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Monday, September 24, 2018

RSS is like a nouveau riche trader lacking legitimacy

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A Communist leader teaching Vivekananda to RSS is an interesting facet in the wake of Glasnost!
[The RSS and its chief must learn from the life and work of Vivekananda, who described himself as a socialist and interrogated Hinduism with honesty.] - D. Raja


Many are trying to pretend that RSS was exactly the same before Bhagwat's new Bhagavata in order to wash away their stigma of supporting bigotry, till now. No, there is no scope for such opportunism as Bhagwat has unequivocally drawn the line between the past and his revisionism.

RSS talks in terms of collectivities like religion or ethnicity and tends to subordinate an individual's education or freedom to it. The Constitution of India on the contrary respects and safeguards the innate qualities of any citizen and his or her autonomy. A fundamental chasm!

Felt like Mohan Bhagawat borrowing abundantly from my tweets in his reformulation of Hindutva while listening to his speech today. So how all those noble hopes materialise in the future is more important than the usual habit of digging out inconsistencies by citing past instances

Clearly RW intellectuals are shattered and are discussing weather. That's the power of Nehruvian consensus reiterated by Bhagwat. Those raised on bigotry and hatred have suddenly found themselves fodderless and rudderless. Sri Aurobindo is now the only means of salvaging prestige

By publicly disowning a few pages of Golwalkar's old writings Bhagwat shows how printed words are powerful and warrant suitable response. Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry should apply the same principle on The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs and come clean on own connivance

Apprehensions galore since the PR move by RSS is so abrupt and so close to the Elections. The revision envisaged, however, is irreversible.
[Thus spake Bhagwat]

The RSS is looking for new avenues

Hindustan Times-7 minutes ago
For the first time in India's history, the Bharatiya Janata Party, the RSS's ... were made after January 30, 1948, that Nathuram Godse was a member of the RSS.

The RSS's messenger and his messages

Ahmedabad Mirror-7 hours ago
Mohanrao Bhagwat's threeday discourses delivered to an eclectic audience in Delhi closed with an emphatic message to the RSS'sfaithful: a Ram temple must ...

Did Chicago cast a shadow on the RSS?

National Herald-18 hours ago
Did protests at the World Hindu Congress force RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to opt for a conciliatory note at the RSS lecture series in Delhi that followed the ...

RSS and the future of pluralism in Indian politics

theindependentbd.com-22-Sep-2018
It was with open arms that the Rashtriya Sevak Sangh, popularly known as RSS in English and Sangh in Hindi, that BJP's parent organisation welcomed its ...

Perhaps for the first time in history, Sangh steps into the sunlight

Economic Times-22-Sep-2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's headline-grabbing event in Delhi from 17-19 September can be read in three different ways: his statements can be read literally; ...

Are BJP and RSS not on the identical web page?

MTL News-13 hours ago Amulya Ganguli
'It is obvious that the RSS's desire to gatecrash into the gated establishment which has generally been seen as the redoubt of the liberal intelligentsia is putting it ...
The position of the RSS has been like that of a nouveau riche trader who feels that despite his wealth, he lacks the legitimacy which a pedigreed aristocrat enjoys. To gain such respectability in polite society, he feels in need of a makeover.
A change of this nature for the RSS entails a virtual turning over of a new leaf, which means that it has to shed some of its angularities which differentiate it from the Left-Liberals — the urban Naxalites.

Mohan Bhagwat's silence on Golwalkar telling: Edits anti-Muslim remark

The Indian Express-19-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat's silence on Golwalkar telling: Edits anti-Muslim remark ... 32 personalities referred to by the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during the two ... Muslims are aliens in this country, they are not people of this country…

From Hedgewar to Mohan Bhagwat, what game is RSS playing in India?

gulfnews.com-20-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat at the conclave: “It's a crime to take law into one's own hands. ... Mohan Bhagwat in 2017: “Nothing should be done while protecting cows that ...

Mohan Bhagwat rejects MS Golwalkar's rigid Hindutva norms in quest ...

Firstpost-20-Sep-2018
When Mohan Bhagwat publicly repudiated RSS' second and longest-serving chief MS Golwalkar's radical Hindutva thoughts as contained in Bunch of Thoughts ...

Mohan Bhagwat's statement on Golwalkar after much thought: RSS ...

Economic Times-20-Sep-2018
Mumbai: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's statement that the Sangh did not subscribe to parts of a compilation of speeches of its ...

RSS's Golwalkar & Bhagwat | On Muslims, Congress and Communism

The Quint-20-Sep-2018
MS Golwalkar, the second and longest-serving sarsanghchalak of RSS, was not mentioned by RSS's current chief Mohan Bhagwatduring the lecture series that ...

