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ARTICULATING THE TRUTHS OF HISTORY

On Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s 115th birth anniversary, it’s time people get over their ignorance, and communicate, without fear, certain historical truths about him that have been subverted by both British colonialists and communist historians In 1944, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, in collaboration with the legendary Ram Nath Goenka, founded the English …

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Had Syama Prasad Mookerjee not existed

Delivering a riveting public address in Thiruvananthapuram on the occasion of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s martyrdom day on June 23, 2016, BJP president Amit Shah made an interesting observation. He said Dr Mookerjee made three epochal interventions in the history of modern India that altered the trajectory of the flow …

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INTERVENTIONS THAT SAVED INDIA

Had it not been for Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s interventions, India would have been a different place — its very raison d’être severely challenged and besieged. His sacrifice ensured that the civilisational bonds between this portion of India and the rest were further cemented Delivering a captivating public address in Thiruvananthapuram …

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IRREVERSIBLE ACT OF INTOLERANCE

It is ironical that a champion of democracy and an upholder of the dignity of the Constitution such as Syama Prasad Mookerjee, should have been detained, confined and thrown to death a little over a year after the formation of free India’s first Parliament In a short life of 52 …

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IN MEMORY OF ABHEDANANDA

This year as we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Abhedananda, we must meditate on the spiritual nationalist’s epochal contribution to India’s selfhood. Such a rekindling of interest is imperative for the success of our national quest for an integral self-reliance This year and 2017 mark crucial centennial and …

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MODI AND INDIAN EXCEPTIONALISM

The Prime Minister has laid the foundation for a grand narrative of India. He has spoken about the country being civilisationally distinct, but his concept of Indian exceptionalism goes beyond harmonising with the world and aims to weave coalitions of cultures From Tokyo to Madrid and from St Petersburg to …

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Savarkar Flame Illuminates Tales of Unsung Heroes

While lighting the Savarkar Flame in the precincts of the Cellular Jail last week, BJP president Amit Shah had said the flame would serve as an inspiring reminder for us, of all those valiant revolutionaries who smilingly faced the gallows in their quest for India’s freedom. This act of igniting …

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VIEWING SAVARKAR IN A NEW LIGHT

The lighting of the Savarkar Jyoti at Cellular Jail will not only keep ignited the flame of freedom, it should also re-kindle a genuine interest in this period of our independence struggle, an interest that may culminate in a grand memorial someday Life in a jail”, wrote Vinayak Damodar Savarkar …

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LET’S HAVE A LEFT-MUKT BHARAT

The CPI(M) and the communists parties in general refuse to see the writing on the wall; that of their nearing political decimation. They continue to remain active as a disruptive element on the political canvas, injecting violence and falsehood to maintain their hold When in power or in majority, the …

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Laying a strong foundation – Assembly elections 2016

The Assembly elections results of May 19 are a decisive pointer to the cluelessness and lack of direction of the Congress Party, especially under the tutelage and control of its first “dynasty”. With all his melodrama, cheap pot-shots, tactics of stalling Parliament and lending support to forces and formations that …