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One of The Many Gifts India has Given the World

While the West rakes in the moola from India’s ancient wisdom, Yoga, a billion-dollar industry, by selling all kinds of corrupt versions of Yoga, we in Bharat, the Land of Yoga and Ayurveda, have failed to cash in on our rich treasuresIalways say Hindutva is the best choice for humanity, it’s a gift from India, to India and the world, and yoga marries so well with Hindutva. I have always been a lover of yoga because it truly is magic to mind, body and soul. Yoga aligns all these together ..

Beyond Physical Exercise

Shri Virender Kumar Harit, who is teaching yoga outside Bharat since 1978, wants Bharat to export trained yoga teachers and not the ones who treat it merely as a form of physical exerciseWe know yoga is a complete health science, but many people have reduced it to merely a physical exercise. This phenomenon is seen the world over. Shri Virender Kumar Harit, popularly known as Shammi, has been working in Europe since 1978 to restore yoga in the real form. He says yoga is mind and Manovigyan (psychology). ..

A Complete Life Therapy

The ancient Indian Medical Systems, Yoga and Ayurved, have brought panacea to the ills of modern lifestyle diseases Yoga has been from time immemorial a part of the lives for Bharatiyas. Ashtanga Yoga has been practised by many to reach the ultimate goal in life. However, Dhyana, Pranayama and Asanas have been an integral part of those who wish to lead a healthy life. Yoga gained prominence in the last century due to doyens like BKS Iyengar and many other Yoga gurus and its acceptance worldwide ..

Dhyana Yoga : An experience on the route to ultimate bliss

Being a dietician I was under the impression that achievement of health would be possible only by eating proper food. After practising Dhyana, I would add meditation also to the list. Transformation in me was palpable and have realised that Kriyas, Dharana and dhyana are the route to the ultimate blissI had ample time in the morning as I shifted my morning walks to the evening. Being an early riser, I was looking for some activity to do in those precious hours. I chose Dhyana to fill the void but ..

Save Rivers, Save Tomorrow

Swami Avadheshanand Giri, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and other senior saints laud the efforts of reviving Panwdhoi River in Saharanpur, Uttar PradeshSaharanpur: “We have lost Saraswati and many other ancient rivers as well as useful water bodies due to gross human errors. Rivers are the forms of Goddess and water is life. Their cleanliness must be ensured by everyone at any cost,” said Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avadheshanand Giri Maharaj, while joining the Jal Mahotsav organised on ..

Yoga as a Science of Consciousness

This Yoga Day 2019 let us remember Yoga as a science of Consciousness with a central place in education, research and spiritual aspirationIn Vedic and yogic thought Consciousness is the supreme reality, not matter, energy or mind. Consciousness is all-pervasive like space, self-effulgent like light, uniting everything in the universe in the highest awareness and bliss as the Self of all.  A recognition of universal Consciousness is now becoming accepted in modern physics. How can all the ..

No new cases of Nipah Virus disease in Kerala, Clinical condition of Nipah positive patient is improving: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan is personally regularly reviewing and monitoring the Nipah Virus Disease status and has directed the senior officers of the Ministry to review the status with the Kerala state government..

ABVP for Primary Education in Mother Tongue

The National Executive Council meeting of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad held in Chennai from May 27 to 29 demanded to impart primary education in mother tongue and promotion of the Indian languages. It also stressed on implementation of the new Education Policy as the earliest..

Evangelists illegally constructing a Church on forest land adjacent to the hills of Lakshmi Jagannatha Gattu in Kurnool, AP

Evangelists seem to be on a overdrive to occupy places that do not belong to them ever since Jagan Reddy took oath as the CM of Andhra Pradesh. The Evangelists seem to be under the impression that Jagan's victory is a free pass for their illegal activities. The CM should prove them wrong...

Mamata’s anger against Jai Shri Ram may burn Hindu culture to ash!

Mamata’s anger against Jai Shri Ram may burn Hindu culture to ash!..

World Environment Day: Know about RSS’ new initiative for environment protection

The Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal of RSS had decided to assign a dedicated team to inculcate an integrated approach to address the environment-related concerns, that was later implemented in the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha 2019..

The Crisis of Waste

India’s rapidly growing towns and cities are contributing to an unprecedented rise in waste. It is not only affecting the environment but also is leading to major health issues. This Environment Day each of us should pledge to be conscious to the problem of waste, contribute through recycling, segregation and educating others..

Solutions to Pollution

In India pollution takes a heavy toll on humans, especially on those living in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, etc. Millions of people die every year due to pollution-related ailments. Here are some ways that we can consider to contain pollution in urban centres..

Minority School Forces Christian Values on Hindu Students

Minority-run Christian school ride roughshod over Hindu students and their religious identity No one dares to question the minority children wearing their religious symbols like the hijab or skull cap. Any move to bar them have led to rioting by parents with support from the liberal Jamaat Every time someone from the so-called minority communities complains about being forced to sing Vande Mataram or a Saraswati Vandana in a school or a public function, the entire liberal Jamaat picks up ..

Attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple exposed by TrueIndology

@TrueIndology exposes yet another attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple and land by an anti-Hindu journalist   @TrueIndology exposed an attempt to distort history of the Gorakhnath temple and land by an anti-Hindu journalist A known anti-Modi and pro-Islam journalist had tweeted that "Land on which Gorakhnath temple(Adityanath is its ’Mahant’ or head-priest) stands was granted by a Muslim ruler,Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula of Awadh. He granted land to this Imambada ..

Ram in Bengal

Frightened with the huge gathering of devotees turning to Shri Ram Navami celebrations in West Bengal for some times the ruling Trinamool questioned it as being the festival of Bengal and alleged that it is RSS-BJP conspiracy to import Ram from North India. But, the fact is that Shri Ram is deeply rooted in the life of Bengalese since centuries Ajoy Chatterjee   The incumbent Trinamool, as lately the party has shed the remnant of 'Congress' tag off their name and logo, has been vocal with ..

Revival of Hindu Temples: Tracing the History

Despite the monumental atrocities ­­of successive Mughal rulers of the past 800 years to destroy, decimate, and demolish Hindus and their magnificent temples, they have survived the barbaric iconoclasm of the mauraders. The author traces the history and restoration of these great temples to its former gloryFlight of Deities and Rebirth of Temples – Episodes from Indian History, Author: Meenakshi JainPublisher: Aryan Books International, Pages: 405, Price: Rs 690.00Rohit SrivastavaAt ..

BHAI

Fondly called as BHAI, the legacy of Manohar Parrikar will live on. Hope his life becomes an inspiration for all young and qualified citizens to take a plunge in active Indian politicsG.K. Hegde Desai Every Goan felt a personal loss when Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Parrikar left for heavenly abode. Why was he so special for the Goans? We Goans have witnessed different personalities as our Chief Ministers in the past. What is then so unique about Parrikar ji? Some swear that it was his ..

Until We Meet Again!

 Manohar Parrikar will always be a man I would want to emulate as I choose to walk in his footsteps and work towards fulfilling his dreams of Better Goa and Better IndiaSavio Rodrigues I was devastated when I heard the news that Manohar Parrikar left us to move on to another; hopefully better destination. I was emotional when I had to speak about him as a mentor in my life on a national television channel.The words to express his impact in my life, in the lives of the people of Goa and India ..

I was lucky to know him!

Manohar Parrikar will remain an inspiration for life. The biggest lesson I draw from his life is to remain humble, no matter what heights one reaches Our first conversation began with a misunderstanding. In January 2015, I was in Baroda when an ‘unknown’ number flashed on my mobile. Thinking it was a friend from abroad whose number normally doesn’t show up, I greeted him exuberantly expecting a similar response. Instead, the voice on the other end said, ‘This is Manohar.’ ..

His Name and Fame Prospered in his Simplicity

Manohar Parrikar will remain a role model for the political workers all over Goa and the country. Both his personal and public life are worth emulatingMridula Sinha I first met Manohar Parrikar ji at Dabolim Airport of Goa, where I, along with the National Leaders of the BJP arrived for the National Executive meeting in 2013. Some BJP leaders and workers were receiving us at the airport. Sitting there for some time and waiting for the arrangement of vehicles for proceeding to the hotel, I was ..

Tribute to a Prolific Writer & Poet

Founder of Odiya weekly ‘Rashtradeep’ Harihara Nanda passed away on March 11 following age-related ailmentsHarihar Da Bhubaneswar: Senior Sangh Pracharak Harihara Nanda passed away on March 11. Popularly known as Harihar Da, he was the founder of Odia weekly ‘Rashtradeep’. He was an eloquent orator, a prolific writer, poet and an organiser par excellence. He was also Prant Pracharak and Prant Karyavah of Odisha. He breathed his last at Sum Hospital following age-related ..

Ayodhya Mediations: The Historical Experience

As the honourable Supreme Court has initiated another round of mediation through a panel of three members, Justice (Retd.) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leading jurist Sriram Panchu in the Ramjanmabhoomi case, it would be interesting to look at the history of earlier mediations and negotiations on Ayodhya and why they failedSiddheshwar Shukla The Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, appointed a three-member panel for in-camera mediation on Ramjanmabhoomi ..

Ayodhya Mediations: The Historical Experience

As the honourable Supreme Court has initiated another round of mediation through a panel of three members, Justice (Retd.) Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and leading jurist Sriram Panchu in the Ramjanmabhoomi case, it would be interesting to look at the history of earlier mediations and negotiations on Ayodhya and why they failedSiddheshwar Shukla The Supreme Court on March 8, 2019, appointed a three-member panel for in-camera mediation on Ramjanmabhoomi ..

Message from ABPS-2019

The message from ABPS-2019 is that supporting traditional institutions that have stood the test of time and remain relevant today is central to the RSS philosophyThe resolution passed by Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) this year on the institution of family highlights an issue that we have neglected out of fashion or out of tune with the present atmosphere. However, it is not for the first time that the RSS leadership has gone against the tide. If we were to study its resolutions over the ..

75th Anniversary of Azad Hind Sarkar

Seventy five years have been completed after the formation of ‘Azad Hind Sarkar in Exile’ by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 21st October 1943. This was an important event in the attainment of freedom for Bharat.  After assuming the leadership of Azad Hind Sena by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, formal establishment of the government in Singapore before declaring war against the British was an important step in view of the international law. The significant rise in the strength of ..

