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Massive Response to Modi Unnerves Mamata

In her unbridled quest for the imaginary prime ministership of an imaginary “Federal Front”, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee unleashed an attack on the democratic and federal fabric of India and her Constitution in the evening of February 3. Not since Independence has one seen …

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Narendra Modi: Creative Disruptor

Narendra Modi – creative disruptor: the maker of New India (Konark Publishers, 2019) by veteran journalist and public intellectual Dr R Balashankar, is the right antidote to another book on Modi, written by another Malayalee, who often falsely claims to be a “good Hindu” – Dr Shashi Tharoor. Anyone who …

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Modi must get credit for mainstreaming the nationalist narrative

On December 30 2018, when he was striding down the corridors of the iconic Cellular Jail in Port Blair, paying his obeisance to the memory of legions of revolutionary nationalists who had sacrificed themselves in the hellhole of Kala Paani for India’s liberation, Narendra Modi, as the prime minister of …

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To leap better: Reflections for 2019

BJP’s undisputed success across India has been anchored by the party’s historic commitment to serving the nation and a firm belief in recovering amidst adversity BJP’s National Council, which met in Gandhinagar in Gujarat in early May, soon after its victory in the 1998 general elections, spoke of the victory …

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Realising Aurobindo’s Vision of Education

Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry completed the 75th year of its founding on December 2 this year. Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry completed the 75th year of its founding on December 2 this year. Without fanfare, without pomp and pageantry, without pompous declarations of …

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Dynasty vs Development

The current round of assembly elections campaign has clearly brought out the struggle between dynasty and development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised and highlighted the work done to empower and mainstream the marginalised in the last four years that he has been at the helm. Driven by a clear …

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De-Stalinisation needed

The CPI(M) government led by P Vijayan in Kerala is continuing with its extreme mistreatment, oppression and denigration of Ayyappa devotees on their way to Sabarimala in the midst of their unwavering penance and arduous pilgrimage. The inhuman crackdown on Ayyappa devotees, especially young women and the aged is the …

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Returning a hero to his rightful legacy

Back in 2003, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi had personally initiated and had overseen the bringing back of legendary revolutionary Shyamji Krishna Varma’s ashes from Geneva. Commemorating icons, perpetuating their memories, recognising their contributions and enshrining their memory in the collective consciousness of the people is an essential task …

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For a progressive India

A former Governor of West Bengal, former diplomat and grandson of the Mahatma – Gopal Krishna Gandhi – who has been, throughout his working life, a closet apologist for the Congress dynasty has in a recent political analysis in a national daily called for a “Bhaya Mukt” and “Bhrasht Mukt” …

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Statue of Unity: Bhakti of a Thought

That the building of the Statue of Unity could be conceived and executed with steady determination and unfailing zeal is something that has unnerved the Congress party, especially its president, whose family has had a history of despising and trying to marginalise Sardar Patel’s legacy, especially his epochal contribution in …