Visitors to Chopda, a dusty town in Jalgaon district 420 km north of Mumbai would, be surprised to see, in contrast to the rising polarisation seen in education, that it is home to a decades-old Urdu school run by devout Hindus. The school, ... Yahoo! India, 1 month ago
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In 1905, Gujarati politician and writer KM Munshi asked Aurobindo Ghosh a question that has become a vital a century later: How can one become patriotic? Ghosh one of the fathers of Hindu nationalism replied with an answer that is especially ...Kashmir Observer, 2 months ago
Ahmedabad: For decades, Prof Makrand Mehta has captivated historians with his uncanny ability of 'linking the past with the present'. He is not a quaint, tweed-jacketed historian that elderly scholars usually become. He is 85 but still has the ...Times of India, 1 day ago
Announcing the beginning of his "public life" former Gujarat IPS officer DG Vanzara on Sunday, said that "anti-national forces" had thrown him into the darkness of the prison, along with other nationalists like Pragya Thakur and 'Godman' Asaram Bapu ...Yahoo! India, 1 week ago 'Encounter cop' DG Vanzara gets hero's welcome in Gujarat; vows to work for development Oneindia, 1 month ago Case against Asaram is a frame-up AhmedabadMirror.com, 1 week ago Col Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya, Asaram Bapu framed: Former IPS officer Vanzara Times of India, 1 week ago
By K.P. Nayar Narendra Modi has always been ahead of his times. During the 1995 elections to Gujarat's legislative assembly which he oversaw as organizing secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi wanted catchy pictures of BJP campaign ...South Asia Monitor, 1 week ago
Ahmedabad : India's father of Urdu ghazal, Wali Gujarati, whose almost 300-year-old grave was razed by rioting mobs in the 2002 post-Godhra riots - never to be rebuilt - is now getting space in the new class 11 Hindi textbook published by the ...Times of India, 3 weeks ago Wali Gujarati rises from razed grave, enters textbook Times of India, 3 weeks ago
In a quirky yet different attempt to spread the message of protecting cows, a group in Bhavnagar Kotiya village in Gujarat conducted a lavish wedding for 'Poonam' the cow and 'Arjun' the bull. More than 300 guests, including the 'relatives' of ...DNA India, 2 months ago Gujarat: 'Bride' cow wears gold jewellery, red saree in lavish bovine wedding Ani News, 2 months ago Gujarat: Bride cow wears gold jewellery, red saree in lavish bovine wedding Siasat Daily, 2 months ago
'Its three primary effects are to send the alcohol economy underground (depriving the state of revenue), to criminalise the casual drinker and to criminalise the police.' In America in the 1920s prohibition produced big Mafia gang leaders like Al Capone, who corrupted the police in cities like Chicago. In Gujarat, which has prohibition for decades, alcohol is freely available because the police has been compromised at every level,' says Aakar Patel. The famous sociologist M N Srinivas ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Upper-caste Hindus reject any culture that does not come from Sanskrit and accept only those that adapt themselves to their existing idea of culture North Indians find south Indian languages funny. Growing up, we referred to the way Madrasis spoke ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
BR Ambedkar had been asked by the Jat-Pat Todak Mondal (Society for the Abolition of Caste System), a Hindu reformist group to address the annual conference and speak about the ill-effects of caste in Hindu society. When he sent his speech, titled ...DNA India, 1 month ago
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