First half of the year 2016 has left its indelible mark on the pages of history of modern India. The beginning of each year brings with it new zeal and enthusiasm and inspire people to resolve in doing something constructive in coming days and months. However, there are some “choicest people” for whom the year began with gloom and doom. They had lost all the political patronage, illicit perks and entitlements which previous central governments had been bestowing on them since independence.
To recover their “lost ground” they systematically raised the bogey of “intolerance” on the part of current government by stitching together various unrelated events in India. Their efforts were aided by some media houses that too seem to have lost the government doles under current dispensation. To prevent the public from getting misdirected and to stop “anti-progres intellectuals” from swaying the entire developmental discourse, GIA conducted seminars on the issue of intolerance and our magazine’s previous edition (Tolerance vs. Intolerance: The Manufactured Debate) captures the essence of it.