Western colonialism did not die after the end of World War II when the West gave up its colonies. It merely changed to a more subtle form, which may prove more harmful to non-Western cultures in the long run.The expansion of Western culture has continued at an accelerated rate along with the denigration and decline [...]
On a visit to UK (2015) we once again witnessed recycled half-truths and vilifications replete with false allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing their rounds in the Indian and Western media regarding the 2002 Gujarat Riots.
One of the biggest accusations by the media has been that as chief minister of Gujarat Modi never [...]
May 29, 2014
In media accounts today, particularly in India, it seems that any group which identifies itself as Hindu or tries to promote any Hindu cause is quickly and uncritically defined as ‘right-winged’. In the Marxist accounts that commonly come from the Indian press, Hindu organizations are routinely called fundamentalists, militants or even fascists. This may be [...]
The rape of a 6 year old child in Pakistan has once again brought in to focus the precarious existence of the Hindu minority in that country. Vijanti Meghwar was subjected to this appalling crime by local Muslims in her locality. Historical animosities between the Hindu and Muslim communities led to an unprecedented bloodbath on [...]
December 16, 2012