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- Kalam Reluctant To Enter Fray (Tribune, T.R. Ramachandran, Jun 20, 2007)
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is believed to have conveyed to AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa over the telephone yesterday his reluctance to enter the Presidential fray.
- History, Abridged (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Jun 18, 2007)
Given how seriously the RSS insists that history is serious business, it is extraordinary that it should display such naiveté in dealing with a pretender claiming to possess science-backed historical insight.
- Anti-Modi Mla Gets Notice For Dissidence (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 18, 2007)
A BJP MLA who had said that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi was busy promoting himself at the cost of the BJP in the state has been served with a showcause notice and could be suspended soon.
- Mulayam’S Dilemma: To Back Bjp Or Defeat Cong? (Indian Express, ALKA PANDE, Jun 18, 2007)
Teaming up to declare themselves a non-Congress and non-BJP alternative, the eight-party grouping of regional parties, meeting in Chennai tomorrow, faces a predicament in deciding a strategy on the Presidential election.
- Ulfa Blames Rss-Backed Ngo For Bullut Blast (Indian Express, Samudra Gupta Kashyap, Jun 16, 2007)
A day after two people were killed in a blast at Bullut Bazar, a weekly market in a Muslim-dominated area of Kamrup district, the outlawed ULFA held the RSS responsible for the incident.
- Ulfa Blames Blast On Rss (Tribune, Bijay Sankar Bora, Jun 16, 2007)
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has accused hand of the Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS) behind June 13 bomb blast at a market near Hajo in Kamrup district in which 2 persons were killed and over 30 injured.
- More Sinha Than Sinned Against (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 13, 2007)
Yashwant Sinha's account of the time he spent in North Block is significant not only for what has been stated but also for what has not.
- Tada Court Again Postpones Verdict In Rss Office Bombing Case (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 12, 2007)
A designated TADA court on Monday once again put off the verdict in the 1993 case involving a bomb blast which killed 11 people at the RSS office here and fixed June 21 as the date of delivery of judgement.
- 'I Will Not Be Remote-Controlled Or Bullied By Anyone' (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Jun 12, 2007)
Goa's new Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, a former BJP man now with the Congress, spoke to Devika Sequeira of Deccan Herald about his political leanings and his plans for the state.
- One Millennium Of Unease (Pioneer, Surajit Dasgupta, Jun 11, 2007)
This book is not a generalised comment on the Hindu-Muslim equation. Nor is it a deliberate imposition of the inanely saccharine idea that everything was hunky dory between the two communities until the British came and vitiated our oh-so-innocent minds.
- Karan Singh Seeks To Neutralise Left (Pioneer, Santanu Banerjee, Jun 08, 2007)
As confusion prevailed in the UPA camp over the presidential nominee, one of the contenders, Karan Singh, met CPI general secretary AB Bardhan on Thursday in an apparent move to soften the Left parties' reported objection to his candidature.
- Quota Politics Dividing Society: Rss (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Jun 08, 2007)
As Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje's pre-election reservation promise to Gujjars backfired on the BJP, the RSS has flayed the quota system for Dalits, calling it a technique to divide society for power.
- Signalling A Wide (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Jun 06, 2007)
The BJP’s problem is not the Muslims or Christians whom it scorns; it is the Hindus it woos. India is not shining, but is very much on the move.
- God Is For All? (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Jun 02, 2007)
Saturday Special examines the issues behind the Kerala temples row. The priests dare the Communist Government to intervene, but the Achuthanandan regime, though willing to wound, prefers to postpone the moment to strike. At any rate, the educated . . .
- Resistance To Change (Pioneer, Udayan Namboodiri, Jun 02, 2007)
Watching Rahul Eshwar on TV last week holding forth on the virtues of "consensus" over legislation in settling whirlwind disputes over rights of temple entry, many people secretly congratulated India's temple orthodoxy for giving the Hindu-baiting . . .
- Rajnath Gives Home Turf To Jaitley, Ravi Gets Tn, Malhotra Loses Delhi (Pioneer, Rajeev Ranjan Roy, May 30, 2007)
The man who scripted victory for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Punjab would now revive the party's sagging fortunes in Uttar Pradesh, where the party suffered a debacle in the recently concluded Assembly polls.
- Caste Stalls Communalism (Asian Age, Kuldip Nayar, May 30, 2007)
When I said in the Rajya Sabha a few years ago that caste was bound to stall the spread of communalism one day, I did not know that this would happen in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.
- Secularism From A Christian Perspective (Asian Age, Seema Mustafa, May 28, 2007)
There are some books that do not make it to the better known list because of the inability of publishers to push it through the crowded and competitive publishing world, but that definitely deserve to be in the spotlights. John Dayalâ€™s A Matter . . .
