My answer to: Why is RSS antinational? on Quora

Quora Question Why is the RSS Antinational
Quora Question Why is the RSS Antinational
Quora Question Why is the RSS Antinational

Before starting to answer this question, I would like to make it clear that I am not a member of the RSS as of now and never have been either.

Now, first of all let us define the terminology that has been used in the question.

What does RSS mean: The literal meaning of the acronym RSS is Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that means the National Selfservice Organization. You see, the stark difference between the meaning of the original words in Hindi and the meaning after it is translated to English. The meaning of RSS in English itself includes the word national within it. So, if we try to understand what the philosophy, ideology, and motto of the organization would be based on the literal meaning of its name, we would come to the simple conclusion that it must be an organization of people who would be trying to devote their precious time and efforts towards activities of service towards the nation. Mind you, here, the nation means India, i.e. Bharat mata in the wording of a RSS member. For more information about RSS, you can visit their website Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh .

Who can be called a nationalist: Without looking at any dictionary or encyclopedia, if I understand the meaning of the word nation, i.e. a nation state that came into being during the last few centuries, exactly around the 15th centuries, means a landmass ruled by an entity called government that has a well defined boundary, language, constitution etc. Now, someone who irrespective of living within the boundaries of that nation, thinks for the betterment of that nation, in terms of what he or she considers to be good in his own view, may be considered to be nationalist.

So, after having defined or understood both the terms on which your question is based, we can come to the conclusion that the RSS thinks that it works for the nation and so, calls itself a nationalist organization. Now, your definition of what is good for the nation may be different from what the RSS thinks is good for the nation, but it doesn’t give you the right to call them anti-national. If you do so, well, they may called you an anti-national as well, because you may not fit into their definition of what kind of behaviour, activity, ideology etc. is considered nationalistic and what is considered anti-national.

Now how to find out in real if they are nationalists or anti-national

Well, as Rajiv Malhotra of the Home – Breaking India book fame says, ours was a culture of Poorva Paksha and Uttar Paksha. One had the right to do Uttar Paksha only if he had done a thorough Poorva Paksha of that person or ideology. So, if you really want to know if the RSS is an anti-national organization or not, you need to understand the philosophy and ideology of the RSS in the same way as a RSS pracharak does, so that, you can argue in favor or against it in the same way or as good as a RSS pracharak does.

Now, the ball is in your court. Are you ready to do a Poorva Paksha on the RSS?


Who is behind this question?

How can someone think that the RSS is an anti-national organization?  It must be the thought of either a congress man who prides on his pseudo secular ideology or an AAP supporter who prides on the backtracking of all allegations made by their supreme leader. These people should stop blindly following their leaders or party. Learn to take anything at its true value rather than taking it at its face value. If you start doing that, the nation will be full of people who think and act for its betterment.

Update 1:

Since this question that earlier read “Why is the RSS considered anti-national”, has been reworded as “Why is RSS considered antinational even though nationalist people like Godse have RSS barckground?”,, I am writing an update to my answer as well.

If a fringe element goes out of the ideology of the organization to which he is associated, can the whole organization be accused of following the same ideology?

Well, I had to ask this question, since, it is a matter of public knowledge that Nathuram Godse, who at one time was a RSS worker, had murdered Mahatma Gandhi. It is also known that the RSS doesn’t advocate violence, so, it is a well established fact that, Nathuram Godse had long digressed from the core ideology of the RSS. Now, since he was associated with the RSS at one point of time, and he murdered Mahatma Gandhi, can we accuse the RSS of following the same ideology as him. Are you kidding, or should I say have you become the scion of the Nehru Gandhi family, you know who.

Let me give you an example. Let us assume you have a few brothers in your family. One of your brothers becomes directionless and commits a heinous crime that I would not even like to spell here. Would you consider your whole family to be of the same mindset? I believe if you are a sane person, you would not. You would even hate it if some other people who are not part of your family, consider your family to be like your brother. Your family would most certainly must not have anything to do with the crime committed by your brother. So, similar can be the case for the RSS too.

I will again like to bring to your notice that, please do not get sucked into the propagandist machinery of the congress, the left parties, and the corrupt media that has sold its soul to the family that considers itself the ruler of India. Wake up and see the evil designs these people have in their minds to break India and divide the Indian people.