Centenary of the Inspiring Martyrdom at Jalianwala Bagh

The massacre at Jalianwala Bagh on the auspicious day of Baisakhi, 13th April 1919 was a brutal, gruesome and incitive incident that not only aroused, angered and agitated the Bharatiya mind but shook the foundations of the British Government.   The draconian Rowlett Act was passed despite the opposition of the Bharatiyas. This legislation faced all-round opposition. A wave of anger spread among the people with the news of the arrest of Dr. Saifuddin Kichlu and Dr. Satpal, two prominent ..

550th Prakash Parva of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji

Five hundred fifty years ago, in the Samvat 1526, Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was born in the family of Shri Mehta Kalyan Das ji and Mata Tripta at Rai Bhoy ki Talwandi. RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale speaking to mediapersons during the Pratinidhi Sabha. Shri Narendra Thakur (L) and Shri Arun Kumar (R) are also seen  At that time, the foreign invaders, taking advantage of the country’s social disintegration and its weaknesses, were destroying the religious and cultural ..

Need to Protect the Traditions and Beliefs of Hindu Society

It is the considered opinion of the ABPS that there has been a systematic design to insult and hurt Hindu beliefs and traditions on the basis of non-Bharatiya perspective by vested interests. The case of the Sabarimala Temple is a recent example of this design.  Hindutva is not a monolithic or exclusivist thought but a view of life manifested in diverse and varied ways of cultural expressions, characterised by the uniqueness in the modes of worship, local traditions and festivities. It is ..

A Unique Contribution to Humanity

The family system is the precious contribution of our society to the humanity. Due to its uniqueness, Hindu family functions as the basic unit which connects an individual to the nation taking the journey towards ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. Along with being a complete system of social and economic security, the family also is an important medium of inculcating samskars and imparting values in the new generation. The multi-centred character of the Hindu society is the main reason for its eternal ..

Pollachi Sex Racket exposes the hollowness of Dravidian Politics

The Pollachi sex scandal has rankled the entire Tamil society in the way it was executed. The wanton way with which the perpetrators went about tormenting and ravaging their victims, is a sad reminder of the depravity to which our society has sunk. The Dravidian parties and their brand of politics cannot escape the blame of the lack of moral compass brought in the society by their atheistic outlook. Sooner the Tamil society rectifies the lacunae the better for the state and nation.The opposition DMK's ..

Full Text/ABPS Resolution: ‘Need to Protect the Traditions and Beliefs of Hindu Society’, ABPS resolution calls upon the people to support the ‘Save Shabarimala Movement’

The Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh passed a resolution stressing on the need to protect beliefs and traditions of Hindu society, on the last day of the three-day long meet..

Full Text/RSS ABPS 2019: Sarkaryavah’s statement on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Fauz Government

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Sarkaryavah Sh. Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi stated during the meet that the 75th anniversary of the Azad Hind Fauz government should be celebrated all over the country..

Full Text/ABPS Resolution— Bharatiya Family System: A Unique Contribution to humanity

Resolution- 1: Bharatiya Family System: A Unique Contribution to Humanity..

When RSS Swayamsevak Helped Pilots during Jet Crash

Bengaluru: In an unfortunate incident in the second week of February two advanced jets associated with the Suryakiran Aerobatic team crashed mid-air while rehearsing for the Aero India 2019. The hawks crashed near Yelahanka Air Force Station and two pilots managed to eject out while one passed away. Wing Commander Vijay Shalke and Squadron Leader Tejeshwar Singh escaped from the clutches of death and landed on the ground with severe injuries.  Uday Kumar An RSS swayamsevak, Uday Kumar, ..

Readers’ Forum

The Resolute Reformer Apropos (The Law of the Land and not Law of the Mosque should Prevail in the Country), Organiser, February 24, 2019, the candid interview with world famous Imam Tawhidi who has issued fatwa against ISIS is highly educating and particularly an eye-opener for the Indian Muslims who are silently supporting extremism in the name of Islam. What is important for me in the interview is the voice from within for reforms. The Imam perfectly exposes the tragedy and duplicity of Islam. ..

RSS condoles passing away of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Hansdevacharya

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh condoled the passing away of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Swami Hansdevacharya, who played an important role in the Ram Janmabhumi movement..

Women to Work for Conserving Family Values

Ghaziabad: Loni-based Bhavya Jag Janani Darbar has started the process of constituting women groups all over the country to educate people about eternal Hindu values of life. “These women groups, known as Shakti Vahinis, will work to propagate the Hindu values of life, educating women to play an active role in strengthening rich family tradition which is facing onslaughts from all sides. It is because of the weakening of our family values that we see the negligence of elders in the family, children ..

Promote Research in India’s Scientific Traditions

Jaipur: “We have deviated from our rich knowledge tradition and treat the Western traditions better than us. The day we shun this mindset we would feel proud of India’s scientific contribution to the entire world,” said national organising secretary of Vijnana Bharati Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe, while delivering Rajju Bhaiya Memorial Lecture at Patheya Auditorium on February 11.  Shri Jayant Sahasrabuddhe delivering Rajju Bhaiya Memorial Lecture in Jaipur  Shri ..

Vinayakrao Gokhale is No More Donated his all savings to the RSS Jankalyan Samiti, Maharashtra

Pune: A Sangh swayamsevak of first generation, Vinayakrao Gokhale, passed away recently at Junnar in Pune. He was 94. Born at Kolhapur in 1924 he became a Sangh swayamsevak at the early age of seven. He was a Pracharak in 1942 at Guhagar in Ratnagiri dist..

Transforming India Award to Dr RC Jain

 Dr Rikhab C. Jain and Shri Sanjay Jain (extreme right) receiving the Award from Union Textile Minister Smt Smriti Irani  Mumbai: Dr Rikhab Chand Jain, chairman of TT Group, was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Transforming India Award’ by Union Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on February 6. The Award was presented by the Ministry of Textiles & CMAI. Dr Rikhab Chand Jain and managing director of TT Ltd Shri Sanjay Jain received the Award. The award ..

The Mother of all Rivers

Gangā is a very special divine liquid energy with mysterious purifying properties, which has purplexed modern scientists for long but till date no one has succeeded in decoding her spiritual powers Neera Misra   Gangā! The very name evokes a sense of sanctity, devotion and reverence. It is the only flowing divine entity of sacred waters that has a history of divine origin immortalised as Bhagirath Prayatna. The water deity, identified with ‘makara’ at her feet, brings with it unique ..

Demolishing the Clichés

The 10th Hindu Spiritual & Service Fair (HSSF) held in Chennai from January 30 to February 4, showcases patriotism, cultural ethos and demolishes various cliches about Bharat The 10th Hindu Spiritual & Service Fair (HSSF) organised at Guru Nanak College in Chennai concluded on February 4, 2019. The six-day fair began on January 30 and witnessed the participation from all sections of the society. The event was organised to showcase various cultures and traditions within the Hindu society. ..

Disharmonious Journalism

f the state. Such dailies and media outlets would do a service to the society by trying to bring all communities together instead of sowing seeds of disha  Earlier this month, a prominent Left-leaning Kannada daily published a report about the supposed travails of Dalits in a village called Chennkal in Kolar district of Karnataka. The report highlighting that untouchability was rampant in the village, claimed that the upper caste people mistreated Dalits to an extent that they were not even ..

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Ponzi Alliance Apropos (The Ponzi Alliance), Organiser, February 17, 2019, it struck me strange when I read the editorial. Surely, something is fishy here. Why is Mamata scared of CBI enquiry into Chit Fund scams? What is she hiding in there? How many skeletons are waiting there to tumble out of her cupboards? According to media reports, Rajeev Kumar, the Kolkata police chief, is an expert in browbeating and arm-twisting his adversaries using spy gadgets. Is he privy to some deep and dark secrets ..

RSS calls for monetary help to families of #Pulwama martyrs through #BharatKeVeer

RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Sunday urged the people of the country to utilise the “bharatkeveer” app or website to make contributions app to make their contributions..

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Chitrakoot Shilpi Nanaji Apropos (Give Respect Where it is Due), Organiser, February 10, 2019, the pseudo-secularists need to change their mindset towards the RSS and its affiliated organisations, since their activities are ten thousand times more patriotic than those of the commentators. Veteran social activist Nanaji Deshmukh, who has been conferred the country’s top most award Bharat Ratna has been criticised by some secular elements. Their outlook towards the RSS and its associated organisations ..

Islamic hegemony raises its ugly head in Tamil Nadu again : Ramalingam murder and its background

A PMK functionary, an anti-Conversion activist and a staunch Hindu, Shri Ramalingam was brutally murdered by a gang of Islamists in Tamil Nadu on February 5. It was in reaction to Ramalingam’s continuous efforts to counter conversions of Dalits and other Hindu brethren by Islamic fundamentalists in and around Tanjavur..

Re-visioning Education in a Diverse World

The basic purpose of the Sanskrit prayer recited in Kendriya Vidyalaya is to Re-affirm Humanistic Approach in Education with the idea of ‘Be Humane’ to teach TO LIVE TOGETHER Prof Chand Kiran Saluja   Addressing the basic, as well as larger issues of education with special reference to the aims and purposes of education in the present larger technocrat era it becomes necessary to look into the type of society in which we are and also to which we aspire to live in. Though the economic ..

Searching Threads of Celebrating Diversity

Eminent saints from various sects and regions of the country discuss ways and means of unity at the day-long Sarvasamaveshi Sanskritik Kumbh in Prayagraj on January 30, 2019Prayagraj: Sarvasamaveshi Sanskritik Kumbh was a different kind of Kumbh within the Kumbh on January 30. Eminent saints from various sects, faiths and communities gathered at Ganga Pandal and shared their views on the theme ‘Ekam Sat Viprah Bahudha Vadanti’.  Eminent saints from various parts of the country ..

Surviving the ‘Sickular’ Onslaughts

Sanskrit has survived all the attacks because it is the soul of Bharat. As a mother forgives thousands of offences of her children, the mother Sanskrit has also pardoned thousands of violations towards her. One more offence has been added to the list by filing a PIL in the Supreme Court questioning Sanskrit Prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas Devidas Deshpande   A book, ‘The Battle for Sanskrit: Is Sanskrit Political or Sacred?’ was released two years ago. Written by noted thinker Dr ..

