Indian Science Congress: What allusions to ancient aircraft, 'Krishnanian Physics' reveal about Hindutva insecurities
It was no surprise when a delegate at the recently-concluded Indian Science Congress suggested the Ramayana and the Mahabharata prove ancient Indian civilisation featured aircraft (courtesy Ravana), guided missiles and test-tube babies.
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Modi needs to come out of his flashy suit: PM Seeks humble, tolerant new image after Delhi poll rout
It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style.
The projection of Modi as a Hindu nationalist leader could be a strategic decision. It provides an ideological shield against many uncomfortable questions that might crop up for the BJP later.
"It is unfortunate that the controversies sparked by his recent interview to a news agency is not over the real issue. In fact, the real issue is his statement that he is a Hindu nationalist, which has a wider and deeper meaning", P Parameswaram said.
"Modi made no mistake by saying that he is a Hindu. It was wrong on the part of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to exit NDA on a secular stand after Modi's elevation in BJP," Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray
Salman Khurshid also said the BJP strongman was gradually becoming his "own worst enemy".