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Depreciating Rupee is a “Beat or Treat” for India

Depreciating Indian Rupee against US Dollar
Depreciating Indian Rupee against US Dollar
The Indian Rupee has been depreciating against the US Dollar

As we keep our eyes focused on the trend of the depreciating Indian Rupee, there doesn’t seem to be an end to the downfall in the currency of the world’s largest democracy that till recently was also one of the fastest growing economy in the world. Now even the thought of the exchange rate of the Indian rupee against the US Dollar gives me shivers as I can no more be sure of what the rate will be after a few minutes from that moment. Jokes apart, let us see if the falling Rupee is bad for everyone who has to transact with the currency, or are there also some positives to people and organizations.                                    


What is “Depreciating Rupee?”

While I was writing this article, my sister overlooked what I was doing and asked me how can the Rupee depreciate? Continue reading “Depreciating Rupee is a “Beat or Treat” for India”

Indian scientists clone first buffalo in the world

samrupa world's first cloned buffalo by Indian scientists
samrupa first cloned buffalo

The buffalo clone named Samrupa is the first time some animal has been cloned in India. ‘Samrupa’ is a Hindi word meaning some one who is exactly same as some one else. So, samrupa was exactly same as her mother buffalo. This is a milestone for Indian science and technology. Dr. S K Singla a scientist at the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana and his biotechnologist team had been working on the cloning of the calf for the last four years. This milestone came to Indian science 13 years after the first animal Dolly was cloned from her mother sheep. Samrupa’s mother is a one year old buffalo of the famous Murrah variety of Haryana that gives 35 Kgs of milk per day.




What is CLONING:


Reproductive Cloning. To clone an animal, researchers first take mature cells, such as skin cells, from the animal to be cloned. Next, they take an unfertilized egg from an adult female of the same species and remove the nucleus, which is the cell structure that houses the chromosomes that contain an organism’s DNA. Researchers then place one of the skin cells next to the nucleus-free egg and apply an electric pulse, which causes the skin cell to fuse with the egg. The fused cell, which contains the skin cell’s nucleus, divides and forms an early-stage embryo. This embryo is implanted in the uterus of another female animal, called a surrogate mother, and allowed to develop. The surrogate mother then gives birth to an animal that is genetically identical to the adult that donated the skin cells. This newborn animal is referred to as a clone. Continue reading “Indian scientists clone first buffalo in the world”

Get LEAN during the Mean economic crisis

The current economic crisis has brought a downturn in almost every industry the world over. First the USA and its banking companies came across the subprime lending crisis leading to the fall of some leading financial institutions that had gone deep into the lending space without taking all the necessary precautions and becoming too liberal to lure the customers from the competitors. Then came the fall of an insurance giant. This had repercussions throughout the banking industry across Europe and Asia too. This was also felt by the banking industry in India.


A simultaneous sms and online campaign by some rogue stock brokers in India spread rumors bout the fall of the largest private sector Indian bank. It was advertised by the brokers that ICICI was on the verge of becoming bankrupt due to exposure to the bad loans in the US although the situation was not so grim in reality as ICICI had limited exposure to the subprime lending that lead the US banking industry to the downfall. Even as the exposure to ICICI was bigger than SBI, it was not on the verge of becoming bankrupt. ICICI experienced huge customer unrest due to this and had to take some special PR measures to prevent any casualty. The biggest private bank of the country was threatened for its existence due to such a small issue of SMS campaign by some rogues. Continue reading “Get LEAN during the Mean economic crisis”

Why 90 % bloggers leave blogging

Have you ever given it a thought that how many of those who start blogging and join the blogger fraternity continue doing so for a considerable period of time? Leave alone continue blogging on a regular basis, how many of them even post irregularly on their blogs?

I have come to know about some statistics about the trends in the blogosphere about people joining the fraternity and then leaving it after some time. More than about 90 % of all people who ever started a blog of their own had left posting to their blogs within 6 months of starting. 50% of those rest 10 % who continue posting on their respective blogs discontinue their blogs after one year or leave posting onto their blogs by the end of the year. The rest 50 % of those who continue even after one year continue posting on their blogs but without regularity. The intervals at which they make postings on their respective blogs range from one week to once or twice a month. In some cases the interval gets extended to periods when some major activities that occur in the lives or surroundings of the blogger.

So, only 2.5% of all people who ever start blogging at some point of time or the other continue blogging on a regular basis. Some of those are considered as professional bloggers while the others are amateur.

Professional bloggers are the veterans of the field and take the activity of blogging as seriously as any other profession. They may be considered as authors and editors in their own right as they write their posts in their chosen field of interest and keep their readers updated with the latest in their fields.Some bloggers even become authorities in their field of writing and are quoted often by other bloggers in their posts that are related to the field of writing of that particular blogger. Continue reading “Why 90 % bloggers leave blogging”