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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.…

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…

Does BJP’s Intend to Change Indian Constitution? | Ram Puniyani

January 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm in Culture

BJP, which believes in Hindu nationalism, faces the dilemma about Indian Constitution. Necessarily it has to pay its obeisance to Indian Constitution for electoral purpose to be sure. It has to seek votes of all sections of society including dalits and other…

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History | Ram Puniyani

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm in Culture

Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were part of the British army which had fought against Peshwas in 1818. Babasaheb had visited this place in…

Christmas Carols in the times of deepening divisive politics | Ram Puniyani

January 3, 2018 - 5:07 pm in Culture

Month of December has not only the major festival of Christmas it is a season of festivity, saying bye to the year past and looking forward to the prospectively happy New Year. The trend seems to be changing; the attacks on those planning festivities related…

Sushma ji, widows too have right to live in happiness

December 30, 2017 - 11:49 am in Culture

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother and wife were made to look like widow, said our external affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj in parliament. She added that the Pakistani authorities actually asked them to remove their Mangalsutra, bindi and Saree and wear simple salwar…

UP CM calls Secularism as a lie: Commissar Yogi’s Worldly Agenda

December 14, 2017 - 10:48 am in Culture

Currently the dualism between the ‘this World’ and ‘other-sacred World’ stands partly dissolved in India. With the rise of politics in the guise of religion many a sacred women and men who are supposed to renounce this World for the ‘cause of sacred…

Rampage around Film Padmavati: Power of Historical Fiction

December 13, 2017 - 11:32 am in Culture

Nearly a year ago multiple rowdy protests took place when the film Padmavati was being shot in Rajasthan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali had to interrupt the shooting for some time. Currently again, more intense opposition has been witnessed as the film was due to…

Tipu Sultan: Diverse Narratives | Ram Puniyani

November 20, 2017 - 5:26 pm in Culture

From couple of years around 10th November, BJP has been undertaking the smearing campaign against Tipu Sultan. Incidentally from last 3 years Government of Karnataka has been celebrating the anniversary of Tipu. As such he is the only King, who laid down…