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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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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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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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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Will the CPI(M) totter and collapse under the burden of a calcified load of outdated jargons and political claptrap or will it lunge and clutch at the Congress buoy and survive, as an effigy of its old self?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 …

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STRUGGLE TO LIBERATE EDUCATION

The goals of education as articulated by Prime Minister Modi, when he referred to Shiksha ki Sanskriti, essentially look at evolving a true and living education. The new education policy outreach is a first and fine effort at trying to assess that possibility and hope The Ministry of Human Resources …

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CELEBRATION OF INDIAN CULTURE

Historically, India has sought to evolve methods of education that would recognise the country’s rich repository of arts, theatre, drama, music. A sense of those past efforts was tangible at the HRD Ministry’s Kala Utsav, which was launched in Delhi on December 8 The effort to integrate culture in education …

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LIES THAT THE COMMUNISTS SAY

It is indeed laughable to hear the communists say that the BJP is trying to worm its way into the country’s freedom struggle saga. The communists were in the forefront in opposing various movements that had been launched, even at times aligning with Jinnah Comrade Sitaram Yechury, or “comrade Sita” …

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THE LEFT’S BLOOD-SOAKED LEGACY

It is ironical that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and others of its ilk are leading the ‘intolerance’ brigade against the Government, given that they are the ones who ran one of the most violent and intolerant ‘proletarian’ regimes in post-independent India  It was ironical to see and hear …