Articles

Hindu-Muslim unity: A lofty ideal

Ram Madhav, July 12, 2021

While Hindus, Muslims and Christians reaffirm their commitment to tolerance and religious freedom, the majority still prefer to confine their relations in marriage and friendship to their co-religionists only. In an engaging study on the religious-political reality of America, renowned journalists John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge concluded in their book The Right Nation that the […]

Red Star Rising

Ram Madhav, July 3, 2021

A hundred years since its foundation, CPC’s ambitions threaten to jeopardise democracies the world over Four years after the so-called Third Reich was founded, Adolf Hitler delivered a long victory speech before the German Reichstag on January 30, 1937. He attributed the success of the National Socialist movement to his own leadership, which was ascribed […]

Bridging Kashmir’s ‘dil ki duri’ with Delhi

Ram Madhav, June 25, 2021

Kashmiris have been fed on the staple of special status, autonomy, and similar rhetoric for decades. There will continue to be the echoes of it for some more time. But, broadly, the urge today is for restoration of political authority Kashmiris have been fed on the staple of special status, autonomy, and similar rhetoric for […]

Celebrating Yoga – For a Better World

Ram Madhav, June 21, 2021

There will be occasions in history when humanity yearns for transformative ideas and revolutionary action. Covid pandemic, like the great wars of the last century, was one such moment in recent history when the gross failure of the existing socio-political systems was acutely felt by the humanity. Post the pandemic, the world will look for […]

The Sangh and Modernity

Ram Madhav, June 18, 2021

RSS is an idea that is still evolving THE RASHTRIYA SWAYAMSEVAK Sangh (RSS) is difficult to understand and easy to misunderstand. Founded in 1925 and nearing its centenary, it is still growing. Very few non-governmental organisations survive for such a long time. It remains an enigma to many. It has its detractors, mainly among the […]

G7 needs a reset. It must reflect the world of today

Ram Madhav, June 11, 2021

In his final year in office, the outspoken United States (US) President Donald Trump found G7 to be an “outdated group of countries” In his final year in office, the outspoken United States (US) President Donald Trump found G7 to be an “outdated group of countries”. He was forthright in his denunciation, saying “I don’t […]

The Falcon Has Landed

Ram Madhav, June 10, 2021

Learning from the past, a matured India knows how to deal with China firmly Come July 1, the Chinese Communist Party – CCP would be completing 100 years. Started at Shanghai in 1921 the Party had grown all-powerful under Mao in the initial two decades and again under President Xi in the last decade. One […]

Times face-off: Is Central Vista an ill-timed vanity project or a much-needed makeover

Ram Madhav, May 28, 2021

The overnight transformation of Nehru-Gandhi parivar bhakts into Lutyens’ bhakts is quite intriguing. Their opposition to the Central Vista Project on the facile grounds that many ‘heritage’ buildings in the Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone (LBZ) are being destroyed is totally misplaced.  The Lutyens’ Bungalow Zone that houses government offices including Rashtrapati Bhavan was developed by Edward Lutyens over […]