POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 01, 2014 AT 18:52 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 01, 2014 18:52 IST

When Yella­p­ragada Sudershan Rao, a staunch proponent of the view that Ramayana and Mahabharata are truthful accounts of events present in the collective memory of people, known for placing primacy of faith over reason, was appointed the head of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) by the BJP-led NDA government, there was widespread dismay in academic circles, but little surprise.

But when Lokesh Chandra, the 87-year-old Indira Gandhi loyalist, with links to leaders of the erstwhile Soviet Union, was appointed president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the country’s cultural interface with the world, many eyebrows were raised.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 01, 2014 AT 18:52 IST, Edited At: Nov 01, 2014 18:52 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 28, 2014 AT 23:02 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 28, 2014 23:02 IST

It was reported briefly earlier, but here's the video and the transcript made available by the Prime Minister's Office itself of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech after inaugurating the refurbished and partly newly built H N Reliance Foundation Hospital.in Mumbai on Saturday, October 25, 2014:

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 28, 2014 AT 23:02 IST, Edited At: Oct 28, 2014 23:02 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 25, 2014 AT 02:44 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 25, 2014 02:44 IST

Kesari, the RSS mouthpiece in Kerala, has stirred up a fresh controversy by carrying an article in its October 17, 2014 edition, which suggests, albeit indirectly, that Nathuram Godse made a mistake in killing Mahatma Gandhi, when his target should have been the country’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. 

B. Gopalakrishnan, who fought and lost the Lok Sabha elections for the Chalakudy Lok Sabha constituency on a BJP ticket, suggests in the article that Nehru’s selfishness was responsible for many of the problems the country faces even after seven decades of independence. 
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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 25, 2014 AT 02:44 IST, Edited At: Oct 25, 2014 02:44 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 01, 2014 AT 23:16 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 01, 2014 23:16 IST

After John Oliver, now it was Jon Stewart of the Daily Show who turned his attention to the Naendra Modi show at the Madison Square Garden.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 01, 2014 AT 23:16 IST, Edited At: Oct 01, 2014 23:16 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Sep 29, 2014 AT 20:39 IST ,  Edited At: Sep 29, 2014 20:39 IST

The Economist on Mr Modi's performance at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Sept 28:

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