Ram Madhav

Decoding Sengol, the Sacred Sceptre

Ram Madhav, May 26, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 26, 2023 and in the print edition on May 29,2023. Views expressed are personal.) By now, the people of India have become familiar with the extensive history of “Sengol”, the sacred sceptre. Once a part of the regalia of royalty in the ancient West, it […]

From Karnataka to Manipur, Hindutva doesn’t lose — it wins or learns

Ram Madhav, May 20, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 20, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) A young priest from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the new Hindutva icon in the country. He claims that his mission is to build a Hindu […]

Peace, Prosperity, Partnership for a Resilient Future

Ram Madhav, May 13, 2023

(Text of Dr Ram Madhav’s Curtain Raiser Address at the Inaugural Session of the 6th Indian Ocean Conference – IOC 2023 – in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 12-13, 2023) Namaskar, Good Evening and Shubho Sandhya! Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to the 6th edition of the annual Indian Ocean Conference, hosted by India Foundation, New […]

A New Frontier for Regional Cooperation

Ram Madhav, May 12, 2023

(The article was originally published by The Daily Star on May 12, 2023 . Views expressed are personal.) This confluence of two mighty oceans connected by the Straits of Malacca has become the most happening region in the world in the 21st century. Indo-Pacific is the flavour of the season. With the emergence of the Quadrilateral […]

Building a partnership of equals with the US

Ram Madhav, May 6, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 6, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) During a recent visit to an East Asian country, I had the opportunity to meet a senior minister who asked me an interesting question: “Will India lead us?” […]

All NCERT has done is present the facts about Gandhi’s assassination

Ram Madhav, April 22, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on April 22, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It was afternoon time on December 23, 1926, in Delhi. Swami Shraddhanand, a senior Congress leader and a colleague of Gandhi, had just returned from a long trip […]

The Caste Conundrum

Ram Madhav, April 16, 2023

(The article was originally published by OPEN Magazine on April 16, 2023 . Views expressed are personal.) BR Ambedkar insisted that wherever Indians go, caste follows. It may not be completely untrue. Over centuries, caste has got deeply entrenched in the Indian psyche. It is also true that some sort of a caste identity pervades […]

Maps that deceive

Ram Madhav, April 8, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on April 8, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) “ALL WARFARE is based on deception”, Sun Tzu, the famed Chinese military strategist averred in his treatise. Deception is integral to the Chinese leadership’s machinations. India has been […]

The Indo-Pacific Region: ASEAN Centrality and the Role of India

Ram Madhav, March 28, 2023

Text of Dr Ram Madhav’s address at the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics in Hanoi on the theme of “The Indo-Pacific Region: ASEAN Centrality and the Role of India” delivered on March 28, 2023.  Good Afternoon! I am delighted to be here in Vietnam, a dear friend of India for millennia. India and […]