Ideology

‘As a Christian, suddenly I am a stranger in my own...

Is it coincidence or a well-thought-out plan that the systematic targeting of a small and peaceful community should begin only after the BJP government of Narendra Modi came to power last May?, asks former super-cop Julio Ribeiro

Conversion to Hindu Raj

By A.G. NOORANI The ghar wapsi campaign, which follows from the purification theories propounded by Golwalkar and Savarkar, implies a clear rejection of Muslims and...

Project Hindutva

By Venkitesh Ramakrishnan The reconversion programmes of the Dharam Jagran Samiti and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad are part of a massive expansion plan of the...

Bharat Bhushan: PM as pilgrim – or Indianness redefined

By Bharat Bhushan  To understand the political change in India only in terms of a Congress-led government being replaced by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

Hindutva’s chronic hate speech | Jyoti Punvani

Hindutva’s chronic hate speech Inflammatory speeches are made and content published but no action is taken. Is there nothing we as journalists can do about...

Shastra Pujas: what is religious about worshipping arms?

By Subhash Gatade I Schools are meant for play and studies where kids slowly blossom into adolescents. Schools are meant for books, laboratories and other cultural activities...

Interpreting fascism, one fascist at a time

By Javed Anand In the past two decades or so, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the sangh parivar as a whole and its ideological affiliates...

Vivekananda & RSS

Whatever K.N. Panikkar’s view of the sangh parivar, it has played a very important role in spreading Vivekananda’s vision and message (“ >Vivekananda’s legacy of...

War by other means

By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN In a shift in strategy, the Sangh Parivar resorts to multiple offensives on the social and cultural fronts. THE design of the array...

The Communal Character of Anna Hazare’s Movement

By Bhanwar Meghwanshi It has now been confirmed that the Anna Hazare-led so-called ‘second freedom struggle’—as some sections of the media have mistakenly chosen to...

Pracharak as Terrorist

by Subhash Gatade On The Bhasmasur of Hindutva Terror I. Hindu mythology with its plethora of gods and goddesses (which according to a conservative estimate numbers around 330...

Narendra Modi worships assault guns

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Monday performed shastra puja (worship of weapons) at his official residence in Gandhinagar, raising questions whether someone in...

RSS Schools Or Hate-Labs?

By Yoginder Sikand Besides aiming to provide information, one of the main purposes of an educational system and the textbooks used therein is to mould...