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PM Modi’s dynamic leadership and the global re-ordering

In the global re-ordering that is now in the offing and in the unmistakable shift eastward, the compass also points India-ward. As PM Modi embarks on his US tour, the first since the re-ordering began, these dimensions are emerging with certainty. As Prime Minister Modi embarks on his UN and …

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Suppressing Partition horrors and manufacturing convenient realities

In the discourse surrounding India’s Partition horrors, often manufactured and convenient truths have dominated, generating a miasma of falsehood and self-deception. In his introduction to the reprint of Sardar Gurbachan Singh Talib’s Muslim League Attack on Sikhs and Hindus in the Punjab—1947, philosopher Ram Swarup put forth an articulate description …

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‘Khela Hobe’ of retributive violence

Mamata Banerjee’s slogan of ‘Khela Hobe’ has been manifested violently in West Bengal in the last two months; this is a model she hopes to replicate across India. It is a retribution-driven dream that ought to be resoundingly rejected. While she chases her pipe dream of heading a ‘Federal Front’ …

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Lokkho Sonar Bangla: Reviving the lost glory of West Bengal

West Bengal’s cultural and intellectual heritage and potential for economic growth have suffered due to decades of directionless politics. What the state needs now is robust governance, rapid economic growth and a push to reinstate its former self as a cultural and spiritual role model—all of which is part of …

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The insidious agenda of the pseudo-liberal brigade

The selective outrage expressed by the pseudo-liberal factions in India has laid bare their inherent biases. The fact that their sponsors and agendas are being called out now bodes well for the emergence of a truly Indian liberalism. Public property worth thousands of crores was damaged in Uttar Pradesh, West …

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The false spectre of a friendless India

Far from losing friends, as the Congress claims, we are witnessing a new narrative of engagement. India’s neighbourhood-first policy ensures that it maintains a long-term and reliable partnership with countries in the region. PM Modi and PM Rajapaksa’s recent virtual summit has given the India-Sri Lanka relation a new dimension …

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Why Kashmir is more than just a land for India

When PM Modi spoke of his vision of a ‘Naya Jammu-Kashmir’ last August, soon after the abrogation of Article 370, he was in a sense re-articulating and reiterating the vision of the region as a sacred space. In an amazingly short tract proposing a certain line of research on Kashmir, …

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Mamata losing the plot in West Bengal

As the state inches towards the Assembly elections, Mamata Banerjee and her politics seem to have become increasingly paranoid and intolerant. As the elections to the West Bengal Assembly approaches, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s politics come across as increasingly paranoid and intolerant. The state is beset with problems of governance …

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Congress’ idea of India begins & ends with family

The party’s ‘first family ‘is essentially driven by a dictatorial mindset and thus its invective-driven politics which repeatedly casts aspersions on the choice of the people if not voted to power. Replying to the motion of thanks to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who …

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How Nehruvian Consensus compromised India’s security

PM Modi has broken the Nehruvian Consensus on how our borders must be defended. This has unnerved India’s adversaries both within and outside the country. On 13 June 1962, Hem Barua, legendary poet, politician and Praja Socialist Party member of Parliament, representing Mangaldoi constituency in Assam, asked a pointed question …