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THE MAN WHO BETRAYED TAGORE

For a public intellectual, who professes to have internalised Rabindranath Tagore’s worldview, Amartya Sen’s refusal to accept that he has miserably failed in shaping and nurturing the one project entrusted to him, shows his own diminishing capacities of rational judgement Upon approaching a certain age, the Bharatiya civilisational philosophy stipulates …

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REFRESHING VIEW FROM PRISM OF INDIAN ETHOS

A batch of students at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, prepared a detailed report on ‘Governance and Policy for Ganga Rejuvenation’. It was a laudable effort When a number of ‘Ivy League’ universities in the West and their academic cartels are …

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OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

India’s civilisational message and approach to civilisations of Central Asia has been one of true partnership, respect for and enrichment of diversities and the perpetuation of essential civilisational identities. Modi’s Central Asia focus is an occasion to cement such a relationship  Central Asia, which was always central to civilisational India …

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WHEN CIVILISED FREEDOM DIED

So intricately designed is the miasma of deception or so complete has been the control of the system by the intellectual cheerleaders of those who carried out the Emergency, that its history was hardly ever taught. It is essential to introduce a study on the Emergency June 25 to June …

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OPENING ANCESTRAL TREASURE TROVE

When one talks of Indianising education, one fundamentally argues for recovering that harvest of the past and for re-stating it authentically in the present context through a rejection of insular modernity It is the effects of a prolonged exposure to a non-Indianised education system which sees a volume on the Makers …

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ON THE FRINGE, UNFAIRLY, FOR LONG

It is indeed a deeply ironical reality that the idea of India, which is referred to ad nauseam, has actually been a deeply selective idea of India which has thrived on marginalising those whose thoughts, actions or views did not conform to a certain ideological pattern or worldview A significant …

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DOUSING IMAGINED CONFLAGRATIONS

Given its woeful record of standing by the oppressed, it’s rather impertinent of the US to issue a report on religious freedom across the globe, that is used to browbeat other nations. Pretending to put out fires in other lands, when one’s own fields are ablaze, isn’t a good idea …

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SAVARKAR REMAINS INCARCERATED

A selective and motivated reading of Veer Savarkar has suppressed the many facets of his worldview which portray him as a nationalist and patriot If one were to designate one historic national leader who has received unfair and indifferent treatment in independent India then the name of Veer Savarkar, whose …

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RACIALLY PREJUDICED, MATERIALLY DRIVEN

The Western civilisation’s evolution has been imbalanced and its decimating mindset remains in full dominance even today The behaviour of the Alabama police towards the hapless Sureshbhai Patel last week, where the defenceless Indian grandfather was tossed to the ground and brutally beaten up just because he was talking a …

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ABOUT THE MESSAGE AND THE RECIPIENT

Barack Obama’s reference to freedom of religious practice and Article 25 was really aimed at the over-zealous soul-harvesting types in India This January 26 provided an interesting as well as reassuring image. The leader of the world’s largest democracy, a leader who once sold tea on a railway platform to …