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A living document

Ram Madhav, September 9, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on September 9, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Soon we are going to move into the new Parliament building. The iconic old building was where 299 members of the Constituent Assembly of India toiled for over two […]

Modi’s Moment

Ram Madhav, September 7, 2023

(The article was originally published in OPEN Magazine on September 7, 2023. Views expressed are personal.) US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN was “disappointed” that Chinese President Xi Jinping is not attend­ing the G20 summit in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not be. Instead, he should now use the forum to effectively articulate his vision […]

Spirituality with Science

Ram Madhav, September 2, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on September 2, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Was it right for the ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 scientists’ team to visit temples? Wasn’t it against the scientific temper expected of them? Social media was agog with animated debates over […]

The new discourse of Global South

Ram Madhav, August 26, 2023

(The article was originally published in Indian Express on August 26, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) China is the world’s second most powerful nation. Yet, President Xi Jinping insisted at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg that it would be a part of the “developing world”. […]

Voice of Global South

Ram Madhav, August 19, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on August 19, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) In 2001, the global economics research head for Goldman Sachs, Terence James O’Neill, popularly known as Jim O’Neill, authored a paper titled, ‘The world needs better economic BRICs’. He […]

In It Together

Ram Madhav, August 18, 2023

(The article was originally published by OPEN Magazine on August 18, 2023. Views expressed are personal.) Caught between history, geography and demography, Manipur can achieve peace only by building trust. Peddling false narratives won’t help.  THE NORTHEASTERN STATE of Manipur witnessed a wave of ethnic violence in May this year that continued for several weeks. […]

Memories of Divison

Ram Madhav, August 12, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on August 12, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Two-Nation Theory was fragile and lacklustre. Intellectually, it was hollow and far removed from objective reality. Muslims lived all across India. There couldn’t have been a […]

J&K, like other states

Ram Madhav, August 5, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on August 05, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) If the head of an Indian state tells you that an INOX theatre, which also screens Hollywood movies, has been opened in the state capital, or that a new […]

From Delhi to Manipur

Ram Madhav, July 29, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on July 29, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first female created from clay. She was sent by the Greek god Zeus to the Titan Prometheus with a jar of evil […]

Upholders of Strategic Autonomy

Ram Madhav, July 22, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on July 22, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France to participate in the Bastille Day parade will be seen as an important milestone in the Indo-French relationship. Bastille Day is celebrated […]