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When Nehru helped an Ambedkarite Sanskrit Scholar get a job

May 29, 2018 - 6:06 pm in Reforms

This article is not attempt to portray Nehru as an Ambedkarite, nor is an attempt to project him as a champion of the Dalit rights as I can’t verify the statement from any other sources except that the beneficiary Mrs Kumud Pawde shared with me when I had…

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…

BJP is Belittling Nehru’s Legacy… Why ? | Ram Puniyani

April 10, 2018 - 8:43 pm in Politics

Last few years there is a concerted attempt on the part of the ruling BJP to ignore and undermine the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minster…

India’s Partition and Kashmir Imbroglio – Who is responsible?

February 28, 2018 - 11:59 am in Governance

Political tendencies not only distort and ‘present the past’ to suit their political agenda; they can go to any extent to even lie about the events and their interpretation. ‘Facts are sacred; opinions are free’ should have been the dictum for all…

Vallabhbhai Patel – A legacy appropriated and distorted | Neha Dabhade

February 17, 2018 - 11:19 am in Education

Historical figures are complex and shaped by the context they lived out of. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is no exception. Vallabhbhai Patel popularly known as the “indomitable iron man” of India is credited with unifying India when India was a cluster of numerous…

Temples, Politics and Leaders: From Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi

January 27, 2018 - 11:48 am in Faiths

What should be the attitude of leaders’ visits to places of worship? The matter is very complex in a society like that of India where the hold of religion on the society has been strong and is becoming stronger. In many a Western countries where Christianity…

Undermining Nehru to Glorify Patel

December 14, 2017 - 10:27 am in Society

From last few years, around 31st October lot of statements from BJP stable have started coming which eulogize Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This year (October 2017) was no exception as Mr. Modi said, “I am from the BJP and Sardar Patel was from Congress, but…

What is our Nationality: Indian or Hindu?

February 21, 2017 - 9:07 am in Faiths, Governance

Debate around the words Hindu, Hinduism, Hindutva is not new. Recently the assertion by Mohan Bhagwat, the Sarsanghchalk (Supreme Dictator) of RSS that ‘everyone living in India is Hindu’ and that Muslims might be Muslim by religion but they are Hindus…

Will Uniform Civil Code increase national integration?

October 27, 2016 - 11:08 am in Faiths

The current atmosphere (October 2016) is charged with the intense and passionate debates around Uniform Civil Code (UCC). There are a couple of petitions from Muslim women which are pending in the Supreme Court. To this, the Central Government filed an affidavit,…

Acche din for hate mongers

May 29, 2016 - 10:01 pm in Politics

It was unfortunate to hear the legal brain of the government Mr Arun Jaitley expressing helplessness on the issue of online trolling of people on the day when the prime minister was holding a meeting with his party’s ‘social media volunteers’ in Delhi. …