Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Now, Goa BJP feels RSS heat over mother tongue, asks Delhi for help
Mon, May 02, 2016

"Primary education should be in the mother tongue,” Krishna Raj Narsinh, Uttar Goa RSS sanchalak, told The Indian Express.

Scheduled Caste Commission report: ‘SCs don’t get SC funds’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Of the Rs 80,310 crore the 26 states allotted to SCSP schemes in 2012-13, when the UPA government was in power at the Centre, Rs 61,480 crore was spent.

The Bastar tragedy, farce
Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Truth is the first casualty in this war

What do left leaning Richa Singh and right wing Kundanika Sharma have in common? The Samajwadi Party
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Last week, both women deserted their long-held affiliations and joined another camp —- the Samajwadi Party.

Cultural institutions were in ruins, gave them new life: Mahesh Sharma
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Sharma asserted that his ministry had given a facelift to cultural institutions that were in total ruins before the BJP government came to power.

‘Marx, Hegel Not Ambedkar’s Gurus’: RSS says Ambedkar admired Indian culture, talked about its unity
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

Over the last few years, the RSS has repeatedly described Ambedkar as a Hindu leader who had been proud of the country’s culture.

Among Dalits, a restlessness mainstream parties choose to ignore
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

A hundred years after Babasaheb, most SCs assert their welfare impossible in Hindu fold

The Word Became Flesh
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

A translation of Ashok Vajpeyi’s poems reveals his faith and an awareness of his failures.

Those who consider India their bhogbhumi, refuse to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: RSS
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Joshi’s comment comes days after a statement issued by the RSS farmers’ wing quoted Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat as saying that nobody should be “forced” to say Bharat Mata Ki Jai.

Hindi Made Easy
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

Popular Hindi literature is on the resurgence — at bookshops and at lit fests. Why, then, has it been unable to shrug off the charge that this is a reign of mediocrity?

Over 100 blows old, Article 356 is a hammer that all govts love
Tue, Mar 29, 2016

The determination of breakdown of constitutional machinery may be done by the President at any time, either upon receipt of a report from the Governor, or suo motu.

Bharat Mata: From freedom struggle metaphor to patriotism’s litmus test
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

The second was the modernist M F Husain, whose painting of Bharat Mata was banned and trashed — and he was forced to spend his last years outside his country.

At tailoring hub: ‘RSS bina knicker ke kaisa lagega?’
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

At the kendra, which also stitches kurtas, jackets and white shirts, Radheshyam is curious about the decision, like the other 54 employees.

What Deendayal Upadhyaya wrote on tolerance, mob rule and autocracy
Mon, Mar 14, 2016

From Upadhyaya’s own words, it appears that he thought of “Integrated” as part of ancient Indian thought, and not as something he devised or propounded.

We have no right to hurt feelings… Hindus, Muslims belong to India: MoS Ram Shankar Katheria
Tue, Mar 08, 2016

JNU is prestigious, its dignity will never be belittled, Union minister tells The Indian Express.

Victory for BJP in Kanhaiya speech, says Arun Jaitley
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

"A new trend has started. Some people want to hold an event to commemorate Yakub Memon and some to commemorate Afzal Guru. These people used to comprise a small section of jihadists and a big group of Maoists," said Jaitley.

Ensure BJP rules for 25 years, will make Bharat Mata a Vishwa Guru: Amit Shah
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

BJP chief Amit Shah attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over ‘anti-national’ slogans. He praised PM Narendra Modi who wears a tilak.

Watch: Minister VK Singh targets Kanhaiya, says his icon Rohith ‘supported Yakub’
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

V K Singh called upon the youth workers to spread nationalism and tell people how to take the country ahead when "fissiparous forces" are at work.

BJP MP who rallied Dalits in Agra is prime accused in anti-Dalit riots
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

Babu Lal, who sought to rally the Dalit community with his speech, is also a prime accused in one of the worst cases of violence against Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

Chorus against MoS Katheria’s hate speech: ‘BJP eyeing UP polls’
Wed, Mar 02, 2016

Seeking to clarify his position, Katheria said, "I had not taken the name of any community."

AUDIO: Muslims warned of ‘final battle’ at Sangh Parivar meeting, MoS Katheria says ‘we’ve to show our strength’
Tue, Mar 01, 2016

BJP MP, MLAs at meet; Muslims called “traitors”, “demons”, Hindus told to pick up “guns” for polls

Partition, Babri, now, our most polarised years: Chidambaram
Sat, Feb 27, 2016

At the launch of his new book, Chidambaram spoke on the JNU debate and GST Bill.

Parliament watch: Quoting wisdom from 40 BC, misquoting Kashmiri poet
Thu, Feb 25, 2016

This widely quoted statement of Cicero was perhaps made in the Roman parliament around 40 BC in response to the attempts of Roman senator Lucicus Catiline to overthrow the Republic.

Certain things are not scientific, but give happiness to people: Jaya Kumar
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Secy general of RSS science wing tells ASHUTOSH BHARDWAJ what it stands for

Deoband bypoll: If I get elected, they will feel our terror, says BJP leader Rampal Singh
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

BJP says election a fight between Hindus and Muslims.

‘Embers from Muzaffarnagar made Narendra Modi PM,’ says BJP leader
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The sharp communal overtones in the campaign has triggered concern among voters, including BJP supporters.

He made mistakes, so did I: President Pranab Mukherjee on Rajiv Gandhi
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee admitted to "have sensed Rajiv' Gandhi's growing unhappiness and hostility" of those around him before he was ousted from his Cabinet.

Upper castes commit atrocities, force SCs to commit suicide: P L Punia
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

He also demanded that Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya should be tried for abetment of suicide.

Declassified Netaji Files: Nephew trashes crash theory
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

‘There was no aircrash on Aug 18, 1945. How could Netaji have died in it’

Declassified Netaji files: Centre rejected probe reports twice, to assert ‘Bose dead’
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

The declassified files were released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Bose’s birth anniversary, at the National Archives Saturday. Bose’s family members were present on the occasion.

Rohith Vemula suicide case: Had new SC law been notified, it would have got minister, V-C in net
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The offences for which they have been booked are cognisable and non-bailable, and allow a police officer investigating the case to arrest them without a warrant.

Poet Ashok Vajpeyi returns doctorate he got from Hyderabad Central University
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

The former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman, who was awarded D.Litt by the Central University of Hyderabad few years ago, said the institution has 'acted against human dignity and knowledge'.

Thaawarchand Gehlot thanks Smriti Irani for clearing govt stand on AMU, Jamia
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

A letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot indicates that the HRD Ministry has already spelt out a set of reasons for removing the minority status of these universities.

Chhattisgarh: Amit Jogi versus Bhupesh Baghel is now tape versus tape
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

On December 30, 2015, when The Indian Express published its first report, it mentioned it had received tapes of phone conversations about the Antagarh by-election.

Ex-ISRO chiefs disagreed on many things — except RSS
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

On Sunday, Radhakrishnan, who served as ISRO chief from November 2009 to December 2014, was the chief guest at an RSS event, Swaranjali, in Bengaluru.

Simply put: Overseas swayamsevaks, their Hindutva project
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Who are the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh? What is the five-yearly Vishwa Sangh Shibir, the latest edition of which concluded in Indore earlier this month?