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The power of nationalism | HT Editorial

After tweets from a set of global figures expressing solidarity with the farm protests, and a strong ministry of external affairs statement defending the farm laws and rebuking “vested interest groups”, the battle over the narrative on the farm protests escalated on social media
The Twitter battle actually throws up a larger question for India’s liberal political stream and critics of the government (REUTERS)
The Twitter battle actually throws up a larger question for India’s liberal political stream and critics of the government (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 04, 2021 08:59 PM IST
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Children exhibit spirit of Nationalism

Students presented speeches on patriotism and danced on patriotic songs.
Tiny tots of BCM Arya School, Lalton, Ludhiana, holding the national flag during virtual celebrations.
Tiny tots of BCM Arya School, Lalton, Ludhiana, holding the national flag during virtual celebrations.
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

In the Congress, the dilemma on nationalism and Modi

The Congress hasn’t evidently learned much from the political costs it paid for taking on a charismatic adversary without a formidable counter-narrative.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had built the February, 2019 attack on a terror hideout in Pakistan into a major plank for the April-May parliamentary polls.(ANI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had built the February, 2019 attack on a terror hideout in Pakistan into a major plank for the April-May parliamentary polls.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 05:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVinod Sharma

The costs of anti-Indian nationalism in Nepal | HT Editorial

Kathmandu wants a reset of ties. But this will harm its interests
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli, New Delhi, April 7, 2018(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli, New Delhi, April 7, 2018(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: Abhay Deol’s drawing depicts plight of poor as he ponders why ‘nationalism is more important than humanity’

Abhay Deol has taken to drawing through the coronavirus lockdown. Among the things he has drawn is an old woman begging, as he ponders over those who fan communal hatred ‘even through a pandemic’.
Abhay Deol has taken to drawing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Abhay Deol has taken to drawing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 11:49 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

George Soros dubs rise of nationalism in India a ‘setback’

Soros also said he would commit $1 billion to start a global university to fight authoritarian governments and the climate crisis, calling them twin challenges that threaten the survival of civilisation.
Billionaire investor George Soros has said the “biggest and most frightening setback” to open societies comes from India(AFP)
Billionaire investor George Soros has said the “biggest and most frightening setback” to open societies comes from India(AFP)
Updated on Jan 25, 2020 05:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Davos | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

‘Unique nationalism’: Opposition tears into govt for taking EU team to Kashmir

The delegation reached Srinagar on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which they will be briefed on the situation by government officials and will also meet a cross-section of locals.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi hit out at the Centre for allowing European MPs to travel to Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi hit out at the Centre for allowing European MPs to travel to Kashmir.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Not just nationalism, drought, roads key issues in Maharashtra polls

Many people in the sugar belt of western Maharashtra claim basic issues of “roti, kapda, makaan aur sadak” (food, clothing, shelter and roads) and not nationalism will be the deciding factors when they vote in the assembly elections on October 21.
Rebel NCP leader Udayanraje Bhosale joined BJP in the presence of party president and Union home minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in September.(PTI Photo)
Rebel NCP leader Udayanraje Bhosale joined BJP in the presence of party president and Union home minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in September.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Baramati/Ahmednagar/Satara/Kolhapur | ByAurangzeb Naqshbandi

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019:Javadekar defends BJP’s use of nationalism in campaigns

Congress has accused the BJP of using nationalism to distract people from the issues of unemployment, economic slowdown and farm crises, which it says are more relevant to the October assembly elections.
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar hit out against the opposition for criticising the BJP’s use of nationalistic themes in the campaign for the assembly elections.(HT PHOTO)
Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar hit out against the opposition for criticising the BJP’s use of nationalistic themes in the campaign for the assembly elections.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 07:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

‘Nationalism, development issues supplement each other,’ Bhupender Yadav, BJP general secretary incharge of Maharashtra

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) general secretary incharge for the Maharashtra assembly polls, Bhupender Yadav, spoke to Smriti Kak Ramachandran about the seat-sharing talks with the Shiv Sena, the party’s focus on national issues versus regional concerns, and the impact of Maratha reservation.
Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Yadav,(Arvind Yadav/HT File)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 03:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

How the Left and liberals ceded nationalism to BJP | Analysis

Freedom fighters used nationalism to unite India. But progressive parties later viewed it as a negative force
Over the last few decades, the Left and liberals almost abandoned the discourse on nationalism. They talked of international solidarity of the working class, international sisterhood, concerns of subalterns; but this discourse was not embedded in nationalism(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Over the last few decades, the Left and liberals almost abandoned the discourse on nationalism. They talked of international solidarity of the working class, international sisterhood, concerns of subalterns; but this discourse was not embedded in nationalism(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 08:32 PM IST
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ByPrabhash Ranjan

