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Hinduism vs Hindutva: Hindu saint attacks RSS for defaming Hinduism

News Analysis | Questioning Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) failure to keep up the promises they made, Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati...

Khalistan factor defined Trudeau visit to India

News Analysis | The Khalistan issue has kept India-Canada bilateral relations on ice in the last 3 decades since the 1980s. This issue has reappeared...

Militant attacks rock India on Republic Day

News Analysis | Republic Day in India was relatively peaceful despite global protests and a shutdown in occupied Kashmir but it was marred in Assam...

Goa CM stance on beef highlights BJP’s double standards

News Analysis | In an apparent display of double standards, the BJP leaders of Goa and Kerala have promised a supply of beef to their...

Hindutva media paints Dalits as “Pakistanis” as Caste violence increases

News Analysis | Indian Hindutva propaganda cells on the social media have been actively spreading a photo on the web and other areas in order...

BJP leader caught lying about Muslim population in Assam

News Analysis | Senior leader from Bharatiya Janata Party Sundhanshu Mittal was caught red-handed when he lied to misrepresent the number of Muslims living in...

Saffron activists left red faced as leader’s daughter elopes with Muslim

News Analysis | The Saffron brigade has got a bit of a shocker as the daughter of a prominent Hindutva group leader allegedly fled with...

Hindutva Terror: Indian blast case suggests bleak scenario for Pakistan

Jawad Falak | On 27th December 2017, a special NIA court ruled that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, Lt Col Prasad Purohit and six others will...

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP wins but loses in public eye

News Analysis | The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will retain power in Gujarat for a sixth straight term, after it just about edged past the...

Oppression of minorities in India

Aiza Khurram |  India is the world’s largest democracy, with about 1.26 billion people, or about a one-sixth of the total world population. Nearly 80...

Rahul Gandhi maintains family grip on Congress party

AFP | India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head...

Carol singers arrested as Hindutva members go on a rampage in...

News Analysis | Six carol singers have been arrested in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh after a man accused them of trying to...

Union Minister calls Dalits to renounce Hinduism

News Analysis | Invoking Babasaheb Ambedkar, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said he embraced Buddhism only after he was convinced that Dalits would not...

Indian Democracy at Crossroads

Sanjay Kumar | Inaugurating a newly built dam in 1954, India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru christened it as the “temple of modern India”. Nehru,...

6 face death over honor killing: “Love Jihad” against Dalits?

News Analysis | Six people have been sentenced to death for the murder of a man from India's Dalit community in an "honour killing" in...

Hindutva group tries to justify cow protection movement

News Analysis | Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi today said the cow protection movement is not directed against Muslims and Christians...

Mayawati’s declaration to convert echoes Dalit’s fears

News Analysis | ‘Stop atrocities on Dalits and backward castes, or we will convert to Buddhism,’ warned Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Sunday,...

ISIS uses Love Jihad to recruit Indian women to their cause

Reuters | India's Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathisers are using Love Jihad marrying...

Anti-Muslim video surfaces as Gujarat elections near

News Analysis | The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat has ordered a probe into a viral video allegedly made with an intention to cause...

BJP condemns Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary celebrations

News Analysis | The Congress government in Karnataka celebrated the birth anniversary of Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan amid tight security across the state. The sultan...

RSS man absconds when bomb making equipment discovered at his house

News Analysis | An RSS worker allegedly blew up part of his own house in a minor explosion, apparently while making a country-made bomb in...

Muslims joining BJP: A marriage of convenience?

News Analysis | The Muslim community of India’s Gujarat state appears to be joining the ruling BJP in droves for the upcoming state elections. The...

Why RSS members are being killed in Indian Punjab?

Jawad Falak | Four men on motorcycles shot a leader of a Hindu outfit in a busy Amritsar market on Monday, the police said. The...

Is India safe for foreign tourists?

News Analysis | External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sought information from the Uttar Pradesh government on a news report of a young Swiss couple being...

RSS affiliated journalist killing sparks fear of social discord in India

News Analysis | A journalist was shot dead by three gunmen in northern India on Saturday (Oct 21), police said. Rajesh Mishra, a 40-year-old reporter...

Are Hindu women being radicalized by RSS?

News Analysis | The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has dismissed reports that quoted its chief spokesperson (Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh) Manmohan Vaidya as saying that...

Will India accept a communist government in Nepal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Communist Party of Nepal-UML led by KP Oli, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Prachanda and the breakaway...

Pakistan strikes back at saffron terror: Khwaja Asif terms Modi a...

News Analysis | Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in an interview on Monday, termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "terrorist" and said the Indian government...

Taj Mahal: No longer part of Indian history?

News Analysis | According to Indian media, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of tourist...

Why is Congress compelled to woo Indian-Americans (NRI)?

News Analysis | On the conclusion of his two-week visit to the US, the Vice President of the Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi urged help...

Indian journalists under siege in Modi’s India

News Analysis | An Indian TV news reporter was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in the remote northeastern state of Tripura, the...

Modi’s economic reforms are slowing down India’s GDP growth

News Analysis |  A research report by the State Bank of India (SBI) states that India is currently undergoing a slowdown with gross domestic product...

Nuclear weapons have made “demolishing” Pakistan a difficult task: Prof Stephen Cohen

News Desk | In light of the recent deteriorating relations between India and Pakistan, Najma Minhas, Managing Editor, Global Village Space, sat down with Prof...

Indo-Pak rivalry gets a new bite: Foreign Office calls India a...

News analysis | Amid ever-simmering tensions between India and Pakistan, the Foreign Office has said that India cannot ensure peace and stability in the region...

Husain Haqqani: An opportunist turncoat!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi | I must start with an apology because this is a very harsh indictment of Husain Haqqani. It is harsh because he...

The untouchables’ revolt in India: Will the Brahmins suppress the Dalits...

Jawad Falak | Ever since the rise of the Hindu nationalist thought, known as Hindutva, took power in India by the election of current Prime...