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 […]

On a Mission to Realise Bapu’s Vision

Ram Madhav, August 18, 2015

Prime Minister Modi spoke about corruption-free India in this year’s Independence Day address. He compared it with termites in our homes that require action at multiple levels. We have to give many injections at many places, he said. He was probably suggesting that besides government, people too have to play a role in uprooting corruption […]

A need for vigilance

Ram Madhav, June 30, 2015

Emergency may not return in the same form, but we need to guard against illiberal tendencies. The Emergency wouldn’t really have mattered to a 10-year-old boy like me in 1975, but for my father’s arrest under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) in the early hours of June 26. He was a senior Jana […]

Two suns in the East

Ram Madhav, May 13, 2015

As Modi visits Beijing, let’s remember there is space for both India and China’s ambitions as global powers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping are making sincere efforts to take India-China bilateral relations to a new high. Their sincerity can be gauged from the fact that Xi decided to visit India in September […]