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A shared search for history

Russia’s Indologists have historically been committed to our country’s culture and society – an important marker for diplomatic deliberations  Anirban Ganguly |  2 May 2018 9:31 PM Historically, the Russian city of Saint Petersburg and especially the Saint Petersburg State University, known in the past as the Imperial University, has produced a …

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Sister Nivedita & the struggle for the ‘Consciousness of Unity’

In her later years, Nivedita’s desire to uplift her Mother India gained further momentum as she vociferously strove to further her Master’s revered legacy. As a part of her multi-dimensional action, in the later years of her life, till 1911, Nivedita’s activities saw a prolific output in terms of talks, …

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Sister Nivedita: Struggle for the ‘Consciousness of Unity’

A beacon of true patriotism, Sister Nivedita’s devotion to her Mother India was unflinching even in the face of deepest adversity. Sister Nivedita’s gradual identification with Indian conditions and aspirations eventually saw the dissolution of her early aspiration of bringing India and her coloniser together. Her increasing exposure to Indian …

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Sister Nivedita: Struggle for the ‘Consciousness of Unity’

It was a capacity of losing herself in the immensity of India, her ceaseless striving to understand India and to approach her in the spirit of the learner that left an impression on those who worked with her or came fleetingly in touch with her, writes Anirban Ganguly. One of …

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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 …