Articles by: Vikas Dhiman

For Secular Atheists, Adopting The Language Of Religion Is Fraud

For Secular Atheists, Adopting The Language Of Religion Is Fraud

Yogendra Yadav recently wrote about how secularism gave up the language of religion. He blamed secular English-speaking elites for not talking in terms of the cultural metaphors that common Indian could relate with. I understand where he is coming from. But I object to both to the diagnosis of the problem that English-speaking elites are secular while masses are communal. [Read More…]

by August 24, 2020 India
Politicians won’t save us

Politicians won’t save us

Monobina Gupta is right, Kejriwal shouldn’t be expected to fight an ideological battle. In fact, no electoral politician should be expected to fight ideological battles—at least not overtly and definitely not within a few months before the elections. Electoral politics is the winning stroke of an ideological war, not a space for fighting ideological battles. Electoral politics is the fruit[Read More…]

by February 15, 2020 India