Indian Womanhood: A Civilisational Perspective

Ram Madhav, May 9, 2017

Indian Womanhood: A Civilisational Perspective Mahatma Gandhi once said that for him true independence meant a day when a woman can go out on to the streets alone at midnight and roam around freely. Generally, it is understood as a statement with respect to the safety of women. It indeed was. For Gandhiji, security and […]

#TOIEditPage Three years down the line from 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP has emerged as the only true pan-national party

Ram Madhav, April 16, 2017

Courtesy – Times of India BJP is riding high on its recent successes, both in elections to state assemblies in February-March 2017 and in by-elections held this week to 10 assembly seats in eight states. Generally speaking, except for the three states of Bihar, Delhi and Punjab, BJP has been on a winning spree […]

#OpEd #IndianExpress New India, different China

Ram Madhav, April 13, 2017 Chinese reaction to the Dalai Lama visit to Tawang this time varied in tone and tenor from previous occasions. There are reasons for that Global Times, one of the most influential media organs in China, carried a provocative editorial on India last week in which it asked the rhetorical question: Is India capable of […]

Indian Express Op-Ed by Shri Ram Madhav : A different kind of change – The Modi government is making the people the real agents of transformation

Ram Madhav, April 6, 2017

  India is undergoing a major transformation. It is silent, and at the grassroots. In an earlier article I had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mission was not limited to mere reform. Reform is important. But Modi is on a higher trajectory. His vision is of total transformation. Thirty months down the line, every […]

Swami Vivekananda’s Vision Of Universal Religion And The West

Ram Madhav, January 21, 2017

The very name of Swami Vivekananda sends through us a stirring current of strength. “I am one of the proudest men ever born” he proclaimed while speaking about his Hindu roots, “but let me tell you frankly, it is not for myself, but on account of my ancestry.” Only the sinners live long, goes an adage. It […]

A different leader

Ram Madhav, September 30, 2016

In the last two years, the Indian army has repeatedly foiled attempts by Pakistan-sponsored terrorist groups to infiltrate into India. Ninety-seven terrorists were gunned down in 2015, of whom 59 were Pakistanis. The number has crossed 110 in the last eight months. Again 84 of them were of Pakistani origin. At least 17 attempts by […]

A people’s idea

Ram Madhav, December 29, 2015

“Ekah Shabdah Samyagjnatah Suprayuktah Loke Swarge cha Kamdhuk Bhavati” — one word used at the right time and right context will come in handy in this life and beyond. This Patanjali sutra aptly applies to the controversy over my views on Akhand Bharat. Something that was stated and restated several times before by several people […]

Bridging the trust deficit

Ram Madhav, September 16, 2015

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi yesterday (September 14) on a three-day bilateral visit, his first international visit after taking over as Prime Minister last month. Mr. Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) together with its allies secured a near-majority in the parliamentary election last month. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena engineered […]

A family gets together

Ram Madhav, September 16, 2015

The recent three-day meet of the leaders of the RSS and its affiliates has generated a lot of curiosity and controversy. The presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of his cabinet colleagues invited extra attention and ill-informed criticism. The RSS is a big and popular organisation. Hence, the attention and curiosity are understandable. […]

From New York to San Jose, Modi unites Indian diaspora

Ram Madhav, September 16, 2015

How well his outreach to the Indian diaspora translates into a foreign policy instrument depends on their effectiveness as pressure groups but Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to be on course to attain two other objectives: “Unite” the Indian community abroad, and “revive” their links with the motherland. Over 250 organisations of the Indian […]