People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018.
In a singularly sombre year for the Indian people, Hindi cinema offered some bright sparks in 2016. Some thoughtful, creative and inventive films with unusual themes and real people, were on offer. The true star of this year was the scriptwriter.
SECULARISM India at a Crossroads Madhav Godbole Rupa 441 pages; Rs 995 Madhav Godbole was a civil servant of standing who held several responsible official positions, including that of the Union home secretary.
If government officials and political leaders wish to act, the law — as it stands — is more than adequate to empower police and officials to prevent and control communal violence. No riot can continue for more than a few hours without the active will of the political leadership of governments that violence should…