Love Jihad: Let’s not love this jihad

Author: Rahul Roushan Source: http://www.rahulroushan.com/2014/09/love-jihad-lets-not-love-this-jihad/ Find out more about the author, here. Much has been written and spoken about “Love Jihad” in the political and media circus, I mean, circles, so I thought one more by me won’t be such a bad idea. Out of dozens of articles there, including a ridiculous “data backed” NDTV report, […]

Hindus & Jews: More than just allies of convenience

A personal & historical look at Hindu – Jewish relationship, beyond contemporary politics & mutually shared interests. A large number of Hindus admire Israel for its ability to defend itself forthrightly in its neighbourhood, despite being a much smaller country in terms of population and land than its neighbours; it is no secret that the […]

Hindus in Pakistan: What history books won’t tell

– There is a lack of awareness across the world about the very existence of a significant yet dwindling Hindu community in Pakistan. Presently it is estimated that Hindus make up 2% of Pakistan’s population. This is at least five times the number of Hindus in Britain. – Before the end of colonial rule in […]

Has the Election Commission done its job properly this time round? Read & decide

This article exposes an uncomfortable truth that many of us have feared; that the Election Commission may not have done its job properly in the 2014 Indian Lok Sabha Elections. Therefore while the elections are probably 99% fair, a small but important part may have been manipulated by the nexus of state-government and criminal activity […]

Assam government mulls giving arms to Bengali-Muslims

Very few things surprise me in terms of ridiculous policies made by the Congress Party, but I was genuinely surprised to learn that Tarun Gogoi, the Congress Chief Minister of Assam is mulling providing guns to Bengali Muslims in certain parts of Assam. Isn’t this highly communal and just going to add to the circle […]

The hypocrisy of Omar Abdullah talking about Assam

After the recent attacks by Bodo tribal militants on Bangadeshi migrants in Assam, Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Omar Abdullah blamed Narendra Modi for being responsible for the attacks: “In Assam, 30 Muslims were murdered. Why? Because BJP  prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi made a speech there and tried to incite people against Muslims. […]

Why row over Modi’s marital status is partisan and unfair

Author: Semu Bhatt, Source: Centre Right India Narendra Modi has become the target of a vicious attack by his opponents after he declared his wife’s name in his poll affidavit filed in Vadodara. This was the first time that Modi acknowledged that he is married. During assembly elections in 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2012, Modi had […]

Sardar Patel’s legacy: who is the rightful claimant?

With the recent commencement of the building of the “Statue of Unity”, a statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, which at a proposed height of 182m is set to be the largest statue in the world, the question is being debated over who is the best carrier of his legacy: The Congress or the BJP? The […]

Motives of people who boldly proclaim Ishrat Jahan couldn’t have been a terrorist…

First of all a brief background for the uninitiated; Ishrat was a young Muslim lady from Mumbai, who according to official version of events was shot dead by Gujarat police along with 3 men who she was accompanying, near Ahmedabad, namely Javed Sheikh, Amjad Rana and Zeeshan Johar. The incident took place on 15 June 2004. […]

India to cede 10,000 acres of territory to Bangladesh

Did you know that the Congress is trying to do a deal which will see us in effect give away 10,000 acres of our country to Bangladesh, forever? And that this is likely to take place by the end of this year? Please read on… Most Indians do not know this, but the Indian National […]

Muzaffarnagar – Indian “secularism” on top form

Secularism (the separation of religion and state) is very good and I support it. But in India what is passed off as “secularism” actually goes totally against what secularism actually means. For example, in all genuinely secular countries there is one law of the land, which applies no matter what religion a person professes (uniform […]

Modi offers hope, but please play your part too…

I remember a talk by Shri Pandurang Shastri Athavale, in which he was simultaneously joking and lamenting the weak and selfish way that many people who should know better conduct their lives. One comment that really struck me is as follows: People sometimes ask me “When will Kali Yuga end?” I tell them “How can […]

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Idi Amin and the expulsion of Indians from Uganda

It was on the 6th August 1972 that the government of Uganda, then headed by the infamous Idi Amin, announced that all of the 80,000 Indian origin people living in the country had 90 days to depart, after which their businesses and homes would be handed over to native Ugandans. If any Indians were seen […]

Petition: The Law should not be circumvented for Sanjay Dutt

Please sign this petition and help spread it (click here) Sanjay Dutt is one of India’s best and most distinguished actors. However this should in no way influence the way in which he has to face justice for a serious crime he has committed. There cannot be a system in India where the privileged can […]

Winston Churchill reconsidered

If there’s one man who’s remembered as a Western hero par-excellence, surely it’s Winston Churchill. He has been promoted not only in Britain but also throughout much of the world as the symbol of resistance against the most hideous war criminals in history, the Nazis. This reputation may be deserved. However there was another side […]

Caste madness in the “Land of Kings”

Recently(*) the Indian state of Rajasthan, supposedly the “Land of Kings”, was host to one of the worst bouts of “caste riots” that India has seen in recent years, leaving at least 9 dead and many more injured. Eventually the Indian armed forces had to be brought in to quell the situation. What is particularly […]

Afghan Hindus: history being decimated before our eyes

An excellent and rare article on the Guardian website, by Afghan author Reza Mohammadi, gives a brief account of the present day state of the country’s Hindu minority. Says the author: “Hindus are clearly among the oldest inhabitants of Afghanistan. They are the native people, whom Islamic fundamentalism has turned into unprotected strangers. Strangers, who […]

Is China trying to break up India?

An article published on a Chinese think tank’s website suggested that it would be in China’s interests to break up India into 20-30 smaller states, and this could be achieved with just a minimal push. The website called ‘International Institute for Strategic Studies’ said: “To split India, China can bring into its fold countries like […]

Narendra Modi or Emperor Akbar: who was the greater Secularist?

A small band of Indian journalists, activists and politicians, all of who parade themselves as “Secularists” continuously malign Narendra Modi as being a symbol of everything bad in the world; to these same individuals Emperor Akbar, the third Mughal emperor of medieval India, is one of the great icons of Indian secularism. If we look […]