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October 17, 2010

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Vol. LXI, No. 15, New Delhi, October 17, 2010

Interview with RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi
It is a historic verdict. It has vindicated our faith

To answer many questions upper most in the national psyche the Organiser Editor Dr R Balashankar elicited the views of the RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Suresh Joshi. The RSS leader in his inimicable, frank and forthright style clarified the position. This is a call to accomplish a national mission, a call for cooperation, coexistence and harmony. Excerpts.    more >

Live telecast of Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwatji's Vijayadashami speech on Sadhna TV

SADHNA TV will telecast the Vijayadashami speech of RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat live on October 17 from Nagpur.    more >

Pravasi Bharatiya
OFBJP leads a huge rally in Washington DC to protest Islamic terror in Kashmir

SCORES of young displaced Kashmiri Hindu children led a huge demonstration organised by Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) outside Indian Embassy in Washington DC on October 2, 2010 to protest the Islamic terror in autonomy to Kashmir.    more >

Thousand years of grandeur

MILLENNIUM is a long time, even in the clock of the history of a civilization that is many millennia old. The grand Brhadeesvara temple in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu celebrated its 1000th year of consecration on September 25.    more >

The Arabs have the US over the oil slick
By Dr R Balashankar

MITCHELL Bard’s The Arab Lobby is a disturbing reading. The facts in the book, an outcome of years of research, disturb the peace of mind, because it speaks of an invisible alliance of seemingly disparate interests and groups working in the US.    more >

Vatican Bank under investigation for money laundering
By Justin Rohrlich

ITALIAN authorities have frozen $30 million from the Vatican bank, officially known as the Istituto per le Opere di Religione, or, The Institute for Works of Religion, and are investigating bank Chairman Ettore Gotti Tedeschi and director-general Paolo Cipriani after the Guardia di Finanza spotted two suspicious transfers — one to the Frankfurt office of JPMorgan and one to Banca del Fucino.    more >

Sangh Samachar

The Silicon Valley Indian community says ‘NO’ to UPA efforts on compromise of AFSPA

AFSPA Indo American community in the Silicon Valley implores the Government of India to take firm steps in Kashmir and not to compromise Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)    more >

Quest for unexplored tribal world
Workshop on janajati faith of North-East

By Jyoti Lal Chowdhury, Silchar

A three day workshop on ‘Philosophy and spirituality of eternal, primordial religion and culture and the janajati people of north-east India’ organised by Janajati Faith and Culture Protection Forum will be held at Guwahati.    more >

Money-Laundering Inquiry Touches Vatican Bank
By Rachel Donadio

ROME — Italian monetary authorities said Tuesday that they had impounded $30 million from the Vatican bank and placed its top two officers under investigation in connection with a money-laundering inquiry.    more >

32 Durga Puja Committees suspend Puja in Deganga to protest riots
By Asim Kumar Mitra

THE one-sided riot in Deganga under the district of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, on September 6, 2010, is still haunting the Hindus of the area. Many are yet to return home. Burnt and destroyed houses are yet to be rebuilt.    more >

Big howlers in NCERT textbooks
By Himanshu Shekhar Jha

WHEN we enter the NCERT Campus at Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, the first thing which strikes us as a glaring mistake is the wrongly spelt Hindi word Rashtreeya displayed on the big board at its gate. The spelling of Rashtreeya is a common error in Hindi.    more >

Prasar Bharati and the run of official news

THE Hindu recently (September 19) carried a full-page article on Prasar Bharati, wondering whether the Government of India can really afford to run the organisation.    more >

News Analysis
RSS sets the tone for public discourse on Ayodhya
By Shyam Khosla

Arif Mohammed Khan, a noted thinker, author and former Union Minister, had an informal interaction with 50+ intellectuals belonging to the Muslim community at Jaipur the day after the Ayodhya verdict.    more >


The Moving Finger Writes

India: A nation under siege
By MV Kamath

OVER six decades after Independence, isn’t it time to ask ourselves where we are heading as a nation? Is there any answer?    more >

Think It Over

The past haunts the Vatican
By MSN Menon

THE Pope is in the confessional. The church has much to confess — 2000 years of mistakes and crimes. The burden of the guilt is too heavy to bear.    more >

Kids’ Org

The taming of demon Hidimb
By Manju Gupta

AS told in the epic Mahabharata, the Kauravas turned out the Pandavas from their kingdom and left them to wander through the forest.    more >


Odds on India, the superpower race with China
An involving exercise in intellectualism

By MV Kamath
Super Power? The Amazing Race Between China’s Hare and India’s Tortoise; Raghav Bahl; Penguin, Allen Lane; Pp 242, Rs 699.00

An inspiring story of struggle and success
Koni: The Story of a Champion, Moti Nandy, Hachette India, Pp 185 (PB), Rs 195.00

Queen Victoria and her Indian servant
Victoria & Abdul, Shrabani Basu; Rupa & Co, Pp xii+229 (HB), price not mentioned

Full length masterly action in heist and vanish
Vanished, Joseph Finder, Hachette India, Pp 471(PB), Rs 275.00

A gripping saga set in a conflict zone
The Dealer and the Dead, Gerald Seymour, Hachette India, Pp 458 (PB), Rs 295.00

Arif ’s thoughtful, moderate, passionate views on issues confronting us
By Ashish Joshi
Text and Context: Quran and Contemporary Challenges, Arif Mohammed Khan, Rupa, Pp 306 (HB), Rs 395.00

A journey through 50 classics
By Tej N Dhar
Classics: From the Iliad to Midnight’s Children Jane Gleeson-White; Orient Publishing, Pp 254 (PB), Rs 295.00

A strategy for growth
By Manju Gupta
Strategies for Achieving Sustained High Economic Growth: The Case of Indian States, Kaliappa Kalirajan, Richard T Shand and Shashanka Bhide, Sage Publications, Pp 223 (HB), Rs 595.00

The mirth of reading Shakespeare abridged
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare, E. Nesbit, Hachette India, Pp 250 (PB), Rs 195.00,

Gill’s memorable experiences in the Himalayas
Himalayan Wonderland: Travels in Lahaul and Spiti Manohar Singh Gill, Penguin Viking, Pp. xx+268 (HB), price not mentioned

Economy Watch

The economics of Loharinagpala hydro project
By Dr Bharat Jhunjhunwala

UNION Government has cancelled the Loharinagpala hydroelectric scheme on Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand in view of the faith of the people towards River Ganga. This line of argument, however, assumes that there exists a conflict between body and soul. Such is not the case.    more >


Disconnecting OBC from casteism is the Constitutional mandate
By Justice (Retd.) Dr M Rama Jois

AT the outset it should be stated that it is indisputable that reservation in favour of Other Backward Classes (OBCs for short) namely other than Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes as permissible under clause (4) of Article 15 ...    more >

Readers’ Forum

Ramjanmabhoomi Restored,
—ISHAN, Begaluru

Kudos to Organiser for bringing the issue on Ramjanmabhoomi dated 10.10.2010. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has given a secular and impartial verdict in connection with Ayodhya issue. By dividing the disputed land among the Hindus, Muslims and the Nirmohi Akhara and saying that the place of makeshift temple of Sri Ram belongs to the Hindus—    more >

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