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Congress being sacrificed to perpetuate a self-obsessed family

The spectre of having to seat in the Opposition for 50 years is anathema to the Congress. In his dense tome, Birth of Non-Congressism, veteran socialist Madhu Limaye described Mrs Indira Gandhi’s attitude towards those who opposed her, especially towards the socialist duo comprising himself and George Fernandes, as “vituperative …

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Bharata Shakti

As his 150th birth anniversary draws closer, the vision of India that was conceptualised by Sri Aurobindo is finally finding irrefutable realisation In the second year of India’s independence, in December 1948, Sri Aurobindo, in a rare gesture, accepted the conferment on him of the Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy (CR) National …

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Why Kashmir is more than just a land for India

When PM Modi spoke of his vision of a ‘Naya Jammu-Kashmir’ last August, soon after the abrogation of Article 370, he was in a sense re-articulating and reiterating the vision of the region as a sacred space. In an amazingly short tract proposing a certain line of research on Kashmir, …

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In the spirit of Somnath

Following in the footsteps of the reconstruction of Somnath Temple, construction of Ram Mandir is a culmination of efforts in resisting a distorted narrative of secularism. It augurs well that while much is being written and said on the epochal occasion of the foundation laying for Ram Mandir much is …

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Lokmanya’s Legacy – a renewed awakening

“Swami Vivekananda received us very cordially. We took tea. In the course of the conversation Swamiji happened to remark somewhat in a jocular spirit that it would be better if I renounced the world and took up his work in Bengal while he could go and continue the same in …

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March of milestones

Through the Modi Government’s concentrated and untiring efforts, India’s long-suppressed civilisational soul has finally found actual utterance Steadily, surely and certainly, the Narendra Modi Government is advancing towards altering and transforming the ‘Idea of India’ narrative. The achievements and events of the last few months and weeks have clearly indicated …

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Gold smuggling in pandemic & politics of cronyism – the Kerala communist model

Had any other party’s chief minister’s office been embroiled in a scandal connected to the smuggling of gold in times of pandemic in the manner in which CPIM’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office is, the Indian commentariat would have made it daily breaking news and would have gone around telling the world …

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Mamata losing the plot in West Bengal

As the state inches towards the Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee and her politics seem to have become increasingly paranoid and intolerant. As the elections to the West Bengal Assembly approaches, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s politics come across as increasingly paranoid and intolerant. The state is beset with problems of governance …

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Clinks his glass

In 1962, Pandit Nehru continued his passive response to blatant signs of aggression by the Chinese, preferring to appease and parley with the enemy. In the first week of July this year, six strategic bridges near the international border and the Line of Control with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir …

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Regarding China, what Aurobindo saw Nehru could not and now what PM Modi sees Rahul cannot

You mean to say that a man devoted to meditation and contemplation, sitting in one corner of India, said this about the intentions of Communist China as early as 1950? President Kennedy asked… When he was asked a line of thought on the Korean conflict sometime towards the end of …

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