Kerala Govt. is a Repressive Regime

Dharma Sansad in Prayagraj calls upon the Hindus to foil all the game plans aimed at dividing the societyPrayagraj: “Sabarimala is the collective struggle of the society. The Left Front Government of Kerala is going beyond the Supreme Court orders by mischievously ensuring entry of non-believers into Ayyappa Temple, while the Ayyappa devotees are being humiliated. It has agitated the entire Hindu society. We support this struggle of the society,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, ..

Hindus Betrayed: Devaswom Board Takes U-Turn in Supreme Court, Backs Violation of Sabarimala Traditions!

 Photo Courtesy: EPS Both Pinarayi regime and the "Pinarayi-controlled" Thiruvithamkoor Devaswom Board (TDB) betrayed Hindus when the apex court of the country heard the arguments in connection with the review petitions filed with respect to the September 28, 2018 verdict. They betrayed the Hindus by submitting before the court their stand against the revision petitions filed by various Hindu organisations, despite strong agitations, throughout the state, the whole country and the whole ..

'Remove Traditional Lamps from Police Stations,' Hinduphobic CPM Govt Issues Fatwa

The government of Kerala has conveyed to the police stations not to lit traditional lamps (deepa) in their premises. if the stations do have any God's pictures or idols they should be removed. The idea is to reduce the strength of 'believers' in the force. Instruction has been passed on to the stations through district police superintendents. mannancherry  The new fatwa is to be viewed against the backdrop of the recent Sabarimala issue. CM Pinarayi Vijayan and his coterie believe ..

Readers’ Forum

Declining Temple Traditions Apropos (Revitalising the Republic), Organiser, February 3, 2019, I was delighted to read the editorial in the Republic Day special. The title “Republic of Temples” on off-the-beat cover is what triggered my curiosity to go through the magazine. In fact, I ended up reading the magazine from Cover to Cover. It is good to put the ancient temples on cover and highlighting the decline and sorry state of affairs and the decline of our many temple traditions. It ..

Stirring the Souls

This year the 55-day long grand Kumbh in Prayagraj witnessed around 3000 special guests—people of Indian origin and settled ‘foreigners’ and the other NRIsDravya-yajñās tapo-yajñā yoga-yajñās tathāpareswādhyāya-jñāna-yajñāśh cha yatayah sanśhita-vratāh—Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, Verse 28 (Some perform sacrifice with material possessions; some offer sacrifice in the shape of austerities, others sacrifice through the practice of Yoga; while some striving ..

‘Badla Hua India’

With the theme ‘Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India’ the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas concluded with the message that India is changing and everybody should take note of it The spirit of ‘How is the Josh’....and ‘Josh is very high’ prevailed all along at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Sammelan at Varanasi and also later at Prayagraj Kumbh and the Republic Day at Rajpath in Delhi. The theme of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2019 was "Role of Indian Diaspora ..

Give Respect where it is Due

Of late, the award of Bharat Ratna and other prestigious awards by the government are being questioned by some pseudo-seculars in the country. Instead of getting carried away by the misguided minds, we should celebrate the true spirit of the awards Praveen Patwardhan A melodious song from a Kannada movie of yesteryear goes something like this: “Let a Bharat Ratna be born whom Hindustan would never forget…”   The hero sings this song to the baby in heroine’s womb. Later ..

The Saint who actualised Antyodaya through Gramodaya

One of the most respected leaders in post Independence India, Nanaji Deshmukh is a rare breed of humane leaders who sacrificed his entire life to the cause of Antyodaya through GramodayaDr Swadesh Singh e are not for ourselves but for those who are exploited and vulnerable.” Nanaji Deshmukh said and lived his entire life by this motto. Eight years after his death, the Government of India conferred on him the Bharat Ratna, on the eve of the Republic Day. He is the one who turned the idea ..

#ShathamSamarpayami draws National Attention: Why should you donate generously for the Sabarimala cause?

Hindu Jagran Manch Kerala president Smt KP Sasikala Teacher appealed to all Hindus to participate in the campaign by contributing a minimum amount of 100 rupees..

Beyond Sensual Portraits, Eternal Beauty of Hindu Architecture

Have we lost the essence of our temple architecture, along with the 63 Khajuraho temples, in the ravages of time? The temples of Khajuraho used to signify transcendental aesthetic sense, all-encompassing philosophical outlook and the very Hindu mind of art appreciation, which were once cherished and celebrated by our ancestors who carved poetry out of sandstones..

Revisiting the Complete Ayodhya

The 84 Kosi Parikrama of Ayodhya is full of the ancient sities which are deeply connected to our cultural and spiritual heritage. Since, some of these places are at the verge of extinction, concrete steps are needed to preserve them and also to identify the places which find mentions in our scriptures but are missing on the ground today Ayodhya is deeply connected to our cultural and national ethos. Not only the main Ayodhya city, but the Puranic Ayodhya also has so many places which are equally ..

‘Nagamandala’ An Exotic Tradition on the Wane

Nagamandala symbolizes a unique and sacred form of ‘snake worship’ prevalent in the coastal regions of Karnataka. Believed to remove curses, the ritual is dwindling rapidly. One more sign of several Hindu customs and rituals perishingA friend of mine from Bramhavara in costal Karnataka invited me to attend a celebration called Nagamandala. I was not very keen to attend it as I thought it would be the usual installation of stone carved snake under a pipal tree. But she insisted on me joining ..

Readers’ Forum

Felicitation of the Unsung HeroesApropos (Recognising the Gandhian Legacy) Organiser, January 27, 2019 the Gandhi Peace Prize has been awarded to the unsung heroes of the country who are silently working in the fields of education, poverty alleviation and social upliftment of poor and downtrodden. It is heartening to see Vivekananda Kendra being recognised for working tirelessly to bring succor to the people in the remote parts of North Eastern states. Clearly, as a friend of mine put it succinctly, ..

Book Review: Decolonising Education

K Satya Deva Prasad’s Interrogating Macaulay’s Children is a study at exposing the flawed pedagogical system we are still slavish to, even after British Colonial masters have left the shores of Bharat..

Museum of the Cinematic Medium

The National Museum of Indian Cinema not only provides a compendium of information to the amateurs but also helps various other people from the fraternity to know and evaluate the development of cinema as a medium of artistic expression Rajan Khanna   How’s the Josh?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the audience at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) while inaugurating it on January 19. The Museum can be enumerated as a landmark in the history of one of the richest ..

Decoding the Threats

Callous Government with their pseudo-secular pretences, biased Courts with their miscarriage of justice, and gullible, ignorant Hindus are the culprits behind the dwindling of ancient Hindu temple traditions and practices While the Travancore kings, who defeated the Dutch and ended their supremacy and ambitions in South Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it was not easy for them to extend the same protection to Northern Kerala which bore the brunt of the Islamic invasions and repeated rampages by Hyder Ali and ..

Create and Foster Temple Communities; Save the Ecosystem of Society

Most of our much-venerated Hindu temple traditions are under attack. The inimical anti-Hindu forces, pseudo-seculars and Leftists are ganging up to demean, disrespect and finally destroy our most cherished traditions, culture and heritage. If we don’t act now, it will be too late Calling someone who practices Sanatan Dharma merely as a Hindu and then comparing him and his religion with other Abrahamic religions like Christianity or Judaism is tantamount to insulting his dharma which is as ancient ..

Temples – A Treasure Trove of Hindu Traditions & Culture

Hinduism and Hindu’s way of life and their dharma is under threat from inimical forces opposed to the very ideals of temples and its ancient traditions. It is time to stand up to them and reassert our ideals, traditions and culture along with our Gods and Goddesses.I was born and brought up in Srirangam, a temple town in Tamil Nadu where the famous Ranganatha temple is majestically situated in the heart of the town. The moment I say ‘Srirangam’, the beautiful orb glistening over ..

VIVEK BAND - A Unique campaign to involve youth in Nation building

With the aim to spread the message of ‘BE GOOD - DO GOOD' on the occasion of the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, a mega youth campaign VIVEK BAND-2018 has been organized by Samartha Bharata trust, a RSS inspired organization which is working towards promoting social volunteering among youth. The Campaign that began on January 12, 2019 is set to conclude on January 26, 2019.   The campaign started with the wearing of a wrist band carrying the message ‘BE GOOD ..

Revitalising the Sacred

Hinduism’s most sacred river Maa Ganga is entangled in a conflict between spiritual and material, as we humans have forgotten the sacred value and its spiritual symbol in this materialistic worldNeera MisraA masterpiece titled Pārvatī excavated at Pañcāla Desha (Ahichchhatra) during the 1940 excavation, and now a prestigious display at National Museum, New Delhi. It has some unique features: (a) Half moon indicating 'Chandravanshi' lineage from King Drupada, (b) Third eye of Śiva, ..

Gandhi’s Last Days in the Capital

Gandhi’s Delhi, Vivek Shukla, Publisher : Anuugya Books, Pp : 112, Price: Rs. 200As we celebrate the 150 birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, a new book details interesting and unknown facts about Gandhiji’s last days in the capital. Gripping!Bhaskar Ramamurthy ‘GANDHI'S DELHI’, a book authored by Vivek Shukla, historian and journalist, is a gripping tale of the Mahatma's intimate association with Delhi, where he spent his last days. With a style of narration ..

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Reservation to Upper Castes Apropos (Reservation for Furthering the Fraternity), Organiser, January 20, 2019 the editorial perfectly argues that the new amendment in reservation policy has opened up the possibility of debate on taking the policy of reservation to the needy and deserving sections within the SCs, STs and OBCs who are still deprived of this opportunity. Showing sincerity towards providing opportunities to the economically weaker sections, we can ensure equality of opportunities. Giriraj ..

Mission Leprosy Eradication

Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation fosters economic independence and social rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people in India Yohei Sasakawa, the founder of Nippon Foundation, is conferred with the Gandhi peace prize for the year 2018. As the chairman of this philanthropic foundation with the mission of share the pain, share the hope, share the future, Sasakawa has for over 30 years been dedicated to a global campaign to eliminate leprosy, the oldest disease that is still considered as a curse for ..