Mohan Bhagwat's epiphany

Telegraph India-20-Sep-2018
Little wonder then that Mohan Bhagwat, the RSS chief, has suddenly remembered such virtues as inclusion and pluralism. Speaking on the occasion of a ...

Has the RSS ground shifted?

The Indian Express-20-Sep-2018
The recent lecture series by the Sarsanghchalak of the RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, which was splashed across front pages nationwide, forcefully raises the question: ...

Mohan Bhagwat Goes All out to Portray RSS as an Inclusive, Evolving ...

The Wire-20-Sep-2018
"Hindutva is not anti-Muslim. The RSS partners with everyone who loves India and its culture. I want to tell you that if you come and see the RSS, there is a ...

Master Stroke: Bhagwat's stance on reservation, Muslims indicate the ...

ABP Live-20-Sep-2018
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat continued his deliberation on "Bhavishya Ka Bharat -- An RSS Perspective" on the last day of the Sangh's conclave. Answering ...

Will RSS desert BJP?

HW News Network (blog)-20-Sep-2018
Dr. Mohan Bhagwat concluded his three-day speech yesterday. His speech reflected a brand transformation and new concept of RSS. The so-called Secularists ...

Mohan Bhagwat shows that consensus is the new way of life in India

Times of India (blog)-20-Sep-2018
The three-day address by RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat has proved that India has a new social leader after decades, perhaps the first after JP. Three ...

Has the Sangh really evolved?

Hindustan Times-20-Sep-2018
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's lecture series in Delhi stemmed from the organisation's desire to reach out to the capital's residents, ...

Mohan Bhagwat lectures: BJP leaders see message for party

The Indian Express-20-Sep-2018
With his three-day lecture series, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has not only tried to change the public perception about RSS, but also sent a clear message to BJP ...

PM Modi Vs Mohan Bhagwat: The War Begins

HW News Network (blog)-20-Sep-2018
The 3 day event that concluded on Wednesday, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat came up with a rare praise for Congress and earful for BJP. As HW News has been ...

2019 Lok Sabha election: How Mohan Bhagwat complements Modi

India Today-20-Sep-2018
Yes, RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat did make a couple of remarks that were in variance with the views expressed by Narendra Modi and BJP president ...

Opinion | Is Mohan Bhagwat steering RSS in a new direction?

Livemint-5 hours ago
Mohan Bhagwat's visit to New Delhi has provided another opportunity to analysts who want to spice up debates on television. People may arrive at their own ...

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat realises that he cannot completely control the thought waves , but he knows that ideological give and take is essential to evolve a new understanding

RSS doesn’t take up any task suddenly. Over the last five years, Bhagwat has been gradually opening his windows to adversarial ideologies. During this time, he personally met a number of English language and Urdu editors along with leading intellectuals from minority communities. Shashi Shekhar is editor-in-chief, Hindustan. His Twitter handle is @shekharkahin

Thus spake Bhagwat

Greater Kashmir-7 hours ago  Aijaz Zaka Syed 
Srinagar | Posted : Sep 24 2018 World Hindu Congress -- because a “lone lion can be hunted down by a pack of wild dogs,” RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat went to great ...
If anyone thinks this strategic shift in this Goebbelsian propaganda signals a genuine change of heart on the part of the secretive, paramilitary organisation that was inspired by European fascists and the Nazis, they need to think again.  The very raison d’etre of the RSS and its numerous avatars and outfits remains the visceral hatred of Muslims and other minorities. 

What The RSS Chief Didn't Say

The Indian Express-8 hours ago
The RSS Sarsangchalak Mohan Bhagwat has offered nothing new by saying that Bharat is not a country without Muslims. Our constitutional democracy has ...

Dear Mohan Bhagwat, Can You Answer These 5 Questions by Muslims?

The Quint-14 hours ago
At the RSS' 3-day conclave, RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's words sounded as sweet as honey. He drifted from the set format and attempted to remove barriers.

Is the family divided? RSS raps BJP on the knuckles as election year ...

gulfnews.com-18 hours ago
Mohan Bhagwat, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supremo quoted the Indian Constitution, saying he and his controversial Parivar (family) fully embrace ...

Makeover gambits by RSS, Congress: Are they for real?

Mathrubhumi English-20 hours ago
While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, ...

Amulya Ganguli: Is the makeover ploy real?

