Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Rajya Sabha TV to enter market, will sell its films and serials
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Owned and operated by Rajya Sabha, Rajya Sabha TV does not come under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and remains free from government control.

Think of Padma awards for cooking too: Culture Ministry tells Home
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

"We studied the proposal and sent a recommendation to the MHA,” said Mahesh Sharma.

Margdarshak mandal: Resentment boils over, was simmering for long
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Senior leaders of the BJP on Tuesday criticised party's debacle in Bihar elections saying no lesson was learnt after the defeat in Delhi.

View From The Right: Bharat & Fibonacci
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Much before Italy, Indian mathematicians had already discovered the Fibonacci number sequence.

Bhagwat words untimely, voters feel BJP takes RSS orders: BJP MP
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Hukmdev Narayan, Ashwini Choubey, Shanta blamed the defeat on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s “untimely” remarks on the reservation policy which, they said, made people perceive “BJP as the ghulam of RSS”.

For the record: What Narendra Modi said during the Bihar election campaign
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Around end October, in a reference to his backward origins, Modi referred to his “ati-pichhda (extremely backward) mother’s womb”.

Anupam Kher-led march dubs artistes ‘traitors’, leaders get audience with PM Modi
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

No one was spared — historians, journalists or Shah Rukh Khan.

View From The Right: Divisive Elite
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

An editorial in the Organiser slams scientists who recently returned their awards. “The next round of award returning spree has begun.

Spirituality to tantric art, culture ministry heads to Varanasi
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

It is perhaps the first instance of these bodies, such as the Sahitya Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Gandhi Samiti, being asked to undertake programmes in a specific city.

Review policy to check Muslim, Christian population: RSS resolution
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

“The share of population of religions of Bharatiya origin, which was 88 per cent, has come down to 83.8 per cent, while the Muslim population, which was 9.8 per cent, has increased to 14.23 per cent during the period 1951-2011,” said the RSS resolution.

Sahitya Akademi’s resolution brings no lasting solution
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

With the present leadership continuing, these writers would now find it difficult to have any association with the Akademi.

RSS chief Bhagwat hails Ambedkar, calls for population control policy
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was addressing the annual Vijayadashami function in Nagpur

Anti-Maoist operations: Chhattisgarh, IAF to carry out retaliation attacks from air
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

The IAF has been operating Mi-17s in the Bastar region for several years. The Maoists have been able to hit these helicopters quite often. So far, the state establishment and the IAF had been against air strikes.

Links between RSS, journals Organiser and Panchjanya
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

RSS has said Panchjanya is not its ‘mouthpiece’. ASHUTOSH BHARDWAJ examines the claim.

RSS mouthpiece defends Dadri lynching: Vedas order killing of sinners who kill cows
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

It alleges that madrasas and the Muslim leadership teach Indian Muslims to hate the country’s traditions.

Govt quashes suspension of Lalit Kala Akademi Secretary Sudhakar Sharma
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Since December 2011, Sharma has been dismissed twice by the Akademi on different charges.

Govt tacitly enabling attacks on writers; Sahitya Akademi leadership also at fault: Amitav Ghosh
Thu, Oct 15, 2015

In an interview with The Indian Express, Amitav Gosh speaks about the govt and the writers who had returned their Sahitya Akademi.

The Sahitya Akademi row: All you need to know
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Indian Express explains the issues in the unprecedented rebellion by the cream of India’s literary talent, and who this firestorm might end up singeing.

View from the right: Shiva & Shakti
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Men need to be awakened and empowered to change the situation and the “power-based understanding of [the] man-woman relationship has to be discarded”.

Let (writers) stop writing, then we will see: Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Besides, two Kannada writers, G N Ranganatha Rao and D N Srinath, returned Sahitya Akademi prizes for translation, while theatre artist Maya Krishna Rao returned her Sangeet Natak Akademi award.

Returning the award questions the Sahitya Akademi’s authority
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Nearly 20 writers of different languages across the country have returned the award now, protesting that the Akademi has failed to perform its duty as the custodian of creative literature in the country.

9 writers return Sahitya awards, 1 quits Akademi
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

The latest string of protests took to 15 the number of writers who have returned their awards to the Akademi since Hindi writer Uday Prakash first did so last month over the killing of Kalburgi.

Two more writers return Sahitya Akademi awards, another resigns
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

The writers cited the recent Dadri lynching and the killing of Kannada author and Sahitya Akademi Award winner M M Kalburgi as the reasons for their decision.

Terms of protest
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

A writer has two chief weapons against the state: To write, and to refuse or return awards from the establishment.

Dadri lynching: Nayantara Sahgal, Ashok Vajpeyi question PM Modi’s ‘silence’, give back Sahitya Akademi awards
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

In a stinging open letter titled "Unmaking of India", Sahgal wrote how India’s culture of diversity is under vicious assault.

View From The Right
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

A view of some articles from RSS weekly Organiser.

Mahesh Sharma’s wisdom: Nature of injury shows no desire to lynch, 17-year-old girl wasn’t touched in Dadri incident
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

Danish’s father Akhlaq was lynched allegedly by their neighbours in Bisara village in Dadri outside Delhi late on September 28 evening, following rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef.

Retired judge on Chhattisgarh review panel accused of graft
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

The duo have made the allegations in scathing letters to the Chief Justice, which have been accessed by The Indian Express.

VHP chief’s birthday: Rajnath Singh hails Ram temple movement
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Amid attempts to portray Hindutva as an all-embracing religion, the home minister said: “Hindutva is beyond caste and religion”.

View From The Right: Chant for Sanskrit
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

RSS's Organiser writes that ancient India’s knowledge system has a lot to offer the world. “The insights about life offered by this system are not meant for any sect but for the entire humanity.”

Vivekananda, Upadhyaya are new role models for Nehru Yuva Kendra
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

With 2.81 lakh youth clubs in villages and enrolment of about 80 lakh volunteers in the age group of 13-35, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports now aims to open clubs in each of the over six lakh villages.

Author from Bihar who drew from Nehru and became toast of BJP
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The book Sanskriti Ke Char Adhyaya, borrows its historical framework largely from Jawaharlal Nehru’s Discovery of India and, significantly, remains perhaps the only Hindi book whose preface the first prime minister wrote.

In Fact: Darbha attack facts and police claims on ‘mastermind’
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The Odisha Police were not directly involved in the investigation of the ambush, and it is not clear what evidence they have to establish Sonadhar as the “mastermind” of the attack.

Faces behind Chhattisgarh, Assam’s fight against witch-hunting
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Over 90 per cent victims of the around 1,500 police cases reported in Chhattisgarh in the last 14 years have been either widows, or women separated from husbands, or women with no children.

RSS: Secularism irrelevant in India
Sun, Sep 20, 2015

The perversion of the concept of secularism in India has resulted in the terming of nationalists as communal and people with communal thinking being hailed as secular: RSS

Chhattisgarh: Action on 7 STF men for ‘shoving villagers’
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Dantewada officers said the accused policemen were off duty Saturday. They went to Palnar market, reportedly inebriated, and had an altercation with a shopkeeper and thrashed locals when they tried to intervene.