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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 …

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THE LEFT’S DIALECTICAL DELUSION

Will the CPI(M) totter and collapse under the burden of a calcified load of outdated jargons and political claptrap or will it lunge and clutch at the Congress buoy and survive, as an effigy of its old self? The communist party’s Kolkata plenum offered some answers That the Communist Party …

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FOCUS ON OUR REVOLUTIONARY PAST

By bringing back the likes of Shyamji Krishna Verma, Raja Mahendra Pratap, Muhammad Barkatullah, Veer Savarkar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose into the national discourse, Narendra Modi is unshackling the forgotten revolutionary movement for Indian independence When he returned with the ashes of revolutionary nationalist Shyamji Krishna Verma and interred …