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A few yards of territory

Pandit Nehru’s excessive use of restraint without any semblance of action in matters of strategic responses and border disputes often came at a heavy price for the nation In an interview to a leading news agency on June 28, 2020, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to a question that Congress …

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Performing their ‘proletarian internationalist duty’

Be it remembered that the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the CPIM, was formed in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression in 1962, by leaders who firmly believed that China was not the aggressor and that by siding with the Government of India on this issue, one would only give …

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How Nehruvian Consensus compromised India’s security

PM Modi has broken the Nehruvian Consensus on how our borders must be defended. This has unnerved India’s adversaries both within and outside the country. On 13 June 1962, Hem Barua, legendary poet, politician and Praja Socialist Party member of Parliament, representing Mangaldoi constituency in Assam, asked a pointed question …

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The final battle

On his death anniversary, as the Indian Tricolour flies uncontested in J&K, Dr Mookerjee’s triumph over Nehru in their final confrontation becomes irrefutable In the early hours of June 23, 1953, around 2.30 am, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee died in detention at the state hospital in Srinagar. His illness, suppression …

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Discover inspiring analogies in history to promote Indianness

In exploring this link with Bengal and Gujarat, let us begin with Sri Aurobindo. On the day when Prime Minister Modi, a Gujarati, was reciting Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s hope-instilling immortal poem, ‘Ore Nutan Juger Bhore’, to the people of West Bengal through his address to the Indian Chamber of Commerce …

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On the wrong side of history

As PM Modi attempts to settle our unsettled history, the Gandhi family must answer for the mistakes of Pandit Nehru in extolling the communists, eschewing national defence and misreading Chinese intentions In his foreword to Sitaram Ram Goel’s book, In Defence of Comrade Krishna Menon: a political biography of Pandit …

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Amit Shah sounds bugle of change in Didi’s Bengal

The Home Minister’s ‘Banglar Jana Samabesh’ comes at a time when people are increasingly being attracted by PM Modi’s vision and conviction of turning West Bengal into a lead state. If reactions, estimates and responses are to be believed, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s mega virtual rally, “Banglar Jana Samabesh”, …

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Regaining ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’

A contextual look at the background of the ideal of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’, of past glories and devastation of India’s traditional industrial base at the hands of greedy, exploitative colonisers. The ideal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has long guided and driven our quest for political, cultural and intellectual freedom. It …

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Quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

India’s age-old pursuit of the ideal of becoming a responsible, reliable and self-dependent world power is manifested (personified) in PM Modi’s call for ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ The quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has been a long and arduous one. By referring to it in his historic address of May 12, …

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Narendra Modi’s India refuses to be echo of any other, any longer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. As the pandemic rages, …