- Two Parties Only (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, May 24, 2007)
Endorsing President Abdul Kalam’s call for evolving a two-party system in India, the Organiser’s editorial states, “India has two distinct ideological poles, represented by the BJP and the Congress.
- Are Puri, Sringeri, Dwaraka And Badri Acharyas Anti-National, Dr Mk? (New Indian Express, S Gurumurthy , May 21, 2007)
"Sethu critics anti-national, says MK." This is how a newspaper front-paged Dr M Karunanidhi's address at a public meeting in Chennai held in defence of the Sethu Samudram Project.
- A Void On The Right (New Indian Express, Swapan Dasgupta, May 21, 2007)
In a recent interview to Tehelka on his new book on post-Independence Indian politics, Ramachandra Guha mentioned in passing that whereas liberals and the Left play a meaningful role in the country’s intellectual and political . . . .
- Cong, Bjp Both At Fault (Pioneer, Swapan Dasgupta, May 21, 2007)
It should be a matter of utmost reassurance to Uttar Pradesh that the mother and son duo which owns the Congress merely blamed the party organisation for failing to translate the apparent goodwill and enthusiasm for the family into votes and seats.
- Bjp Decline, Congress-Style (Indian Express, Sanjay Kumar, May 19, 2007)
A serious analysis of the BJP’s debacle in UP must begin by noting what went right, or seemed to go right, with the party in this election.
- Beauty And The Beast (Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, May 17, 2007)
Who is Chandramohan Srilamantula? Is he such a famous artist that the entire art community is staging protests against his arrest? Actually, Chandramohan is only 23 and still a student, and it is his project work that’s made an impact far beyond . . .
- Uphill Task For Mayawati (Pioneer, Anuradha Dutt, May 17, 2007)
Stumped by the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party's victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, analysts have begun to reassess their view of the Dalit leader.
- In A Time Warp (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, May 17, 2007)
The BJP strategy was based on the presumption that the House would be hung and it could play the king-maker.
- ‘Bjp Failed To Convince People’ (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
Describing as "unexpected" the outcome of the just-completed Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Tuesday said that the party failed to convince the people of the state that they could be an alternative to the . . . .
- Clashes Between Sikh Sects Across Punjab (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, May 16, 2007)
Punjab exploded in a rage of protests on Tuesday as followers of Dera Sacha Sauda, a cult with a following large enough to help the Congress win 15-20 seats during the February Assembly elections, clashed with members of various Sikh groups for . . . .
- Parivar Bashing (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, May 16, 2007)
The latest issue of People’s Democracy is dedicated to 1857: ‘Understanding 1857, The Left perspective’.
- ‘Obscene’ Artist Freed As Outcry Gets Louder (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, May 15, 2007)
The Maharaj Sayajirao University student arrested for putting up allegedly obscene paintings was released today, but the art fraternity kept up the heat.
- Tolerance Begins In The Classroom (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, May 14, 2007)
It has been empirically verified that a child is likely to develop a healthy attitude of tolerance if he or she studies in a school where children of diverse socio-cultural and socio-religious groups are fully represented.
- Beyond Winners And Losers In U.P. (Hindu, Harish Khare , May 12, 2007)
The verdict will need to be understood in the larger context. The Uttar Pradesh voter has introduced a new element of clarity and unambiguity.
- Unexpected, Shocking: Rajnath (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, May 12, 2007)
Mayawati's anti-Mulayam credentials were stronger than ours: Arun Jaitley
Worst performance since 1989, when the BJP won in 57 Assembly constituencies
BJP projected itself as an alternative to the Samajwadi Party too late: Sushma Swaraj
- Bjp Defeat Cheers Left (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 12, 2007)
There was a stunning silence at the BJP's central office here as the UP Assembly election results decimated the saffron party.
- Bjp Stunned Over Up Poll Results (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 12, 2007)
There was a stunning silence at the BJP's central office here as the UP Assembly election results decimated the saffron party.
- Modi’S Gujarat Is A Blot On India, But Cong Won’T Move Against Him (Tribune, Kuldip Nayar, May 12, 2007)
The BJP should feel humiliated, if not ashamed, of what has overtaken the government in Gujarat.
- Right Awaits Its Moment (Pioneer, Swapan Dasgupta, May 10, 2007)
In a recent interview to Tehelka on his new book on post-Independence Indian politics, Ram Guha mentioned in passing that whereas liberals and the Left play a meaningful role in the country's intellectual and political discourse . . . .
- Up Chessboard’S Set Up (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, May 07, 2007)
BSP supremo Mayawati is at the pole position as the UP assembly election enters the last lap on Tuesday.
