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Healing touch, not propaganda

Ram Madhav, July 15, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on July 15, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S intervention in what is India’s internal matter, the violence in Manipur, is bound toruffle many feathers in the country. In a session at Strasbourg in France […]

Reckoning for Multiculturalism

Ram Madhav, July 8, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on July 8, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) France is the land of revolutions. We know of three revolutions, in 1789, 1830 and 1848. But there were many short, “near-revolutions” too. They were not peaceful. They involved a […]

National Research Foundation: Preparing for the new revolution

Ram Madhav, July 1, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) Not many would have understood the significance of the Narendra Modi government’s decision to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF) with the stated aim to “seed, grow and promote research and […]

When PM Modi meets President Biden

Ram Madhav, June 17, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on June 17, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) There is palpable excitement on both sides over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US next week. He will be among the few dignitaries to get the […]

Dharmocracy, the Indian version of democracy

Ram Madhav, June 2, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on June 2, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) “2023 BC” – blared the headline of an English daily published from Kolkata. It had a picture of the saints of the Adheenams from Tamilnadu standing in the […]

Decoding Sengol, the Sacred Sceptre

Ram Madhav, May 26, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 26, 2023 and in the print edition on May 29,2023. Views expressed are personal.) By now, the people of India have become familiar with the extensive history of “Sengol”, the sacred sceptre. Once a part of the regalia of royalty in the ancient West, it […]

From Karnataka to Manipur, Hindutva doesn’t lose — it wins or learns

Ram Madhav, May 20, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 20, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) A young priest from Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the new Hindutva icon in the country. He claims that his mission is to build a Hindu […]

A New Frontier for Regional Cooperation

Ram Madhav, May 12, 2023

(The article was originally published by The Daily Star on May 12, 2023 . Views expressed are personal.) This confluence of two mighty oceans connected by the Straits of Malacca has become the most happening region in the world in the 21st century. Indo-Pacific is the flavour of the season. With the emergence of the Quadrilateral […]

Building a partnership of equals with the US

Ram Madhav, May 6, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on May 6, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) During a recent visit to an East Asian country, I had the opportunity to meet a senior minister who asked me an interesting question: “Will India lead us?” […]

All NCERT has done is present the facts about Gandhi’s assassination

Ram Madhav, April 22, 2023

(The article was originally published by Indian Express on April 22, 2023 as a part of Dr Madhav’s bi-weekly column titled ‘Ram Rajya’. Views expressed are personal.) It was afternoon time on December 23, 1926, in Delhi. Swami Shraddhanand, a senior Congress leader and a colleague of Gandhi, had just returned from a long trip […]