Opinion

‘Me too’ on Surgical Strikes

Sensing that Modi Government is deriving undue mileage out of surgical strikes, the Congress too jumped in with "me too" claims of surgical strikes which sounds too feeble to believeIn the ongoing elections for the Indian Parliament, “Surgical Strikes” have become a bone of contention. Modi Government used the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army in September 2016 and Indian Air Force (IAF) in February 2019 to create a hysteria of nationalism by telling the nation that “we” ..

Hindutva, that is Hinduness

There is no place for any ‘ism’ as is in the West, where it has a hegemonic tendency to impose their world-view on others even by using force. In Bharat, ‘Hindutva’ refers to the people living and leading their personal, familial, social and professional life in the light of the spirituality based integral, holistic view of life, called ‘Hindu’Bharat, since ages has a unique view of life that is integral and holistic because it is based on spirituality. Bharat believes ..

A Mysterious Family

 The Nehru-Gandhi family is a set of mysteries to people than realityJitender Kohli The childhood a stage of building attitude is based mostly from the mother as first teacher, family living culture; friends around, schooling and the society the child feel easy with. This basic environment sets the aim of life to be saint, scholar, inventor, server to society, politician or to adopt the parental trade.   Nehru-Gandhi family is known as the strong political family from pre ..

Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

People of Ladakh have been struggling since long against Kashmiri hegemony. The present government has favourably addressed many of their grievances, yet there are simmering noises of unfulfilled promises and government neglect leading to underdevelopment of the region. One of the main reasons for the underdevelopment of the area was the flawed policy of the Nehru Government which continued to treat the border regions as frontier regionsThe trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh with Zanskar ranges ..

Rahul Caught up in Political Maelstrom

 Rahul Gandhi’s shameless act of failing to apologise for having made scurrilous remarks against PM Modi, and the raging controversy over his dual citizenship has kicked up a political maelstromHemant Padhya The answer to the question ‘’ Who am I?’’ is given by our Vedic ascetics and scriptures in very simple manner saying ‘‘अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि’’¸ which derives from ‘‘अहं ब्रह्मास्मीति’’ meaning ‘’I ..

RSS and Politics

The RSS constitution does not restrict Swayamsevaks from supporting specific party candidates. However, 90 per cent of the Swayamsevaks do not canvass for any political party or any candidate, but speak and raise concerns over issues of national significance. Despite this involvement at various levels, Sangh can neither be a political party nor a part of any political party. It is an Organisation of the entire societyThe RSS, since its inception, has thought of itself as an organisation of the entire ..

Changing Aspirations of Young India

How the youth now define success has changed. Their vision for the country continues to evolve and grow. In these changing times, what the youth ask for is dynamic leadership at the Centre while securing national interests first. This shows why PM Modi remains a hugely popular among India’s aspiring youthProf. Punith Raj KN One-fifth of the world’s youth population resides in India. Half of our population is under 25. Addressing the aspi-rations of these young people is essential ..

Kafirophobia

It was Kafirophobia on the lines of Islamophobia that infected the Islamic society, particularly the Sunni-Wahhabi sect population. If Islamophobia is a disease, Kafirophobia too is a diseaseDr Pramod Pathak Considered by all a majority of right-thinking (no pun intended) citizens of the world as “a sign of oppression of women” wearing hijab is actively abetted by none other than New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda is transporting secular New Zeland back to Arabia’s Dark Ages. ..

“Why doesn't BMS celebrate ‘May Day’ as Labour Day,” explains the national president of India’s biggest labour union

Unlike many of the Indian Trade Unions, most of the Trade Unions in the world consider it as a matter of Communist betrayal and do not celebrate May Day as Labour Day..

Major Issue for Presidentail Poll 2019

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa blamed the rift between the President and Prime Minister to be a direct cause of negligence in national security. While the political blame game will continue, the incident is sure to affect the upcoming Presidential ElectionDeeksha Goel The world woke up to the news of Sri Lanka being rocked by serial bomb blasts on Easter Sunday. Eight explosions that tore through churches and luxury hotels of Batticaloa, Negombo and Colombo, took over 350 lives. ..

Trial Run for more Attacks

The need of the hour, after Colombo massacre, is to greatly step up our internal vigilance, strengthen our capacities to combat terrorism in terms of our institutional efficiencies, technical capacities, the quality of manpower, the level of training and so onhe spectre of Islamic terrorism in our region has become more threatening with the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. The scale of the terrorist attacks, targeting several churches and hotels at the same time, the careful planning involved, ..