- Theocons And Theocrats (Pioneer, MV Kamath, May 07, 2007)
According to Phillips, the United States faces three major perils in the 21st century: Reckless dependence on shrinking oil supplies, reliance on borrowed money and religion getting increasingly radicalised. Americans are slowly moving . . . .
- All In The Family? (New Indian Express, Swapan Dasgupta, May 07, 2007)
From all accounts, the ongoing Assembly poll in India’s largest state is not going to be remembered as a landmark election.
- The Moderate Face (Asian Age, Editorial, The Asian Age, May 07, 2007)
Two years ago the RSS sarnsanghachalak K.S. Sudarshan had advocated that veteran BJP leaders Atal Behari Vajpayee and L.K. Advani should retire.
- 'Vajpayee Wants To Quit Active Politics' (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, May 03, 2007)
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who addressed an election rally in Uttar Pradesh as late as in the fourth phase of the assembly polls, has expressed his desire to quit active politics, says RSS mouthpiece "Panchjanya".
- Vajpayee Wants To Quit Active Politics (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, May 03, 2007)
Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee would like to quit active politics, according to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)’s mouthpiece, Panchjanya.
- Rss Calls Sikhism A Separate Religion In ‘Hindu Samaj’ (Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, May 03, 2007)
The RSS has described the Sikh faith as a separate religion belonging to “one great Hindu samaj”.
- Theocons And Theocrats (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 30, 2007)
According to Phillips, the United States faces three major perils in the 21st century: Reckless dependence on shrinking oil supplies, reliance on borrowed money and religion getting increasingly radicalised.
- Purohit's Revelation Of Rajiv-Rss Pact Leaves Cong Dumb (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 27, 2007)
Former Congress MP Banwarilal Purohit's statement about a secret pact between the Rajiv Gandhi Government and the RSS in 1989 to allow shilanyas and construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya has left Congressmen ducking for answers.
- Print Pick (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 26, 2007)
A film director asks Binod, who is a journalist in Bombay, to produce a portrait of a murdered girl — a poet killed by a politician by whom she is pregnant.
- A Pact Between Rajiv And Rss? (Times of India, CP Bhambhri, Apr 26, 2007)
In a startling disclosure, former Congress MP Banwarilal Purohit claimed on Wednesday that the government led by prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had forged a secret pact with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in 1989 to allow 'shilanyas' and construction of . . .
- Two-Man Army (Frontline, Venkitesh Ramakrishnan, Apr 25, 2007)
Veterans Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh do it for the BJP with a mix of opposition politics and Hindutva.
- Election Mantra (Tribune, S. Nihal Singh, Apr 24, 2007)
There comes a time in the life of a political party when it must stand up to be counted.
- The Idea Of Being Indian (Hindu, Mrinal Miri, Apr 24, 2007)
A critical examination of Golwalkar's thought and his legacy: his conception of Indianness
- Orientalist Confection (OutLook, DILEEP PADGAONKAR, Apr 23, 2007)
Sharma's study of Golwalkar's worldview shows beyond a shadow of doubt that it is the very antithesis of what holds us Indians together.
- Time For A Rethink On Reservation Issues (Deccan Herald, Firoz Bakht Ahmed, Apr 19, 2007)
The minorities should accept the challenges of a competitive life. A concerted affort must be made to give priority to education.
- Stern Action (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Apr 18, 2007)
The acts of extremism that Hindu right-wing groups have been unleashing on the public over the past week call for stern action. Diktats have been issued and mobs have gone on rampage in the name of defending Hindu values and Indian culture.
- In Silent Mode, Bjp Surges Ahead (Pioneer, Sidharth Mishra, Apr 15, 2007)
The improved performance of the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, which is taking pollsters by surprise, is not just fuelled by SIMI-Afzal-bashing, as a majority of analysts would like to believe.
- Uma Gives Bjp Right Of Way (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 14, 2007)
Uma Bharti today announced that she would withdraw all her party’s candidates from the Uttar Pradesh elections to prevent a split in the BJP’s votes.
- Uma Pulls Out Her Men For The Sake Of The Parivar (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 14, 2007)
The BJP’s most famous rebel, Uma Bharati, today decided to withdraw all her party candidates in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh elections.
- Who Will Be Our Next President? (Deccan Herald, Khushwant Singh, Apr 14, 2007)
To break the deafening silence, I blurted out : “Who do you think will be our next President? Kalam is due to retire in three months.”
- Koda Tests Water In Delhi (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 13, 2007)
Chief minister Madhu Koda today called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, amid speculation that the state is inching towards a spell of President’s Rule.
- In Heart Of Cong’S Muslim Bastion, Voters Prefer To Ride On Mulayam’S Cycle (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Apr 11, 2007)
Of the 25 odd seats that the Congress won in the 2002 Uttar Pradesh elections, the victory in Aligarh was arguably the most significant.
