Ram Madhav

Bracing for New Hurdles

Ram Madhav, June 22, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on June 22, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It is a travesty that those who lost the election are in a celebratory mood while those who won are sombre. The Congress, that touched its lowest tally in […]

Misreading Bhagwat

Ram Madhav, June 21, 2024

(The article was originally published in OPEN Magazine on June 21, 2024. Views expressed are personal.) DEFINE YOUR WORDS, Jesus appealed to Pontius Pilate, before we engage in an argument. Words carry different meanings for different people. They are understood differently in different contexts too. That’s why the great Indian grammarian Panini advises: “Ekah Shabdah […]

The Relevance Challenge

Ram Madhav, June 15, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on June 15, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) THE GROUP OF Seven countries (G7) began its summit meeting at Puglia in southern Italy on the Mediterranean coastline on predictable lines. On the first day of the summit, […]

A Mandate for Humility

Ram Madhav, June 7, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on June 08, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It took me some time to reflect on the results of the Lok Sabha elections. As someone who has overseen at least a dozen elections, both at the Centre […]

The World and Modi 3.0

Ram Madhav, June 1, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on June 01, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) AT A CONFERENCE in the European Parliament earlier this week, I noticed an interesting trend among some European political thinkers. There is palpable worry and deep distress that the […]

The Kite-Flying about RSS

Ram Madhav, May 25, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on May 25, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Buddhists and Hindus recently celebrated Buddha Purnima, birth anniversary of the great spiritual leader and social reformer born some three millennia ago. “Imagine there were a man struck by […]

Please Choose Wisely

Ram Madhav, May 18, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on May 18, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT, a celebrated US president, had once cautioned that “democ-racy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely”. Poll-time rhetoric from political […]

The Indian Reality – Changing Narratives, Shifting Perceptions

Ram Madhav, May 12, 2024

Second in the series of Dr Madhav’s musings, The Indian Reality – Changing Narratives, Shifting Perceptions is the story of the new reality that has overtaken countries and populations. The diversified agendas of altered societies call for newer understanding and discourses. This has also enthused a new wave of excitement in India too. The last decade was witness […]

At Ease with Diversity

Ram Madhav, May 11, 2024

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on May 11, 2024 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) EVA VLAARDINGERBROEK, A young conservative political activist from the Netherlands, has become famous after YouTube decided to pull down a video of her speech at a recent Conservative Political […]