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DEFILING INDIA’S INNER SANCTUARY

The unkindest part of the JNU fracas is the reality of teachers, who should have been the intellectual pioneers of civilisation, preaching secessionism and separatism. Unfortunately, the list of those who collude to subvert this nation is a long one In October 2010, when the BJP demanded that action be …

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CLASSIC CASE OF DOUBLESPEAK

The JNU controversy reeks of double standards wherein the cry of ‘criminalising dissent’ cloaks the attempt to legitimise traitorous attitudes and unpatriotic acts. In this, some JNU teachers have colluded to misguide young minds and teach them the art of spiting India I shall begin with a prefatory observation or …

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MARCH OF THE ANTI-INDIA BRIGADE

The ‘constitutional patriotism’ oozing intellectuals and historians who have only tried to understand India either ‘before’ or ‘after’ Mahatma Gandhi, are consciously pushing forth agendas that aim to destabilise India and halt her march towards self-reliance Those preaching ‘constitutional patriotism’  whatever that means  have generally and always kept silent when …

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Shah’s BJP is on a Journey of Recollecting its Roots

The first week of February saw an interesting development in the BJP’s central secretariat in New Delhi—the inauguration of a library for the benefit of the workers, office-bearers and people at large. In fact, ever since Amit Shah took over as BJP president in 2014, he had envisioned the need …

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The decline of West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress fought the West Bengal assembly elections on the plank of “poriborton” promising to turn the state’s fortunes around after a debilitating 34 years of Communist rule. Yet five years down the line, actual “poriborton”, still eludes the state and its misfortune still continues even after four decades. …

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BONDS THAT TRANSCEND PRESENT

In India’s engagement with France, through alliances of climate, energy and culture, are the defining contours of a deeply strategic partnership. France is indeed emerging as the civilisational partner from the West. This partnership is not artificially created, but has evolved organically While Japan is one of India’s pre-eminent civilisational …

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OLD, NEW CRISIS BENGAL FACES

While Syama Prasad Mookerjee strove hard to ensure that Bengali Hindus live and thrive in free India, his early death and a lack of leadership in West Bengal altered the political dynamics. In three odd decades, the CPI(M)-led Left Front changed the State’s demography When Syama Prasad Mookerjee decided to …

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Macaulay Acolytes Halting Transition of Our Heritage

In his A History of Civilisations, a classic study of the origins and evolutions of civilisations, legendary French historian Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) came up, among other things, with a simple and yet perceptive description of civilisation. “A civilisation”, he wrote, “can be approached, only in the long term, taking hold …

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LOVE FOR THE OLD, REGARD FOR NEW

Swami Vivekananda laughed at facile explanations of Indian unity and argued instead that these things could only be made to serve old India’s turn if she already possessed a deep organic unity that went beyond issues such as a common language of affairs Swami Vivekananda’s call to make the greatness …

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Intellectuals’ Intolerance Against PM a Class Hatred

Interestingly in 2007, when the self-proclaimed proletarian government of West Bengal fired on farmers who were just trying to protect their lands against seizure in Nandigram and killed more than a dozen—though the report was that many more were killed—most intellectuals in the state remained silent and did not write …