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November 08, 2009

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Vol. LXI, No. 18, New Delhi, November 08, 2009

Swayamsevaks should reflect quality of Sangh training wherever they work—Mohan Bhagwat
By Pramod Kumar

RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat said the Sangh swayamsevaks should reflect the quality of Sangh training wherever they work. The Sangh is involved in man-making mission, he said and added that shakha is the basis of Sangh activity.    more >

India Battles to Win by Tarun Vijay released
Let Bharat remain Bharat only—Mohan Bhagwat


WHAT we need today is clarity of objective—whether we want to be America or China or anything else. We must develop our own identity based on our cultural roots like a tree that flourishes with its roots intact. We are Bharat and should remain Bharat only.    more >

Orissa land scam
Puri Temple land sold to Vedanta Foundation

By Deepak Kumar Rath

JUST when you thought that the people at large have become somewhat indifferent to exposes of corruptions and scams, comes the mother of all scams, leaving all and sundry in a state of utter shock. The sheer obduracy of Naveen Patnaik Government of Orissa to hurt the sentiments of crores of Hindus has left even the ...    more >

Take action against Love Jehad

WHAT is the lure of Love Jehad? The problem is old. But the terminology is new crediting its origins to some imaginative police officer in Kerala, who filed his affidavit in the High Court following a widespread commotion against an alleged sinister campaign by Kerala Islamists to convert non-Muslim women to Islam through deceptive love and marriage.    more >

Hindu Sangam in Jaipur
Hindutva is universal—Mohan Bhagwat

SANGH work is like sweetness of sugar that cannot be experienced without tasting it. Therefore, instead of trying to understand the Sangh from home, join its activities, as the whole world today needs Hindutva, the prime ideological source of RSS,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat.    more >

Grand welcome to Gou Gram Yatra in Uttarakhand
Each farmer should herd at least one cow—Swami Satyamitranand Giri

By Ravindra Saini

VISHWA Mangal Gou Gram Yatra reached Dehradun on October 10 and was extended warm welcome by thousands of people. The Yatra reached Parade Ground where it was welcomed by many eminent citizens and saints of the state.    more >

Sangh Samachar

A Case of Love Jehad?
Two years on, Madhumita is Zainab

From Our Correspondent

IN two years, Dr Madhumita Mishra has travelled a long way, from Ramanujan Guest House in Karol Bagh to a medical college in Andhra Pradesh. Her life has changed from being a Hindu Brahmin living with her family to living alone as Dr Zainab, a Muslim.    more >

Sarsanghachalak inaugurates Ekal Kumbh
By Vinod Bansal

SARSANGHCHALAK of RSS Shri Mohan Bhagwat inaugurated a massive Ekal Kumbh organised by Ekal Vidyalays in Delhi on October 30. More than 12,000 vanvasis & girivasis of Ekal Vidhyalaya assembled in Swarna Jayanti Park of Rohini in North west Delhi.    more >

India cuts down US lobbying Expenses

HAVING spent thousands of dollars for many quarters lobbying on bilateral ties and for the nuclear deal with the US, India has cut down on these expenses in the last quarter, even as neighbour Pakistan paid a higher quarterly bill for canvassing support for it in America.    more >

75th jayanti celeberations of Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal in the Greater Toronto

Dear Devotees,
I am happy to inform you that Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Kendra of GTA in association with Vaishno Devi Temple will be holding the 75th jayanti celeberation of the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakotipeetam H.H. Sri Jayendra Saraswath Swamigal It will be held on November 14, 2009 at Vaishno Devi Temple 3259 Regional Road #25, Oakville, Ontario, Phone: (905)825-4202.    more >

Silver jubilee function
Long overdue recognition to Heraka school

By A Correspondent

SEVENTY-two years after she was conferred the title of “Rani” by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for her fight against the British, and sixteen years after her death, Nagaland government has finally decided to do something to keep alive the memory of the late Rani Gaidinliu.    more >

13th Kochi International Book Festival to begin from November 27

THIRTEENTH Kochi International Book Festival (KIBF) will be organised at Ernakulathappan Ground in Kochi from November 27 to December 6. More than 250 exhibitors are expected to attract hundreds and thousands of book-lovers from all over the State.    more >

Gou Gram Yatra makes an impact in Himachal
By Ajai Srivastava in Shimla

THE people from all walks of life in Himachal Pradesh have shown their solidarity with the issue of cow protection and preservation of its Indian species. This was evident from the massive response to Vishwa Mangal Gou Gram Yatra in the rural and far flung areas as well as in cities.    more >

CPM, Congress at each other’s throat
Battles in volatile Kannur

By S Chandrasekhar

KANNUR, in extreme north Kerala, is the land of ‘Kalaripayattu’. It is also the killing field of CPM-RSS clashes and murders, where RSS has been resisting, for almost four decades, the CPM arrogance and hegemony of not allowing any other ideology to flourish.    more >

Prof Milind Marathe and Vishnudutt Sharma re-elected ABVP president and general secretary respectively

PROF Milind Marathe and Shri Vishnudutt Sharma were re-elected president and general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) respectively. The announce-ment to this effect was made by Dr Ram Naresh Singh, election officer, at ABVP central office in Mumbai recently.    more >

Policy for reducing global inequality
By Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala

DEVELOPING countries have to choose between two policies for reducing global inequality. One policy is of cooperation. Developing countries can hope for an increase in the growth rates of the developed countries.    more >

