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M.G. Vaidya — the RSS ideologue and Sanskrit scholar who worked with all its six chiefs

MG Vaidya, who passed away in Nagpur Saturday, had become an RSS swayamsevak in the 1930s when its founder Dr K.B. Hedgewar was alive.
Mahatma Gandhi

Why Mahatma Gandhi was ‘impressed’ by the RSS, and how the Sangh reciprocated that

The RSS respected Mahatma Gandhi to the extent that his name was included in their morning chants and all shakhas were closed for the first time ever to mourn his death in 1948.
An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

Learn from Nehru’s mistakes, beware of Chinese expansionism: What RSS’ China policy says

The RSS has consistently taken the stand that India should be wary of China and urged successive governments not to let their guards down when it comes to the Asian giant.
File photo of MS Golwalkar | Commons

M.S. Golwalkar: The man who transformed RSS to a pan-India organisation

RSS’ second chief M.S. Golwalkar, whose 114th birth anniversary falls today, set the stage for the organisation's expansion through the 1940s-70s.
BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi

Why Gandhi and Ambedkar never engaged with Hedgewar, the founder of RSS

Of all the things Gandhi stood for, RSS & BJP could only co-opt legacy of cleanliness. As if Gandhi had only swept his ashram and cleaned his toilet.
File photo of MS Golwalkar | Commons

MS Golwalkar, the RSS chief who remains ‘Guruji’ to some, a ‘bigot’ to others

On his 46th death anniversary, ThePrint recalls RSS chief MS Golwalkar, whose 'Bunch of Thoughts' were the foundation of the concept of 'Hindu Rashtra'.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers | PTI

Vigilantism is central to RSS’ mission of organising Hindus & defending their interests

The movement has displayed a tendency to fight Muslims physically and to stand up against government if it tries to get in its way.
Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together

Sardar Patel wanted RSS to be merged into Congress but Nehru & Golwalkar stood in way

It was also ironical that in December 1948, the RSS’ first mass agitation was based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Mohan Bhagwat is like RK Laxman’s common man and RSS under him means business

The RSS Sarsanghachalak has worked to rescue the supposedly fascist Hindutva ideology from the narrow straitjacket it has been confined into.

‘RSS: 360°’ attempts to demystify Sangh but only reiterates it as lynchpin of BJP

Author Ratan Sharda conveniently omits that the RSS was never at the forefront of the independence movement, and kowtowed to the British govt.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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