Indian police use water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against a gang rape and brutal beating in New Delhi-AP

Indian police use water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against a gang rape and brutal beating in New Delhi-AP

Indian police use water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating against a gang rape and brutal beating in New Delhi-AP

Engaging-with-Pakistan has been one of Delhi’s big growth industries over the past 15 years. Apart from domestic investment (both from the public and private sectors), it has attracted generous quantities of foreign direct investment, despite not having much to show by way of tangible returns.

There is a slow but systematic attempt to change India’s name from Bharat to Hindustan — playing up the word “Hindu” in Hindustan and trying to repackage it as the abode of the Hindus. B.R. Ambedkar and his team that drafted the Constitution of India consciously avoided the term “Hindustan” as they could foresee its implications in a land that takes pride in its diversity.