Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicM.S. Golwalkar

Topic: M.S. Golwalkar

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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