Every public debate on Muslim backwardness tends to focus on modernization of Madrasas. As state policy, the union government has introduced schemes that encourage madrassas to include science, English and computer learning in their curriculum. Read more
What are the terms of engagement between science and politics? Are they supposed to influence each other? The debate over Bt Brinjal has brought these questions to the forefront yet again.
Senior ministers in the UPA government have been talking in different voices on Bt Brinjal. Read more
Shiv Sena has never had it so bad. Except Sharad Pawar, nobody seems to take Sena seriously.
Credit for reducing Sena to irrelevance must go to Rahul Gandhi, whose visit to Mumbai on February 6th transformed the situation. Gandhi’s strong position that Mumbai belongs to all Indians galvanized the Congress-led state government, encouraged his friend Shah Rukh Khan to stand his ground and prompted large sections of the middle class to come out openly against the Sena. Read more