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FERVENT NATIONALIST, PRAGMATIST

Sri Aurobindo’s concept of internationalism was to have nations before ‘inter’, but today, a number of organisations and individuals, with no known allegiance to the nation, continue to stymie India’s march, by either placing various hurdles or vocally advocating its dissolution I note with satisfaction the discussion my last week’s …

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THE SAGE AND HIS IDEA OF INDIA

Sri Aurobindo’s vision of India had no place for pseudo-secularism, vote-bank politics and repudiation of Bharatiya civilisation. The Sage was also the quintessential internationalist, yet his internationalism was not a rootless cosmopolitanism but steeped in Sanatana Dharma Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament and Harvard historian, Sugata Bose, recently quoted the …

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No Dictate Can Dilute Appeal of Motherland Worship

A number of inane debates are being forced on our national life today—debates that would have made Indian revolutionary nationalists and thinkers from the past cast an eye of dismay. None of them, for example, would have ever countenanced the possibility of having a debate on whether ‘Bharat Mata ki …

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BJP at 36

An indicator of the relevance of a political party is when it continues to grow and widen its base and acceptability and when it nurtures a democratic approach and spirit right from the grassroots upward. As the Bharatiya Janata Party entered its 36th year of existence on April 6,  2016 …

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WEST BENGAL’S FALSE MESSIAHS

Real poriborton continues to elude this State, and the triumvirate of hunger, fear and corruption, which has ruled the roost for the many past decades, still holds sway. The so-called liberators of the people, the Left and the Trinamool Congress, have roundly failed Last week, while addressing the Press in …

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SUBJUGATE-INDIA TO BREAK-INDIA

The communists’ dubious role during the country’s freedom-struggle is well-known. The comrades had gone overboard in pleasing the British and running down freedom-fighters, including those in the Congress. Not surprisingly, the Leftists side with anti-nationals today A certain officer in the then colonial Government in India had once pithily observed …

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PRESERVING THE NATION’S HONOUR

In the name of dissent, communists have always pushed for a retrograde and violent agenda, aimed at creating a state of perpetual conflict within the country. But when the practice of dissent is used as a cover to push for the breaking of the country, it calls for remedial action …

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India Caught Between Its Remakers and Breakers

It was not surprising to see a bunch of Communist leaders rush to support and speak in favour of a group of students in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, who sloganeered and took out processions advocating secessionism and separatism in India, and the overall destruction of India herself. It was a …

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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 …