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Tobacco v/s beef and humans v/s cows

Chew tobacco but shun beef. If utterances of senior ministers are to be believed, this is the message of the Narendra Modi government. Union home minister Rajnath Singh has gone a step further and

RSS affiliates land Modi govt in embarrassing spot

A clear division of interest is becoming evident with surprising dispositions as the hearing on the controversial land acquisition bill by before the joint parliamentary committee picks pace.

Quota used for political ends, says RSS chief and seeks policy review

Seeking a committee with representatives from the civil society, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has pitched for a review of the reservation policy. He has said that the quota issue has been used for polit

Morning briefing: WhatsApp, social media out of encryption policy

A day after witnessing huge protest against its Encryption Policy, the government has decided to exempt WhatsApp and social media sites from it. The proposed policy, issued by the department of ele

Morning briefing: RSS may discuss population `imbalance` at its meeting today

With the recent census figures recording the Muslim population count at over 17 crores, the three-day Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh executive beginning today (Friday) in Ranchi is expected to adopt a

Morning briefing: PM Modi in Kashmir today, may announce economic package

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Jammu and Kashmir today, his first visit after the PDP-BJP coalition came to power in the state. He will address a public meeting at the Sher-i-Kashmir crick

RSS quotes Quran and asks govt to frame population control policy

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has said that it will adopt a policy of persuasion through education to control population and quoted the `Quran` to claim it favours small families for those

Morning briefing: Five dead, 100 injured as quake rocks northeast India

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least five people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. Indian M

Morning briefing: Five dead, 100 injured as quake rocks northeast India

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least five people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. Indian M

“If RSS had no connection to the Gandhi assassination, why was it banned then?”

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been questioned by both the opposition and the judiciary for his alleged comments which accuse the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for Mahatma Gandhi’

Make Godse’s statement public, but don’t idolise him

Nathuram Godse, who was brought up by his parents as a girl in the first few years of his life, has been reviled for decades for fatally shooting the apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi. What Godse sai

Ramjas row an ideological war between Left, RSS: ORF article

  The clash at the Delhi University’s Ramjas College between the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the All India Students Association (AISA) did not happen in a vacu

Mohan Bhagwat’s views on Hinduism not new: that’s old RSS position

In a candid conversation with diplomats from 50-odd countries recently, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is learnt to have drawn a distinction between Hinduism and Hindu-ness. Bhagwat`s considered view, acc

Stories you must not miss this weekend

Instant triple talaq – which the supreme court banned recently, while asking the government to legislate against the decadent practice – is something Muslim women had no doubt wanted to

RSS not considering entry of women in shakhas

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday clarified that it is not considering the entry of women in shakhas. The shakhas refers to the meetings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sang

The un-importance of being Pravin Togadia

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) working president Pravin Togadia is in the news after a long time. This week, Togadia went `missing` for an entire day as the Gujarat and Rajasthan police were on the lo

Stand united, RSS chief exhorts Hindus

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has exhorted Hindus to unite as it would help cut through a lot of barriers. Bhagwat, 67, was speaking at Rashtroday Sammelan in Meerut on Sunday. He said tha

Painting RSS as anti-dalit is prejudiced –and contrary to facts

Disparate attacks on dalits over the last three years read with the supreme court’s recent ruling switching off the automatic arrest of an accused in an Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Atroci

Togadia, Sinha and anti-Modi prejudices masked by empty rhetoric

There is an uncanny similarity in the pathological opposition to prime minister Narendra Modi by two members of the right wing, Pravin Togadia and Yashwant Sinha. They come from a di

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Pranab Mukherjee wasted opportunity to take RSS to task

“The politician performs upon the stage: the historian looks behind the scenery.” This distinction, made by British historian AJP Taylor, was expected to come true when former president

Rahul Gandhi accuses Modi of ignoring sr BJP leaders

Recently, while addressing a rally in Mumbai, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at prime minister, Narendra Modi. Gandhi called the PM as a “watchman of a handful of superrich”

Gaslighting: Decoding Rahul’s falsehoods against Modi & RSS

Demagoguery is elemental to politics. But the use of lies, rather patent lies, as an instrument of politics is a new trend. In the age of social media lies peddled with confidence acquire features

Making sense of RSS: Consistent yet flexible

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), like prime minister Narendra Modi, remains “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” for many. Analysts tend to interpret both accordin

The chronicles of a gradual fadeout

Few know that LK Advani was often accused by Sangh Parivar apparatchiks of exercising ‘unilateralism’. In the history of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its earlier incarnation, th

“Socialism is the most relevant ideology and will never wither away”

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is an archetypal Indian socialist, a Lohiaite whose tribe is practically extinct. In his personal life, he is extremely austere. In his political life, he is s

The Evolution of Modi

Gujarat was passing through a turbulent phase in the 1980s. The decade began middle class agitations against new reservation policies, and the caste friction turned communal under the watch of chie

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