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How RSS fought Indira Gandhi’s Emergency — as the foreign media saw it

With the Indian media heavily censored by the Indira Gandhi govt, foreign media highlighted the role played by the RSS during the Emergency.
Founder of RSS Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar

RSS founder Hedgewar was with Congress, and other facts you didn’t know

Keshav Baliram Hedgewar was born in 1889 and died in 1940. His birth anniversary this year, according to the Hindu calendar, falls on 25 March.
Madan Lal Khurana

Madan Lal Khurana: BJP’s Punjabi face who opposed ‘pseudo-Hindutva’

Khurana was the bedrock of two crucial political aspects of the BJP -- its growth in Delhi as well as its alliance with the Akalis in Punjab.
Volunteers of Rashtriya Sevika Samiti performing stunts at a ceremony | Twitter

Male-dominated RSS plans to name women as leaders — but only in sister organisations

Amid growing questions on the role of women within the Sangh Parivar, the RSS is looking to elevate women in organisations like VHP, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh.
File photo of Karan Thapar | YouTube

Devil’s advocate Karan Thapar fails to acquit himself

In his rather salacious memoir, the journalist doesn't offer a nuanced perspective about the personalities and events that shaped India. 

‘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.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The erasure of the Babri Masjid actually began six years before its demolition

The ‘Ayodhya controversy’ is not about the Ram temple, it is about the forcible occupation of a functioning mosque.

On Camera

File photo of US Senator Kamala Harris | Facebook

Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.