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Sister Nivedita: Struggle for the ‘Consciousness of Unity’

Having received the final welcome from her Master Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita set sail for India. It was the beginning of an eventful and unique journey – that left an indelible mark on the soul of the nation – and ended in the early hours of 13th October 1911 the day …

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Civilisational glory

With the aim of civilisational harmony, Prime Minister Modi has been adept at crafting a stable foreign policy for India. That India’s foreign outreach has become resilient, imaginative, pragmatic and bold in the last four years is an undeniable fact. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel, the first by an …

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Igniting tension

When Narendra Modi addressed workers of BJP on the day Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh was won, he presciently cautioned them that in the days to come, serious efforts would be made by some sections to spread the poison of casteism and strife. “It has taken a lifetime,” Modi noted, “for …

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Through the lens of morality

The Gujarat election results which have seen a sixth consecutive victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party has been interpreted in an interesting way by the losers and by those who support the losers and side with them in order to try and buttress their pipe dream of leading India in …

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Powerlessness & insecurity

The Prime Minister has shed his aloofness for good. The conduct of the principal opposition party and especially its dynastic scion and his courtiers during the Gujarat election should set alarm bells ringing. Mani Shankar’s Aiyar’s casteist expletive hurled at Prime Minister Modi, Rahul Gandhi’s cavalier attitude towards that expletive …

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The sulkers & the promising helmsman

While some latently promote separatism in the state, Narendra Modi has displayed firm resolve in battling the J&K crisis. It is the time for sulk-induced irresponsible utterances. Let us sample a few such expressions. Yashwant Sinha, a former union foreign minister and finance minister breaks bread with separatists and India …

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The hoax of communism: A centennial reflection

The centenary of the revolution that heralded communism as a creed has come and gone. Communism across the world has nearly disappeared and therefore, there were no celebrations of the anniversary. The Indian communists preferred to remain silent, writing a few anodyne articles, and belching out a few perfunctory slogans …

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Reconfiguring Indo-Pacific

Doklam has fallen silent, the CPC party Congress has also come and passed with President Xi’s position only further strengthened, as some argue that Xi’s stature has now attained or will eventually attain the relevance of Mao. It appears that Xi’s staunch and unequivocal advocacy of the Chinese dream has …

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The way of the Vistarak

The hatred for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah that Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party display has the near same intensity as the hatred that Rahul Gandhi’s great great grandfather had displayed towards Savarkar. The only difference is that Nehru had some sort of an intellectual standing and an undeniable …

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Strengthening Relations

Prime Minister Modi’s recently concluded trip to Myanmar has ensured that relationship between the two countries goes to the next stage, keeping in view the present evolving geostrategic realities in the region. Apart from the various MoUs signed, the various ratifications that have taken place, the major takeaway of this …