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SITUATING BANKIM IN TODAY’S BENGAL

The Congress, Communists and the lone intellectual in the Trinamool in the midst of lumpens, Sugata Bose, took umbrage that Amit Shah had dared to come to Kolkata and to speak on Bankim BJP president Amit Shah delivered the first Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Memorial Oration, instituted by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research …

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ACHARYA MODI AND THE VISION OF VISVA BHARATI

Modi’s words at the Samavartana Utsava reminded one of Syama Prasad’s observations at the Samavartana Utsava 68 years ago. It was a call to actualise the vision of building a ‘New India’ Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee delivered the Convocation address at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, on December 25, 1950 and Prime Minister Narendra …

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SAGA OF BENGAL MIRRORS THE MINDLESSNESS OF LEADERS

One of the most heart wrenching, irony-soaked episodes during the Karnataka election campaign was the ludicrous spectacle of a few superannuated Congress leaders — led by Manmohan Singh — writing to the President of India directing him to ‘caution’ Prime Minister Modi on the kind of language he used during the campaign. …

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DEAR FRIENDS, BE ALERT

An Open Letter to BJP Members of Parliament Many of us worked very hard for the victory of the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Many proclaimed that they had worked hard for the victory of the party in 2014; many others who had equally worked very hard, chose to …

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HOW THE LOTUS BLOOMED: A LOOK BACK IN TIME

Ever since its inception, the BJP has seen decades of struggle and the Lotus did bloom in 2014. Ever since then, the party under Modi and Shah has become a bridge between the Government and the people It was on April 6, 1980, at the Kotla grounds in Delhi that …

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Vulture Politics And Amit Shah Phobia

That Shah has consistently, resolutely and without reserve displayed a firm unwillingness and refusal to be co-opted by the cabal is his gravest ‘crime’ The left illiberal cabal, the Congress leadership (especially the current “high command”), directionless and ideologically bereft communists, five-star activists who raise funds in the name of relief and …

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Kashmir Narratives That Nail The Difference – II

Jagmohan’s seven-point agenda to reinvent the State of Jammu & Kashmir is being implemented by a promising helmsman in Narendra Modi and that is a cause for great hope for the nation In his seven-point programme delineated in the 12th edition of his seminal work on Jammu & Kashmir (My Frozen Turbulence …

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Kashmir Narratives That Nail The Difference – I

P Chidambaram is behaving like the buccaneer of a sinking ship, indulging in sophistry on Jammu & Kashmir; in contrast, the erudite Jagmohan is still working on solutions It is interesting to observe how some out of work and out of season politicians gradually lose grip of their mind and …

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New Narrative For a Civilisational India

The political and intellectual struggle for a new India narrative is deriving mutual strength, which poses a formidable challenge to those who wish to thwart the legacy of the ‘great ideals of Indian culture’ Five hundred years hence”, wrote the philosopher historian Ananda Coomaraswamy in one of his most celebrated …

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Peddling falsehoods Gujarat campaign

In a couple of days, the Gujarat election result will bring to fore the benefits of trench warfare and expose a bunch of unnch people and their haute couture logic Around the time when the habitually foul-mouthed Mani Shankar Aiyar was having dinner with some of his unnch friends at his residence …