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Saurav Basu Guest Columns : 1



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The veil in the classroom
A few months back, Justice Katju, an outspoken Supreme Court judge rejected the appeal by a Muslim student to sport a beard in a Catholic school out of religious reasons. But he was also apprehensive that succumbing to this mindset could propel Talibanisation since, We dont want to have Taliban in the country. Tomorrow a girl student may come and say that she wants to wear a burqa, can we allow it? I am a secularist. We should strike a balance between rights and personal beliefs. We cannot overs...
S Basu Pushpita: Feedback sent to Author: The-veil-in-the-classroom

Dear Mr. Basu,

You write very well and I am surprised to see that you are bold enough to write on the issues of Islamic fundamentalism, which are tactfully (often blatantly) skirted.... [6 comments]
Terrorism: A Questionable response
Terrorism in the name of one particular religion is haunting humanity today. Two months have elapsed since 26/11 and the masterminds behind the attack are still at large. Why the Indian government and security agencies have failed to safeguard the lives and properties of innocent Indians and when can we put a full stop to terror? The answer to this vexed question lies in answering those politically incorrect others which escape public discourse. ...
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Slumdog Millionaire: Racial prejudice cont..
This ostentatious display of anti Hindu sentiment is of course lost on the jingoists or those ABCDs who go gaga over such pernicious cinema. Sincere critics questioning the dumb plot where a slum boy grows up into a sophisticated leftist JNU product with a flawless English accent are censured by appealing to the authority of the Golden globe awards. They keenly forget the film was precisely designed for that, appeal to the racial sensitivities of those who really matter! Therefore, even the libe...
S Basu Harry: I am surprised to find that there is not a single comment on your article. On first watching the movie i gave it up as a fantasy, but with the media attaching so much of importance to a foreign piece of fiction and affiliating India to it , I was dis.... [1 comments]
Swami Vivekananda: A legacy denied
Vivekananda was the first Indian who impacted the West despite criticizing Christianity and asserting Hindu superiority. Unlike Gandhis irrationality in considering Western civilization to be a spurious antithesis of the pure Indian counterpart despite himself imitating the ideas of Christ, Rosseau and Tolstoy; Vivekananda cherished the values and achievements of both despite the influence of no foreign thinker on him. His influence on Sri Aurobindo who represents the last viable fusion of the E...
S Basu tongue in cheek: What is swami vivekananda legacy that needs to be defined and recognized? Dayanand Sarswati, founder of Aryasmaj, at least, established educational institutions in India. [28 comments]
SCR Conspiracy to divide India, Book Review
This timely book (by Rakesh Sinha, others: Bharatiya Vichar Manch, Karnavati) explores the controversial high level Sachar Committee report, part of the array of unwarranted sops to Muslim votebanks by Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singhs UPA government. In 2005, the Government of India constituted a committee to report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community in India. It was a seven member committee headed by Justice Rajindar Sachar. Popularly the committee is known a...
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The Rise of Totalitarian India
K Lakshmana used to be a 26 yr old, cheerful employee working with HCL in Bangalore. On August 31 in the early hours of the day he was blissfully sleeping when he was rudely awaken with a jolt. He was facing a dozen cops who ordered him to be get immediately dressed since it was going to be a long ride. He was told he was being arrested for defaming Shivaji? A terrified Lakshmana pleaded that he did not know any Shivaji? Of course you do, the cops retorted; we are referring to Chhatrapathi Shiva...
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Reservation: Unmaking Of Constitution
This article is a response to those pro reservationists who have been claiming ad infinitum that reservation is their birthright and they shall have it! Popular media has not ever addressed the veracity of this claim and instead maintained this dogma as some axiomatic truth without any critical inquiries. The irony is that even an impartial international scholar like Thomas Weiskoff considers the framers of the Indian constitution be in favour of policies of affirmative action in stark contrast ...
S Basu Sagar: impressed by such a deep research against the reservation. It also show that you have no knowledge what is happening in rural as well as urban area.
First, you should spend one year disclosing yourself as sc caste then show the research of that .... [3 comments]
Amir Khusro and myth of composite culture
Amir Khusro, has been eulogized ad nauseum as the shining example of Indias composite culture. Rajendra Prasad, Indias first president wrote: The beginning of Indias composite culture can be traced to Amir Khusros efforts.Our history bears testimony to the fact that it was the result of Amir Khusros preachings of other Sufis and saints that the basis and shape of the government of the Sultanate became broader in the 14th century and thereafter. It is not surprising, therefore, that we find among...
S Basu Malavika Patil:
Pradeep Sharma Khusro said:

"If you want to know then please contact me or meet me. It will be my pleasure to let you know the reality or truth in this matter."

We would like to know "reality or truth" according to you. Why don.... [4 comments]

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