Assert the (Moral) Power

The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is a moral code. The Election Commission of India (ECI) just needs to enforce it more strictly, for which it must be accorded sufficient powersSY Quraishi The polls for the 17th Lok Sabha are in full swing, and the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has gained much attention in light of the various violations and degrading political discourse in the world’s largest elections. New transgressions happen every day at this point. In recent weeks, noteworthy cases involved ..

Politicisation of Armed Forces

Veterans who have joined the bandwagons of political parties and are pouring vicious diatribe must realise that such actions do not augur well to their stature. Their involvement in political controversies would automatically lower the image and prestige of the armed forces as truly apolitical—the last bastion of mutilated or messy democracy“Old soldiers never die; Never die, never die; Old soldiers never die; They simply fade away” was the soldier’s folklore song of a bygone ..

Economics, Politics and Electoral Maths

The 131 Chartered Accountants, who have rejected the claims of the 108 economists, say the way the Congress and left-linked ‘economists’ have come together to defame the country’s top and established institutions causes deep suspicion about their intentionsDr Ashwani Mahajan Recently, 108 economists and social scientists issued a statement, questioning the credibility of the official statistics of India, saying there should be no political interference with the institutions ..

Tenure of Transparency

Even the worst critics of Shri Narendra Modi agree that during his tenure New Delhi has been free of corruption, scandals and scamsPranjit Agarwala In 2014, Shri Narendra Modi had appealed for 60 months to bring about systemic changes to free the country from a 60-year political legacy of corruption and nepotism that had turned India into a dynastic democracy, which had eroded the people’s confidence in the nation’s polity and government. The key issues were corruption, unemployment, ..

Modi a Man of Action

It is time for Bharat’s 130 crore people to decide whether they want a ‘Mazboot Sarkar’ (strong government) which can build a strong Bharat or a ‘Mazboor Sarkar’ (a helpless government) as the divided opposition wantsDr Ravindra Agrawal   This message of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in ‘Sankalp Patra-Lok Sabha 2019’, the BJP’s manifesto for Lok Sabha elections, is an awakener and valuable thought for the youths of Bharat. This is ..

Why Vote for Modi?

BJP is indeed the best political party of India given to its nationalistic ideals and adherence to India’s cultural nationalism and rich heritage. It is the only party currently which bears the capability to take India on the path of progress, protect its age-old culture and eliminate all the anti-national elements Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today dominates the world’s largest democracy. It has emerged as the most popular party. Despite, the Party’s effort to reach the needy irrespecti..

Need to Dismantle Pakistan

India’s Pakistan Policy after Pathankot Attack should be to dismantle Pakistan from every direction Dr. Satish Kumar   The bowl is full. It does not need further extension of liberal approach towards Pakistan. From the beginning till today, much leverage were given, but each time Pakistan backstabbed Bharat. Bharatiya public opinions had also run out of options. Enough is enough. The last blow was Pathankot where India lost its 43 CRPF personnel. PM Modi made it public; things are going ..

Elections herald hope and opportunity

 The youth of Jammu & Kashmir are looking for affirmative action from their elected representatives to usher peace and prosperity in the State that has witnessed turmoil and violence for too long now. They are also looking for integration to become a part of the success story of their nationThe country is consumed with election fever! All eyes are on April 11 when the process will get into motion and will remain so till May 19, when the last vote will be cast. May 23, is the big day when ..

TRUTH ABOUT ARTICLE 370 OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION

By Dr. Mohan Krishen Teng & Chaman Lal GadooRecent threats of separatist tendencies by Kashmir based politicians has once again brought Article 370 into the limelight. BJP released its manifesto earlier this week where it has promised to repeal Article 370 and 35A of constitution which are discriminatory in nature. While the Abdullah’s of the National Conference demanded that 370 not be touched and J&K should have its own Prime Minister, Mehbooba Mufti of PDP threatened that India will ..

Modi’s ‘Khelo India’ is preparing ground for a silent turnaround in sports

The five years of Narendra Modi government have been special for sports persons, fans and enthusiasts. This period has seen a quantum change in government’s approach towards sports. Under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister, we are now not only looking at sports in terms of events, medals or matches but also in terms of fitness, overall development and national integration..

