Articles

Lohia’s Lessons for Nitish

Ram Madhav, November 11, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on November 11, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stirred a hornet’s nest before apologising for his crass comments in the Bihar Assembly over the man-woman relationship. It is very sad to see […]

No Compromise with Terror

Ram Madhav, November 4, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on November 04, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) India’s abstention at the UN over the Gaza-related resolution raised some eyebrows especially since it despatched humanitarian aid to the region around the same time. An Indian Air Force […]

Bhagwat’s Mantra for Bharat

Ram Madhav, October 28, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on October 28, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat’s address at the annual Foundation Day function in Nagpur on Vijaya Dashami earlier this week provides significant insights into the organisation’s thinking about contemporary issues […]

At Stake for Israel

Ram Madhav, October 21, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on October 21, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It has been two weeks since the deadly attack by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas resulted in the death of hundreds of Israelis on Sukkot — a Jewish harvest […]

Babasaheb’s Conversion

Ram Madhav, October 14, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on October 14, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Sixty-seven years ago, on October 14, 1956, just seven weeks before his demise, B R Ambedkar — architect of the Indian Constitution and leader of the Depressed Classes — […]

Leading the Global South

Ram Madhav, October 13, 2023

(The article was originally published in OPEN Magazine on October 13, 2023. Views expressed are personal.) TWENTY-TWO YEARS AGO, in 2001, when Terence James O’Neill, popularly known as Jim O’Neill, authored a paper titled ‘The World Needs Better Economic BRICs’ and predicted that the four emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India and China—would register GDP growth that […]

Rahul Gandhi doesn’t get Hinduism

Ram Madhav, October 6, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on October 6, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It was interesting to read Rahul Gandhi’s soliloquy on Hinduism and its inner meaning in these pages last week. He articulated a version of Hinduism centred around his pet […]

Gandhi and Ambedkar, Then and Now

Ram Madhav, September 30, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on September 30, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Gandhi is indispensable. You may love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. Escorting the world leaders attending the G-20 summit to the Gandhi Smriti, the black […]

Ball Is In Canada’s Court

Ram Madhav, September 23, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on September 23, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, is a troubled man these days. Domestic unpopularity and international marginalisation are haunting him. Ten years ago, when he rose to the leadership […]

Misreading Hinduism

Ram Madhav, September 16, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on September 16, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Hindu- or Sanatan-phobia, which the Hindu American Foundation in the US describes as a “set of antagonistic, destructive, and derogatory attitudes and behaviours” towards Sanatan Dharma, is a disorder […]