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Vande Mataram


Ordinary men are the best narrators of the idea of India

January 29, 2022 2:45 pm

Watching the Beating Retreat and Republic Day inspired filmmaker Bharat Bala to tell the story of India. Continuing with his Virtual Bharat series, what he calls an online museum of ordinary lives and their extraordinary spirit, he shares pandemic experiences with Rinku Ghosh

Delhi Riots: Two years on, police identify one personnel in Vande Mataram video, HC questions delay

January 12, 2022 7:43 am

Faizan died in a hospital on February 26, 2020, a day after his release from a police station, where he was taken after he had been allegedly assaulted by policemen on 66 Foota Road in Northeast Delhi and, along with four others, was forced to sing Vande Mataram and the national anthem.

Make national song compulsory in BMC-run schools: BJP

January 14, 2021 11:40 pm

BJP has alleged that Shiv Sena is not taking the proposal seriously to appease its alliance partners Congress and NCP. Prabhakar Shinde said the proposal should be tabled and passed in the general body meeting of January 18.

Explained: How did India get its national flag?

August 16, 2020 9:22 am

The final design of the Indian National Flag, hoisted by PM Nehru on August 16, 1947 at Red Fort, had a history of several decades preceding independence.

HC dismisses plea to declare 'Vande Mataram' as national anthem or song

July 27, 2019 9:51 am

“We see no reason to give direction to the respondent (Centre) to declare 'Vande Mataram' as national anthem or national song,” a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said.

Whose Song Is It Anyway?

January 07, 2019 1:56 pm

Vande Mataram, the national song, has been a bone of contention for decades now. A battle cry for Indian independence, it compares certain qualities of the motherland with that of Goddess Durga and Lakshmi in the later paragraphs.

Madhya Pradesh: Congress to hold bigger Vande Mataram event

January 04, 2019 1:29 am

The BJP had in 2005 introduced the practice of mass recital of Vande Mataram at the Secretariat on the first working day of every month.

Not compulsory to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ at secretariat on 1st day of month: Madhya Pradesh

January 02, 2019 7:24 am

For the first time since 2005, government employees did not sing the national song at the secretariat on Tuesday — the first day of the month.

Singing Vande Mataram, in a changing India

December 31, 2017 8:01 pm

For someone like me whose childhood was inseparable from Vande Mataram, the mere mention of it now causes unease. If I don’t sing it, some fellow countryman will brand me a gaddar. If I sing it, some others will call me Uncle Tom.

Why should Vande Mataram rendition bother anybody, asks Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu

December 23, 2017 9:10 pm

"Mother is not the photo but our motherland. 'Vande Mataram' is saluting the mother. Why should anyone have a problem with this," Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said at an event in this temple town in Ahmednagar district.


Agitated lawyers protest outside Patiala House Court

February 17, 2016 9:39 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Lawyers on Wednesday raised ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ slogans to protest against the anti-national slogans raised inside the Patiala House court premises by the students agitated over the arrest of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar. Lawyer Vikram Chauhan said people who raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans have been made heroes by the media and when they are protesting against it then why are they being called ‘gundas’. Chauhan added they responded only when students tried to beat the lawyers and tear their clothes, adding that they did not hit anyone.

Lawyer says not ashamed of sloganeering in Supreme Court

February 17, 2016 9:30 am

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Lawyer Rajeev Tadac, who allegedly raised ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans during a hearing in the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said he is not ashamed of doing so. However, Tadac apologised in the court after being reprimanded by a judge. The lawyer, along with his colleagues, had disrupted the Supreme Court proceeding regarding journalists and students being thrashed by BJP leaders outside the Patiala House Court on Monday.