- Kerala’S Muslim Groups Unite Against Fundamentalist Ndf (Indian Express, RAJEEV P I, Apr 11, 2007)
For the first time, almost all Muslim political and community organisations of consequence in Kerala are burying their quarrels and are bonding to take on the National Development Front (NDF), the state’s powerful militant Islamic outfit now . . .
- Golwalkar’S Book (Tribune, Amulya Ganguli, Apr 11, 2007)
While lavishing praise on M.S.Golwalkar on the occasion of the centenary of his birth last year, the saffron brotherhood virtually contradicted its adulation . . .
- Cheap Charges (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Apr 11, 2007)
It is regrettable that Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala should have used his visit to New Delhi for the SAARC Summit to lodge complaints against "Hindu organisations" for fanning the Madhesi agitation in his country's southern districts.
- Don't Walk Away (Times of India, SWAGATO GANGULY, Apr 09, 2007)
The prime anarchist gesture of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, was to turn away from its governance the moment it came into being.
- 'Hindu Nationalism Has Changed... Sometimes Tactics May Affect Strategies' (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Apr 05, 2007)
The core ideas of Hindu nationalism have not changed over almost one hundred years. First, the Hindutva ideology has always been rooted in a deep sense of vulnerability of the majority community.
- ‘Rss View Of Hindu Rashtra An Anachronism’ (Deccan Herald, Editorial, The Deccan Herald, Apr 04, 2007)
Jyotirmaya Sharma, author of `Terrifying Vision', a book about MS Golwalkar of the RSS, in an interview with Deepak K Upreti of the Deccan Herald comments on the controversial legacy of the leader.
- Doing Business, With Help From Millions Of Friends (Hindu, John Naughton , Apr 02, 2007)
Does the networking phenomenon have anything to offer?
- Amazing Hypocrisy (Pioneer, Ajoy Bose, Apr 02, 2007)
Maharashtra Government's decision to withdraw sex education from schools is plain stupid, given the rise in HIV/AIDS cases
- Raje Raj (Indian Express, Coomi Kapoor, Apr 01, 2007)
Most chief ministers take the conventional route for raising funds, by holding road shows abroad for NRIs from their home state. Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje, has done one better.
- Blurring Identities (Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 31, 2007)
A FALLOUT of the naxalite violence in Chhattisgarh is the gradual loss of identity among Adivasi boys and girls. Tribal children who have either lost one or both parents in naxalite attacks, or whose parents have been lodged in Salwa Judum camps . . .
- No Clear Winner In Up (Pioneer, Kalyani Shankar, Mar 30, 2007)
Though it is premature to predict the results of Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, a fractured mandate is quite likely
- The Killing Of Gandhi: Clearing Away The Overlay (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 28, 2007)
The legacy of the man runs like a tangible thread of khadi ….under the Indian sun you can still feel the rough comfort of authentic homespun, under the seven veils of stifling hype flaunted as “Indianness”.
- Ndf Activists Attack Kottakkal Police Station; 27 Arrested (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 23, 2007)
Protest against arrest of NDF State president and former chairman
- Uma Hits At Cong Over Rahul's Babri Comment (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Mar 22, 2007)
Training guns on Congress, Bhartiya Janshakti (BJS) President Uma Bharti on Wednesday said the reported comment of MP Rahul Gandhi on Babri mosque demolition depicted the 'dynastic rule prevalent in the party'.
- Rss Leaders To Monitor Bjp Campaign In Up (Tribune, Satish Misra, Mar 17, 2007)
The BJP today unveiled its plan of using the RSS in a big way to win the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
- Holding The Centre (Telegraph, RAMACHANDRA GUHA , Mar 17, 2007)
For the past decade and more, the Republic of India has faced a strong threat from right-wing extremism.
- Temples In Malaysia (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Mar 15, 2007)
In an article that takes up the entire front and back page of the Organiser, editor R. Balashankar slams the Malaysian government for demolishing “thousands of Hindu temples” in the country over the years.
- Deconstructing Hindutva (Frontline, Ram Punyani, Mar 15, 2007)
A well-researched study of the politics of Hindutva.
- `We Can Continue Winning' (Frontline, Purnima S. Tripathi, Mar 14, 2007)
BHARATIYA Janata Party insiders say that the perception within the Sangh Parivar is that party president Rajnath Singh's standing as a national leader has risen after the BJP's electoral victories in Punjab and Uttarakhand.
- The Hedging Game (Telegraph, Swapan Dasgupta, Mar 09, 2007)
As a city of movers, shakers and fixers, Delhi is blessed with a sensitive antenna. For the past fortnight or so, those who make it their business to monitor such things have been reporting a new trend: the revival of interest in the Bharatiya . . .
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