Restoring dignity to Scavengers

Working with a workforce of about 60,000 volunteers in 26 states and 4 union territories, in 551 districts and 1733 towns of the country Sulabh International is causing a silent revolution in the field of sanitation Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, the voluntary organisation to be felicitated with International Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2016 along with Akshya Patra Foundation, has caused a silent revolution in the field of sanitation. Working with a workforce of about 60,000 ..

Eradicating Classroom Hunger

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has set the target of feeding 5 million hungry mouths by the year 2020. Not a mean task by any stretch of imagination When some political leaders were busy to confuse peopel with the slogans of ‘Garibi Hatao’ Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada decided to bring a paradigm shift in the lives of the children. He decided that ‘no children will be hungry within a radius of ten miles from his centre.’ And his ardent followers went on to establish the Akshaya ..

Materialising Gandhian Concept of Education

As the name suggests, the model of operation of Ekal Foundation is single-teacher based school with the provision of one teacher for every school Ekal Vidyalaya is a movement involved in integrated and holistic development of rural and tribal children in India and Nepal. Established in 1986 by Rakesh Popli, a US-returned Indian nuclear scientist, and his wife Rama Popli, the Ekal started the first single-teacher school in Gumla in Jharkhand (then part of Bihar). The movement was successful within ..

Translating Vivekananda’s Vision into Reality

Vivekananda Kendra has been relentlessly working towards social change, converting the spiritual fervour of individuals into works of national reconstruction Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, has been conferred with the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2015 for its contribution in rural development, education, and development of natural resources. The Vivekananda Kendra has been relentlessly working towards social change, converting the spiritual fervour of individuals into works of national ..

#GandhiPeacePrize Recognising the Gandhian Legacy

Mahatma Gandhi’s Concept of Peace is generally perceived as the mere absence of violence. Shattering this popular misconception, the Gandhi Peace Prize has revived the constructive dimensions of the concept of peace propagated by Gandhi jiThe Committee under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Modi announced the prestigious Gandhi Peace Prize from the years 2015 to 2018. Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari has been conferred with the award for the year 2015 for its contribution in the field ..

Defence Scan by Air Mshl PK Roy

1. FRENCH NAVAL CHIEF VISITS INDIAAdmiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of the Naval Staff, French Navy visited India from 6th to 9th January 2019 in conjunction with the Raisina Dialogue held on 8th and 9th January 2019. He was accorded a ceremonial reception at South Block. As per the MoD press release, the visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and France, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. During his visit, French Navy Chief held bilateral discussions ..

“Unified voice, collective intellectual fight is the need of the hour”

The panel discussion organised by Organiser debated ways to ‘Save Temple Traditions’ with prominent people who were working on the ground to revive these traditions and also fight against external forces who were out to destroy the ethos of Sanatana Dharma. Panelists expressed that saving of temples was not merely from ‘Semitic Forces’ but also from those who never understood Sanatana Dharma and the vivid learnings it has imparted through scripturesPraveen Patwardhan A ..

Sophisticated Case of Intellectual Evangelism

On multiple occasions, Amnesty India has been caught red-handed, trying to create devices like false perception and propaganda in collaboration with anti-India intellectual missilesGunja Kapoor The landing page of Amnesty International India (Amnesty India) opens with the sentence, “Religious minority groups, particularly Muslims faced increasing demonization by hardline Hindu groups, pro-government media and some state officials”. It immediately reveals three essential characteristics ..

Festival of Civilisation

Prayagraj is ready for the Kumbh. All the arrangements have been made keeping the spiritual & cultural aspects in mind. Not only the pilgrims coming from outside, but the locals also feel the difference. A ground zero report by Dr Pramod Kumar & Raghvendra Kumar The historic city of Prayagraj, which reclaimed its original identity after several centuries on January 1, 2019 when the Central Government approved the October 17, 2018 order of Uttar Pradesh government on renaming it, is ready ..

Social Justice 2.0

The recent move of Union Government introducing 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections of general category in higher education and government jobs is an attempt to correct the historic wrong by fundamentally rethinking on the principles and nature of social justice Guru Prakash   After the passing of the 124th Constitutional Amendment by the upper house of the Indian Parliament through a thumping majority, there is a palpable amount of enthusiasm in the air across the country. ..

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Ignoring People’s Demand!Apropos (Supreme Court is Guilty of Avoiding its Responsibility) Organiser, January 13, 2019 the interview of VHP working president Shri Alok Kumar is hard-hitting. I can’t understand how the nation’s apex court opens proceedings in the middle of the night to pass verdict on trivial cases, but drag its feet endlessly over one of the most pressing issues—the Ram Janmabhoomi, which has been in legal battle for about 68 years! It seems, the court is not ..

'Akhada beyond sexuality': Transgender Akhada participates in Kumbh Mela for the first time ever

For the first time in the history of Kumbh Mela, transgender groups get Akhada at the Kumbh Mela 2019..

Convention for Constructive Students

Dedicated to the theme ‘Bharat-Gaurav’ the 64th National Convention of ABVP witnessed the participation of 3700 delegates and exhorted the youth to play a pro-active role in the society Ahmedabad: “Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is a formidable voice of students on various issues concerning the education and social issues. It not only raises the concerns but also comes forward with solutions. I appreciate its ‘Mission Sahasi’ and believe that such programmes ..

Inspiring India’s Youth

Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring messages are based on the most influential P’s: Purity, Patience, and PerseverencePartha Pratim Mazumder Every year since 1985, the Government of India observes 12th January, the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day. To quote from the Government of India's Communication, “it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.” ..

Marxist-Christian Nexus Exposed in Pattanam Excavations

Christian evangelists are in an unholy alliance with the Communists to obliterate the religious and cultural symbols of Hindus and Hinduism in Bharat. And the Pattanam Excavations exposes their nexus in all its naked agression and duplicityG Sreedathan In an interview to Malayalam weekly Madhyamam on October 15, 2018, Prof. Vasanth Shinde, a veteran archaeologist with formidable reputation and Vice Chancellor of Deccan College, Pune, premier institution of archaeological research in India, has ..

Women’s Equality and Equity – The Worst Fraud

Women activist groups must focus their attention and energies to synergise their efforts to fight for more critical issues instead of getting carried away by cultural issues for the sake of photo opportunitiesWomen activists are in the forefront of agitations demanding women’s equality and equity on various issues like “lifting Sabarimala restrictions”, “Triple Talaq”, “front line Combat roles like infantry, armour and artillery” and so on.   Two ..

Hindus Betrayed: CPM’s Onslaught Against Sabarimala Continues

CPM goons killed an innocent Ayyappa devotee who peacefully protested against the great betrayal of the Government that smuggled Maoist women into the holy Sabarimala templeAt last Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has done it. Two women in their early 40s had entered Sabarimala temple in the wee hours of January 2, 2019. They are Adv. Bindu and Kanakadurga who had to return on December 24, 2019 due to the heavy protest, resistance and blockade from the side of the devotees. They are known Maoists ..

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  Glorious HistoryApropos (Cellular to Swaraj), Organiser, January 6, 2019, the cover story perfectly highlights the historic event of December 30, 1943 when Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose hoisted tricolour and librated three islands of the Andamans. The present renaming of those islands as Subhas, Shaheed and Swaraj by Prime Minister Shri Modi not only connects us to our glorious history, but also opens the doors for future. There is a need for increased awareness of the unique maritime position ..

‘Atalji and Panchjanya are Synonyms’

Collector’s edition of Panchjanya dedicated to the life and works of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee released on December 25New Delhi: “My memories with Atal are endless. It is like ‘Hari Anant Hari Katha Ananta…’ He was Atal, He is Atal and he will be Atal. He has achieved a respectable place in the hearts of millions of countryman,” said Shri Shiv Kumar, the close associate of Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee for over 50 years, while releasing the Collector’s Edition ..

Strengthening Roots, Bonding with Nation

Social activists, Smt Angam Tipnis and Capt (Retd) Ashok Tipnis, from Manipur felicitated with Karmayogi Award by Union Minister Smt Nirmala SitharamanNew Delhi: Noted social activist couple of Manipur, Capt (retd) Shri Ashok Tipnis and Smt Angam Tipnis, who is working tirelessly on local and social issues through ‘Volunteers for Village Development’, was jointly felicitated with the Karmayogi Award-2018 by ‘My Home India’ on December 22. Union Minister of Defence Smt Nirmala ..

The Soldier who saved Siachen

Lt. Gen. BC Nanda is a legendary hero of Indian Army. He almost single-handedly saved the Siachen Glacier the world’s highest theatre of battlefield from losing to a very determined Pakistan Army in 1987 n Santhosh Thammaiah   One night in June 1987, a fax arrived at the Delhi Army HQ from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It read, “You might be aware of the latest development. The Prime Minister's office has called for an emergency meeting in this regard. Senior officers ..

Healing the Trust Deficit

75 health journalists and 40 industry leaders from across the country discuss how to detect fake health news and uphold the trust of people in the healthcare systemNew Delhi: More than 75 health journalists from various parts of the country gathered under one roof to upgrade their knowledge about pressing health issues. At a three-day national health media convention organised by HEAL Foundation with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) as Academic Partner around 40 leaders of the health ..

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep: Revising the Glorious History

Renaming Havelock and Neil islands, a part of Andaman and Nicobar, named after two officers of the East India Company, as Shaheed and Swaraj restores the glorious history of our freedom struggleChoodie Shivaram The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are intricately tied to the history of India. The mighty Chola Empire used these islands as a strategic base to launch their military expeditions to regions as far away as Indonesia. And yet, despite this proud heritage, in our collective national psyche, ..

Cellular to Swaraj

Andaman and Nicobar Islands were known for the Kalapani, in human torture and imprisonment, for freedom fighters. 75 Years ago, on the historic day of December 30, 1943, Netaji Bose hoisted the National Flag there and gave the first taste of Swaraj. Organiser revisits this glorious history of liberation movement on the occasion of renaming the three islands as Subhash, Shaheed and Swaraj by the Union Government Responding to a long standing demand and obvious expression of Swaraj (Self-Rule), the ..

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Atal Immortal Apropos (Gentle Yet Atal), Organiser, December 30, 2018, I picked up a copy of the news magazine from a newsstand in Ahmedabad that featured a piece on the late Atal Behari Vajpayee, celebrating his 95th Birth Anniversary. As a follower and die-hard fan of Vajpayeeji, I was delighted to read the most interesting analyses of his personality by Shri Ram Madhav. A benevolent statesman and eloquent poet in post-Independent India, Vajpayeeji has been a colossal persona straddling the entire ..

