Amitabh Bachchan: Indian Cinema has fostered communal amity at a time when prejudices against communities are dividing the world

he contribution of Indian cinema in fostering social unity, communal amity and love at a time when “cultures are being questioned and prejudices against communities are dividing the world”. Continue reading Amitabh Bachchan: Indian Cinema has fostered communal amity at a time when prejudices against communities are dividing the world

WATCH: This Bengali Version Of The Indian National Anthem to understand its roots

These are the other three paragraphs of our National Anthem. The ones that you don’t hear because they are not in Hindi. Notice how in one para the country is called Mata (the mother) and in another Chir Sarathi (Sri Krishna). When Tagore used Bhagya Vidhata in the national anthem he meant God. However, “Bhagya Vidhata” has been repeatedly interpreted by right wing groups as the … Continue reading WATCH: This Bengali Version Of The Indian National Anthem to understand its roots

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

চিত্ত যেথা ভয়শূন্য. जहां चित्‍त भय से शून्‍य हो.Where the mind is without fear- Rabindra Nath Tagore

      Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;Where words come out from the depth of truth;Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;Where the … Continue reading চিত্ত যেথা ভয়শূন্য. जहां चित्‍त भय से शून्‍य हो.Where the mind is without fear- Rabindra Nath Tagore