The past few weeks have seen major shifts in two important areas of American society: race and sexual orientation. Following the Charleston shooting, an increasing number of leaders such as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds due to its symbolic association with racism and support for slavery. 1,731 more words
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- Communalism became a political force only after 1937.
- It’s a modern ideology like nationalism, which emerged in British India along with nationalism.
- It was not an inevitable product of Indian history though it definitely borrows some elements of the past, like religious diversity. 607 more words
The other day I went on a short ride on the City Circle tram – literally only three stops – but later, as I was walking down the street on my way towards the rest of the day, I realised that something about the trip had left a lingering impression on me. 2,916 more words