Ram Madhav

Don’t Cry For Democracy

Ram Madhav, March 11, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on March 11, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Fareed Zakaria argues in Future of Freedom that democracies are hardly perfect and while there are many illiberal democracies, there are some that are excessively liberal. India is […]

Questions on Seattle

Ram Madhav, February 25, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on February 25, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) THE UNITED STATES of America is variously described as an “idea”, a “dream” or “a land of opportunities”. The American dream has attracted millions from across the world […]

The Road to India 2047

Ram Madhav, February 22, 2023

(The article was originally published in OPEN Magazine on February 22, 2023. Views expressed are personal.) “Jamsetji Tata was more than an industrialist—he was a nationalist with a fervour to see India ranked among the great nations of the world,” the Tata Group’s website proudly proclaims. It was this passion that drove the group from […]

How Woke Won: The Elitist Movement That Threatens Democracy, Tolerance and Reason

Ram Madhav, February 17, 2023

(The review was originally published by Chintan – India Foundation Blogs on February 17, 2023. Views expressed are personal.) Thirty years ago, in 1992, when some Hindu youths pulled down the Babri structure in Ayodhya, the liberal world was livid. Yet nowadays their own kith and kin in European capitals and American university campuses are […]

How Pakistan can fix itself

Ram Madhav, February 11, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on February 11, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) “We will eat grass, even go hungry,” Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, as foreign minister in Ayub Khan’s government in Pakistan, famously declared in 1964, insisting that his country would […]

A hit job that is a damp squib

Ram Madhav, January 28, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on January 28, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) At 100, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is facing its worst crisis of credibility. Proliferation of channels, disinterest in the government over budgetary spending, revenue losses and job […]

What the media has misunderstood about Mohan Bhagwat’s interview

Ram Madhav, January 14, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on January 14, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Most leaders reacted to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s interview without reading it. It was not only a comprehensive interview, but also a very forward-looking one. Partial reporting gave […]

2023: The year India may realise its global power aspirations

Ram Madhav, December 31, 2022

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on December 31, 2022 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) In September 2014, in his first meeting with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about making the US a principal partner “in the realisation of India’s […]

Atal Doctrine – Good Governance (Yogakshema) as Raj Dharma

Ram Madhav, December 25, 2022

(The article was originally published by Chintan – India Foundation Blogs on December 25, 2022. Views expressed are personal.) Atal Bihari Vajpayee – the very name invokes warm sentiments of goodwill across political and social spectrums. The world has seen many leaders. For some, leadership is a legacy handed down. They are born as leaders. […]

The Tawang scuffle: India is now prepared for China

Ram Madhav, December 17, 2022

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on December 17, 2022. Views expressed are personal.) The recent scuffle at Yangtse near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on December 9 was dubbed by many as the “new normal” for India in dealing with China on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). But is this really new? […]