‘Nationalism not a negative sentiment’: Jaishankar at World Economic Forum

Speaking about the regional cooperation, the minister said it has been a good story, barring one country in the neighbourhood.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday underlined the fact that there was no contradiction in being nationalistic and engaging with the world at the same time.(Photo: Twitter/ DrSJaishankar)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday underlined the fact that there was no contradiction in being nationalistic and engaging with the world at the same time.(Photo: Twitter/ DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 07:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

PM Modi lays stress on nationalism, health

The PM said he was inspired by his visits to Sabarmati ashram. “Gandhiji has always remained a source of inspiration. Today, I want each one of you to take one pledge to further build the nation,” Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that sanitation and environmental conservation were dear to Mahatma Gandhi.(AP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that sanitation and environmental conservation were dear to Mahatma Gandhi.(AP Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2019 03:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondent

‘Ravi Shankar Prasad pushes for debate on constitutional nationalism

Speaking at the Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Raiv Shankar Prasad invited the audience to look at the illustrations of Indian gods and rulers in a copy of the original Constitution. He suggested Constitution also tried to capture India’s culture and heritage apart from the legal framework.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a copy of the original Constitution carrying paintings of Indian gods and rulers. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand(HT Photo)
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a copy of the original Constitution carrying paintings of Indian gods and rulers. He was speaking at Hindustan Purvoday summit in Ranchi, Jharkhand(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Our freedom fighters did not fight for a parochial view of nationalism

They chose civic nationalism as against ethnic and belligerent nationalism. Indians must strive to protect it
Unlike Pakistan, independent India rejected the two-nation theory and, thus, ‘cultural homogeneity’(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Unlike Pakistan, independent India rejected the two-nation theory and, thus, ‘cultural homogeneity’(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:51 PM IST
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ByPrabhash Ranjan

Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

Sunday promises to be a long day and night for election watchers — the last polls close at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) in Italy but the European Parliament plans to begin issuing estimates and projections hours earlier with the first official projection of the makeup of the new parliament at 11:15 p.m.(AP)
Sunday promises to be a long day and night for election watchers — the last polls close at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) in Italy but the European Parliament plans to begin issuing estimates and projections hours earlier with the first official projection of the makeup of the new parliament at 11:15 p.m.(AP)
Published on May 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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‘Nationalism our inspiration, governance our mantra’: BJP’s Bhupendra Yadav

During the five-year-term, efforts were made to take schemes to the poor in a transparent manner, decisions were taken in national interest, said the BJP leader.
The BJP is set to storm the Lok Sabha, with election commission figures showing the party leading in over 300 seats.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The BJP is set to storm the Lok Sabha, with election commission figures showing the party leading in over 300 seats.(Rajesh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySmriti Kak Ramachandran

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Where even nationalism is a caste in poll arena in UP

GROUND REALITY: This emotional issue is sometimes overshadowed by local ones. Till they are asked, people don’t even mention it, more so in the Yadav belt where their tilt towards the alliance is more pronounced
Villagers interacting with HT at Geegla in Hathras district on Agra-Aligarh road.(Raju Tomar/ HT)
Villagers interacting with HT at Geegla in Hathras district on Agra-Aligarh road.(Raju Tomar/ HT)
Published on Apr 21, 2019 09:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | BySunita Aron, Agra

BJP’s poll strategy revolves around nationalism, Modi, says Rajasthan BJP in-charge

A BJP leader said after the Pulwama terrorist attack and Balakot air strikes, the party feels the mood in the country is in favour of the BJP. The party’s campaign is focused more on the issue of national security and development and other issues have taken a back seat.
BJP State in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna(HT File)
BJP State in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna(HT File)
Published on Apr 13, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByUrvashi Dev Rawal

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: It’s hyper nationalism vs development agenda in Ghaziabad

According to a survey by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) for Uttar Pradesh – 2018, better employment opportunities (42.82%), better hospitals/primary health centres (34.56%) and better law and order/policing (33.73%) were the top three voters’ priorities in the state.
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Updated on Apr 11, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad | ByPeeyush Khandelwal

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Angry at Pakistan, but slain CRPF soldier’s town polarised over nationalism

