Ram Madhav

The writer is national general secretary, BJP, and director, India Foundation.

Articles By Ram Madhav

Global power axis is shifting eastwards from the Pacific-Atlantic. India’s future lies in the Indian Ocean region

The Indian leadership needs to appreciate the fact that in the emerging multipolar world order, India is a natural leader in the Indian Ocean region. By turning eastwards and focusing on building an Indian Ocean Bloc, it can aspire to rise as a guiding pole for many countries in the region.

In Atal ji’s mould

Like Vajpayee, Arun Jaitley was a quintessential democrat. Atal ji used poetry to express himself, Jaitley used prose.

A time for new leaders

Kashmir needs a new leadership, built not on the separatist narrative of the 20th century but on the development narrative of the 21st century. It is here that the investment and focus of the central government should go.

Correcting a historic blunder

Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A is a much-needed step for the complete emotional integration of people of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Union.

This election result is a positive mandate in favour of Narendra Modi

“In the turmoil of battle, the great general maintains a psychological serenity like the needles of the compass in the storm-tossed ship”, writes Clausewitz. Consciously or otherwise, the Opposition has centred this election round Modi. And the results affirm a phenomenon that Marxist social scientist William Davies describes as “the leader becomes the truth”.

UNSC action to blacklist Masood Azhar offers Pakistan an excellent opportunity to act on terror

Credit for Azhar's listing as a global terrorist goes to the Narendra Modi government. If Pakistan wishes to overcome this isolation and ignominy, it has to join the world community in the fight against terror.

A PM for the people

Dignity has been the running theme of all of PM Modi’s programmes.

Politics in Goa revolved around Manohar Parrikar, irrespective of whether he held office or not

Manohar Parrikar's greatest strength lay in his simplicity and transparency, and his reticent nature — not the positions he occupied or the policies he framed.

After empowerment, freedom and dignity

The aspirations of women in India have evolved. Policy, public discourse must keep pace.

Kashmir is ours also means every Kashmiri is ours

India has a huge problem with the regional narrative in the Kashmir Valley that helps Pakistan enormously.

Betrayal of the Mahatma

There were many who had disagreements with Gandhi... but to kill him needed not just difference of opinion, but a certain type of hatred borne of extreme frustration.

On Assam, clearing the air

The Citizenship Amendment Bill has stringent applicability criteria. It is not —as it is being made out to be — an open invitation to minority groups in neighbouring countries.

The BJP’s new challenge

Party machine has to be aggressively geared up for the election. It needs centralised inspiration, but decentralised initiative.

Despite the people

Kerala government is pitting itself against the faithful by imposing top-down reform at Sabarimala

After #MeToo, a better India

The movement has highlighted the need for workplaces to be free of harassment and intimidation. Moving forward, society must make women’s equality an article of faith

Glasnost in RSS

Mohan Bhagwat has shed Sangh’s traditional reticence. Challenge is to drive his message to the rank and file.

A suitable governor

Being a politician, J&K’s new governor can be an effective interlocutor for reviving the dialogue process.

Trolling Sushma Swaraj, a champion of nationalism, on passport issue is unacceptable

Ram Madhav writes: Trust is the basic Indian virtue that we all should imbibe. Trust our own leaders; they have attained leadership positions because of that.

Bengaluru to Delhi

Unprincipled alliance that Opposition seeks to build across the country gifts BJP an opportunity in 2019

Couple therapy

Modi-Xi meeting in Wuhan city is not centred on outcomes but on greater understanding of the other