The economic wing of the Sangh parivar has been an important voice in raising concerns over how India’s Goods and Services Tax will hurt the informal economy.
The Union minister’s latest statement on conversions is part of a long list of efforts to endear himself to the Hindu right.
Many politicians and members of the film fraternity have come out in support of movie director Kamal, who has come under repeated attack for what Sangh parivar members say are ‘anti-national’ comments.
If India’s diplomatic objective is to economically punish the Chinese for their support to Pakistan, then it is being done in a deeply flawed and ham-handed manner.
The ABVP finished with its worst-ever performance in recent history at JNU, having struggled to retain its traditional voters. Meanwhile, AISA has emerged as a formidable party at DU.
Besides accentuating polarisation and provoking communal conflict, the BJP is turning attention away from the real migrations, cattle deaths and trafficking taking place because of its callous policies.
The composite nationalism, or muttahida qaumiyat, articulated during the anti-colonial struggle represents the organic growth of the cultural moorings and desires of the people of India, unlike political Hindutva and its Islamic counterpart, ‘Pakistan ideology’.
With the Sangh Parivar extolling Ambedkar as part of its political agenda, it is important to debunk the myth of him being anti-Muslim. With excerpts from Ambedkar on Muslims by Anand Teltumbde, published by Vak Publication.
Days after the Dalit rally ‘Chalo Udupi’ rally concluded, Sangh parivar-affiliated youth group Yuva Brigade carried out a shudhikalasham (purification) ceremony in the surroundings of the Sree Krishna temple in Udupi alleging it was rendered ‘impure’ due to the presence of Dalits.
Manufactured Anger on Bhagat Singh ‘Revolutionary Terrorist’ Tag is Cover for Sangh’s No Show in Freedom Struggle
If the word terror carries with it a negative connotation today, it is thoughtless to assume that it has always been so, or that it has always carried the same meaning as in present times.
With several BJP leaders, including the Union minister of state for HRD in attendance, there were threats of “final battle” against Muslims, who were equated to “demons” and “descendants of Ravana”
Nehru did not give rise to the ‘idea of India’ which the RSS now mocks but it was India that created him. You may take the Nehru out of India. But how do you take the India out of itself?
3 dead due to violence in Manipur Three people died and many others sustained injuries in Manipur following mob violence that erupted over the passing of three bills in the state assembly, officials said on Tuesday. The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite […]
Given Kovind’s views on social justice and empowerment, choosing a leader like him as the presidential candidate was a more natural choice for the Sangh parivar than any radical shift in its traditional position on the caste system.
The Sangh parivar’s plan seems to be to overthrow the Left Democratic Front government by citing law and order troubles, but they are unlikely to succeed.
Demonetisation may be unprecedented as an economic policy, but there is nothing novel about this kind of politics, as the Sangh parivar knows all too well.
Sangh Parivar’s fraternal organisations are worried that some of the Narendra Modi government’s recent decisions might add ammunition to claims of it being pro big-business made by its political rivals.
Mamata Banerjee’s high handedness and the Sangh parivar’s amplified efforts to encourage communalism may soon take over the historically harmonious state.
The defence minister continues to use the army’s surgical strikes to attack the opposition and claim credit for the government – and now the entire Sangh parivar.
When the supposedly secular police and media start colluding with the Sangh Parivar, we need to sit up and take notice – it’s not roses we’re smelling.
After the Kargil war in 1999, the brass had opposed attempts by the Sangh parivar to use the army for political purposes.
The prime minister’s measured comments on ‘gau rakshaks’ comes at a time when the Sangh parivar is desperately trying to consolidate in Gujarat and bring Dalits and other backward Hindu communities within its fold.
Members of the Sangh Parivar have been perpetuating the colonial view of Indian history.
The attack on the Vice President came not from the intemperate fringe of the sangh parivar but from Ram Madhav, a responsible leader who serves as a vital link between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS.
Ram Nath Kovind’s presence in Rashtrapati Bhavan will not make any difference to the ongoing atrocities against the Dalits. What can Mayawati do to keep the struggle going?
As Rajya Sabha Debates Lynching, Opposition Alleges RSS Role, Naqvi Says Violence Not About Religion
Leader of opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said that the BJP was the only party benefitting from such incidents and urged it to give up “vote politics.”
In conversation with the former Union minister on Narendra Modi’s rule, the future of the BJP and a possible alternative alliance.
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s use of a Gujarat riot photo when talking about West Bengal tells us the party is beyond caring about truth and authenticity.
The move, which will not apply to executive class passengers, is being passed off by the airline as one which will lead to an “improved catering service”.
The media has gone to town trying to figure out who Partha Chatterjee is. What can be added to the picture they’ve created?
The CPI(M)’s student wing accused the Centre of trying to “eliminate the history of campus agitations in the country”.
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet
The BJP’s politics of social engineering aims to create a united universe of nationalism and poses an ideological challenge to the ‘separation’ thesis of the Ambedkarite movement.
Pinarayi Vijayan also said his party was facing “false propaganda and threats” across the country because the RSS had “realised” that CPI(M) hinders the RSS’s agenda of “leading the country into fascism”.
Past Continuous: Those Who Think Nehru Was Power Hungry Should Review Events Leading to Independence
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
The CBI’s handling of the case has always depended on which political party is in power at the Centre. There is no reason to assume its attitude towards the prosecution of senior BJP leaders will not be coloured by the same factor.
The mindless ‘protest’ by Youth Congress members has been widely condemned but a photo being circulated by a BJP leader of slaughtered cows is old and of uncertain origin.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the order is an “attempt to destroy India’s secular structure” that will “affect the poor the most”.
To seal a durable path to political longevity, Modi has to use his authority to roll back political divisiveness and focus on jobs and growth. He has to live up to the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ slogan by speaking up when the fringe erupts.