Spreading evangelism through gossip
From Bharat Kumar in Guwahati

WHILE taking treatment at Ernakulam, Kerala, I had a discussion with Shri ED Paul who is a resident of Kerala, aged about 60 years. He was in New Jersy, USA for seven years and was attending weekly church services in Malayalam language (of Kerala) there.    more >

Equal rights or special rights?
From ND Sarma in Guwahati

DR. Manmohan Singh, our Hon’ble Prime Minister, during his speech on the eve of Independence Day from Red Fort, New Delhi said, “The funds for special scheme taken-up for the development of minority concentration districts have been enhanced quite substantially this year.”    more >

Reminiscences of an ex-Marxist
VR Krishna lyer’s autobiography creates a flutter

By Sushama Kumar

VAIDYANATHAPURAM Rama Ayyar Krishna Iyer, known all over as VR Krishna Iyer, could be one of the rare species of public figures who begins his day by addressing a prayer meeting of the Sai Baba Trust, ...    more >

Cover Page
Thinking Aloud

How they lost and won Maharashtra
By Dr Jay Dubashi

THERE is no great mystery about the results of polls in three states, though, on the face of it, the results are surprising. Take Maharashtra, the biggest of the states that went to poll. Almost every type of calamity that could have befallen it did do so.    more >

Special Report

Story of flood-devastated Rajouli
The grand RSS work in flood-hit areas

By Vikrant Shah

THIS is a short story of Rajouli village. A story of devastation that can’t be comprehended through images and video footages. A story of people having lost every single thing they had in matter of hours.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Great Britain and the setting sun
By M.V. Kamath

TIME was when the sun never set on the British Empire, so wide it was so well-strung together. The British had a presence in every continent. And to think of the commonwealth! It was, in retrospect, something of a miracle.    more >

Special Report

Congressmen worried over the increasing Christian influence in the party
Andhra Chief Ministership tussle brings to fore the cleavage

By Anjoli Prahlad Roy

THE Hindu religious followers in Andhra Pradesh were expressing happiness and confidence after a five-and-half-year-long period when evengalists had a field-day in Andhra Pradesh. A Hindu segment within the state unit is putting pressure on the Congress high command to confirm K Rosaiah as Chief Minister even as the Christian lobby is actively canvassing for Jagan Reddy.    more >

Kids Org

The power of mantras
By Manju Gupta

AT one time Ayodhya was ruled by King Ambrish who decided to perform a big sacrifice to which the entire kingdom was invited. Just a day before the occasion, Lord Indra stole the animal to be sacrificed as he feared that King Ambrish would find favour with the gods.    more >

The bright constellation

ONCE Vishwamitra decided to go on mediation as he felt that by doing penance he could rid himself of his anger and jealousy. He prayed with full devotion and seeing his faith and diligence, the gods tired to break his concentration by enticing him with all kinds of attractions.    more >

Book Reviews By Vaidehi Nathan

A Mughal murder plot
The Englishman's Cameo, A Mughal Murder Mystery, Madhulika Liddle, Hachette India, Pp 281, Rs 295.00

A masterly thriller from Deaver
The Bodies Left Behind, Jaffery Deaver, Hachette India, Pp 500, Rs 295.00

An excellent study on the link between durg trade and terror
By Ashish Joshi
Seeds of Terror, Gretchen Peters, Hachette India, Pp 302, Rs 495.00

A guide to successful living
By Manju Gupta
The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence, Dr Robert Anthony, HarperCollins Publishers, Pp 181, Rs 199.00

A lesson in rural development
By Lokesh Kumar
Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South Asia, Neetu Gaur and Vijay Laxmi (Eds.) Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Pp 155, Rs 360.00, US $ 11.95

A Collection of good poetry
Bearings:Poems Karthika Nair, HarperCollins Publishers India, Pp 94, Rs 350.00


Decline of Indology in the West-IV
Western Indologists’ contributions

By Dr NS Rajaram

IT is interesting to contrast Witzel’s political campaigns against Max Müller’s. Where Max Müller hobnobbed with Indian and European aristocracy including princes and Maharajas, Witzel has had to content himself waiting on California schoolteachers and bureaucrats.    more >

Media Watch

The veterans of Indian media

IT is always a pleasure to know that there are friends in the profession who have outlived the Biblical threescore and ten years of existence to enter into their nineties. Shri Khushwant Singh is in his nineties and going strong, ...    more >

A Page From History

There was a time when Tibet ruled China
By Arabinda Ghose

IT is most disconcerting for any Indian to watch the Government of India reacting in an abject manner to the objections by China to the visit by our Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh visiting Arunachal Pradesh as if this country is a client state of China.    more >

Open Forum

UPA is hampering the long-term growth of India
The true picture of maneconomics

By VK Singh

AGRICULTURE is the predominant occupation in India, accounting for 60 per cent of employment, service sector makes up 28 per cent and industrial sector 12 per cent. In terms of output, the agricultural sector accounts for 28 per cent...    more >

Readers’ Forum

Trauma faced by freshers in colleges (Organiser, 13-9-2009);
Author Name Comes here

The author has hit the nail on the head, but not very strongly. What are the parents of these raggers doing to keep their children under discipline? Don’t they have any responsibility to the children once they are sent to the high school and colleges?    more >

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