By breaking up rural agrarian communities and handing over land to corporates, the new laws could forever invalidate harvest festivals like Lohri, Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal.
The longstanding movement for gender equality has always had many socio-political strands. Without recognising them, feminism cannot truly flourish.
The Pakistani state has used Buddhism to not just consolidate its own national identity as opposed to India's, but also to build bridges with Southeast Asian nations. At the same time, Buddhist heritage in the country continues face ruin and vandalism.
The BJP-led government, through a host of dubious legislative acts, has subverted the scrutinising powers of the Rajya Sabha on various occasions.
'Love jihad' is nothing more than an anti-Muslim, anti-secular and anti-love Hindutva movement. The response to that must be even greater emphasis on inter-faith relationships.
Urban Indians might not be terminating female foetuses, but their attitude towards girl children remains grossly regressive.