A New Year for Balinese Hindus

The Balinese Hindus have countless festivals and ceremonies year-round, but Nyepi is the most important one that has kept their traditional cultural diversity alive until now Srikant Kumar   E very religion or culture all over the world has its own way to define and celebrate the New Year. For example, the Chinese have the Imlek year, as they called it "Gong Xi Fat Choy" in their own language. The Muslim societies have their Muharram year, and many of the people across the world using the ..

Celebration of Cultural Unity

If it is Chaitra Navratri in most Hindi speaking regions, it is Sajibu Nongma Panba in Manipur, Thapna in Rajasthan, Navreh in Kashmir, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Baisakhi in Punjab, Bihu in Assam, Pahela Baishakh in Odisha, Vishu in Kerala. They all are the reflection of the same cultureI was in Rishikesh sitting on the bank of Ma Ganga. Weather was pleasant and the flowing Ganga was tickling my feet. A flock of birds flying over tweeted goodbye to cold winter. The intoxicating fragrance of mango ..

Debunking the Malicious Propaganda

Shri Ratan Sharda in his book ‘The Sangh & Swaraj- Role of RSS in Freedom Struggle’ debunks the malicious propaganda of left-liberals to slander the RSS Astha Singh   Despite RSS being a united monolithic organisation, which functioned as a major force during a time when the nation was under siege, the recent political developments in the country have deliberately bypassed the well-documented role of the Sangh in the freedom struggle. Thereby, ensuring the twisted agenda of ..

The Elections for Future Bharat

Each person must vote in this political battle as if theirs was the deciding vote, with not a single vote to be wasted, squandered or neglectedThe 2019 national election is the most significant in modern India, a new Kurukshetra to decide the future of the country for years to come. Dharma and Adharma are arrayed in a definitive manner that requires a decisive choice on the part of voters, including an in-depth examination for what India stands for as a nation, both relative to its past heritage and ..

Apprehend the ‘Hindu Terror’ mythmakers

Unless these ‘mythmakers’ be exposed and punished, more such sabotage of the national interest as took place in the Cryogenic Engine Sabotage Operation or the Hindu Terror Operation will take place, weakening the country and damaging its reputationOn February 19, 2007 powerful blasts killed nearly six dozen passengers and guards travelling from India to Pakistan on the Samjhauta Express. The blasts occured near Panipat without any prior warning. The only India-Pakistan train service had ..

Inclusive Hindutva vs Exclusivist Communism: Why Hindutva gets traction and Communism doesn't, Dr Manmohan Vaidya writes

The RSS is a grassroots organisation which exists despite serious opposition from the establishment, only because it enjoys the support of the people of India. Thanks to the common people of Bharat, standing solidly behind the Sangh, its strength and influence has only increased over time..

Pakistan, a vassal of China

China’s covert and overt support to Pakistani military in blatant defiance of the world opinion on terrorism is deeply centred on its overweening ambition of not only humiliating Bharat but also snubbing western democratic powers like the US Rati Hegde   With the People’s Republic of China vetoing for the fourth time, India’s attempt to declare Pakistan’s Masood Azhar as a terrorist, we are yet again back to square one. The Congress, as usual, has called it a failure ..

Nehru was offered UNSC seat for India. He rejected it! Expose by @TrueIndology

Nehru said the UNSC seat would break "the impeccable relations between India and China". He further said "it would be an affront to China" and he would "press for China's admission in UNSC"...

Not Imran, but Army holds the Key

While continuing with a robust diplomatic initiative and economic pressure on Pakistan, India would do well to remain conscious of the primary decision-making role of the Pakistan Army and its next moveThe world is today looking very closely towards India and Pakistan as the worst fears of a military face-off escalating into a nuclear holocaust becoming palpable. The Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has attempted to diffuse the situation by returning the Indian pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan, ..

Balakot Exposes Pseudo-Intellectuals

The air strike by PM Modi deep inside Pakistan has globally demolished the illusion about the nuclear armed state. If Indiraji is credited with victory of 1971 war, it is a major global contribution of Modiji after YogaDr. Pramod Pathak The unprecedented air strike by Indian Air Force on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camps at Balakot deep inside Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and Pakistan Air Force’s futile attempt at retaliating against Indian military installations has got the ‘worms’ ..

World Embraces Hindu Knowledge System

The ancient Indian knowledge system is reverberating internationally. It is time to celebrate it locally and shun our skepticism of itMayank Gupta The revival of the theme, ancient Indian wisdom, has provoked much controversy in India. Why not read the first line again? Indeed, what deserves our attention and appreciation has been reduced to criticism, thanks to the mainstream media of the country. Have we failed in recalling that we are the descendants of those who made India the world’s ..

