Madhu Kishwar in conversation with Dr Sonal Mansingh on her growing years & journey as a dancer

Madhu PurnimaKishwar talks to Rajya Sabha MP Dr Sonal Mansingh on her early life, the powerful influence of her freedom fighter grandfather on her life; the dramatic ways in which she managed to persuade her family to let her opt for classical dance as her life's mission and full time career.

She also talks about her close connect with Delhi's power elite & cosy association with left dominated art circles in her early years; how she fell out of grace with Congress Party during Indira Gandhi's Emergency & treated like a pariah by the leftists after she accepted an invitation to dance at Vivekananda Centenary Celebrations organized by a Hindu organization in the US.

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The Girl From Kathua

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On January 10, 2018, a little girl allegedly disappeared in Kathua district of Jammu province. Even before her body was recovered a week later, a sinister narrative was launched alleging that the girl was abducted, gang raped and killed by ‘RSS-minded’ Hindus in a Hindu temple. Talib Hussain, a PDP-Hurriyat activist with criminal antecedents led the campaign, in which Patwari Sanji Ram was declared as the ‘mastermind’.

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