Strengthening the Emotional Bond

Noted social activists, Smt Angam Tipnis and Capt (Retd) Ashok Y Tipnis, from Ukhrul (Manipur) were jointly felicitated with the Karmayogi Award-2018 by Union Minister of Defence Smt Nirmala SitharamanNew Delhi: Noted social activists of Manipur, Capt (retd) Shri Ashok Tipnis and his wife Smt Angam Tipnis, who are working tirelessly on local and social issues through their organisation ‘Volunteers for Village Development’, were jointly felicitated with the prestigious Karmayogi Award-2018 ..

Bonded labourers from Dalit and Tribal communities freed in Karnataka

It is hard to imagine but shockingly true. Around 52 people were enslaved as bonded labourers in a village in Hassan district which is the home district of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and former PM HD Deve Gowda. The labourers were from Dalit and tribal communities..

The Refined Remedy

Instead of showing abhorrence (tiraskar) or unnecessarily indulging in appeasement (puraskar) of a particular section of the society, Vajpayeeji favoured refinement (parishkar) to bring them into the mainstreamThroughout his public life, the late Atal Behari Vajpayee was dedicated to cherishing certain values and ideals. His every action had a message and he always preferred long-term gains over the cheap gimmicks. That is why every moment of his life is inspiring and offers much to learn for those ..

That Single Stroke

Patience and meticulous planning should be learned from Atalji. He did not judge people in a hurry. He would judge them only after studying them deeplyPon. Radhakrishna Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee was the one who proved that a non-Congress government could be formed, and make the government complete its term. He also made the government achieve various feats and receive accolades from nations across the globe. He made the world nations to wonder and be amazed about India in a single stroke through ..

Astute and Assertive

Through his assertive articulation and dynamic execution, Atal ji provided edifice for the new vibrant India that we are experiencing todayAll Prime Ministers leave their mark on India’s foreign policy. Nehru is associated with India’s policy of non-alignment, Shastri for the pluck he demonstrated in the 1965 war with Pakistan, Indira Gandhi with the creation of Bangladesh, Manmohan Singh with the India-US nuclear deal, Modi with an exceptionally energetic foreign policy, rise of India’s ..

Congress Stands Exposed in Delayed Justice

While the victims of 1984 Sikh massacre have welcomed the delayed verdict, their agonies and sufferings will continue to last interminably for another 34 years, if the perpetrators are not brought to justice..

Time for Introspection

  Apropos (Message of The Mandate) Organiser, December 23, 2018, while confounding pollsters and the so-called psephologists and self-styled election experts, the just-concluded Assembly elections across the five states may have come as a ‘rude’ shock to the BJP. But if we look at the Message of the Mandate, it is a blessing in disguise. Otherwise, they will never do any ‘course correction’. The BJP needs to find out the faults and do some introspection before going ..

Hornbill Festival: Upholding Traditions amid Modernity

The ten-day Hornbill Festival in Nagaland displays how, despite being Christians, the Nagas uphold the traditional Naga values and simpleton virtuesThe most complex challenge in sociological study about any community is to understand its present predicament and also predict the same people’s future. It is more so for the Nagas. They are in a psychic tug of war – to be with militancy movement opposing Indian nationhood or to be protagonists of nationalism and cherish the benefits of development ..

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Champion of Change Apropos (The Will Power that Created Wonder), Organiser December 16, 2018, it is pleasantly inspiring to read the story about a Muslim rickshaw puller rendering selfless service to the Bharat Mata. Kudos to Organiser for carrying such a deeply inspiring story on Ahmed Ali, whose mission to open a school in his remote village against all odds may inspire many good Muslims in the country. At a time when the whole world looks at the Muslim community with suspicious eyes, this piece ..

Empowering the Marginalised

A successful experiment by Samarasata Sewa Foundation in Andhra Pradesh to empower the disadvantaged sections of the society by taking up the projects which help them join the mainstream, shed age-old discrimination and live in harmony with rest of the Hindu societyRavuri Siva Krishna, a tribal, is now a priest at Sri Seeta Ram Temple at DVR Girijan Colony, Nandigama under Krishna District. Son of a farmer couple, Shri Hanumantha Rao and Smt Nagamani, Siva Krishna has begun his services to the Lord ..

So What's Cooking up Against ISKCON?

When no governments complained about nutrition all these years and there are reports of improvements in children's health due to Akshya Patra Mid-day meals, HD Kumaraswamy Government's sudden realisation that only Onion or Garlic can benefit their health, reeks of deeper malaise against ISKCONDr HS Prema I opened the day’s newspaper with my cup of piping hot Kashayam to have a rude shock. The State Government has instructed the ISKCON to add garlic and onion in their mid-day meal against ..

Fishing in the Troubled Water

The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu have already witnessed a spurt in nefarious activities by anti-Bharat forces. The recent case of alleged spying by two French journos – Jules Giraudat and Arthur Bouvart, aided by a local parish priest Father Hilda, under the garb of journalism, trespassing in the prohibited high-security zone of government-owned Indian Rare Earths Limited has raised many troubling questions TS Venkatesan from Chennai India is one hell of a joke! Here any foreigner can ..

Habitual (Soul) Harvesters and Willful Offenders

The negligence of Immigration authorities is putting our national security at risk and giving an opportunity to foreigners to question our national sovereigntyAS Santosh   The death of US national John Allen Chau at Andaman and Nicobar's North Sentinel Island is yet another example of how Christian evangelists are blatantly violating Indian visa norms. Though there is nothing new about the case, it's high time Indian Government implemented the Visa rules strictly as expected. What ..

In Democracy Public is Supreme

The dharmic tradition of Bharat permits peaceful plurality and orderly change as warranted by evolution, discoveries and technology. Lawmaking is the prerogative of the legislatures, which goes by the public need and opinion. The court should understand itDr TH Chowdary RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi, while addressing the mammoth rally at Ramlila Grounds of Delhi on December 9, said the public should be supreme and not necessarily the courts. He was referring to the Supreme Court and other ..

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi

The Rambhaktas, who joined the Virat Dharma Sabha at historic Ramlila Ground in Delhi on December 9, urged the Centre to enact a law for reconstruction of Shri Ram Temple at Ayodhya in the winter session of Parliament only   The Historic Ramlila Ground of Delhi has not witnessed such a massive gathering of people in the last five decades, as was seen on December 9, 2018. The entire Ground was packed to its capacity even before the beginning of the Dharma Sabha at 11.00 am, as the Rambhaktas ..

#HumanRightsDay: Meet the real victims of grave Human Rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir

Today, December 10 is observed as Human Rights Day, which marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948..

#NamamiGange: Restoring the Sacredness of Ganga

Showing high-level political will to cleaning the Ganga the Modi Government is determined to ensure the free flow of the Ganga, as most of the 221 projects under Namami Gange Mission are at advanced stages of completion..

Odisha Christian NGO found indulged in Sexual Abuse

Police have arrested NGO managing director Fayaz Rahman and one of his associate Udit Lima in forceful conversion and child trafficking caseSamanwaya Nanda from Odisha The real face of Christian organisations working in the name of service and humanity is once again exposed when Good News India, a Christian NGO found indulged in various nefarious activities while running shelter home in Beltikiri village under Sadar police limits of Dhenkanal District in Odisha.  Allegations of sexual ..

What if men too begin to agitate?

Apropos (Kerala Turns in to a Police State: Human Rights in Peril) Organiser, December 9, 2018, how sad it is that innocuous temple tradition is being subjected to an absolutely needless controversy. A temple is not a place for mere congregation of people like a park or cinema hall. The idol, consecrated atop a mantra-charged Yantra, emanates subtle and positive spiritual waves. The pro-Sabarimala temple entry activists and their supporters are silent on the prohibition of men into the ‘women-only..

People with special needs require empathy and not sympathy: Vice President

The Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu was addressing the gathering after presenting the 72 National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities..

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Amritsar Attack Apropos (Alarming Attack), Organiser, December 2, 2018, the cover story covers the Amritsar attack in its entirety. The report rightly accentuated the statement of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh that the attack had nothing to do with communalism, but is a clear case of ISI-sponsored terrorism. It was necessary to take the opportunity to expose the Khalistani design and the international network of the Sikh radicals with Amritsar attack in the background. What is most unfortunate ..

#NagalandStatehoodDay President, Prime Minister greet people of Nagaland on Statehood Day, Rajnath Singh inaugurates the 19th Hornbill Festival

On this day, in 1963, Nagaland attains its statehood and was declared as the 16th state of the Indian Union, by Dr. Sarvapelli Radhakrishnana, the then President of India..

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Sabarimala under Siege Apropos the cover story (Sabarimala under Siege), Organiser, November 25, 2018, brings forth a true picture of the State repression in Kerala. Hindu devotees are being heckled and beaten by the Kerala police, following the dictates of CPM Government. It is horrific! What is more appalling is the fact that after bringing the non-existing dimension of ‘gender equality’, the CPM Government has now converted Sabarimala Temple into a ‘secular dispute’. Mohan ..

Modi may come and go, but our country will never let go of its unity, our culture will always be immortal: Prime Minister in #MannKiBaat50

English rendering of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s address in 50th episode off Mann Ki Baat on November 25, 2018..

SL Bhyrappa: In a League of his own

Beyond divisions and partisans, Bharat speaks to us in the literary work of SL Bhyrappa. Having written primarily in Kannada, this doyen has touched the issues which encompass tradition and modernityThere are very few writers in contemporary Indian literature who cannot be straitjacketed into a particular genre of writing. Kannada literature, in particular, has been a victim of confining works into one of the several genres like Navya (Modern), Navyottara (Post-Modern), Bandaya (Rebellion), Dalita ..

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Apropos (In Pursuit of Virtuous Wealth), Organiser November 11-18, 2018, the editorial rightly points out that one cannot buy everything with money, but one cannot buy anything without money. It is true that Health is more important than wealth and we have to preserve it...

