What necessitated Manmohan Singh's presence at this dinner earlier this month is not just puzzling but bizarre and disgraceful.
The challenge is to find a collective will to liberate politics from undesirable invective and to express differences without contempt.
The Congress claim of Hinduism and Rahul's Hindu identity are both a classic example of post-truth, a phrase used by Western Scholars to depict an emotional chorus used to make the unreal real.
The Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq naturally entails further discussion on the necessity of a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) for the country. This is not far-fetched since, in a liberal, democratic and secular society, gender justice based on a sense of equality can only be ensured by a common civil code.
In the Indian case, progressiveness and left liberal mean toxic tendencies of anti-RSS-ism and the present generation of such intellectuals owe this to their predecessors, though there is one fundamental difference between then and now.