Gulf Today-22-Sep-2018
While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, ...
Cynics may wonder whether Bhagwat’s latest nod to the “idea” of a multicultural India, which is normally derided by the Hindu Right, is an attempt to gain respectability for the Sangh Parivar by entering the gated enclaves of the Left-Liberals who regard themselves as the standard-bearers of a modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle while the Parivar with its fetish for Hindi, vegetarianism and cow’s urine is seen as a bucolic outsider.
It is possible that the RSS realised that notwithstanding the enormous material and political clout it has acquired because of the BJP’s political success, its social standing hasn’t improved. The anglicised, deracinated “urban Naxalites” in the cocktail circuits continue to regard the Hindu Right as usurpers in the corridors of power. But if the RSS dons the cloak of inclusiveness, where does that leave the BJP?

Vyakti Vishesh: Mohan Bhagwat: Is RSS bad or just notorious?

ABP Live-20 hours ago
Today the show Vyakti Vishesh deals with the topic RSS that is Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. The show tries to figure out if RSS is actually at fault or is just ...

RSS stakes claim Independence struggle

DBPOST-22-Sep-2018
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, in the first of his three-part lecture on 'Future ka Bharat', sought to explain the reason for the existence of ...

Mohan Bhagwat on mission to reinvent RSS

The New Indian Express-22-Sep-2018
There's much anticipation that Mohan Bhagwat will continue to stay on the centre stage and direct the future course of the saffron parivar.

Inside Track: Sangh song

The Indian Express-22-Sep-2018
Sangh song. Political analysts are scratching their heads to decipher the implications of Mohan Bhagwat's recent lectures. For the first time in its history, the RSS ...

Can the RSS change?

The Indian Express-22-Sep-2018
So why did I spend three evenings last week listening to Mohan Bhagwat? Two reasons. I have always felt real contempt for the RSS. I will explain why. And ...

Is India's RSS losing its ideology?

gulfnews.com-22-Sep-2018
And the chief of the RSS, Mohan Bhagwat, made some startling statements at the convention. Some so staggering that they seemingly upended the RSS's core ...

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat lauds Congress, but Rahul snubs Bhagwat

Times Now-22-Sep-2018
22-Sep-18 RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat praised Congress and said that the party has played a big role in the freedom movement. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, ...

The RSS Conclave Betrays a Sense of Nervousness and Defeatism

The Citizen (press release)-21-Sep-2018
When the supremo of the RSS Mohan Bhagwat reads out the preamble of India declaring it to be 'Socialist, Secular, democratic republic' and recites the famous ...

Mohan Bhagwat's speech showed neither Hindu society nor RSS are ...

ThePrint-21-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat's speech is a clear indication that process of progressive ... Also read: Deoras to Bhagwat- The evolution of RSS view on Muslims over the last ...

Mohan Bhagwat's RSS conclave was nothing but a damage control ...

National Herald-21-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat's attempt to interpret Hindutva differently in Delhi was a damage control exercise to avoid an imminent electoral loss for the BJP in the ...

Mohan Bhagwat still sees other faiths as inferior to his own: Shashi ...

ThePrint-21-Sep-2018
This week, Mohan Bhagwat seemed to abandon this long-held view. ... Bhagwat did not disavow the term; he merely redefined it. “Hindu Rashtra,” he explained, ...

RSS Patron – Mohan Bhagwat on Charm Offensive Prior To 2019 ...

EurAsian Times-21-Sep-2018
Is Mohan Bhagwat – the patron of Hindu nationalist organization – RSS, which drove Narendra Modi to power, is striving to soften its image ahead of 2019 ...

Mainstreaming RSS: Mohan Bhagwat's tour de force

Daily News & Analysis-21-Sep-2018
India's Future: The RSS Viewpoint, the three-day lecture series in Delhi by RSS head Mohan Bhagwat, concluded on September 19. During its run-up, it was ...

Bhagwat 'indicating something' with Ayodhya comment: Sharad Pawar

Times of India-21-Sep-2018
MUMBAI: NCP president Sharad Pawar said on Friday that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat may have tried to "indicate something" with his comments on the Ayodhya ...

Lighting a new lamp: Reading between the lines of Mohan Bhagwat's ...

DailyO-21-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat (seen here at a prior event) has his eye now on bright new horizons. ... Bhagwat's repeated affirmation of the Constitution — that the RSS would ...

The all-new Mohan Bhagwat, and a staged encounter in UP

ThePrint-21-Sep-2018
In The Asian Age, Gokul Gopalakrishnan comments on the sudden change in RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's political language before the 2019 elections.

What RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Says vs What RSS Leaders Really Do

The Quint-21-Sep-2018
The answers were spread across the 3-day power lecture by sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat, all of it aimed at one big image makeover for the 93-year-old ...

