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On the wrong side of history

As PM Modi attempts to settle our unsettled history, the Gandhi family must answer for the mistakes of Pandit Nehru in extolling the communists, eschewing national defence and misreading Chinese intentions In his foreword to Sitaram Ram Goel’s book, In Defence of Comrade Krishna Menon: a political biography of Pandit …

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Regaining ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’

A contextual look at the background of the ideal of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’, of past glories and devastation of India’s traditional industrial base at the hands of greedy, exploitative colonisers. The ideal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has long guided and driven our quest for political, cultural and intellectual freedom. It …

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Quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

India’s age-old pursuit of the ideal of becoming a responsible, reliable and self-dependent world power is manifested (personified) in PM Modi’s call for ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ The quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has been a long and arduous one. By referring to it in his historic address of May 12, …

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Congress party, apologists for separatism & the Pulitzer line

Congress support for the anti-Indian line taken up by the Pulitzer award committee and other organisations and groups with similar intentions points to a disturbing pattern of supporting a separatist agenda for cheap political gains The Pulitzer citation for the three Indian photographers of Associated Press under the ‘Feature Photography’ …

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A sample of unalloyed bogusness

USCIRF’s latest report regarding India is no more than a nonsensical mishmash of anti-Indian bias and typical western bias, fomented by a liberal-imperialist worldview. The USCIRF’s latest report and its anti-India stance smacks of an imperialist mindset, a liberal-imperialist fundamentalist worldview which is based on falsities, weaved out of untruth …

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Self-dignity and active participation

India’s exemplary fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is based on well established democratic principles of self-dignity and active participation by all its constituents Consignments of the anti-malarial Hydroxichloroquine have begun to be shipped from India and have started reaching its destination. Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s request was perhaps the best articulated, …

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Assault on India’s well-being

Tablighi Jamaat fiasco must force the leaders of the movement to introspect on whether they wish to continue acting as sources of instability or as responsible citizens The Tablighi Jamaat episode, the deliberate and pre-meditated behaviour of the Tablighi kingpins and their entire Jamaat in trying to create a roadblock …

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The crisis of our times

PM Modi’s prompt response to the COVID-19 pandemic is emblematic of the required mindset and thrust of actions that are necessary in such trying times Prime Minister Modi has become the first world leader to speak of international and regional joint action in tackling the COVID-19 challenge. His convening the …

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A tale of complicity

Agitators fanning communal fires and spreading misinformation fuelling anti-CAA protests are the true guilty party behind the unrest gripping the nation. The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been continuing courtesy a certain section in the country. These protests are essentially against the Constitution of India and are …

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Citizenship Amendment Act : Opposing it is betrayal

Opposition to CAA, aside from blatantly pandering to certain votebanks, also constitutes a wilful ignorance to the historical threats posed by theocratic state actors towards religious minorities This long article is ‘dedicated’ to Professor Pranab Bardhan, a Bengali Hindu crypto-communist, who has lived and taught in the United States for …