-eu-wau-wau tribe, plays a musical instrument during a meeting at Alto Jamari village, called to face the threat of armed land grabbers invading the Uru-eu-wau-wau Indigenous Reservation near Campo Novo de Rondonia, Brazil, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Tribes and indigenous rights groups say a surge of threats and illegal incursions […]

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Flying high: Rural India’s pad-women bringing bottom-up change feature in Oscar-winning documentary

Kathikhera (Hapur, Uttar Pradesh), March 3 (IANS) It’s 9 a.m., and as most Kathikhera locals head to the fields, the village’s seven women prepare their two-room pad-manufacturing factory unit for the day. An avenue for employment and financial gains, the unit has turned around the lives of not just these young harbingers of menstrual health, […]