Ashis Nandy

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Name: Ashis Nandy
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Philosophers to Ponder over Metaphysics and Politics

KOCHI: A gathering of eminent philosophers from India and abroad, are meeting between July 31 and August 2  at the Le Meridien here to examine the relationship between metaphysics and politics in contemporary philosophical discourse.As the only contemporary ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

A unique communal harmony in Kochi

Sociologist Ashis Nandy arrived in Kochi a few years ago to undertake a study on Kochi's unique identity. During his enquiries, he found that the city had seen hardly any instances of communal violence, unlike many other cities in India. After studying ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

‘Secularism is an inaccessible concept’

"I'm an anti-secularist," says Ashis Nandy, renowned sociologist and clinical psychologist. "Indian tolerance is based on faith. Akbar and Ashoka never heard of secularism. One was a Muslim whose Islam was liberal, and the other a Buddhist whose Buddhism ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Harvest of controversy

A quirky anthropologist once exclaimed: "Biotechnology is sheer drama." He explained his cryptic headline by saying all great contemporary philosophical and ethical debates intersect around it. He added that the city might be the basis for the 21st century ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Did Srinivasa Ramanujan fail in math?

How did Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887$1920), the mathematical genius, fare in his Intermediate examinations? Did he fail in mathematics? Or did he score a centum? Conflicting assertions float. Myths hover around geniuses and lend them an aura, and Ramanujan ... [Published The Hindu - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Ashis Nandy, N S Madhavan in Kochi Tomorrow

KOCHI: Two prominent figures in India’s sociological and literary fields  - Ashis Nandy and N S Madhavan - will come together on Tuesday for Kochi Biennale Foundation’s ‘Let’s Talk’ event. The talk titled ‘Another Cosmopolitanism’ will be a conversation ... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

The reticent chronicler

Granville “Red” Austin, 87, passed away at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on July 6. His name is known in India because of two definitive books that he wrote, one about the making of the Indian Constitution (Indian Constitution: Cornerstone ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 23 2014]
First reported May 31 2014 - Updated May 31 2014 - 1 reports

A useful ignorance

In recent weeks, there has been much talk of a growing challenge to the ‘Nehruvian consensus’. Influenced by this chatter, two journalists, one Indian, the other Western, asked me to comment on whether Narendra Modi becoming prime minister would mean ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 31 2014]
First reported May 23 2014 - Updated May 23 2014 - 1 reports

A summer game for all seasons

ELK STOPPED PLAY AND OTHER TALES Edited by Charlie Connelly, Bloomsbury, Rs 299 Cricket is an Indian game that the British discovered: so Ashis Nandy who gave conventional wisdom a bizarre twist to underline the Indian obsession with the English summer ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
First reported May 19 2014 - Updated May 19 2014 - 1 reports

Narendra Modi: is a hi-tech populist the best India can hope for? Aditya Chakrabortty

'There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen," wrote Lenin. This weekend, as the Nehru-Gandhi franchise took one of its biggest beatings ever and Narendra Modi made his first speech as PM-elect, India could be seen ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 19 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Could India’s Next Prime Minister Be a Hindu Extremist?

Narendra Modi (second from right) waves to his supporters in Varanasi (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)The Fiction of Fact-FindingModi and GodhraBy Manoj Mitta. Ahmedabad—In a recent interview, Narendra Modi, the man likely to be India’s next prime minister, was ... [Published The Nation - May 13 2014]
First reported May 08 2014 - Updated May 09 2014 - 1 reports

Politics of the sacred

Indians love premature celebrations almost as much as they seem to like disappointment. Any world cup final in cricket in which India has been a contender will suffice as a case study: the victorious dances the moment the match begins, and, then, when ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 08 2014]

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...Mr. Nandy says that Eastern belief systems started out as fluid and plural religions. "they had common shrines, common texts, and common stories. they were never embarrassed by that" he says
Answering questions on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's term would affect cosmopolitanism in India, Ashis Nandy replied in the negative. "modi's rule won't affect cosmopolitanism. if he wants a second term, he will keep his image clean" Nandy said

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Philosophers to Ponder over Metaphysics and Pol... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 31 2014]
A unique communal harmony in Kochi [Published The Hindu - Jul 30 2014]
‘Secularism is an inaccessible concept’ [Published The Hindu - Jul 30 2014]
'Declining Tolerance Among Kochiites a Matter o... [Published New Indian Express - Jul 30 2014]
Kochi practising 'silent apartheid' [Published Times of India - Jul 30 2014]
Harvest of controversy [Published The Hindu - Jul 28 2014]
Ashis Nandy, N S Madhavan in Kochi Tomorrow [Published New Indian Express - Jul 28 2014]
Did Srinivasa Ramanujan fail in math? [Published The Hindu - Jul 27 2014]
The reticent chronicler [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 23 2014]
A useful ignorance [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 31 2014]
A summer game for all seasons [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
Narendra Modi: is a hi-tech populist the best I... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 19 2014]
Could India’s Next Prime Minister Be a Hindu Ex... [Published The Nation - May 13 2014]
Politics of the sacred [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 08 2014]
The Fundamental Trouble with Narendra Modi [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 28 2014]
Women and Children: The Cutting Edge of Interna... [Published groundviews - Apr 12 2014]
A Conversation with Ashis Nandy [Published UC Television - YouTube - Feb 14 2014]
The subaltern can speak [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Feb 13 2014]
Supreme Court imposes stay on Ashis Nandy’s arrest [Published Topnews.in - Feb 01 2013]
FIR registered against Ashis Nandy under SC/ST Act [Published Topnews.in - Jan 26 2013]
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The Fundamental Trouble with Narendra Modi [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 28 2014]
by Kathleen Goodwin In the spring of 2012, I spent four weeks in Delhi conducting interviews for my senior thesis, an analysis of the systematic massacre of 3,000 members of the Delhi Sikh community in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination ...
Women and Children: The Cutting Edge of Interna... [Published groundviews - Apr 12 2014]
Photo by UN/Myriam Asmani, via World Education Blog The Grotius Lecture 2014 [1] PREFACE Sometime at the end of 2012, while I was still the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, I ...
A Conversation with Ashis Nandy [Published UC Television - YouTube - Feb 14 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md-mkyk_KYM&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;A Conversation with Ashis Nandy Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Ashis Nandy's interests have embraced scientific ...
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