Tarun Vijay

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Citizenship bill is a triumph of the idea of India

Citizenship bill is a triumph of the idea of India

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

'This bill is for the children of Partition who are still subject to inhuman barbarism because they profess a faith rooted in India.' 'If India fails them, we shall be no better than a Pakistan which brutalises its minorities and has turned into a factory of intolerant bigots,' says former BJP MP Tarun Vijay.

It's time to sack Mamata!

It's time to sack Mamata!

Rediff.com12 Jun 2019

'If the Modi government doesn't act now, it will demoralise and hurt the people who voted in hope of a better times,' argues former BJP MP Tarun Vijay.

What poking fun at army over Yeti signifies

What poking fun at army over Yeti signifies

Rediff.com4 May 2019

The venom and contemptuous sarcasm evident on the army's tweet on the Yeti and my reply has something to do with the intrinsic hatred that a section of the media nurses against the right wing, says Tarun Vijay.

Mental Hai Kya must change its title!

Mental Hai Kya must change its title!

Rediff.com27 Apr 2019

The recently released poster Mental Hai Kya is like an abuse aimed at those who are fighting a disorder that demands support and social understanding, says Tarun Vijay, the former BJP MP.

Lessons learnt from Goa's Gudi Padwa

Lessons learnt from Goa's Gudi Padwa

Rediff.com11 Apr 2019

'We must not forget who we are and what courage and bravery were shown by our ancestors to bring us closer to the freedom we enjoy today,' says Tarun Vijay after attending the Gudi Padwa in Goa.

Parrikar tamed death and lived like a warrior king

Parrikar tamed death and lived like a warrior king

Rediff.com19 Mar 2019

Close friend Tarun Vijay pays tribute to the four-time Goa chief minister and former defence minister who passed into the ages on Sunday.

'This movie has made China introspect and learn from India'

'This movie has made China introspect and learn from India'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2018

Dying To Survive, on its way to becoming China's biggest box office hit, may compel the Xi Jinping government to change its policy towards Indian pharmaceutical companies, says Tarun Vijay.

Will this movie change China's drug policy towards India?

Will this movie change China's drug policy towards India?

Rediff.com14 Jul 2018

Dying To Survive, on its way to becoming China's biggest box office hit, may compel the Xi Jinping government to change its policy towards Indian pharmaceutical companies, says Tarun Vijay.

Will this movie change China's drug policy towards India?

Will this movie change China's drug policy towards India?

Rediff.com14 Jul 2018

Dying To Survive, on its way to becoming China's biggest box office hit, may compel the Xi Jinping government to change its policy towards Indian pharmaceutical companies, says Tarun Vijay.

What will Pranab Da see at the RSS HQ in Nagpur?

What will Pranab Da see at the RSS HQ in Nagpur?

Rediff.com5 Jun 2018

'If the RSS should be saluted for choosing such a scholarly statesman to address its highly trained cadre, one must also praise Pranab Da's sagacity for having gracefully accepting the invitation, thus disapproving any ideological apartheid,' says former BJP MP Tarun Vijay.

Tripura: A Victory for the Thought Warriors

Tripura: A Victory for the Thought Warriors

Rediff.com3 Mar 2018

'None other but the invincible chariot led by Modi and Shah could have taken up the challenge and won,' says Tarun Vijay.

The Monk Who Lived India

The Monk Who Lived India

Rediff.com28 Feb 2018

'He will always live in the hearts of the millions of children who have studied in schools and colleges established by him and the faithful Hindus to whom he was a symbol of the invincible spirit of glorious Hindu Dharma,' says Tarun Vijay.

There can't be a cap on the value of sacrifice

There can't be a cap on the value of sacrifice

Rediff.com7 Dec 2017

'Reduce the perks and privileges of MPs, but let there be no reduction in the money spent on the education of martyrs' children,' says former BJP MP Tarun Vijay.

