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Gaurav Kapoor

Chief Curator of the Banaras Utsav

Gaurav Kapoor is the Chief Curator of the Banaras Utsav. His family has lived in Varanasi since the 1860’s.
Modi's Varanasi: A Dirty River, A Crumbling City And Disappointed

Modi's Varanasi: A Dirty River, A Crumbling City And Disappointed Voters

With the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh due in 2017, the BJP and Modi must realise that the road to Lucknow is via Varanasi. So, how far has Modi come in his constituency? How much did the blazing rhetoric actually translate into work on the ground? Here is a look at what has happened in Varanasi over the past 10 months and what must be achieved to enable the BJP to win UP in 2017.
09/04/2015 8:09 AM IST
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: Nationalist Or Hindu

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: Nationalist Or Hindu Nationalist?

Attention, though, to Malaviya's leadership of the Hindu Mahasabha, an organisation that sought to address issues of concern to Hindus, such as protection of cows, and whose subscribers included many members of the Indian National Congress, has been seen by some as reason to erroneously categorise Pandit Malaviya as a Hindu nationalist.
26/01/2015 7:37 AM IST