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The great bond of union

Third edition of Samvad will serve as a global platform to shape and influence the emerging neo-world order The third edition of Samvad – Hindu-Buddhist initiative for conflict avoidance and environmental consciousness – is being held in Ulaan Bataar, capital of Mongolia – a region and civilisation that gives rise …

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Elites and their fakery

The global influence exercised by the elites has failed to reflect the realities of society In his provocative tract “Has the West Lost It”, thinker-diplomat Kishore Mahbubani makes a very interesting observation regarding Western elites and the carriers of their thoughts and articulation in the West. Mahbubani writes, “Western elites, …

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One nation in thought, speech & action

Scrapping Article 370 was envisioned to bring greater opportunities for people of J&K In his magnum opus “My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir”, former governor of J&K, Jagmohan has argued that “one of the strongest roots of Kashmiri separatism and alienation lies in Article 370.” Referring to the divisive effects of …

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Liberating the Kashmir narrative

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have now brought compelling closure to SP Mookerjee’s long-drawn fight for a comprehensive Kashmir resolution Remembering Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, ‘our party’s first national president who had attained martyrdom for this very demand of removing Article 370’, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while replying to …

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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 …