Speaking at a virtual interaction organised by think-tank India Foundation on the foundation day of the RSS, Hosabale said UCC is mentioned in the Constitution under the Directive Principles of State Policy
Arvind Kejriwal needs grassroots connect, political adroitness to win Delhi in 2020, not suave Obama-style campaigns
Arvind Kejriwal can hope for a revival only if he secures for himself a comprehensive victory, around 60 seats, in the upcoming Delhi elections.
Babulal Gaur dies at 89: 'Accidental chief minister' of Madhya Pradesh was known for humility, development work in Bhopal
In Madhya Pradesh politics and especially in the BJP, Gaur’s contribution was immense both as an able administrator and as a grassroots politician.
SC agrees to hear petition challenging constitutional validity of Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir
The BJP had, on 8 April, promised in its manifesto to strike down Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
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More than the decision itself, the decision-making process has left such a deep scar on the Supreme Court that it will take years, if not decades, to completely go away.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 16: Sangh appropriates local cultural symbols as Congress' brand of 'Hinduness' falls flat
The programmes of the Sangh relied heavily on evoking a homogenising religious pride while appropriating local cultural symbols.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 15: VHP strengthens after Hindu Samajotsav; newborn BJP distances from Sangh ahead of 1984 polls
The Hindu Samajotsava is a yearly show of strength of the Sangh Parivar in Coastal Karnataka. The first such rally was held in Mangalore in April 1981 when Alva was serving his term as the district president for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). The theme that year was 'unity of Hindus.'
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 14: RSS uses religious festivals to embed sense of Hindu identity in locals, widen its base
Till the 1970s, RSS didn't have a strong mass base in urban coastal Karnataka. The organisation remained Brahmin-centric, with most leaders belonging to the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community
Despite repeated efforts to undermine Jawaharlal Nehru by Sangh Parivar, his legacy of nation-building endures
Let's remember the India Nehru envisioned, which makes India a civilised and sometimes respected member of the international order of not just nations, but of peoples as well
Karnataka polls: As Rahul Gandhi skips Udupi's mutts, Narendra Modi, BJP eye success in 'Hindutva laboratory'
Consolidating the Hindu vote is a key part of the BJP's strategy in the state as a whole, especially so in coastal Karnataka, which is viewed as BJP's Hindutva laboratory, and where it seems to be succeeding.
If the BJP demonstrates political arrogance, it can prove to be costly for the party, as the coalition phase in Indian politics has not yet come to an end.
Lenin statues razed in Tripura: Liberals must unite against ideology of vandalism and revenge, India's image at stake
Ponder the real lesson of the Tripura election: The sun always sets on every empire. What is saffron in the morning, always turns red or some other colour. So, beware. The arc of history spares nobody.
Statue politics: Narendra Modi's swift reaction praiseworthy, PM won't let BJP hooligans spoil his minority outreach
The alacrity with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to instances of vandalism in parts of the country by BJP workers and retaliatory action by political rivals and groups is noteworthy.
The toppling of two Lenin statues by alleged BJP supporters so soon after the saffron party's election victory in Tripura should fill us with disgust.
Assam influx: General Bipin Rawat's larger message is inclusive; to attribute political motives to it is absurd
To say that General Bipin Rawat should have refrained from mentioning the names of political parties does not imply that the issue that raised by him is unimportant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he had succeeded in taking the coalition along "in the best possible way."
Narendra Modi on Thursday reportedly warned BJP MPs who don't attend Parliament that they may not get to contest the next Lok Sabha polls if they persist with the habit.
Narendra Modi and on Thursday remembered Syama Prasad Mookerji on his birth anniversary, saying that his contribution to India can never be forgotten.
BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India.
This article seeks to argue that the BJP has gotten down to business - at the home stretch of expanding and consolidating its base by communal, caste, and propaganda means, it seeks to implement its Hindutva-informed version of an ideal India. And the time for "moderate"-projection is long gone, as is it for reckless byte-sized speculation.