Ashutosh Bhardwaj

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Nehru: For and against
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Never before in Indian political discourse has Jawaharlal Nehru — and his idea — been so pilloried or celebrated depending on which side of the faultline you are on. On his 128th birth anniversary, Indian Express captures the debate around the man and his legacy.

Things He Left Behind
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

The Mahatma’s last 27 months and how the waning of the principles he advocated was an indication of what was to come

Nirmala Sitharaman as Minister of Defence gets RSS thumbs-up
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

After the meet, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters, “We have seen some good decisions being made and some great people being inducted in the cabinet, especially Nirmala Sitharaman.”

RSS holds meeting, offers prayers at Gandhi Darshan near Raj Ghat
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Giving details of the meeting, a Gandhi Darshan official said: “The organisers rented the Tagore Hall where the meet took place, three dormitories and some rooms. One dormitory has 20 beds.”

Dera violence: Between faith and denunciation, the caste factor
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

For several days, hundreds of Dera followers had been gathering here, preparing for the day of the verdict, but the police occupied it on Friday and evacuated them.

Anger of Dera followers natural: Haryana Minister
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Haryana Minister and BJP’s MLA from Rohtak Manish Grover, who holds various portfolios including Urban Local Bodies, Cooperation, Printing and Stationery, was earlier reported to have donated Rs 11 lakh to the Dera Sacha Sauda from government funds.

Govt backs privacy right but said opposite in court
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Justice S A Bobde noted that Attorney General K K Venugopal had said during the hearing that “the right of privacy may at best be a common law right, but not a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution”.

Right to Privacy: Government backs SC judgment but said opposite in court
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Justice S A Bobde noted that Attorney General K K Venugopal had said during the hearing that “the right of privacy may at best be a common law right, but not a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution”.

Right to Privacy: Bench by Bench, a right discussed and interpreted
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

In Selvi vs State of Karnataka, the court noted that right to privacy is enshrined in Article 20(3), the right against self-incrimination.

At Nehru Memorial, Jawaharlal Nehru will share space with all PMs
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The NMML has drafted “an Expression of Interest for selection of a professional advisor”, who will “assist in conducting the global competition” for selecting an “architect and design specialist” for the new museum.

16 Dalit, OBC, Muslim groups meet to plan Mayawati’s ‘ouster’
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Mayawati, who resigned from Rajya Sabha last month saying she was not being allowed to speak on atrocities against Dalits, had expelled Siddiqui from the BSP in May after the party suffered a crushing defeat in the UP Assembly elections.

RSS begins counting annual ‘guru dakshina’ from swayamsevaks today
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Lakhs of swayamsevaks across the country gather at their nearby shakhas and offer their contribution in a sealed envelope before the saffron RSS flag that they consider their Guru.

View From The Right: King without crown
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

“The neo-rise of Nitish”, which has given him an important space among non-BJP leaders. He now stands ahead of the likes of Lalu, Mamata Banerjee, Rahul Gandhi, Navin Patnaik and Arvind Kejriwal.

In the ruins of Magadh
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The subtleties of literature, rather than cold political analysis, will help decode events in Patna

Dina Nath Batra again: He wants Tagore, Urdu words off school texts
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Along with five pages of recommendations, the Nyas, headed by Dina Nath Batra, a former head of Vidya Bharati, the education wing of the RSS, has attached pages from several NCERT textbooks, with the portions that it wants removed marked and underlined.

RSS to connect school students with scientists
Mon, Jul 10, 2017

“We are helping them connect students with scientists and professors. It should be a transformative programme. The students can approach their mentors who can guide them,” Sharma said.

Lying Beneath the Rain, Thinking of Home: How rain in literature and films is a metaphor for life
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

In the popular imagination, rains bring joy and cheer but artistes have often viewed it through the prism of sorrow. From Kalidas to Franz Kafka, Satyajit Ray to Wong Kar-wai, rain is a recurring metaphor that evokes a longing that can never be fulfilled.

GST impacts: Before govt moves, the voices of dissent in Sangh Parivar
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

In the last several months, RSS affiliates have criticised the government on issues ranging from demonetisation to GST, and on institutions from Niti Aayog to the IB.

460 Indian language journals in new UGC list; Pali, Prakrit make it too
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

At the time of appointment or promotion of faculty in colleges and universities, the UGC allocates certain credits to every applicant on the basis of articles and other pieces published in its approved journals.

Krishna Sobti on her childhood, days of Independence and the crisis of contemporary India
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Krishna Sobti, 92, has a new novel out. But the legendary Hindi writer now sees time go by swiftly. In what she calls her “last interview”, Sobti looks back at her childhood, the days of Independence and reflects on the crisis of contemporary India.

Under Modi, RSS rises and rises; now come the challenges
Thu, May 25, 2017

In the last 15 years of its existence, the Vahini has often crossed paths with the BJP and Sangh in eastern UP.

Mayawati fires her party No. 2 and his son, both hit back
Thu, May 11, 2017

Siddiqui said his expulsion was “the reward for the sacrifices” made by him, his family and his associates “in 30-35 years in BSP”

Sealing of EVMs will erode public confidence: EC to Uttarakhand HC
Wed, May 10, 2017

The EVMs were sealed following election petitions by Congress candidates.

RSS wing has prescription for fair, tall ‘customised’ babies
Sun, May 07, 2017

The project claims to have ensured the delivery of 450 “customised babies” so far, and its target is to have a Garbh Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a facilitation centre, in every state by 2020.

Cultural institutes to have revenue targets for ‘eventual self-sufficiency’
Fri, May 05, 2017

This is the first time these institutions, whose task is to promote art and culture, have accepted revenue targets.

Since Uttar Pradesh poll verdict, 22k apply online to join RSS
Wed, May 03, 2017

This year, the Sangh also registered a record growth in West Bengal, where it received 3,422 applications from January 1 to April 15.

Uttarakhand HC orders seizure of EVMs from six constituencies
Tue, May 02, 2017

The six Assembly constituencies constituencies are Mussoorie, Raipur, Rajpur, Ranipur, Pratappur and Haridwar Rural

Staring down the barrel in Sukma
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Bastar is home to the insurgent’s death wish. And to a state unable, unwilling to reach out to the people.

Sukma accounts for half the casualties among forces
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

The attack has come as a setback to the Chhattisgarh government’s efforts to check Maoist violence.

Antyodaya is buzzword at CMs’ meeting with PM Narendra Modi
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Deendayal Upadhyay has become the most promoted Sangh icon during the three-year tenure of the Modi government so far.

View From The Right: Unjust Pakistan
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

India sought consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav 13 times, only to be denied by the Pakistani authorities, who “are still not disclosing the whereabouts of a Bharatiya citizen”.

Income Tax department probes RSS leader’s Delhi firm for Rs 17 cr deposit after note ban
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Late last month, the firm allegedly surrendered Rs 6 crore of these deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

I-T officers to CBDT: After note ban, orders changed by the hour, asked to put pressure on tax targets
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Bhattacharya confirmed that he had written the letter, but said, “I don’t want to comment.”

Panama links Italian currency-paper firm to Delhi businessman
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Fabriano was among the nine companies that got contracts for emergency currency-paper supplies in December 2016 after the demonetisation drive.

Interview: What wrong has Adityanath said? He is a sanyasi, so he faces questions: Trivendra Singh Rawat
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat spoke to Indian Express about his victory, the agenda for the state and UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, former RSS pracharak, to take oath as Uttarakhand CM today
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Trivendra Singh Rawat will take the oath of office along with his council of ministers in Dehradun on Saturday, PM Modi, Amit Shah to attend the ceremony.