The communal violence bill is being watered down. A few of its teeth are being knocked off. Predictably, pressure from the right has worked. Read more

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Anna Hazare and his adherents bring to mind civil society’s renaissance moment in post-Communist Eastern Europe. Read more

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is on a high. It is basking in the afterglow of anti-corruption revolutions, financial scandals, inflation and the comeback of one of its most provocative Hindutva mascots – Ms. Uma Bharti. Read more

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A proposed law to deal with communal violence is being called biased and seen as totally tilted towards minorities. Correct. That’s my impression too. Read more

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