KR Malkani- The Voice of Free and Fearless Journalism

On the birth anniversary of KR Malkani, the longest-serving editor of Organiser, we pay tribute to the rich legacy of the man. Malkani ji longtime associate Hemandas Motwani remembers him - Hemandas Motwani   My journey with Organiser began before the Indo-China War in 1962 and continued till April 30, 2000, after serving for 37 years in different capacities. I am witness to many ups and downs in the history of Bharat Prakashan (Delhi) Ltd. I feel Organiser was at its peak during the period ..

ABVP Invoking the ‘Shakti’ through Mission SAHASI

Initiating a bold step to instil in the sense of security, boost self-confidence and equip the young girls to fight harassment, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad is very close to achieving the target of imparting self-defence training to ten lakh girls across the country under its #MissionSAHASI, a joint effort of ABVP and Grand Master Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj. Under the drive, the young girls are being trained how to use the daily use items like keychain, dupatta, shoes, pen, mobile phone, stones, ..

Marxists labelled Lala Lajpat Rai as a ‘Communalist’

Marxist historians in their ideologically indoctrinated textbooks called those nationalist leaders as ‘communal’ who dared to dissect the ‘Muslim Question’; Lala Lajpat Rai was also victimised similarlyLala Lajpat Rai was a great nationalist leader is beyond doubt. What, however, perturbs us is the biased verdict of the Marxist historians who declared Lalaji, first, an extremist Hindu Nationalist, and then, a communalist or a liberal communalist afterwards.  Lala ..

TM Krishna: The Musician Urban Naxal

TM Krishna: The Musician Urban Naxal..

Commemorate National Tribal’s Day after Birsa Munda

To enshrine the rich nationalist legacy of the tribal communities in Bharat, and their anti-colonial struggle, a National Tribal’s Day should be commemorated after Birsa MundaBirsa Munda’s name is synonymous to anti-colonialism, and hence, he signifies the nationalist legacy of the tribal communities. While the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every year on August 9, the date marks the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Population..

Chhath Puja is an Illustration of Surya and Sanskriti

Chhath Puja is dedicated to the worship of the Surya Dev and his wife, Usha. Hindus celebrate the festival by following a rigorous routine that lasts four days. It includes fasting for over 36 hours which also requires abstinence from drinking water. It also requires devotees to take a holy bath in a water body, and offer prayers to the rising and setting sun.  Worshipping the Surya from time immemorial has been the ethos of Bharat  It is believed that the celebration of Chhath ..

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True TributeApropos the cover story (True Tribute to the Iron Man), Organiser, November 4, 2018, provides a comprehensive and informative report on the Statue of Unity. It was a much needed gesture on the part of the Indian State to attribute such a high pedestal to the man who unified India, and gave us political consolidation. The fact sheet regarding the Statue provided the scale of the preparation and toil which went into the making of this glorious landmark. The whole nation should thank PM Narendra ..

A Brief History of Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Movement- Genesis to the Present

The people’s struggle over Sri Ram Janmabhoomi and reinstating the Sri Ram Mandir on the site has a long history. ..

Historicising the Values and Practices of Bharatiya Business-class

“Udyog” is the word for “Industry” in Bharat in all Bharteeya languages. ‘Yoga’ is a part of ‘Udyog’. 'Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam' meaning 'Excellence in Action' was advised by Shri Krishna to Arjuna in Bhagwad Geeta. ‘Ud’ means ‘upliftment’ and ‘Yoga’ is ‘skill in work’, and when combined they give form to "Udyog"-Sandeep Singh Bharat business is carried out with a spirit of Yogi. It can be seen in ..

Wealth is for Virtue; Message on Dhanteras and Deepawali

In Indic thought and practices, Arth (wealth) is for Parmartha (virtue). Many case studies in Jharkhand among women demonstrate how the Samaj in Bharat still believes so and does the same-Aparna The proclivity which individuates Manu from rest was his compassion for the small fish whom he had put in a small pot to save it from the bigger ones challenging the ‘Matsya Nyaya’ to establish a civilised world. The western worldview conceptualises life from one (birth) to zero (death), a ..

Congress and Aurangzeb- The Party Massacred the Sikh Sangat, the Emperor Murdered the Guru

There are striking parallels between 1675 and 1984. While in the seventeenth century, brutal Islamic fanatic Aurangzeb got ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur ji publicly executed, in 1984, Congress leaders led the mass execution of Sikhs in North India.  Revisiting The Gruesome History Of Anti-Sikh Riots Of 1984  On October 31, while many mourn the assassination of Indira Gandhi, very few people question her dealing with the Punjab crisis, Operation Blue Star, and then mass execution ..

“We had to face the consequences of being Hindu, I don’t want to go back to Pakistan”, sad story of a Hindu Girl

Persecution and discrimination has been the only fate of Hindus in Pakistan. After listening to their stories of horrified forced migration, their stay in the refugee colony in Delhi looks better destination for themIt is hard to imagine that in the vicinity of plush farmhouses of Chattarpur area in Delhi, next to Sanjay Colony, there is a place where Hindus migrated from Pakistan are living in a huge number. A cluster of hutments, most of them are half constructed or just a piling of bricks covered ..

Ayodhya is all set to welcome Sri Ram on Deepawali with Grand Festivity

Sri Ramlala may be in the makeshift temple for the last 26 years and the Supreme Court too is delaying the hearing on this matter, Deepotsava-2018 in Ayodhya is going to be very special and spectacular as the Yogi Government is all set to create a world record during the celebration from November 4 to 6, 2108-Dr Shakti Kumar PandeyUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath intends to set new records in the Gunnies’ Book of World Records by lighting three lakh earthen lamps during the proposed ..

Mangaluru Starts deliberation on ‘The Idea of Bharat’; Lit Fest to Focus on various themes for two days

All roads in Karnataka will lead to Mangaluru on the November 3-4, 2018. The highly anticipated and much debated literary festival will kick-off tomorrow in the coastal town. An august assembly of litterateurs, national and international speakers and subject experts will debate and deliberate on various topics under the ‘Idea of Bharat’ theme. The lit fest has generated a lot of curiosity in regional and national media given the unique theme of the fest and the speakers at the 2-day event. ..

A mother who sold Paan Masala roadside to make her son a Gold winning Athlete

We all know the cliche quote that “Behind every successful man is a strong woman behind him” and in the case of Narayan Thakur, it is her mother who had been behind him throughout his life. Narayan gives all credit for the success to his mother Rima Devi. “What I am here today is all because of my mother. I lost my father at a very young age, but it was my mother who motivated me and make me feel special all the time”, he said.  Mother of Narayan Thakur selling paan ..

Was Anil Parihar killed by Islamists in Retaliation to the BJP’s Great Performance in the J&K Municipal Polls?

The participation of people in the civic body polls, despite the threat from terrorists and boycott call from regional parties, and BJP’s great performance has perhaps now triggered an Islamist backlash in JammuSenior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar were shot dead by unidentified gunmen, in a suspected terror attack, at Kishtwar town on November 1 evening. Anil Parihar was secretary of the state BJP and one of the senior leaders of the party.  BJP leader Anil Parihar ..

Sri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya; Lessons from the Somnath Reconstruction

Reconstruction of Sri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is entangled in the delaying procedures of the law. Why can the Government of India not repeat what it did in the case of Somnath temple and allot the land in Sri Ramjanmabhoomi through parliamentary intervention?Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya has said that the Government should enact a law and construct the Ram temple in the same way Sardar Patel got Somnath temple rebuilt. “Ram temple is a matter of national ..

Confidential CIA Report Claims Nehru thought Patel was 'Communal' and 'Corrupt'

Nehru worked hard to sideline Sardar Patel and Purushottam Das Tandon from Congress, and he was working to split the party as wellSardar Vallabhbhai Patel had many rivals, who found communalism in his patriotism, and reactionism in his Gandhian and Swadesi ideas. Supposedly Patel’s ‘comrade-in-arms’ Jawaharlal Nehru was his chief rival, and he always worked hard to uproot Patel from the Congress Party.  Sardar Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru  One knows well that all ..

Islamist Despotism in Arab again ‘Shot the Messenger’; Famous Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is Murdered

- Adhikari Narenda Bhusan MallickThe alleged horrific killing and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, the highly prestigious figure in the International Media has sparked international outrage and disgust with the sole blame being thrown upon Saudi Arabia, especially crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman being held accused of the extrajudicial killing. The accusations have concreted itself with puerile statements by Saudi Arabia who initially denied the murderous incidents having occurred within the premise ..

Cultural Marxism is the New War machine for Destruction-‘Proletariat’ Out, ‘Intellectuals’ In

The cultural Marxists drive society morally into an identity crisis by the means of false standards of a hypocritical ethics. The aim is no longer the “dictatorship of the proletariat,” because this project has failed, but the “dictatorship of political correctness”-Anthony P Mueller Strands of Cultural Marxism across the Globe (Representation Image)  Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States is cultural Marxism. This theory ..

‘‘If we have to build up the nation, Communists would have no place there,” said Sardar Patel. And that explains why Communists hate Patel!

Communists accused Patel of killing Mahatma Gandhi, called him communal and reactionary, and vilified him even after his death. Patel’s insights on Communists explain their filth and abuse towards himIt is well-known, but must be retold, that in the past the Communist ideologues and leaders have vilified and abused almost all the national leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Bose, Jayaprakash Narayan, Veer Savarkar and others.  Mahatma Gandhi with Sardar Patel  P Sundarayya, ..

Statue of Unity is a True Tribute to the Iron Man

With double the height of Statue of Liberty, the Statue of Unity in the vicinity of Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada District, Gujarat stands as the befitting tribute to the Unifier of Modern India- Sardar Patel Jaywant Pandya from Ahmedabad   It is a very unfortunate trend in the Bharatiya media that every initiative or action by the government is linked to elections. It is happening with the Statue of Unity too. It is linked with appeasing the Patidar community of which a section is agitating ..

PM Narendra Modi offers a special tribute to the Great Unifier and the Maker of Modern India Sardar Patel

This year’s Sardar Jayanti is even more special. With the blessings of 130 crore Indians, the ‘Statue of Unity’ is being inaugurated today. Situated on the banks of the Narmada, the ‘Statue of Unity’ is the tallest in the world-Narendra ModiThe first half of 1947 was a critical period in India’s history. The end of colonial rule was certain, and so was India’s partition but what was uncertain was whether there would be more than one division. Prices were rising, ..

