All stories by Sankrant Sanu
Sabarimala verdict is flawed in many waysRediff.com1 Oct 2018
Hindu women devotees are not relieved but distressed by this judgment. If so, who exactly did the Supreme Court provide relief to? Who is celebrating this judgment, asks Sankrant Sanu.
How the BJP discriminates against HindusRediff.com1 Dec 2017
'One one hand, the BJP puts Uniform Civil Code as a goal in its manifesto, and on the other, it pushes massive discrimination against Hindus.' 'This is not sabka saath, sabka vikas. Rather it is "Haj ka saath, church ka vikas",' argues Sankrant Sanu.
Will our liberals support Madhu Kishwar?Rediff.com12 Apr 2017
Madhu Kishwar is a patriot whose freedom of expression needs to be supported by all, especially the liberals, says Sankrant Sanu.
Kejriwal's dangerous rhetoric on EVMsRediff.com17 Mar 2017
It would be far more sensible for AAP to build on what they have achieved than to destroy what credibility they have by floating wild conspiracy theories, says Sankrant Sanu.
War and Pakistan's 3rd frontRediff.com7 Mar 2017
India is not making a choice of war over peace. Rather it is at war, a war thrust on it by a sick militaristic State, says Sankrant Sanu.
Understanding Trump's triumph: Fear is the keyRediff.com10 Nov 2016
While Trump played on fears about Muslims and immigrants, Hillary played out the fear of Trump, says Sankrant Sanu.
How to TAME PakistanRediff.com2 Nov 2016
'While military acts such as the Uri surgical strikes are one option, cultural, economic and diplomatic isolation should also be part of the arsenal,' argues Sankrant Sanu.
#SavitriShaming and how drinking harms womenRediff.com15 Sep 2016
Rather than shaming Indian women (and men) who don't want to drink, through peer pressure and barbs, let's consider respecting their, perhaps more sensible, choices instead, says Sankrant Sanu.
The 'spiritual desolation' of Saint TeresaRediff.com6 Sep 2016
What is strange, for someone who spent a lifetime in seva, is that St Teresa's own personal journals and communication with the Church hierarchy reveal someone in "spiritual desolation", says Sankrant Sanu. Could the Indian sacred traditions have helped her?
Bihar's Nirbhaya needs our helpRediff.com28 Jun 2016
'When rape and molestation are supported by the family, it can no longer be considered merely a criminal act.' 'What kind of morality makes rape a family act?' asks Sankrant Sanu.
'India' out, 'South Asia' in. How academics ill serve usRediff.com11 May 2016
"South Asian studies" academics in the US would do well to introspect how they wittingly or unwittingly become part of Pakistan's proxy war in wielding influence over academics and policy, says Sankrant Sanu.
Why the World Culture Festival mattersRediff.com8 Mar 2016
There will remain those, though, who will remain in opposition to this massive endeavour for world peace with an aim not to improve, but to scuttle the project. But for the rest of us, a cultural and spiritual event of this significance and scale is a feast for the mind and soul, say Sankrant Sanu.
Was the Dadri lynching really about 'eating beef'?Rediff.com9 Oct 2015
'Even if the media is partisan, the BJP, governing at the Centre, has the most to lose if India descends into widespread communal violence.' 'Fanning the flames either by vested political interests or by partisan reports only plays into the hands of those seek a conflagration.'
Dr Kalam was an exemplar of plural IndiaRediff.com29 Jul 2015
'For showing us a shining vision of how even a ceremonial role can be infused with life by a patriot, a scientist and a humble man of the people, representing the best of India's pluralist ethos, we will remember Dr Kalam.'
Is yoga a 'Hindu' practice?Rediff.com19 Jun 2015
In an age of patents and intellectual property rights, it would be improper to deny that yoga comes from the Hindu tradition, says Sankrant Sanu.
No, Christians are not persecuted in IndiaRediff.com20 Mar 2015
'India has always been a land of acceptance of diversity. But if the evangelical activities continue unabated, there is no doubt this will cause a backlash.' 'One exclusive ideology begets another. The hit list will spread. The more strident the evangelists, the more strident the voices for Ghar Wapsi will grow.'
Commercial MNCs are checked, so why not religious MNCs?Rediff.com19 Dec 2014
Anti-conversion laws are needed since thrusting the idea of a competitive battlefield of religion onto India's pluralistic traditions can only lead to greater communal conflict, says Sankrant Sanu