Institutionalising Hindutva

Hindutva in Press

How Hindu-Muslim tensions in Leicester were fanned by fake news from India (Scroll)

By Rina Chandran, Thomson / Reuters Foundation News  Rumour had it that a Muslim girl had been kidnapped and a Hindu temple had sent masked...

‘Garba jihad’ is news TV’s latest bogey; News Nation champions vigilante justice (News Laundry)

By Aban Usmani / News Laundry The hypermasculine Muslim is back as the scheming villain in the Hindu Rashtra programming of Indian news TV. But...

Weaponisation of social media hands BJP control of political narrative (Siasat)

By Mansoor Hameed / Siasat New Delhi: The recent police complaint by Kerala MP Hibi Eden against the manipulation of the ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ pictures...

Bollywood under siege as rightwing social media boycotts start to bite (The Guardian)

In August this year, a week after the release of Laal Singh Chaddha, Bollywood’s adaptation of Forrest Gump, a Twitter account with about 280,000 followers,...

50% tweets on Leicester riots were from India, finds BBC scribe (Siasat)

Social media played a huge part in adding fuel to the communal fire in Leicester city (UK) that witnessed riots between Hindus and Muslim...

Look who is out supporting Graham Staines killer Dara Singh. ‘Hindu Hriday Samrat’ Suresh Chavhanke ( News Laundry)

Sudarshan News editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhanke sat on a dharna on Wednesday, after he was not allowed to meet convicted murderer Dara Singh in Odisha. Sudarshan News covered the protest outside...