Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

9/15/2014- Hillele.org Transcript of Mr.Fali S. Nariman’s 7th Annual Lecture of National Commission of Minorites: “Minorities at Cross Roads: Comments on Judicial Pronouncements” delivered on Friday, 12th September, 2014 at Speaker Hall(Annexe), Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi Organized by The National Commission of Minorities. The elections in April-May, 2014 this year have put a strong majoritarian Government in power at the Centre. I … Continue reading Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Do you like poetry and songs? If you don’t like a particular word or phrase in a poem or a song, what do you do? In all probability you would say that you don’t like the poem/song or don’t approve of it. Would you ask the poet, please remove that word, because I don’t like it? Yes you can do it when you are an … Continue reading Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Why Should The RSS Dislike Jana Gana Mana? – Aravindan Neelakanda

The controversy over the National Anthem is a result of the original hymn’s secularization by the Congress and the floating of an ill-educated conspiracy theory by some on the Right. Most of the RSS cadre go through an urban legend that gets circulated in their Shakas: Jana Gana Mana was actually written to greet King George V, and that it was made India’s National Anthem in place of Vande Mataramby the … Continue reading Why Should The RSS Dislike Jana Gana Mana? – Aravindan Neelakanda

National Anthem ‘Adhinayaka’ debate: It’s not about King George – Ram Puniyani

The debate about our national anthem is a ceaseless one — the ones related to undermining Jana Gana Mana and pushing forward Vande Matram, so to say. To undermine the Jana Gana Mana time and again, questions have been raised about its having been written in praise of George V, the king of England. This issue was brought up once again by Kalyan Singh on … Continue reading National Anthem ‘Adhinayaka’ debate: It’s not about King George – Ram Puniyani

पाकिस्तान को धनराशि देना गाँधी की हत्या का कारण नहीं. इससे पहले भी हो चुके थे उनकी हत्या के पांच प्रयास – रुक्मिणी सेन

16 मार्च को हंसल मेहता, तुषार गाँधी और कुमार केतकर एक साथ तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ की किताब  “ संदेह से परे – गाँधी की हत्या के दस्तावेज: संकलन एवं प्राक्कथन ” के अनावरण के लिए एक मंच पर साथ साथ देखे गए। तीस्ता सीतलवाड़ ने अतिथियों और पत्रकारों को संक्षिप्त संबोधन में कहा : “गाँधी की हत्या कोई स्वतः स्फूर्त घटना नहीं थी बल्कि उससे पहले … Continue reading पाकिस्तान को धनराशि देना गाँधी की हत्या का कारण नहीं. इससे पहले भी हो चुके थे उनकी हत्या के पांच प्रयास – रुक्मिणी सेन

SOME ASPECTS OF THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE OUR HISTORIANS HAVE NEVER TOLD US – Irfan Engineer

It was Emperor Aurangzeb who first asked the East India Company to quit India in 1686 Surat! The first war against the British was fought almost 200 years before independence The Battle of Plassey, wherein Nawab Sirajuddawla of Bengal was treacherously defeated by the British in 1757! The first signs of victory against the British were seen in Mysore where Nawab Hyder Ali first waged … Continue reading SOME ASPECTS OF THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE OUR HISTORIANS HAVE NEVER TOLD US – Irfan Engineer