Narendra Modi, Amit Shah give Indians Congress-mukt-Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating newly-appointed BJP national president Amit Shah at BJP National Council Meet on June 9, 2014 in New Delhi. Shah was appointed as party president for his role in 2014 election, which got BJP and its allies a complete mandate. (PTI Photo)

Directly or indirectly, the Prime Minister and many of our Ministers drew parallels between this historic moment and the “Congress-mukt Bharat” movement started by the BJP and the allied parties during the 2014 election.

Remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs: SC

Remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the States to remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs. The Apex Court said that it would pass a direction for preventing misuse of red beacon observing that their use was a “reflection of British Raj”. A bench of justices GS Singhvi […]

After the British, the Gandhis: The great loot of India continues

After the British, the Gandhis: The great loot of India continues

I often wonder who has looted India more – The British before Independence or our politicians (mostly the Congress / Nehru-Gandhi family) after independence. The British, despite all their horrible acts during the Raj, unified India into a country from what used to be continent of warring factions. They set […]

Ghadar revolutionaries were nationalists, not Marxists or anarchists

Ghadar revolutionaries were nationalists, not Marxists or anarchists

By 1910 and 1911 revolutionaries associated with the Jugantar group had fanned out internationally and had begun organising Indian diasporic groups. Bholanath Chatterjee of the Jugantar group, for example, visited Malay around 1910-1911 and Thailand in 1913 and ‘imbued the Indian settlers [there] with revolutionary ideas.

Marxist intellectuals appropriate pre-Gandhian freedom fighters

In defence of the Ghadar revolutionaries

April 2013 announces the centenary of the Ghadar Party – one of the most riveting symbols of Indian defiance against colonial oppression. What makes the Ghadar movement an enduring symbol in the imagination of youth is the fact that it was waged in the Western world in support of an Eastern movement for self-hood and self-determination.

Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India is complete and Constitutional

Jammu & Kashmir's accession to India is complete and Constitutional

The partition of the Indian subcontinent should be seen in the perspective of the Anglo-Muslim alliance that was forged by the British to retain their strategic foothold in the Indian subcontinent to have an access to the Russian activities and the appreciable influence on the Central Asian region mainly in terms of oil reserves.