Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: BJP-RSS

KR Malkani — RSS ideologue, journalist and politician who predicted Emergency

Malkani, who was the longest-serving editor of RSS mouthpiece Organiser, also served as the vice-president of BJP and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. 

Indian liberals have no strategy to counter RSS’ own brand of ‘Hindutva constitutionalism’

Indian liberals haven’t yet realised the political effectiveness of Hindutva constitutionalism. They treat the Constitution as the final, self-evident political text.

Bharat Ratna used to be for Congress’ secular Brahmins. Today it’s for BJP’s Hindutva Brahmins

While it’s debatable who deserves India's highest civilian award, what seems to be working in favour of P.V. Narasimha Rao and S.P. Balasubrahmanyam is their caste.

Congress attack on RSS-BJP over Babri Masjid verdict shows its ‘frustration’, BJP says

BJP leaders say every time Congress launches an attack on the RSS-BJP, especially on the Ayodhya issue, its ‘credentials as an anti-Hindu party get a fillip’.

Whose Ram Rajya does Ayodhya temple bring — Gandhi’s or Modi’s? Ambedkar can answer

The concept of Ram Rajya itself is not without contestation. From M.K. Gandhi to B.R. Ambedkar to Modi, Ram Rajya offers a varied understanding of Indian civilisation.

RSS is assessing ‘real mood of migrants’, says first survey suggests 60% will return to work

RSS has conducted the first survey in Karnataka and now plans to repeat the exercise in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Modi faces no political costs for suffering he causes. He’s just like Iran’s Ali Khamenei

It astounds many that Modi didn’t even acknowledge the migrant crisis or the loss of jobs in his Atmanirbhar Bharat speech. And yet there is no anger with him.

A Nagpur manifesto

Why the reality of the new RSS-BJP arrangement should be accepted but questioned on its view on diversity.

Until holy cows come home: You call this maximum governance?

If Modi wishes to rise as a tall reformer PM, he must call the RSS/VHP bluff now.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.