Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicSwami Vivekananda

Topic: Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was Buddha for the West. He was more than just Hindu mystic

Known for teaching Hinduism in the West, Vivekananda was one who battled cultural inferiority.

‘Dismantle Hindutva’ vs ‘understand Hinduphobia’: Battle of narratives now in foreign campuses

Pro- and anti-Hindutva academics have taken their debate abroad in the last few months, with both sides organising conferences and publishing articles.

With education, India can cover its present with glory, instead of harping on glorious past

Vivekananda referred to the masses as the 'sleeping leviathan'. He felt they possessed infinite power but never got a chance to play their role in tackling national problems, writes Bindu Sikand.

India is helping poor, solving world’s problems in line with Vivekananda’s vision, says PM Modi

On 125th anniversary of a journal started by Swami Vivekananda, Modi said in a virtual address that schemes like Jan Dhan, Ayushman Bharat were inspired by the icon.

Swami Vivekananda’s ‘take’ on National Youth Day & the govt’s ‘middlemen’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

ABVP doesn’t want JNU renamed after Swami Vivekananda, disagrees with BJP leaders’ demand

Office-bearers and members of ABVP in JNU say the idea behind their demand for Swami Vivekananda’s statue on campus was to bring him into the discourse.

PM Modi unveils Swami Vivekananda statue on JNU campus

While unveiling the statue at JNU, which is considered a citadel of the Left, PM Modi said giving priority to one's ideology over national interest has harmed India's democratic system.

BJP will be in power for 30 yrs if people hang Vivekananda’s photos at homes, says Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb called upon activists to distribute pictures of Swami Vivekananda in the state. In August, he had distributed books on Vivekananda among Covid patients.

Kolkata can again be ‘leader of the East’, says Modi as he pitches for atma nirbhar Bengal

Addressing ICC’s annual plenary, PM Narendra Modi quotes Tagore, Vivekananda to inspire Bengal towards self-reliance, talks of reviving manufacturing sector.

RSS mouthpiece turns to Swami Vivekananda’s Calcutta ‘Plague Manifesto’ to fight COVID-19

Two editorials, published in RSS mouthpiece Organiser, quotes Swami Vivekananda’s ‘Plague Manifesto’, which gave guidelines for people to follow during the outbreak.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.