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Era of Dictatorial Democracy | Pieter Friedrich

May 30, 2019 - 11:39 am in Governance, Politics

“In the west, we have labels,” commented journalist François Gautier on WION TV, during a panel about the results of India’s 2019 general election. “Right, left. Far-right, far-left. We keep applying them to India, where they’re not applicable.…

Babri Masjid: What should Muslims do? | Irfan Engineer

December 22, 2018 - 7:40 am in Governance

A section of Hindu supremacist organizations are once again mobilizing to demand the construction of Ramjanmabhoomi temple (RJT) in Ayodhya on the spot…

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…

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. The event was supposed to be a dialogue, but the maximum of dialogue one could see was his answering few questions…

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...…

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,…

Just garlanding of portraits is honoring Ambedkar? | Ram Puniyani

April 24, 2018 - 2:56 pm in Faiths

This 14th April the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar was marked by a heightened celebrations of the occasion by most of the political formations but more so by BJP. The Prime Minister Modi while paying tributes to Babasaheb said that Congress…

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 of India, the architect of Modern India. In the international meets his name is deliberately ignored.…

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,…