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In our latest episode, Greeshma discusses the surprising defeat of the BJP by the Congress in the Karnataka elections. This episode aims to explore the cultural realities of Karnataka, going beyond the usual analyses of voter demographics and factors favoring one party over the other. Our guest, Greeshma, will shed light on why the BJP and RSS lost the election but still maintain influence in the cultural landscape. We delve into the historical context and the power of the Sangh ideology within Karnataka, which even impacts the functioning of Congress. This thought-provoking podcast goes beyond surface-level discussions of electoral victories and losses, examining the intricate dynamics shaping the cultural war in the state. Join us for a stimulating conversation that uncovers unique perspectives and insights, broadening our understanding of Karnataka's cultural fabric.
Greeshma Kuthar practised law before transitioning to a career in media. She served as the head of the social media team at Firstpost. During her time there, she authored an 18-part series on the rise of Hindu nationalism in southern Coastal Karnataka and wrote investigative reports on emerging RSS leaders, including Pragya Singh Thakur. Following her tenure at Firstpost, she has been engaged in research and writing about how RSS propagates Cultural Nationalism across southern India. Her most recent work is the cover story for The Caravan titled "All Santhosh’s Men: The BJP’s re-engineering of Karnataka." I highly recommend reading the article, and the link is provided in the description.
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