Leftist control over Liberals using Trigger words

To understand this unnatural liberal doublethink, one needs to realise how the left has used certain words loaded certain words with connotations through their version of HistoryGirish P The other day a self-confessed liberal friend informed me that she was ‘depressed’ at the prospect of war after the Pulwama t­­­error attack. She is a very nice person but I can’t remember her being depressed about the loss of CRPF lives. Apparently, terrorism is not as depressing ..

Rhetoric of Feminism and Hindu Womanhood

In spite of such a high tradition it is shameful that many organisations have imported Western feminism and women liberation movements to our country. Hence, it is high time that we require an aggressive Swadeshi Mahila reformist movement that will address modern women’s issuesIndians are fortunate to have a great treasure of noble thoughts about women which can guide the future world. But it is a paradox that concepts of Feminism and Women liberation that have developed in the West, like a ..

Time to Question: Dogmatic Secularism

The Definition of the term ‘minority’ is founded on a flawed notion dictated by a blinkered vision of modern secularism. Time to redefine Siddheshwar Shukla   One of the most debated concepts in modernity India is secularism, which has got enormous powers to deconstruct, review, and replace the traditional practices irrespective of its claim in the ancient past. This is because the intellectuals who flourished in this land almost throughout the 20th Century, assumed scientific ..

When Hindus are Victims of Minoritism

Section 2(C) of the National Commission for Minorities Act is a blatant injustice meted out to Hindus who are a minority in eight states in the country. The unbridled power of the NCM has done irreparable damage to them. Ashwani Upadhyaya   In 2002, the eleven judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court in T.M.A. Pai case had unequivocally stated that the unit for determining minority status is the State. Therefore, it is necessary that religious and linguistic minorities for the purposes ..

A Regional Security Menace

It is high time to designate Pakistan a ‘Terrorist State’ globallyTS Chandrashekar Pakistan’s State-sponsored terrorism is the prime examples of a government’s support for violent non-state actors engaged in terrorism. As Pakistan cannot afford traditional warfare and the risk of nuclear war, it has chosen the easiest way—State Sponsored Terror. According to the US Counter-Terrorism Coordinator’s Office, state support for terrorism can include “funds, ..

Antecedents of Dalit Christians’ Demands for Reservations

The issue of 'Reservations for Dalit Christians' has been doing the rounds since the last several decades. When the issue assumed serious dimensions in the 1990s, pseudo secular forces of all sorts rejoiced. They vied with one another to ‘espouse&#..

Churches, Casteism Reservation

While Dalit Christians are clamouring for re-inclusion into SC status for reservation, a disgruntled Chandrababu Naidu has vowed not to rest until Dalit Christians are accorded the SC status. Naidu’s only caveat is: “If you vote ME to power, that is.” Political opportunism at its best? The question of including Dalit Christians back into SC category has been raging for quite sometime in the country. The debate has been deliberately reopened by the Vatican-funded Churches and their ..

Untold Story of Masood Azhar

Masood Azhar owes his survival and acquired status as a world-class killer of humanity because of the failure of the Indian Judicial system to uphold the rule of law. Had the concerned Judges of the J&K High Court discharged their judicial functions according to the mandates of oaths taken by them under the Constitution, Azhar would have been surely convicted for all his offences Justice (retd) GD Sharma   It is a known fact that the religious orientation of Kashmiri Muslims is different ..

Populism & Plural Democracy

Populist rhetoric by well-entrenched dynastic forces, which are inimical to the very fabric of democracy, is alarmingly on the rise, feeding off on vulnerable sections of the society’s fear, anxieties, along ­their religious and racial fault-linesPopulist rhetoric is on the rise, which inextricably links politics to society with adverse fallout on economy particularly from a long term national security perspective. The populist schemes list include, ad infinitum, farm loan waivers and Rythu ..

The Jihadist Great Game in Kashmir

From stone-pelting to Fidayeen attacks, Pakistani terrorists have hijacked Kashmir issue down the path to perdition. It is a war, Not a struggle The nation is slowly absorbing the shock of the Pulwama Terrorist Attack! The initial reaction of utter disgust, distress and high octane emotions, is being replaced with a more pragmatic thought process. The effort now is to understand the tragedy in its entirety and to see how the future course of action may be charted. The political leadership, intelligent..

