Because India Comes First

Ram Madhav, May 18, 2014

(Published in Indian Express on 17-05-14) A historic election has come to an end. The BJP started its journey three decades ago with the slogan of “United India-Strong India”. The challenge came from not just the divisive politics of caste and religion but also a formidable section of the intelligentsia. It is the journey of […]

Modi and the Migrants

Ram Madhav, May 13, 2014

The issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators is a vexed one. It evokes sharp reactions everytime some reference is made to it by any leader. This time too when Narendra Modi, the BJP’s Prime Minister candidate raised this issue during the election campaign scorn was poured out on him. Mamta Benarjee and some other political leaders on […]

The Four Failures – Henderson Brooks – P.S. Bhagat Report

Ram Madhav, March 20, 2014

Brooks-Bhagat Report – Naiveté and Foolishness of the Indian Leadership When the news of the leak of Henderson Brooks Report tumbled out in the media, the Congress Party’s reaction was that there was no mention of Prime Minister Nehru’s name in that and hence he shouldn’t be blamed for whatever had happened then. This is […]

India has a moral commitment on Tibet – Part 1 & 2

Ram Madhav, August 4, 2013

India has a moral commitment on Tibet – I Ram Madhav The govt has to be firm with China Not Freeze; But Actively Discuss Border   In 1980 when Deng Xiaoping suggested sector-wise approach to resolving the border conflict between India and China it was presumed that he was only resuming Zhou’s line. However when […]

Chinese Aggression – India’s Response

Ram Madhav, May 6, 2013

The Chinese had come in, pitched their tents for almost three weeks well inside the Indian territory – initially it was said that they had come in some 10 KMs inside and later announced that it was 19 KMs – and after three futile flag meetings they themselves have withdrawn, as per the latest media […]


Ram Madhav, May 2, 2013

RAASHTRAM – SPIRITUAL-ETHICAL CONCEPT OF NATIONHOOD   Paper Presented at 2nd ASSE International Conference on Nation, Nationality, Nationhood: What is in the Name? On 2–3 May 2013 at Tirana, Albania     ABSTRACT   Nation, nationalism and nationhood are relatively new concepts as far as the West is concerned. It was in the 18th and […]


Ram Madhav, March 28, 2013

BODU BALA SENA – A NEW BUDDHIST MOVEMENT IN SRI LANKA Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) – a Buddhist organisation many wish to call as Right or Ultra Right – is a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka. One may prefer to brand them in any manner one would like to. But the fact remains that this […]

Tackling Terrorism: Soft State or Absent State?

Ram Madhav, February 28, 2013

(Article written in 2009) Have you seen the visuals of the aftermath of the Mumbai blasts? One feels ashamed at the sight of people – dead and injured – being carried on simple blankets and gunny sheets by ordinary citizens in a most rudimentary manner. Contrast it with similar visuals elsewhere in the world when […]