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Theatre of Absurd: Modi and the Dawoodi Bohra Pontiff

September 21, 2018 - 11:32 am in Faiths

The invite by the High priest of Dawoodi Bohras, a Shia Muslim sub-sect, to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address their religious congregation on 14th September 2018 on the occasion of Muharram, and that the PM should accept the invite can only be described…

Open letter to the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi

September 13, 2018 - 7:31 pm in Governance

To: Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modiji, Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Respected Prime Minister,…

Was Emergency in India akin to Hitler’s Regime? | Ram Puniyani

July 9, 2018 - 5:34 pm in Governance

On the eve of 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, which was imposed on the country in 1975, BJP has come out strongly condemning the event, has issued…

Four years of Modi and Increasing Communal Divisiveness | Ram Puniyani

May 29, 2018 - 5:52 pm in Society

The coming to power of Modi in 2014 gave a signal to the so called fringe groups that now it is their Government and they can get away with their hate speeches and action with ease. It was a total uninhibited show by the RSS Combine as for as spreading hatred,…

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,…

Nirav Modi Heist and Chowkidar Narendra Modi | Ram Puniyani

March 6, 2018 - 2:29 pm in Governance

Corruption is a big menace in different countries, including ours. We witnessed the spectacle of movement against corruption demanding for Jan Lokpal, at dharna at Jantar Mantar in 2011. The battle cry of that surge was primarily against Congress, and as a…

Ram Rajya Rath Yatra: Road to Power | Ram Puniyani

February 28, 2018 - 7:10 pm in Faiths

The decades of 1980s were a turning point in the history of the country. For the first time emotive issue like Ram Temple took the better of social issues related to economic and social justice. On the heels of opening of the locks of Babri Mosque, Advani…

Invincibility myth broken in Gujarat, game wide open for 2019 | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 19, 2017 - 9:33 am in Elections

Gujarat’s much awaited results are out. The fraudsters sitting in the mega ‘slaughterhouses’ have been exposed and myth related to invincibility is broken and perhaps shaken the Hindutva camp from inside. These results will have huge impact on the psyche…

Yogi as CM: Portents for Politics in India

April 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm in Politics

The spectacular victory of BJP in UP Assembly poll was capped by choosing of Adityanath Yogi as the Chief Minister of UP. He had not contested for the Assembly nor was he projected as the Chief Minister by BJP before polls. Why so many eyebrows have been raised…

Demonetization: Assault on the People | Ram Puniyani

December 12, 2016 - 7:55 pm in Economics

The month old gamble of Mr. Modi (November 2016) has put the whole country in an unprecedented chaos. The demonetization of 86.4% of the circulating currency in the form of Rs 500 and 1000 rupee notes has put into jeopardy the life of major sections of society.…