55 years ago: They fought to the last man for India

55 years ago: They fought to the last man for India

Rediff.com18 Nov 2017

On November 18, 1962, 114 soldiers of the 13th Kumaon fought till the last man, and last bullet, in sub-zero temperatures, to beat back the huge Chinese army. We salute the Heroes of Rezang La.

Islamic Bangladesh's fabulous Durga pujas

Islamic Bangladesh's fabulous Durga pujas

Rediff.com3 Oct 2017

Tarun Vijay visits 20 Durga Puja pandals in five towns in Bangladesh and comes back impressed.

The Indian touch is what BRICS needs

The Indian touch is what BRICS needs

Rediff.com6 Sep 2017

'The BRICS anthem has to necessarily be an anthem of Vedic times -- Walk together, Dream together, Achieve together.' 'And who knows it better than Modi?' says Tarun Vijay.

Don't blame the government for Ram Rahim Singh

Don't blame the government for Ram Rahim Singh

Rediff.com28 Aug 2017

'Insulting the law, instigating violence, living ostentatiously and preaching godliness?' 'This vulgar hypocrisy needs peoples' rejection and a revolt.' 'If people can't speak out, then it will be a hypocrisy that they expect the government to act and speak for them,' says Tarun Vijay.

Major Gogoi's pathshala and the Wall of Heroes

Major Gogoi's pathshala and the Wall of Heroes

Rediff.com27 May 2017

At a time when nationalism is a much-debated topic and the Armed forces' sacrifices are being ignored, a 'Wall of Heroes' at schools and colleges across the country to inspire the youth is a must, says Tarun Vijay.

Why Adityanath will be a good CM

Why Adityanath will be a good CM

Rediff.com20 Mar 2017

'Yogi Adityanath will prove to be the most popular and effective chief minister, overseeing a regime of peace and justice, harsh on wrongdoers and rabble rousers, encouraging those who work for India,' says Tarun Vijay.

After saffron Holi, saffron Onam isn't far

After saffron Holi, saffron Onam isn't far

Rediff.com11 Mar 2017

Tarun Vijay on why the victory in Uttar Pradesh belongs to Narendra Modi and the road ahead.

Why Manipur's Holi is the best in India

Why Manipur's Holi is the best in India

Rediff.com9 Mar 2017

'For us, North Indians, who are habitual late comers and lackadaisical in our temple attire; who go to temples in jeans and shorts; who keep our temples dirty; where deities are placed amidst all prasadam and where rotting flowers are strewn on the pathway -- Manipur teaches us grace and discipline,' says Tarun Vijay.

Gurmehar is our daughter, protect her rights

Gurmehar is our daughter, protect her rights

Rediff.com1 Mar 2017

Even if I completely disagree with what Gulmehar says, I must, as a father, as an Indian, protect her rights and her dignity. Otherwise I am not entitled to be called an Indian, says Tarun Vijay.

Time to keep religion out of politics

Time to keep religion out of politics

Rediff.com2 Jan 2017

Let India rise on the prowess of development, honest money and a non-religionist political discourse. That will secure our future and also make an impact on the theologically run sham democracies in our neighbourhood, says Tarun Vijay.

Modi is the inheritor of Vajpayee's legacy

Modi is the inheritor of Vajpayee's legacy

Rediff.com26 Dec 2016

'The Vajpayee personae is so mirrored in Modi's initiatives that one wonders if the similarities are merely a coincidence or a divine design,' says RSS ideologue Tarun Vijay.

She has left a void in Indian politics

She has left a void in Indian politics

Rediff.com6 Dec 2016

'Her elevation in public life signified the end of parochial extremism and hate on a casteist basis.'

A soldier is a symbol of our nationhood, let's salute him

A soldier is a symbol of our nationhood, let's salute him

Rediff.com30 Nov 2016

Is a martyred soldier just a statistic? Our nation, a great civilisation, a great culture has to learn to respect and feel oneness with its soldiers, says Tarun Vijay.

