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Harsaran Singh

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Harsaran Singh is a keen observer of political events in India, with special emphasis on minority and regional rights.

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Indonesia
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How Sikhs made Indonesia their home

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One time resident of Indonesia, the author traces the history of how Sikhs made Indonesia their home nearly a hundred years ago and how even though Sikhism is not a state-recognised religion, through sheer hard work, grit and education, the Sikh population all... More »

Vande Mataram and minorities
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Vande Mataram and Minorities

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Tracing the origins of the song, Vande Mataram, which transitioned from a pro-Bangla praise to a pan-India patriotic fervour, the author questions the logic of enforcing nationalism through hooliganism, political rhetoric, executive fiat and judicial orders an... More »

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Where is India heading to ?

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With a sharp shift in most states of India towards right-wing politics and with minorities either silenced, assimilated or forced to join the ranks in the march towards a Hindu Rashtra, 2019 may be a watershed in the secular design of India. Any Indian returni... More »