Ram temple should be constructed without delay : Mohan Bhagwat

5 Dariya News-20-Sep-2018
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Thursday that the Ram temple at Ayodhya should be built without delay and all sections of ...

RSS: Myth and Reality

Free Press Journal-20-Sep-2018
What the RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat said in his three-day outreach programme in the national capital beginning last Monday, is so unexceptionable, ...

Mandir to end Hindu-Muslim rifts, says Mohan Bhagwat

The Kashmir Monitor (press release)-20-Sep-2018
At the same time, Bhagwat also addressed the contentious issue of the construction of the Ram Mandir at the disputed site in Ayodhya as he pitched for early ...

With eyes on 2019, RSS and BJP look beyond caste

India Today-20-Sep-2018
It began with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment ahead of Bihar Assembly election in 2015. Bhagwat had then called for a re-look at the reservation policy.

Mohan Bhagwat alters stance, says homosexuality not a crime

The Live Mirror-20-Sep-2018
Delivering his concluding speech at the Bhavishya ka Bharat – an RSS perspective on Wednesday, Mohan Bhagwat said, “Times are changing and the society ...

Religion, Ram Temple, Population Policy: A List of Mohan Bhagwat's ...

News18-20-Sep-2018
Drawing parallel between the traditions and practices of Hindus and minorities, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that not just ...

Constitution, Hindutva, praise for Congress: What Mohan Bhagwat ...

The Indian Express-20-Sep-2018
At a time when the Congress-led Opposition is ramping up attacks on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its ideology, Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat ...

The 'Bhagwat katha': Is this the beginning of RSS 2.0?

DailyO-19-Sep-2018
Since 1925, when Dr KB Hedgewar laid the foundation of the RSS, there have been three important milestones in the 93-year-long journey of the RSS. The first ...

Mohan Bhagwat explains Golwalkar's Book of Thoughts; here's what ...

International Business Times, India Edition-19-Sep-2018
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said that parts of MS Golwalkar's book Book of Thoughts are not 'pleasurable' anymore. He also ...

RSS Chief's "Shamshan-Kabristan" Comments Seen As Message For ...

NDTV-19-Sep-2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday frowned on "shamshan-kabristan" politics that he said was practiced for power and not for public welfare.

Sangh hasn't changed its stripes: Congress

Telegraph India-6 hours ago
Congress veterans who have for decades closely observed the Sangh, the ruling BJP's ideological mentor, refuse to accept the dominant view that the so-called ...

RSS undermining institutions, trying to take over education system ...

Odisha Television Ltd.-21 hours ago
Interacting with college and university teachers from nearly 20 states as part of the party's outreach campaign, he slammed Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ...

Bhagwat talks glasnost but are Sangh footsoldiers listening?

Times of India (blog)-22-Sep-2018
It was a high-profile coming out party. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ideological parent of the Modi government, normally invisible in its secretive shakhas ...

Sangh is the soul

The Tribune-22-Sep-2018
IT was a significant moment in the history of the RSS. The Sarsangchalak's three-day national outreach was momentous in the manner in which an organisation ...

Progressive right, an inclusive ideology

The Sunday Guardian-22-Sep-2018
Mohan Bhagwat's speeches this week on the organisation he heads, the Rashtriya Sw

RSS looks beyond BJP for inclusiveness

The Sunday Guardian-22-Sep-2018
Reflecting the need to move beyond the Bharatiya Janata Party in order to make the doctrine of Hindutva more inclusive, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ...

Indian Political Conservatism: A History

Swarajya-22-Sep-2018
A man named K B Hedgewar formed a breakaway volunteer organisation named Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1925. Now why was the RSS formed ...

Mohan Bhagwat's speech showed neither Hindu society nor RSS are ...

ThePrint-21-Sep-2018
In response to the question on why no Sangh pracharak is the organising secretary of any other political party except the BJP, Bhagwat simply said “because no ...

'RSS advocates inclusion': Mohan Bhagwat systematically refutes ...

Firstpost-18-Sep-2018
... nationalist organisation Anushilan Samiti, while he was studying medicine in Calcutta. ... If that happened, the very purpose of the Sangh's existence would be ...

Instead of offering objective analysis, Andersen-Damle book helps ...

Scroll.in-19-Aug-2018
Simultaneously, the greater Sangh parivar (which the Hindu Mahasabha is not a part .... “During his six years in Calcutta, Hedgewar joined the Anushilan Samiti, ...

'Bengalis have no understanding of caste'

Telegraph India-22-Sep-2018
From the writings of Bankimchandra [Chattopadhyay] to the emergence of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the first Jan Sangh president.” Shepherd had been invited ...