Modi's BRICS symphony in Goa

Modi's BRICS symphony in Goa

Rediff.com17 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi's success at the BRICS summit is the best Diwali gift for India's diplomacy and marks her ascendancy to global leadership, says Tarun Vijay.

How high caste Hindus undermine a great religion

How high caste Hindus undermine a great religion

Rediff.com1 Sep 2016

The hypocrisies of high-caste Hindus have cost their followers very dear. Millions have left their dharma, their great religion which boasts of the loftiest philosophical ideas, says Tarun Vijay.

Kashmir needs a calming hand, not jingoist media

Kashmir needs a calming hand, not jingoist media

Rediff.com12 Jul 2016

'Kashmir belongs to us all, even if we differ with each other.' 'Statesmanship demands that we sit together and let the left, right and centre of the political spectrum converge on the solution,' says former MP Tarun Vijay.

Why we forget our 'non-high caste' heroes

Why we forget our 'non-high caste' heroes

Rediff.com6 Jul 2016

'Should a leader with such an impeccable record of public life, struggles, meritorious performance and heroism in politics like Babu Jagjivan Ram be weighed on caste and not reviewed for his real worth?' asks Tarun Vijay.

Why Modi's visit to Saudi Arabia is important

Why Modi's visit to Saudi Arabia is important

Rediff.com3 Apr 2016

King Salman and Narendra Modi will find common ground to intensify cooperation against jihadi terrorism, says Tarun Vijay, MP.

As ridiculous as comparing Nehru to Pol Pot

As ridiculous as comparing Nehru to Pol Pot

Rediff.com15 Mar 2016

'The rise of IS and intolerant Wahabism are the real dangers to Indian democracy and pluralism, not the RSS,' says Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay.

The loneliness of an activist

The loneliness of an activist

Rediff.com22 Jan 2016

The loneliness of Rohith Vemula is an indicator that in spite of belonging to a group of activists, such sensitive youngsters have to bear their cross alone. The politicians will come out only when there is political benefit and media coverage, says Tarun Vijay, MP.

'Jacko, your reward will be in heaven'

'Jacko, your reward will be in heaven'

Rediff.com14 Jan 2016

Tarun Vijay, MP, salutes the General whom he adored as a great friend.

Mufti Sahab was an embodiment of fragrant Kashmiriyat

Mufti Sahab was an embodiment of fragrant Kashmiriyat

Rediff.com7 Jan 2016

'What made him so adored even among those who didn't agree with him? It was his sincerity and a clear heart that throbbed for Indian unity which won him admiration across the faults of the political divide,' says Tarun Vijay, MP.

A warrior for the Hindu cause

A warrior for the Hindu cause

Rediff.com18 Nov 2015

'Ashok Singhal was an amazing missionary, a monk in civil dress. His personal ego and pride simply evaporated before the national cause.'

The real Jai Hind moment: Stand with the soldier

The real Jai Hind moment: Stand with the soldier

Rediff.com19 Aug 2015

'Why can't we make it mandatory for all IAS and IPS officers to serve in the armed forces for a year before joining service? What stops us from making it compulsory for every Member of Parliament to spend three months, immediately after taking oath, in military barracks/maybe a few nights in the bunkers on the borders, to learn and understand the life of a fauji?' wonders Tarun Vijay, MP.

India was his Gurukul and its people, his shishyas

India was his Gurukul and its people, his shishyas

Rediff.com28 Jul 2015

'He was one of us. He was a perfect Indian. He breathed India, he wore India's core values. His faith was India. We will miss you sir.'

Pragmatic Modi will achieve India's strategic goals in China

Pragmatic Modi will achieve India's strategic goals in China

Rediff.com14 May 2015

If the chemistry between Modi and Xi Jinping goes well, it will herald a new future not just for the region but for the world, says Tarun Vijay.

What Lee Kuan Yew's life meant for us Indians

What Lee Kuan Yew's life meant for us Indians

Rediff.com23 Mar 2015

'He proved that a small nation could do what even bigger nations could not think of and that was his greatest gift to the next generation.'

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