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Realising Aurobindo’s Vision of Education

Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry completed the 75th year of its founding on December 2 this year. Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Puducherry completed the 75th year of its founding on December 2 this year. Without fanfare, without pomp and pageantry, without pompous declarations of …

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Dynasty vs Development

The current round of assembly elections campaign has clearly brought out the struggle between dynasty and development. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised and highlighted the work done to empower and mainstream the marginalised in the last four years that he has been at the helm. Driven by a clear …

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De-Stalinisation needed

The CPI(M) government led by P Vijayan in Kerala is continuing with its extreme mistreatment, oppression and denigration of Ayyappa devotees on their way to Sabarimala in the midst of their unwavering penance and arduous pilgrimage. The inhuman crackdown on Ayyappa devotees, especially young women and the aged is the …

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Returning a hero to his rightful legacy

Back in 2003, as Chief Minister of Gujarat, Modi had personally initiated and had overseen the bringing back of legendary revolutionary Shyamji Krishna Varma’s ashes from Geneva. Commemorating icons, perpetuating their memories, recognising their contributions and enshrining their memory in the collective consciousness of the people is an essential task …

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For a progressive India

A former Governor of West Bengal, former diplomat and grandson of the Mahatma – Gopal Krishna Gandhi – who has been, throughout his working life, a closet apologist for the Congress dynasty has in a recent political analysis in a national daily called for a “Bhaya Mukt” and “Bhrasht Mukt” …

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Statue of Unity: Bhakti of a Thought

That the building of the Statue of Unity could be conceived and executed with steady determination and unfailing zeal is something that has unnerved the Congress party, especially its president, whose family has had a history of despising and trying to marginalise Sardar Patel’s legacy, especially his epochal contribution in …

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Modi: A global statesman

Global recognition blows a hole in the criticism against Modi regarding his governance and conviction The Seoul Peace Prize Committee’s citation gives us a real idea of how the world views Narendra Modi. Its words are an authentic assessment of the narrative that Prime Minister Modi has articulated and shaped …

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Politics of Self-Alienation versus Politics of Service

The general election of 2019 is about six months away. We have reached the last mile, five years of unrelenting action, of undiminished ideation, of indefatigable implementation is completing a first full circle. The struggle between the “politics of self-alienation” and the “politics of service” is also intensifying in this …

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For Modi, Service is an article of faith

The general election of 2019 is about six months away. We have reached the last mile, five years of unrelenting action, of undiminished ideation, of indefatigable implementation is completing a full circle. The struggle between the ‘politics of self-alienation’ and the ‘politics of service’ is also intensifying. Subversion, instability, abuse, …

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If Bapu were to return

If Mahatma Gandhi were to return to India today, two things would attract his attention. One, he would most certainly shower approbation, and another, he would definitely frown and cast opprobrium. The first to attract Bapu and to receive his blessings would be this herculean effort to transform our approach …