Indian Minds and Scientific Temperament

India will definitely march ahead with utmost scientific vigour and indomitable courage to spearhead the entire world with our own technology in the years to come. The legacy of science and scientific temper can never be undermined in IndiaJayakumar Post independent India, starting from first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru to Shri Narendra Modi, all remained strong protagonists of Science and Technology and believed that the well being of common man is vested on the surge of scientific temperament ..

A Wake-up Call

The violence in Kashmir Valley is not new, but the way 22-year-old Ishwar Muneer Bhat was killed and justified, is a clear message for the terror-apologists who refuse to condone the cult of jihadi terrorJammu & Kashmir continues to hog media limelight for one reason or the other. A recent happening in Kashmir, though outrageous and barbaric has failed to sensitise the Lutyens media while the Kashmiris need to hang their head in shame for what has happened. A 10-second video released by the terrorists ..

The Resolute Reformer

 Imam Mohammad Tawhidi discredits the claims of any Islamic basis of talaq and halala. He suggests that the Muslims should follow the law of their land, because even many Ayatollahs urge their followers to follow the law of their lands In the Pref..

Either Convert or Get Killed

Tamil Nadu tastes jihadi bloodshed. Conversion ban Law scrapped to appease minorities and consequences are bitter. The stark truth that faces Tamil Nadu is that Ramalingam joins the 140+ Balidanis within a couple of decades who fell to similar marauding fanaticism SS Mahadevan   The kick delivered by Ramalingam, 48, on his Jihadi attackers could have saved his 17-year-old son Shyam Sundar on that fateful night, but he had to succumb to the mortal wounds. His hands were chopped off for the ..

Countering Fidayeen Challenge: When 'local youth' choose between Hell and Heaven

Kashmiri youth has been lured into jihad by giving a choice between “hell” and “heaven.” “It is an ISI sponsored religious war in Kashmir. It is not a fight for political freedom or choice between India and Pakistan but between heaven and hell,” according to veteran Kashmiri politician Muzzafar Hussain Beig..

Pulwama Terror Attack: Pakistan’s duplicity and the Indian response

The terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy at Pulwama, Srinagar, is a cowardly act of mindless violence that has left the Nation aghast and the world horrified by its brutality and inhumanity..

Educating scholars like Audrey Truschke on Hindu‘Ism’ and Hindu‘Tva’

Audrey Truschke, an American academic and Asst. Prof of South Asian history at Rutgers University, Newark known for her anti-Hindu views and biased views on Indian history, rekindled the debate on Hindutva and Hinduism in a tweet. She opined that Hindutva is apolitical ideology and Hinduism is a Religion! In a series of Tweets, writer and author Aabhas Maldahiyar rebuts her claims on Hindutva..

Clown Prince Lies Like Goebbels, You Could Call Him Rafale Gandhi!

  If you like to honour the Congress leader for his dogged onslaught, call him Rafale Gandhi - R Veera RaghavanTake this quiz. Who has pronounced 'Rafale', the name of the French fighter jet, more than all others? (A) The jet’s designers; (B) The CEO of the manufacturer, Dassault Aviation; (C) Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi. Yes, C is the right answer.Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been talking non-stop about Rafale maligning Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even after the ..

Urgent Need for Reforms

Urgent Need for Reforms..

Does Bareilly nikah-halala not shock your conscience? Arun Jaitley on Rahul Gandhi's promise to scrap Triple Talaq Bill

The AICC President Rahul Gandhi and his coterie, while addressing a minority convention promised to withdraw the Bill pending in the Parliament, penalising Triple Talaq. History has repeated itself, neither as a satire nor as a tragedy. It has repeated itself with a mindset of cruelty.- Arun Jaitley Some incidents are so unconscionable and repulsive that they shake the conscience of the society and compel it to take remedial measures. Injustice perpetuated by personal laws is a glaring example ..

Workers Jubilant over a Changing face of Labour

Government has taken the labour organisations into confidence recently, thus legislations lying idle have resurrected and speeded up their pace. Such a basket of pro labour reforms is something unique in the recent history of labour, probably after Dr Ambedkar’s period, writes the BMS national president B ringing changes in Labour scenario had always been a tough task with every Government not only in India but in many other countries too. Since the advent of Globalisation, labour reforms, ..

'Is the dynast a congenital liar? India’s first post-truth politician', writes Union Minister Smriti Irani

Union Minister Smriti Irani writes, the danger about the dynastic parties and the dynastic rule is that the aberrations of different generations of a dynasty become a part of the ideological positions of that party ..