Friday, 28 January, 2022
TopicBJP-RSS

Topic: BJP-RSS

Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’ shows Modi is facing an internal threat from Sangh Parivar

As Modi’s OBC background grew more and more in public discourse, Mohan Bhagwat started spelling out his anti-reservation, anti-minority agendas.

BJP-RSS hounding Missionaries of Charity, drying up ocean of love filled by Mother Teresa

The Modi govt's Christmas present to MoC by refusing to renew registration is in contrast with brazen amendment of FCRA in 2016 to save the BJP from penal action.

‘Yes to Hinduism, no to Hindutva’ is lazy liberal response, and 3 decades late

Author-politicians Shashi Tharoor, Pavan K Varma and now Salman Khurshid are taking refuge in this Hinduism-Hindutva debate. But Modi used ‘Hindutva’ just once since 2014.

RSS ‘Seva’ mixing religion and patriotic duty wrong: Jagat Narain

In ‘Competing Nationalisms’, Rajshree Chandra shows how Jagat Narain was a Hindu nationalist, but not a violent one.

Choose 1, Congress or conscience said Savarkar. 50 years on, congress’s bias still showing

In 'Veer Savarkar', Mahurkar and Pandit say Savarkar's unalloyed nationalism could prevent Partition. Sadly, no one knows.

‘BJP-RSS proto fascist’: Classroom remark leads to Kerala university ‘censoring’ professors

Central University of Kerala issues circular to faculty to abstain from making remarks that could be considered anti-national, some say this will make classroom discussions difficult.

RSS doesn’t run BJP by remote, it isn’t a school principal regulating BJP leaders as students

Commentators are predicting changes in UP based on a ‘RSS-BJP meeting’ & RSS general secretary’s 4-day Lucknow trip but fact is, the RSS-BJP relationship doesn’t work this way.

Why BJP just can’t digest the election defeat to Mamata in West Bengal

Bengal was going to start the second phase of BJP’s Ashwamedha yagna covering territories where regional parties held sway. Now BJP is left ensuring its workers' safety.

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of ‘wholesale capture’ of India’s institutional framework

In a conversation with Harvard University professor Nicholas Burns, Gandhi said that the institutions that are supposed to support a fair political fight do not do so anymore.

UDF had a chance in Kerala. Then Congress played a dangerous communal game

United Democratic Front may think losing the Kerala election will be the beginning of its end. But Congress' campaign may have already laid the path.

On Camera

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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