Shashi Tharoor’s secular double standards

In the context of what he said, it would appear unremarkable, but read between the lines and we can see that the Congress spokesperson’s comment here reveals the double standard that Indian (supposed) liberals show in the way they do not feel bad in mocking Hindu traditions, but will always speak in the utmost respectful […]

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 […]

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 is the Election Commission targeting Modi when Ajit Pawar got away much lighter for threatening voters to cut off their water supply?

Ajit Pawar threatened villagers that he would cut off their water supply if they did not vote for his cousin and sitting NCP MP Supriya Sule. No stern action taken by the EC. Similarly, Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened teachers that he would strip them of their livelihood if they don’t vote for the Samajwadi Party, with merely […]

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 […]

Some thoughts on the banning on Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus”

It was earlier this month that Penguin India made the decision to stop publishing and recall copies of a book titled The Hindus: An Alternative History, by controversial American writer Wendy Doniger, in response to a petition lodged by a complainant in an Indian court. This is not a “banning” of the book in India […]

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. […]

The story behind Navratri

It is that time of the year where Hindus start preparations for celebrating Navaratri, the joyous festival of nine nights, which is dedicated to the Divine Mother Durga. Virtually every Hindu community in the world celebrates Navratri. The major story associated with Navratri is the battle between the great Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura, […]

Abuse of Swami Ramdev at British Airport: The disturbing truth

Many of you will know that Swami Ramdev faced harassment and interrogation at Heathrow Airport (the biggest airport in the United Kingdom) during his recent travels to that country, to lead yoga camps and partake in other activities connected with celebrations of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary. Many Hindu netizens reacted in a typically mindless […]

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 […]

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 […]

Muzzafarnagar Riots – the truth that the media is hiding

The way in which the English language media has been reporting the Muzzarnagar riots has been taking the art of misleading the public to a whole new level of shamelessness. The average Indian will not know the facts behind the riots, and we have the right to know the truth. Please read the articles (at […]

List of Indian freedom fighters who perished in struggle against British colonialism between 1883-1943

This information is from a pamphlet by the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army, which was distributed throughout India in 1943. The purpose of re-publishing it here is that it the original site where it was published appears to have gone down, and I think it is worthwhile for this list to still exist on the web. […]

On Independence Day: What a Secularist can and should be proud of!

An amazingly anti-Hindu article and a powerful and inspiring rebuttal! A great Independence Day read to compare & contrast these two articles: What Hindus can & should be proud of (anti-Hindu monstrosity) What a Secularist can and should be proud of (rebuttal)

The Bhagavad Gita & the Freedom of India

The post-World War II era saw the dramatic end of colonialism across the world. The first and most devastating blow to colonialism was the freedom of India. Overnight, the second most populous nation in the world, accounting for over 1/6th of the world’s population, achieved freedom. Despite the sad events that accompanied India’s Independence, the […]

Making sense of Ganesh stories

In childhood years, many Hindu children nowadays are introduced to Hindu sacred stories through the medium of comic books, such as Amar Chitra Katha. These provide a colourful, entertaining and valuable rendering of ancient stories from texts called the Puranas, and most kids read them with great enthusiasm, forming many people’s introduction to the world […]

Hindu tolerance throughout history: fact or myth?

For a long time, ‘tolerance’ was spoken of as a characteristic feature of Hinduism. Even people who otherwise strongly disagreed with Hinduism still managed to praise the fact that Hinduism had a benign, harmless tolerance. But in recent years the image of Hinduism and of Hindu society has changed quite drastically. Media coverage of the […]

Interview with Koenraad Elst

Dr Koenraad Elst is a noted Belgian scholar and writer, specialising in coverage of Hindu contemporary issues, Indian history and comparative philosophy. He has authored at least 20 books, including the monumental ‘Decolonising the Hindu Mind’ and ‘Saffron Swastika: the Notion of Hindu Fascism’.  What first made you interested in India? Its funny, Muslims never ask people who […]