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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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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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