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Need for Reconciliation with Justice | Babri Demolition and aftermath

October 10, 2018 - 11:02 am in Culture

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court in a 2-1 majority verdict refused to refer the Dr. Faruqui verdict to Constitution bench. This said verdict had stated that Mosque in not an essential part of Islamic practice. In recent judgment the dissenter judge…

What to believe in: Words or deeds? RSS Supremo’s Public relations Exercise

October 4, 2018 - 11:47 am in Culture

Do organizations say what they intend to do? Not necessarily. This came out clearly from the three long lectures by RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat.…

Need to Combat Emerging Global Sectarianism

September 20, 2018 - 1:01 pm in Culture

Like people of all regions and religions, a large number of Hindus have been migrating to all the parts of World. The reason behind this is better pastures…

Korean Anniversary: Confidence-building Measures Still Needed

September 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm in Culture, Politics, Reforms

Sunday 9 September was the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea. As has been usual in recent years there was a very highly-structured ceremonial parade. Such mass events are used to convey policy  priorities to its citizens and to the outside…

Can RSS be compared to Muslim Brotherhood? | Ram Puniyani

September 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm in Culture

In his recent tour abroad (August 2018) while addressing the International Institute for Strategic Studies Rahul Gandhi stated that "The RSS is trying to change the nature of India. There is no other organization in India that wants to capture India's institutions...…

Kabir: Love, Mysticism and an Alternative Vision

July 4, 2018 - 5:38 pm in Culture

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”- Martin Luther King Jr. While many wise persons through the centuries the world over have spoken about love and its transformative value, in…

What Pranab Mukherjee should Tell RSS Cadres | Ram Puniyani

June 1, 2018 - 9:06 pm in Culture

Dialogue is an essential part of democratic process. But what do you do when people wanting to usurp democracy through democratic means want to have dialogue with those believing in secular democratic Constitution of India? We are witnessing strong views being…

Politically relevant today to ask if Nehru visited Bhagat Sing in Jail? | Ram Puniyani

May 21, 2018 - 5:53 pm in Culture

In the recently held Karnataka elections, Narendra Modi made statements which are not true, and which are made to raise the emotive pitch against his opponents. In a blatant lie, in a rally in Bidar, he asked “When Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Batukeshwar Dutt,…

Rewriting of History and Sectarian Nationalism | Ram Puniyani

March 26, 2018 - 2:33 pm in Culture

With the Hindu nationalist BJP in the seat of power an exercise in History writing is being undertaken on lines parallel to what was done in Pakistan. So far we did keep hearing loudly about the communal version of medieval history, where villainous foreigners,…

Hindus, Muslims and RSS Chief Bhagwat | Ram Puniyani

March 13, 2018 - 4:01 pm in Culture

RSS is one of the only organizations, which claims to be cultural and controls the political agenda of the National ruling party. Over years taking further its agenda of Hindu rashtra, it has grown and is the largest organization in the country. Its Chief,…