Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Eye on Uttar Pradesh polls, BJP showcases Pakistan Dalit minister who ‘came back disillusioned’
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Party leaders are finding ways to drive a wedge between the two communities who add up to around 40 per cent of the electorate in that state.

International Yoga Day: In Delhi, mats, bottles and various opinions on yoga
Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said its benefit for humankind has been “scientifically proved”.

Secretary under cloud, Ministry seals Lalit Kala Akademi’s record room
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Sharma’s reinstatement last October had artists protesting but he then had the full support of the Ministry. MoS Mahesh Sharma defended the reinstatement.

BJP’s ambitions grow in Tripura
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Its vote share rising at expense of Congress, BJP now targets CPM support base

Pakistan not a state but a state of mind: Sangh journal
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

India Policy Foundation’s honorary director Rakesh Sinha, who regularly appears on TV channels as a senior RSS ideologue, is the editor-in-chief, the first one dedicated to Pakistan by any right-wing body.

Banning RSS members from joining govt service unjust: Manmohan Vaidya
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

The Centre, by its 1966 order, had banned government employees from participating in activities of RSS and Jamaat-e-Islami.

Is Adi Sankaracharya India’s ‘national philosopher’?
Mon, May 30, 2016

Govt is considering a proposal to observe May 11, birthday of Adi Sankaracharya, as National Philosophers’ Day. Who was Sankara, what was his philosophy?

Book review: The Outsider Inside
Sat, May 28, 2016

The biography of a Brahmin homosexual, written in the 1930s, is a testament to Nirala’s radical talent.

It’s Uttar Pradesh 2017 between the lines of PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Saharanpur
Fri, May 27, 2016

Narendra Modi calls himself UP wala, posters say BJP 265-plus: ‘I am on my way’

Central Procurement: Publishers’ forum alleges favouritism in purchase of Kendriya Vidyalaya books
Thu, May 26, 2016

This is the first time that KVS has procured books centrally for all schools.

UP Assembly polls: In queue for BSP tickets, some sitting SP MLAs
Tue, May 24, 2016

The MLA, Rampal Yadav, was among the oldest members of the SP — until two weeks ago when CM Akhilesh Yadav expelled him for “illegal activities”.

Congress believed Nehru Museum only for showcasing Nehru or his family: Mahesh Sharma
Mon, May 23, 2016

The Minister of State (independent charge) for Culture and Tourism discusses achievements and controversies with Ashutosh Bhardwaj.

BJP’s struggle against regional players continues
Sat, May 21, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed Thursday’s Assembly poll results as "extremely encouraging" for the BJP.

UP assembly polls: BSP quietly finalises potential candidates — Muslims, upper caste leaders, sitting SP MLAs
Tue, May 17, 2016

Several sitting SP MLAs are also likely to be among the probable nominees, sources said. While BSP leaders confirmed the development, those from the ruling Samajwadi Party refused to rule out the possible defections.

Moradabad bypolls: Eyes on BJP in Muslim-majority Bilari today
Mon, May 16, 2016

Earlier this year, bypolls in Muzaffarnagar and Deoband had seen inflammatory speeches by BJP leaders.

English medium schools: Stop grant or we pick ‘alternative’, RSS tells Goa BJP
Sun, May 08, 2016

The government wants to bring a Bill on the issue and legalise the grants, a move vehemently opposed by the Sangh.

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."