Posts by Anand Ranganathan:

The Great Secularism Debate

January 30, 2015   in Governance |17 comments

Why did the embodiment of Secularism - Nehru and Ambedkar - reject the insertion of the word SECULAR in our Constitution?

We, the Lost People

January 28, 2015   in Governance |30 comments

In all the controversy stoked by the government’s R-Day ad, we forgot to stop and think what the words in the Preamble really mean.

The Vanishing Hindus of Pakistan – a Demographic Study

January 9, 2015   in Governance |90 comments

The Hindu population has faced persecution in Pakistan ever since 1947, but it didn’t vanish – it came home.

A Government Of U-Turns (Part 1 – The India-Bangladesh Land Swap Deal)

December 3, 2014   in Governance |70 comments

The history behind the India-Bangladesh land deal and how the BJP flip-flopped on the issue.

The Rehabilitation of Tarun Tejpal and the Unbearable Lightness of a Sexual Assault

November 24, 2014   in Governance |63 comments

Tejpal’s attempt to return to the literary circuit made a mockery of justice and the countless women who have fought for it.

Rajdeep Caught Out? Or Is He Too Big To Fail?

November 11, 2014   in Governance |196 comments

Anand Ranganathan sifts through the Rajdeep NL interview and comes up with some uncomfortable observations.

Despite What The Pope Says, You Can’t Believe In Evolution, Big Bang and God

October 30, 2014   in Governance |111 comments

Have your evolutionary cake and eat religious pre-destiny too? Why Pope Francis needs to get his foot off one boat (and out of his mouth).

Morality Syndrome

September 10, 2014   in Governance |67 comments

Down Syndrome foetus abortions: are the lines between science, rationality, morality and hope blurred?

Madhu Kishwar’s Doodles

August 26, 2014   in Governance |105 comments

A hair-raising tale of playing “double” agent, and how it led Uncle Ranga to Madhu Kishwar’s doodles.

Indiana Jones and the Troublesome Aryans

August 11, 2014   in Governance |121 comments

Existing historical theories about the Aryan invasion of India, and the scientific twist in the tale.

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