Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Bindu Ammini, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple

Four years on, the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple, reflects on orthodoxy, police and state inaction.

| Jan 02, 2023

A collective madness

What Modi's victory says about today's India.

| May 27, 2019

Believers’ Dilemma – II

Never before has the RSS been more confident of its role in shaping India’s future. (This is part two of a two-part essay)

| Jun 03, 2016

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