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Bolstering the will to fight terror

UAPA amendment reflects the Union Home Minister’s uncompromising stand on terrorism and conviction to defend India’s national security, unity and sovereignty The power to name an individual as a terrorist conferred on the government under the amended UAPA Bill has raised the hackles of some. This is understandable as those …

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An indomitable spirit

Syama Prasad Mookerjee continues to permeate and percolate into the very essence and fibre of our national existence Going beyond mere ritualism of remembering him on his death and birth anniversary the interest in the life and legacy of Syama Prasad Mookerjee is growing by the day and spreading across …

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Congress’ trajectory of subversion

Modi’s triumph will eradicate this mentality of subversion which was allowed to go unchecked for decades under Congress The idea of the motherland is a sacred notion for a majority of Indians. Indians are patriotic people, passionate about the security and safety of their motherland. They wish her to be …

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Modi reinforces ‘Pulwama solidarity’

The Balakot air strike has indicated that India under Narendra Modi has redefined the concept of strategic restraint. The strikes were essentially our defence against terrorism and demonstrated India’s determination to nip it at the place from where it originates. It unequivocally demonstrated that we are not defensive anymore and …

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The rise of a novel India

With 5 years of governance as testimony to his perseverance, Modi has admirably steered India’s civilisational march. In the last fortnight or more, the Prime Minister’s final address to the 16th Lok Sabha has somehow been pushed into the background. At a time when the question is being repeatedly asked …

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Narendra Modi: Creative Disruptor

Narendra Modi – creative disruptor: the maker of New India (Konark Publishers, 2019) by veteran journalist and public intellectual Dr R Balashankar, is the right antidote to another book on Modi, written by another Malayalee, who often falsely claims to be a “good Hindu” – Dr Shashi Tharoor. Anyone who …

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To leap better: Reflections for 2019

BJP’s undisputed success across India has been anchored by the party’s historic commitment to serving the nation and a firm belief in recovering amidst adversity BJP’s National Council, which met in Gandhinagar in Gujarat in early May, soon after its victory in the 1998 general elections, spoke of the victory …

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De-Stalinisation needed

The CPI(M) government led by P Vijayan in Kerala is continuing with its extreme mistreatment, oppression and denigration of Ayyappa devotees on their way to Sabarimala in the midst of their unwavering penance and arduous pilgrimage. The inhuman crackdown on Ayyappa devotees, especially young women and the aged is the …

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For a progressive India

A former Governor of West Bengal, former diplomat and grandson of the Mahatma – Gopal Krishna Gandhi – who has been, throughout his working life, a closet apologist for the Congress dynasty has in a recent political analysis in a national daily called for a “Bhaya Mukt” and “Bhrasht Mukt” …

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Statue of Unity: Bhakti of a Thought

That the building of the Statue of Unity could be conceived and executed with steady determination and unfailing zeal is something that has unnerved the Congress party, especially its president, whose family has had a history of despising and trying to marginalise Sardar Patel’s legacy, especially his epochal contribution in …