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The hoax of communism: A centennial reflection

The centenary of the revolution that heralded communism as a creed has come and gone. Communism across the world has nearly disappeared and therefore, there were no celebrations of the anniversary. The Indian communists preferred to remain silent, writing a few anodyne articles, and belching out a few perfunctory slogans …

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Reconfiguring Indo-Pacific

Doklam has fallen silent, the CPC party Congress has also come and passed with President Xi’s position only further strengthened, as some argue that Xi’s stature has now attained or will eventually attain the relevance of Mao. It appears that Xi’s staunch and unequivocal advocacy of the Chinese dream has …

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Need to end the national culture of selective forgetfulness

In our collective reading of India’s history and in that in narrating the lives of those countless personalities who made a contribution to our national awakening—political, cultural, and educational—we have often been selective, constantly eulogising some while marginalising others. This often flaunted habit, especially by an interested and influential section in …

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The way of the Vistarak

The hatred for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah that Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party display has the near same intensity as the hatred that Rahul Gandhi’s great great grandfather had displayed towards Savarkar. The only difference is that Nehru had some sort of an intellectual standing and an undeniable …

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India is Transforming: the discerning see it, the purblind ignore it

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar in September was a path-breaking one with both countries reaffirming their commitment to work towards greater cooperation in the region, on the global stage and for effectively tackling the scourge of terrorism. Prime Minister Modi’s visit thus was one of the most successful …

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Why BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala is a success

A few arm chair analysts and propagandists in an advanced stage of superannuation or undertaking their analysis from the acclimatised confines of their study speak of the ongoing Jan Raksha Yatra in Kerala as having started with a bang and ending with a whimper, some others analyse it as Amit …

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Jan Raksha Yatra – an assertion against communism’s politics of death

When India did finally send in her troops into East Pakistan to deliver the final push for the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M), it is said, was “taken aback and stated that outside intervention in the internal affairs of another country could only …

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RAHUL AT BERKELEY: A CONFUSED CACOPHONY

Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech, unlike Nehru’s, was a private affair. Bereft of an element of thought, he expressed his own state of mind and that of his party’s — lacking in direction and cohesion Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 31, 1949, …

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Strengthening Relations

Prime Minister Modi’s recently concluded trip to Myanmar has ensured that relationship between the two countries goes to the next stage, keeping in view the present evolving geostrategic realities in the region. Apart from the various MoUs signed, the various ratifications that have taken place, the major takeaway of this …

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MAMATA’S BRAZEN ADMISSION OF MUSLIM APPEASEMENT

In West Bengal today, after four decades of red fascism, has come an era of secular fascism, which takes the Hindus for granted, rides roughshod over them and snatches away their right to live in dignity and security In a Press conference sometime this week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, finally admitted …