In his composition ‘Jana Gana Mana’ Tagore employs the vision of Śri Kriṣña in the Mahabharata to conceptualise this ‘Ruler of the Destiny of Bhārata’, as the eternal charioteer sounding the conch shell to guide the course of this nation.
The mention at the very outset at the scrapping of the hitherto effective special provisions is like telling an errant school kid that his expulsion from school is reversible and hence not to be taken seriously!
“Low volume ethnic cleansing” – a trend of non-Muslim families forced to vacate their homes, pull out their children from schools and change neighbourhoods occupied by them.
This phenomenon is not altogether unknown in India and other countries with a significant Muslim minority, whereby once the Muslim community in a locality has achieved critical mass, non-Muslim communities are steadily edged out, exodus effected by unremitting acts of violence by Muslims on the persons and property of the latter, their liberties curtailed, forced to escape for self-preservation.
The Indian constitution today stands as a document representing a tyranny of ideas unleashed on a civilisation, which for thousands of years has been a playground of ideas and refused to be defined by a single idea, book or a thinker.
As seekers and rational thinkers, let our sole allegiance be to the truth and not to the leaders, spiritual or temporal, howsoever hallowed, neither any schools of thought, political, philosophical or spiritual, nor any books. We will outlast them all…
“Great literature rises above the closed semantics of parable. It nuances the themes and forces you to keep pondering. Discursive over-determination is not what sterling literature seeks to establish. The imponderables of life are examined, and truisms are put to test. Literature seeks to loosen up dogmas and hard-boiled notions about roles and set human responses while demonstrating the power and peril of the choices Man makes.”
“India without Hinduism is nothing. A land mass, where invaders come and go.”
~ Ranjit Kumar Dash
Women’s quest should not be to envy and emulate manliness, make men feel guilty about it and try to destroy it, but to cherish it and positively reinforce it. Modern concepts of emasculated men and masculinised women lead to loss of polarity and attraction. It is a dreadful compromise of both genders.
Savarkar and Hindutva: How this most ennobling and elevating articulation of the self-concept of a people came to be regarded as pernicious to the nation it was meant to serve.
“Hindudom is an Organic National Being. If a Hindu gets ill-treated as a Hindu in any part of the world, it constitutes an insult to Hindudom as a whole and must be challenged by Hindus on any front convenient to them.”
~ Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Declaration of Ceasefire in Kashmir During Ramzan and India’s Official Policy of Wilful Abdication of Sense
It is nothing but lunacy to try and win over Kashmiri Muslims (Muslims anywhere) given the prescribed practice of their faith. The lot the Union Home Ministry refers to as the “peace-loving people of Kashmir”, are a hostile, subversive, Islamised population barely kept in check by the terribly constrained security forces of India, the ones that are handicapped with concerns of Indian government’s misplaced humanity which facilitates terrorists with such utterly foolhardy gestures of magnanimity.
This unrelenting invasive mode to eradicate native traditions and religious beliefs, disrupting the cultural complex which holds communities and a civilisation together, is an observable trait of Abrahamic doctrinal religions and ideologies like communism, which cannot exist except to the exclusion of others. Imposing their ideological framework and worldview is part of this insidious aggression, which tries to control the way we think and conduct our matters and ultimately obliterate our identity. The intense activism to push for admission of women to the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is carried out by such forces who have no good intention in heart.
“Narrative is like the horse in ashwamedha yagna.
Allow the horse free pass and you become liege to the horse’s king. Capture it, you at least have a chance to fight for freedom.”
There is a propaganda war the Hindus are up against. Becoming aware and taking control of our own narrative is not a choice in this situation, but an imperative if we are to survive as a nation.