The Natural Indo Japanese Partnership: Relationship through Civilisational Legacy

The Indo- Japanese relationship is win-win as the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had said that India’s economic growth is beneficial to his country-Chandrashekhar TVThe India-Japan relationship has transformed from Bilateral, Regional and Global issues of mutual interest. Both the countries need each other due to hostile Geo-Political Situation arising due to the threat from Land, Air and Sea. The threat is not only for them but also to small-medium Countries in South East Asia, debt traps ..

And this is how Sardar Patel Materialised the Unity of India

The political unity of India was the handiwork of Sardar Patel. Fortunately, he was not romantic like Nehru, and therefore he assured the paramountcy of democracy and the Indian State over all other interests and considerations Mahatma Gandhi told Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that, “The problem of the States is so difficult that you alone can solve it.” Patel became the knight in the shining armour when the country faced the biggest problem left by the British while departing India- more ..

In Sabarimala Struggle, First Round goes to Devotees

Sabarimala Devotees have demonstrated unprecedented courage and conviction in resisting the authoritarian ways of CPM-led Kerala Government. As of now, they have succeeded in safeguarding their faith, what lies ahead is to be seen The whole hullabaloo in Sabarimala started from the September 28 verdict of the five-member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court led by former Chief Justice Dipak Mishra. While four judges – CJI, Jce RF Nariman, AM Khanvilakar and Jce. DY Chandrahcud - favoured ..

How the world-class incubation centre ‘iCreate’ Gujarat is leading the ‘Start-up India’ Drive

With the establishment of world-class incubation centre- iCreate, the deep running entrepreneurship in Gujarat is reaching new heights-Neha Sharma In January 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu launched open in Ahmedabad – iCreate (International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology) to promote Prime Minister’s ambitious program ‘Start-up India.’ The centre promotes and nurtures entrepreneurs by providing them finance, ..

‘Magadh Dwar’ is an Appropriate Name for Bakhtiyarpur

While Bakhtiyarpur residents have many ideas about re-naming the old city, ‘Magadh Dwar’ (The Gateway of Magadh) is a common suggestionThe people of Bakhtiyarpur have no consensus on the new name of their city. On asking, “What can be the new name?” there were many answers. Some people suggested naming the town as Nagarjuna Nagar. According to the people, Nagarjuna was one of the illustrious teachers who taught at the Nalanda University before its destruction. Some also advocated ..

‘The Name Bakhtiyarpur is a Blot on Us’, says the residents of the city

Locals of Bakhtiyarpur feel that the name of their city identifies with the history of Islamic bloodshed and is a blot on their accepting and loving nature. They demand justice to history by changing the name of the city invoking the great Magadh Empire legacyHistory has many ironies! Consider this one. An invader who attacked, looted, and ruined a significant part of historical Magadh heritage is immortal there because a city and a railway station are named after him. Yes, I am talking about ‘Bakhti..

Readers’ Forum

Action & Idea Apropos (Carving out a Clear Path), Organiser, October 28, 2018, the cover story comprehensively reported the Vijayadashami event at RSS headquarters in Nagpur. It was great to find that apart from the salient points of the speech made by Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat, the report also made the readers aware of different segments in the event like Utsavas for Bal and Shishu swayamsevaks. The speech was very broad, clear and decisive. Personally, I felt a lot of relief when Shri ..

Why the Population Control Law is now most urgent and essential in the National Interest?

Making population policy a part of the overall sustainable goal with immediate effect is the need of the hour, and our policymakers must act in national interest before the mess is created..

Ram Vanji Sutar to be Awarded Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony, 2016; Sutar ji’s latest offering is the Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Renowned sculptor Ram Vanji Sutar, who has designed the Statue of Unity in Narmada district in Gujarat has been selected for the prestigious 2016 Tagore Award by the Union Ministry of Culture. Ram Sutar ji giving final touches to Statue of Unity  The award jury was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and included Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi, former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and national vice president of the BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe. Ram Sutar ..

Matrushakti and RSS: The Inspiring Saga of Rashtra Sevika Samiti

Contrary to the belief that RSS is a patriarchal organisation, the functioning of Sevika Samiti and Sangh’s ideas about the feminine power demonstrate the just acknowledgement of women’s role-Priti Gandhi The year was 1936. Almost ten years after the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was formed in 1925, Laxmibai Kelkar met Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar to discuss the idea of women participating in the RSS activities. She wished that women must contribute their bit towards nation building. ..

J&K Accession was not a Compromise; It was Complete and Constitutional

There has been a popular misconception that the accession of J&K was a situational compromise and it was not done constitutionally. However, a closer look at the sources of history debunks this claim as a myth-Dr Mahesh Kaul The partition of the Indian subcontinent should be seen in the perspective of the Anglo-Muslim alliance that was forged by the British to retain their strategic foothold in the Indian subcontinent to have access to the Russian activities and the appreciable influence ..

Has the RSS Sidelined Guruji Golwalkar’s Bunch of Thoughts?

After Sarsanghachalak’s three-day lecture series, there was a lot of discussions and muttering on whether RSS has sidelined Guruji’s thoughts. However, a patient and in-depth reading of scenario nullifies the claims Shri Madhavrao Sadashivrao Golwalkar, affectionately known as Shri Guruji The three-day lecture series of Dr Mohanji Bhagwat was an unqualified success, and as expected conversations triggered by this first of a kind interaction continue. Amongst those who attended ..

Maharsi Valmiki, Meaning of Ramayana and Attacks by Left Liberals

Who is Valmiki, this great sage, whose kavya, in its many recastings, continues to pervade the consciousness of Bharat so completely, which strings together this great desh and informs its darshan so entirely? Maa Sita with infant Lav and Kush at the Ashram of Maharsi Valmiki (Representational Image) Valmiki, known popularly as the first (Adi) kavi and the composer of the Sanskrit Ramayana, is a maharsi, or a great seer. This term says something about the special status of both Valmiki as ..

Sabarimala Devotees are being subjected to Fascism in Kerala; Whole Bharat Needs to Stand By Them

What police has been resorting to in Sabarimala and surrounding areas is nothing but blatant Stalinism. Fascism rules the roost there. It is naked arrogance and aggression of police that one could see there. Pinararyi Vijayan’s blue eyed boy and Thiruvananthapuram Range IG of Police Manoj Abraham IPS is the officer-in-charge there. He is infamous for his anti-Hindu posture and the implementation of that attitude wherever he worked in the past.  Kerala Police Confronting Peaceful Devotees ..

Time to Eliminate Inferiority Complex, says Kailash Satyarthi in Nagpur

  Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat and chief guest on the occassion Kailash Satyarthi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan Nagpur: Nobel Peace Laureate-2014 Shri Kailash Satyarthi stressed the need to eliminate inferiority complex and the sense of mental slavery generated by the oppressive colonial rulers in the Indian minds. Speaking as chief guest at the RSS Foundation Day here today (October 18, 2018) he said: “This inferiority complex conspicuously ..

Police Atrocities on Ayyappa Devotees, A Continuation of Anti-Hindu Conspiracy: VHP

The brutality with which Hindu devotees of Sri Ayyappa were lathi charged by the Kerala police, it seemed that Marxist goons had put on police uniform and they were pertinent in attacking the Hindu faith. Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Dr Surendra Kumar Jain has condemned the brutal lathi charge of Kerala police on the devotees who were peacefully gathered for Satsang and prayers. CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s police not only attacked the devotees but also pelted stones on them ..

When Deprived Children from Bengaluru slums Collected Funds for Flood Relief in Karnataka and Kerala

Paneendra The recent floods in Kodagu (Karnataka) and Kerala brought many people across the country together. It is common to see that during distress people unite and help each other. But if people who are affected by the deprivations themselves come out to help others who are affected by the disaster, then it should be appreciated. Children collecting funds on the road  The above case of fine generosity was witnessed at Abhyudaya, a Bengaluru based free learning centres for the ..

Meaning and Multiplicity of Navaratri

Worship of Goddess has multiple dimensions in Bharat, and therefore, we have many Navaratris. Let’s understand that what explains the multiple celebrations in different seasons-CL GadooThe word Navaratri originates from Sanskrit, Ratri means, Night and Nava mean, Nine. Sharada Navaratri is considered very sacred, auspicious when all the Divine forces are at their highest level of percipience.   Maa Durga During Navaratri, the Divine Mother Goddess is worshipped in Her various ..

‘Hindu Terror’: Myth and Mythology

The myth of Hindu Terror - insider account of Ministry of Home Affairs, RVS Mani, Vitasta Publishing, New Delhi, Pp. 219, Rs. 495Malegaon Blasts, Samjhauta Blasts and Nanded - Blast, which were the bedrock of ‘Hindu Terror’ narrative, have been explained, painstakingly demolishing the canard of ‘saffron terrorists’Nidhi Bahuguna Indians will remember 2005 -2009 as a time of nearly daily terror activities. These terror activities were mostly in the form of Bomb Blasts, ..

How did Ramlila reach to Caribbean Islands and what does it signify?

Lok in Bharat was and remains the mainstream. The journey of Ramlila along with the indentured labourers in the past provides a case study to substantiate the claim Over the centuries, Ramlila has evolved into a highly venerated art form and has travelled to far corners of the globe, through Indian diaspora, not as acts of "cultural recovery", rather as fresh expressions of a persistent faith. Today, Ramalila is staged in most countries those with immigrant Hindu populations from the Indian subcontinent..

Save Sabarimala

Apropos the cover story (Dissenting Devotees), Organiser, October 14, 2018, rightly reports the on-going ‘Save Sabarimala’ campaign in various parts of Kerala. While as law abiding citizens, we do respect the Supreme Court verdict, but we feel that Malayali women, as a key stakeholder in this affair, were not thoroughly consulted...

Sri Sri Ravishankar Inspires Deadly Insurgent Group to take up the Path of Peace and Democracy

 UPLA leaders with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at Bengaluru Ashram  The leaders of United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA), after eight years of armed struggle, pledged to choose the way of democracy and peace to achieve their goals, at The Art of Living International Center in Bengaluru in the midst of 10,000 people present. The event happened with the Gandhi Jayanti.“Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision has inspired us to look for democratic ways of fulfilling the aspirations ..

