Ashutosh Bhardwaj


Inventing the Urban Naxal
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

An underground insurgent loves and needs a mythical aura. An insurgency is as much a reality, as it is the product of myths that the society, unable to comprehend them, weaves around the insurgent.

Nehru: For and against
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

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.