Anger was at its peak when Pradeep Kumar’s body arrived at his house in Banat but with election season setting in, the area is now getting polarised
The house of slain CRPF soldier Pradeep Kumar in Banat town of Shamli.(HT Photo)
The house of slain CRPF soldier Pradeep Kumar in Banat town of Shamli.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Banat (Shamli) | ByS Raju, Banat (shamli)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Nationalism may give BJP the edge in hills

Keen to avoid a saffron sweep, Congress is looking to focus on jobs, roads and tourism while the BJP is banking on PM’s popularity, governance record and fanning nationalism.
BJP supporters at Parade Ground, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
BJP supporters at Parade Ground, in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Shimla | ByChetan Chauhan

Lok Sabha election: BJP invokes nationalism, national security at Phagwara rally

Highlighting Modi’s decisive action against the terror camps in Pakistan after the Pulwama attack, Shwait Malik took on the Congress, calling it an anti-national party, listing the party’s failures when it was in power.
Organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the rally saw all senior leaders, including state BJP president Shwait Malik, minister of state for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla and Phagwara MLA Som Parkash, addressing the public in saffron turbans.(HT Photo)
Organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the rally saw all senior leaders, including state BJP president Shwait Malik, minister of state for social justice and empowerment Vijay Sampla and Phagwara MLA Som Parkash, addressing the public in saffron turbans.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 17, 2019 09:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Phagwara | ByHT Correspondent

Opinion | We must reclaim our nationalism from the clutches of pseudo-patriots, writes Barkha Dutt

The Left is embarrassed to show any loyalty to the Indian State, leaving the space to the rightwing
Security personnel inspect the blast site in Lethpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, February 15, 2019(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Security personnel inspect the blast site in Lethpora, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, February 15, 2019(Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 06:43 PM IST
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Review: The Flavours of Nationalism by Nandita Haksar

A memoir that dwells on food and its association with politics and prejudices
In the dining room: Breakfast at a well-appointed household.(Corbis via Getty Images)
In the dining room: Breakfast at a well-appointed household.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 09:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBiswadeep Ghosh

Review: Contesting Nationalisms: Hinduism, Secularism and Untouchability in Colonial Punjab 1880-1930 by Vikas Pathak

A fascinating volume examines a particular era in the history of Punjab to show the crisscrossing of multiple currents of nationalism
The Dalit neighbourhood in a village near Chandigarh in 1969.(Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
The Dalit neighbourhood in a village near Chandigarh in 1969.(Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 08:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShaikh Mujibur Rehman

Those involved in lynchings can’t call themselves nationalists: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice president Venkaiah Naidu also expressed anguish over the politicisation of incidents of lynchings, saying such cases should not be linked with political parties.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu during an interview with PTI at his residence in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu during an interview with PTI at his residence in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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ABVP’s DU student union poll manifesto includes lectures to promote nationalism

The ABVP said if it wins the DUSU polls this time, it will “try to design programmes for students with a mix of strong Indian tradition and values combined with latest development and vision.”
ABVP National Media Coordinator Monika Chaudhary, DUSU president candidate Ankiv Baisova, ABVP National General Secretary Ashish Chauhan and DUSU Joint Secretary candidate Jyoti Chaudhary release ABVP manifesto for DUSU election at Press Club in New Delhi on Thursday.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
ABVP National Media Coordinator Monika Chaudhary, DUSU president candidate Ankiv Baisova, ABVP National General Secretary Ashish Chauhan and DUSU Joint Secretary candidate Jyoti Chaudhary release ABVP manifesto for DUSU election at Press Club in New Delhi on Thursday.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 03:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Tripura CM bats for nationalism on Jana Sangh founder’s birth anniversary

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb asserted that PM Narendra Modi has proved himself to be a living example of the Jana Sangh founder’s ideologies by practising “strong nationalism”.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said he is glad that ‘feelings of nationalism’ are finally taking root in the state.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said he is glad that ‘feelings of nationalism’ are finally taking root in the state.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2018 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Nationalism shouldn’t undermine international law

A reassessment is needed today, perhaps shaped by two major crises of our times: migration and international terror. But Trump’s self-serving “America First” approach is no way forward. Nor can Russia or China be trusted to defend human rights
Protesters demand that children be reunited with their immigrant parents during a demonstration. US president Donald Trump ordered an end to the family separations which have sparked domestic and global outrage.(AFP)
Protesters demand that children be reunited with their immigrant parents during a demonstration. US president Donald Trump ordered an end to the family separations which have sparked domestic and global outrage.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 06:33 PM IST
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