India and the Indian: At the heart of resistance to Vande Mataram is the context of its writer's opinions, writes Pragya Singh
Demands that Indian Muslims should chant Vande Mataram put them in exactly the same situation as Indians who'd be asked to consider awarding Rudyard Kipling, the man who wrote The White Man’s Burden, a poem advocating racial superiority as the justification for colonialism.
On Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's death anniversary, a look at his views on Hindu society, colonial India
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's ideas on contemporary Hindu society and culture reveal a curious mix of liberalism and conservatism.
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said singing 'Vande Mataram' was a "matter of choice" and those refusing to sing it could not be dubbed as anti-nationals.
The Madras High Court has ordered the people of Tamil Nadu, among whom Tamils are a huge majority, to compulsorily demonstrate their patriotism by singing a Bangla song Bande Mataram
In a goof up, a function to celebrate first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary, attended by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday began with a vocal rendition of 'Vande Mataram' instead of customary playing of the National Anthem by a military or police band