The Best of Dharma Dispatch: 2020
A curated list of the most read pieces on The Dharma Dispatch for 2020
With 2020 coming to an end in just a few hours, we thought this is a good time to recap the year by offering you all a curated list of the most widely read articles on The Dharma Dispatch. We turned two this September and are happy to report that we have grown from strength to strength during this period, thanks to all your support, contribution and the unstinted love you continue to show to our humble efforts.
Without further ado, here's the list. Happy reading!
This continues to top the charts at The Dharma Dispatch, and has been widely shared. We have received overwhelming feedback imbued with piety, tears, and positivity. Such stories truly vindicate our efforts.
This long form essay narrates the full story of how the Congress party, after Independence, systematically offered itself first to the Communists and is today completely in the grip of breaking India forces comprising a global amalgam of reincarnated Communists, Left-Liberals, the Church and Islamic lobby. It continues to be hugely popular and heavily discussed.
This was our humble tribute to a recent phenomenon of how Anant "Uncle" Pai singlehandedly ushered a silent cultural revolution in India through his fabled and highly successful comic series, the immortal Amar Chitra Katha. This piece continues to be widely read and circulated.
Little did we know when we published the series on how the Fourth Generation Warfare has already entered India that it would meet with such overwhelming reception. The series generated a good amount of debate, talk shows and translations and we feel happy we could raise this level of awareness.
This long form critique of the Bollywood blockbuster Rang De Basanti seems to have struck a popular chord with our readers. We witness a huge surge of traffic to this piece every now and then. In its original form, it totalled 32 handwritten pages and the final piece was put together with loving attention to detail by our team, which included some fine production aspects.
This essay systematically dismantled the so-called Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb, one of the more enduring myths created and perpetuated by the Congress-Communist-Islamic ecosystem and it counts as one of the bestsellers at The Dharma Dispatch.
In which we argue that along with the construction of the grand Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, a Secularist Holocaust Museum must also be built so that pilgrims to the temple will also understand the dark history of how our secularist historians and intellectuals and journalists conspired to prevent the temple from being built. This essay garnered the attention of a few universities both in India and abroad and was cited in research papers.
Shaheen Bagh blew the lid off the kind of violent forces operating within India aimed at breaking it up and supported by several mainstream political parties most of which are against the BJP. These forces are also generously funded and supported by powerful global anti-India lobbies. This essay argues that over a period of seventy years, these forces have succeeded in encircling Hindus and their ancient Dharma is under siege as never before.
For at least three months on end, this essay outlining the dangerous designs of George Soros against India and Narendra Modi specifically, topped the charts at The Dharma Dispatch. With his deadly network of NGOs both operating in India and some from abroad, Soros has deeply permeated various critical areas such as policy making and wields indirect institutional control.
We dug out the annals of the Sufi history in India and published our findings in this piece. Thankfully, we didn't have to search hard: they were available aplenty and have thus enabled us to tell the history of the Sufis in their own words. This is one of the most read pieces on The Dharma Dispatch.
This series is a near-comprehensive expose of the Communist-Islamist Irfan Habib who features in Arun Shourie's book as one of the "eminent" historians who have inflicted untold damage on Indian history and has disfigured the psyches of two generations of our children. The series elicited much appreciation, kudos and attacks from the "eminent" historians. The messages that we received from various parts of the world after publishing it contain several revelations.
This is a fairly recent historical essay encapsulating the pioneering cultural legacy of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III of Mysore. It became an instant hit and the amount of responses we received--and continue to do so--was really humbling. The response is a mixture of reverence for this gentle king and also included a wealth of anecdotes about his life and legacy.
It is understandable that Pakistan's history books do not tell and falsify its pre-partition history. However, it is unforgivable that even Indian history textbooks indulge in the same deceit. With this premise, we began this essay series tracing the Hindu history of Pakistan. What we uncovered was just the tip of the iceberg. This series continues to be widely discussed and shared.
The glory days when the Lutyens establishment journalists ruled the roost contains hundreds of sordid stories of their sense of entitlement. When we scanned our archives, we unearthed this saga of one such entitled journalists who claimed that his wife was a Urdu journalist just so she could climb on the Prime Minister's plane for a tax-payer funded foreign jaunt. To our surprise, this article went immediately viral and it keeps drawing traffic from time to time.
This long form essay is our tribute to one of the great savants of our time, Sita Ram Goel whose contribution to the revival of the Hindu discourse remains seminal and whose legacy is enduring. It was written to mark the foundation-stone ceremony of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, a cause to which Goel had contributed so substantially, so selflessly. This tribute drew heartfelt responses and messages poured in from various quarters. It remains a bestseller at The Dharma Dispatch.
In this piece, we provided ample reasoning to discard the outdated practice of Prime Ministers giving speeches from the Red Fort and suggested more meaningful alternatives and locations from which Narendra Modi can address the nation. We are happy to note that the responses to this popular piece have been substantial and hugely supportive.
This two-part expose of the Jaipur Literature Festival shows how it is an ongoing symbol of the colonised Hindu mind and how it is fully controlled by the (largely) British literary establishment. The expose became quite popular and gave rise to a few discussions and debates. It continues to be widely circulated both online and offline.
This is a three-part series exploring the mind set, attitudes and the practical implications of the medieval Muslim chroniclers of India. This series is the outcome of painstaking research conducted over several weeks and it is heartening to note that it was met with both popular and critical acclaim.
That's it for this year. The list of articles are based on their popularity. Please let us know if there is a piece that you personally liked but does not find a place in this list by writing a comment.
See you all next year!
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