Author: Vivek Agnihotri

Why ‘The Tashknet Files’ is dedicated to the ‘Honest’ journalists of India? An open letter by Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri

The first frame of my film ‘The Tashkent Files’ reads “This film is dedicated to all the ‘honest’ journalists of India”. Since the first screening of the film, a lot of people have asked me why have I emphasized on ‘honest’ journalists. I am writing this to tell you why.  As a student of Mass Communication I had learnt that journalists are watchdogs of […]

INDIC LAWS OF WAR – By Vivek Agnihotri

In Indian polity, there were two kinds of wars – Dharmayuddha and Kutayuddha. There were three kinds of victories in a war. Dharmavijay, Lobhavijay and Asuravijay. Dharma-Vijay is the outcome of Dharmayuddha. The inscription from Asoka’s XIII edict says ‘conquest by morality’. According to Kautilya (Chanakya), Dharma-Vijay meant that the conquering king would avoid war […]

Interview of Vivek Agnihotri that Times of India refused to publish

1. What is urban naxalism and how does it spread its wings? Urban Naxalism is the fourth generation (4G) war. It is complex and long term. In 2004, Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) People’s War, usually called People’s War Group (PWG), merged the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCC) and formed Communist Party of India […]

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