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Congress being sacrificed to perpetuate a self-obsessed family

The spectre of having to seat in the Opposition for 50 years is anathema to the Congress. In his dense tome, Birth of Non-Congressism, veteran socialist Madhu Limaye described Mrs Indira Gandhi’s attitude towards those who opposed her, especially towards the socialist duo comprising himself and George Fernandes, as “vituperative …

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Regarding China, what Aurobindo saw Nehru could not and now what PM Modi sees Rahul cannot

You mean to say that a man devoted to meditation and contemplation, sitting in one corner of India, said this about the intentions of Communist China as early as 1950? President Kennedy asked… When he was asked a line of thought on the Korean conflict sometime towards the end of …

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Discover inspiring analogies in history to promote Indianness

In exploring this link with Bengal and Gujarat, let us begin with Sri Aurobindo. On the day when Prime Minister Modi, a Gujarati, was reciting Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s hope-instilling immortal poem, ‘Ore Nutan Juger Bhore’, to the people of West Bengal through his address to the Indian Chamber of Commerce …

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Narendra Modi’s India refuses to be echo of any other, any longer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. As the pandemic rages, …

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Reflecting on the Mother’s Life, Legacy and Contribution

In later years, Mirra would come across as the perfect blend of the West and East, and one of the most magnetic interpreters of the East to the West. I was on the boat at sea, not expecting anything… when all of a sudden, unexpectedly, about ten nautical miles from …

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Congress dangerously confused over CAA

We are living in extremely paradoxical times. Savour here one example. We are living in extremely paradoxical times. Savour here one example. Having fanned the fires of violent protests against the historic Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was introduced and effectuated by Prime Minister Modi’s government and passed by both …

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Politics amid the right to practice religion

This has become pattern in the last few years in West Bengal in which Hindus are being prevented from observing religious days and occasions, especially in areas in which they are a minority. This year a disturbing pattern was again seen in West Bengal during the Saraswati Puja. The students …

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CAA closes an open & painful partition chapter

There has never been a government as pro-India as the one led by Narendra Modi. Those who hardly move out and yet spin theories of youth “uprising” against Modi live in a make-shift world of make-belief; they have no clue as to the real India, the India of the masses, …

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Unclear Why Some Political Parties Oppose CAA

It also was unclear on what basis or what drove parties such as the BSP to oppose the passage of the Bill. While giving his unassailable, pointed, inspiring and historic replies in the both Houses of Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah asked a number of questions which the Congress …

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Ayodhya verdict: Defeat for cartels of discord

Kashmir disappointed them. There was no conflagration, no conflict and the separatist agendas could find no expression since August 5. Like they waited with baited breath after the abrogation of Article 370, for the region and the country as a whole to erupt, the radical Islamists, the Urban Naxals, the …