Jharkhand Government is Effectively Tackling Two Serious Issues of Infiltration and Conversions

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is all ready to implement an Assam-style NRC to drive out illegal settlers and stop the conversion to lead the State on the highway of development Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das could be media shy and so far maintained a low-profile personality. But when he trusts his visitors including journalists, Das exudes a different vibe. “Unlike past, I am not a majboor (helpless) Chief Minister. I am majboot (strong-willed),” says he about some of ..

Participate in ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz and Tour India

The quiz is being conducted to motivate overseas Indian youth to enhance their knowledge about India. It is open for categories of participants –PIO, NRI & Foreign Nationals between 15 to 35 years  In pursuance of Prime Minister’s announcement, Ministry of External Affairs organized 1st edition of Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz for young overseas Indians (two categories i.e. PIOs and NRIs) in 2015-16.The second edition of 'Bharat Ko Janiye' quiz with participation of 50000 overseas ..

Takeaways from Sarsanghchalak’s Rajasthan Visit

Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat appealed that the needs of Divyangs must be looked into with sensitivity. He also made it clear that women are no less than men in any termsAgnima Sharma, in Jaipur Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat was on his 10-day tour in Rajasthan recently from September 21-30. Addressing workers in Nagaur, he stressed on the need to bring social harmony among people giving a slogan of building ‘one well, one temple and one crematorium’ ..

Mamata’s ‘Nandigram’

Apropos the cover story (Mamata’s Nandigram), Organiser, October 7, 2018, rightly argues that TMC came to power in Bengal with the clarion call of Maa, Mati, Manush, but it has failed to deliver on any of its promises. How two Dalit youths have been shot dead for merely protesting peacefully is chilling! There should be a CBI inquiry into this case. Residents of Daribhit village are right in their anger in not allowing the bodies of two Dalit students to be cremated. Shubham Chatterjee, Midnapore ..

Five Themes of Lokmanthan, 2018

Lokmanthan 2018 (Ranchi) contemplated a deliberation around five themes of Samajavalokan, Vishwavalokan, Arthavalokan, Vyavasthavalokan and Atmavalokan. A ReportAs Lokmanthan is a confluence of intellectuals and practitioners dedicated for the nationalist cause, the individuals who blended all these virtues in their lives in different ways were remembered after the keynote address. Acharya Dharampala, Ravindra Guruji and Amritlal Vegad in different ways came up with different ideas rooted in Bharatiya ..

Lokmanthan Signifies ‘Churning for Action’

More than 1300 thinkers and practitioners from 26 States; 250 volunteers looking after the entire organisation; presence of dignitaries like Vice President of Bharat and Speaker of the Parliament and performances by renowned artists to common tribal groups made the second edition of Lokmanthan held at Ranchi, in Jharkhand from September 27-30 a truly memorable event for every participantGreat or small, some things in the world are to be experienced, felt with the heart, not to be just touched, heard ..

Reactions on Sabarimala Verdict and Save Sabarimala Campaign

Several prominent women from various walks of life have expressed their opinion on the Sabarimala judgementIn 2006, debate over entry on women who are within the menstruating age into Sabarimala had arose after Kannada actress Jayamala made claims of entering the temple in 1987. In the same year, Astrologer P Unnikrishnan Pannikkar and team had asked a ‘Deva Prashna’ (question to deity) to know if any women of menstruating age had entered his Sanctum. The answer from the deity was in the ..

Dissenting Devotees on Sabarimala Verdict

The Sabarimala verdict is received with sharp reactions. To some extent, it was expected, but the women for whose entry this entire case was fought for years would come out in numbers in the name of ‘Save Sabarimala’ campaign. Generally, Hindu sects are very flexible when it comes to their customs and rituals, but this verdict has opened up many questions about the uniqueness of temple traditions and their sanctity in many ways. We will have to address those questions as a society by taking ..

Students’ Union Election Victory: The Message from HCU

Rakesh M KrishnanWhen most observers had written off ABVP after the unfortunate incident of Rohith Vemula, the organisation has bounced back. The inclusivity of the organisation and an urge to reach out to everyone has facilitated the victory in HCU After eight years, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) retained the full control of Students’ Union at the University of Hyderabad. The last representative of ABVP to be part of the Union was in 2014. It is a historic moment. Post-Rohith Vemula ..

The Man Who Cremated over 24, 000 Unclaimed Dead Bodies

Anil Dagar of Ujjain creamated over 24, 000 unclaimed dead bodies during the last 24 years. He also performs their tarpan in Pushkarji and in the Sindhu and Ganga riversWhile visiting Ujjain, the city of Mahakal recently very unusual wall writing drew my attention. The writing was: “Lawaris Lash ke Bare Mein Soochit Karen” (Inform about the unclaimed dead body). At first glance, I was confused as to what this means. I asked the driver, a resident of Ujjain, about this person. He told me ..

Readers’ Forum

  Clarion Call of SanghApropos the cover story (The Sangh ‘As it is’), Organiser, Septem ber 30, 2018, provides comprehensive coverage of the three-day lecture series on the topic ‘Future of Bharat: An RSS Perspective’. The various statements of Sarsanghchalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat have come down to demolish many myths which had surrounded the RSS. His take on Hindutva, Bharatiya Constitution, Reservation, Swadeshi and Self-Reliance, etc. all will go down as historical ..

Housewives, Tribal, and Rag pickers- Changing Lives through Gandhian Principles

Across the country, individuals are working to change lives of people around them. While a group of house wives have come together to engage themselves in sewa activities, other changes are happening among tribals and marginal groups..

Unsung Heroes of Gandhian Constructive Programme

Many individuals and organisations are working for a better society and nation outside the institutional realms to bring in Swaraj, as Gandhiji may have envisaged..

‘Namanam’ Nagbhushan - Creating Alcohol free Villages

Nagabhushan is helping the villagers of Noorundumalai in the Krishnagiri district (TN) to help them give up liquor and tobacco addiction. A step towards realising the Gandhian swaraj..

Achieving Gram Swaraj through Community Participation

Odanthurai, a panchayat situated in Coimbatore district has been a model village that has striven to achieve self-sufficiency and outlining the principles of Gandhian Swaraj..

For Saving the Childhood, For Making Healthcare Accessible

Gandhian Constructive Programme is active and growing. While a Bengaluru based organisation works for protecting children of convicts, Arogya Mitras are providing healthcare in remote areas..

Readers Forum

Apropos the editorial (Resurgence Despite Resistance), Organiser, September 23, 2018, rightly points out that the people (liberals, seculars, and Marxists) are intolerant towards anything that is Hindu, deny proud Hindus even the right to exist and term them as intolerant...

The Sangh Asit is

Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat delivered a lecture series on RSS Vision – Future Bharat, and besides usual naysayers, for everyone, it created a positive vibration. Some might have started interpreting it as the new RSS; the reality is, with the same philosophical foundation of Hindutva, the Sangh has laid down the same vision it stands for, for the larger audience..

Tamil Nadu Government is restricting the Ganpati Festival

Tamil Nadu Government has interdicted the traditional festivity of Sri Vinayaka. However, as an unintended consequence, the imposed restriction is going to unite Hindus!..

Celebration of Universal Brotherhood

Despite all efforts to derail or spread negative contours about the World Hindu Congress, 2018, the mega event at the historic city of Chicago not just took place with three plenary sessions and seven parallel conferences but celebrated the message of Universal Brotherhood propagated by Swami Vivekananda in the Western World..

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Apropos the cover story (Which 9/11?), Organiser, September 16, 2018 righty differentiates between the two 9/11s. It was a much-needed angle to the date, and is significant since Ramkrishna Mission has been celebrating 9/11 as ‘Universal Brotherhood Day’ since 2001...

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Apropos (Lecture Series to convey RSS Perspective) Organiser, September 9, 2018, since the Congress president Rahul Gandhi always wears black glasses, he sees black on all sides. Sometimes, he sees terrorists in the Sangh Shakhas, while sometimes he compares the RSS with the terrorist outfits like the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS. It seems the impact of foreign race still dominates him...

The Idea of ‘Being Hindu’

Swami Vivekananda on 9/11 of 1893 presented the core-values of Hindu, Bharat and Dharma to the West, in a language which they understood. It required him to call ‘Hindutva’ as ‘Hinduism’, but simultaneously he questioned all the limitations of various “isms” Wright met Vivekananda in Boston in August 1893.About Vivekananda, Wright commented - “Here is a man who is more learned than all our learned professors put together”   • ..

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Apropos the cover story (Kerala Calling), Organiser, September 2, 2018, the ground report of the flood fury comprehensively highlights the story of brotherhood and common struggle in the flood-hit State...

Communists attack the Relief Operations Icon in Kerala

DYFI activists, the youth organisation of CPM, brutally attacked RSS Swayamsevak Anoop who was leading relief works in flood-hit Kerala Anoop helping in the relief work despite difficulties in walking.  Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPM assailants unleashed a brutal attack on differently abled RSS Swayamsevak, Anoop who led relief activity of Seva Bharati in flood-hit Chengannur, in Kerala. Anoop, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, was one among the thousands of Swayamsevaks who came ..

Bakrid Message to the New J&K Governor

In Kashmir valley, the happenings of this year Bakrid were not as usual but specifically planned and executed to send certain signals to the new Governor..

The Tech Connect

More than 50,000 selfies of smiling faces, aspiring minds and vibrant campus community are the testimony to India’s underlying unity in diversity. Each of the selfies celebrates a harmonious and prosperous Bharat!..

Idea of Bharat: Nationalising Bharatiya Mind

Swaraj during the Independence Struggle was not limited to the ‘Self-Rule’. The ‘Swa’ in Swaraj also meant self-thinking based on civilisational wisdom. Despite many efforts during the Independence struggle, Bharatiya mind is still grappling with the colonial mindset. From global politics to family issues, everything is understood and interpreted from the Western prism. The liberals and the Communists take pride in denying everything that is Indic. On the other hand, common people who cherish and ..

64th Foundation Day of BMS Celebrated Across the Country

The BMS mainly observes six events in a year—Sarvapanth Samadar Diwas on March 25, foundation day on July 23, environment day on August 28, Vishwakarma Jayanti on September 17, Samarasata Diwas on October 14 and Swadeshi Diwas on December 6..

Corporate Social Responsibility is Good for Business: Suresh Prabhu

The Minister gave away CSR awards to winners under different categories: education, healthcare, skill development, women empowerment and livelihoods..