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POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Sloganeering in parliament, Jai shri ram, Vande Mataram, Asaduddin Owaisi

The Sound of Dog-Whistling: 'Vande Mataram' itself is not communal. But using it to target Asaduddin Owaisi is

The swearing-in ceremony of Parliamentarians was marred by a contest of religious slogans, taken out of context and used to target. Will Parliament now become a religious akhada?

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Partition, Congress, Vande Mataram, Amit Shah

Amit Shah saying Congress censoring Vande Mataram caused Partition is trivialising the tragedy

It is difficult to decide what is more dangerous — that Shah is actually so unaware of history, or is happy to politicise our greatest trauma.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Fundamentalism, Muslims, Vande Mataram, Democracy

I'm an Indian Muslim and I'm proud to sing Vande Mataram

The national song is one that has a universal appeal for all Indians irrespective of caste, creed and faith.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Saffronisation, BJP, Vande Mataram

BJP spokesperson tries to sing Vande Mataram in TV studio to prove he's not anti-national

Why does the party think it has the right to demand proofs of patriotism from everyone else?

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
BJP, Patriotism, Constitution, Nationalism

Don't let the love for your country make you sound like a fool

By forcing people to shout what are considered patriotic slogans, our misguided enthusiasts undermine the very foundation of patriotism.

POLITICS

 |  Court Marshal  |  4-minute read
Nationalism, Vande Mataram, Bharat Mata Ki Jai

'Bharat Mata ki jai' or Vande Mataram, can't put words in our mouth

The idea is to unite and not to divide.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Vande Mataram, Independence Day, Narendra Modi

Why 'Baahubali' Modi is best thing to happen to India

Every dark age has an end and this too was ended with a massive mandate by the people of India for the NDA.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Rabindranath Tagore, Vande Mataram, Jana Gana Mana

Why it is wrong to pick on patriotism in Jana Gana Mana

It is a pity that we are fighting to attribute a new interpretation to the national anthem and assign a motive to the great poet that Tagore was.

POLITICS

 |  Grade Crossing  |  5-minute read
National Anthem, Vande Mataram, Rabindranath Tagore, Jana Gana Mana

Why singing Jana Gana Mana is unpatriotic

What I think is, it is not the word 'adhinayak', but the whole song that needs to undergo a change.