How Bangalore's Techies might be becoming fundamentalists under RSS influence (and why it might be easy to indoctrinate techies)

On March 5, 2012 By newsguide Topic: Trend, India

Helped by a BJP government, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is making successful inroads into the Indian IT hub of Bangalore (which many charitably call cosmopolitan, and which is kind of Las Vegas-style consumer cosmopolitan surrounded by a typical dusty, semi-literate Indian metaphorical desert). The number of RSS shakhas (branches) in the state have gone up by 50%.


Of course, not all will find RSS's brand of hindutva and other assorted nonsense to their liking, but the thing is: It isn't too hard too hard to indoctrinate the average educated Indian, who is high on technical, job-worthy education, but pretty low on liberal and broad education. That is what Indian education gets you - rote education to rote indoctrination.

Read the Tehelka story for more details.

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