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Recognising the Parakram that lies in Sonar Bangla

It was also a perfect contextualisation of Netaji today, especially at a time when India is moving, in steady steps towards realising self-reliance in various fields. By Anirban Ganguly “Along with dreaming of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, Netaji had also dreamt of ‘Sonar Bangla’ (Golden Bengal). Come, let us resolve to create …

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Lokkho Sonar Bangla: Reviving the lost glory of West Bengal

West Bengal’s cultural and intellectual heritage and potential for economic growth have suffered due to decades of directionless politics. What the state needs now is robust governance, rapid economic growth and a push to reinstate its former self as a cultural and spiritual role model—all of which is part of …

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Modi redirects our collective attention to Sri Aurobindo

In his Mann Ki Baat on November 29, Prime Minister Modi made a profoundly inspiring reference to Sri Aurobindo. Movingly speaking of the Rishi, PM Modi said, ‘The more we read Sri Aurobindo, the greater is the insight that we get. The more my young friends learn about Sri Aurobindo, …

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Brokering game between the hand and the sickle

On November 19, 1962, when Rajya Sabha was discussing the ‘Situation in NEFA and Ladakh’, the young Chandra Shekhar Singh, who had made his debut in Parliament as a Member of the Upper House representing the Praja Socialist Party (PSP), raised an important point with Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He …

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The insidious agenda of the pseudo-liberal brigade

The selective outrage expressed by the pseudo-liberal factions in India has laid bare their inherent biases. The fact that their sponsors and agendas are being called out now bodes well for the emergence of a truly Indian liberalism. Public property worth thousands of crores was damaged in Uttar Pradesh, West …

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Left and Congress repeatedly fail to see core reasons for their decline

In a long interview, he once gave to a leading Bengali news channel in 2009, late former President of India Pranab Mukherjee made a very interesting observation. He was asked about Left politics in India and how the Left parties were in fact losing support base among the electorate. They …

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Of Congress and cowards

Conservative estimates say 52 RSS ‘swayamsevaks’ laid down their lives supporting and assisting the army along the border during the Chinese aggression of 1962. That story is yet to be narrated in its entirety. Perhaps someday it will be recorded and told. These ‘swayamsevaks’ were brave-hearts and did not back-pedal …

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Positive Impatience, Legitimate Aspirations

PM Modi’s historic address at the UNGA was a bold and uncompromising call for the world to unite in the face of new challenges — exhorting the UN to change with the times Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the UNGA’s 75th General Assembly must necessarily rank as one of …

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The false spectre of a friendless India

Far from losing friends, as the Congress claims, we are witnessing a new narrative of engagement. India’s neighbourhood-first policy ensures that it maintains a long-term and reliable partnership with countries in the region. PM Modi and PM Rajapaksa’s recent virtual summit has given the India-Sri Lanka relation a new dimension …

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Towards Swarajya

Remembering the many lessons of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya — on the occasion of his birth anniversary — regarding the preservation of India’s self-esteem and identity Besides being a quintessential organisational leader, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s persona had another outstanding dimension to it. Not only was he a profound political philosopher, but …

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