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.

RSS mouthpiece slams Hamid Ansari for affirmative action remark
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

In the Panchjanya piece, an RSS-affiliated journalist stated that Muslims receive several benefits from the government, such as the right to run minority educational institutions and Haj subsidy.

Neighbours were part of us, let’s talk: RSS
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

By appearing to advise the government to drop its recent posturing against Islamabad, RSS seems to be favouring a diplomatic push towards the neighbour.

Security forces do their part, Saranda now waits for govt
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Maoist numbers, violence down to almost none in former stronghold in Jharkhand picked for special action plan.

Jharkhand ‘witch-hunt’: Property disputes, personal rivalries triggered assault, say victims’ kin
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

The assailants, most of them drunk, wanted “revenge” as they claimed the women had performed “witchcraft” that led to the death of village boy Vipin Khalkho, a Class VII student.

Citizen Hope: This Life of Mine
Sun, Aug 09, 2015

Article 21 - Protection of Life and Personal Liberty

Impersonation row: ‘Sister’ took exam on behalf of Chhattisgarh minister’s wife
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

The exam centre superviser, Hem Rao, had confirmed on Tuesday that the woman who sat for the exam was not Shanti.

On Vyapam trail, a death now murder, and many leads MP police didn’t chase
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Family claims she was murdered, doctors who conducted post-mortem say it wasn’t suicide.

Some in Vyapam scam list too want CBI: They were made scapegoats
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

There are some accused, who claim they were dragged into the mess for no fault of their own.

Vyapam SIT chief Chandresh Bhushan in row with govt over ‘dues’
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Chandresh Bhushan is seeking family pension as retired up-lokayukta, leave encashment; govt has denied both.

Letter from the Nirmalkars: The 90 per cent
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Ashutosh Bhardwaj finds out what it is to live on less than Rs 5,000 a month, the amount Socio Economic and Caste Census says almost all of rural households in Chhattisgarh earn

International Yoga Day: Gujarat targets 1 crore people, Rajasthan looks at 25 lakh
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Yoga events at these designated places, for 37 minutes from 7 am, will include prayer and meditation but not surya namaskar.

Poor Chhattisgarh district is now a textbook success story
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Self-Help Groups linked to government schemes see Oraon women running farms, working as contractors, driving autorickshaws in impoverished Surguja

Farming and value education in institute that impressed Manish Sisodia
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

The institute was set up in 2000 by A Nagraj, who was born in Karnataka. Today it has branches in Kanpur, Indore, Bijnor and Amarkantak, where 95-year-old Nagraj lives with some of his disciples.

Family says won’t repeat mistakes, not all convinced
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

While former Judum leader Sukhdev Tati admits some vested interests entered the Judum campaign, he denies an “industry hand”.

In Chhattisgarh’s Bastar, a front similar to Salwa Judum is taking shape
Thu, Jun 04, 2015

A decade after Mahendra Karma launched Salwa Judum, the slain Congress leader’s son Chhavindra is trying to start another movement against Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh: Capital complex that would be a smart city
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

The government calls it the dream project of CM Raman Singh, though the need for a new capital was first underlined by first chief minister Ajit Jogi.

Living in the Present
Sat, May 23, 2015

Man Booker International Prize winner László Krasznahorkai’s work is driven by a relentless intensity that captures the terrifying beauty of the here and now.

Explained: How, Why and What Next of the Maoist Story
Tue, May 19, 2015

According to Home Ministry figures, from 2008-14, 992 LWE cadres were killed, 13,657 were arrested, 2,608 surrendered.

Chhattisgarh: 3 cops, 2 Maoists killed in gunbattle
Mon, May 18, 2015

The deceased are STF constable Sitaram Kunjam and assistant constable of the district force Moti Ram (28).