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Lokmanya’s Legacy – a renewed awakening

“Swami Vivekananda received us very cordially. We took tea. In the course of the conversation Swamiji happened to remark somewhat in a jocular spirit that it would be better if I renounced the world and took up his work in Bengal while he could go and continue the same in …

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Gold smuggling in pandemic & politics of cronyism – the Kerala communist model

Had any other party’s chief minister’s office been embroiled in a scandal connected to the smuggling of gold in times of pandemic in the manner in which CPIM’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s office is, the Indian commentariat would have made it daily breaking news and would have gone around telling the world …

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“…Not a zamindari of any individual…”

Rahul Gandhi’s absence from meetings of Parliament’s defence committee only shows how uninterested or far removed he continues to be in trying to comprehend and appreciate India’s national interest. The defence is a subject which requires a sustained application for anyone to absorb its many-sidedness and Rahul obviously lacks that …

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Jana Sangh founder’s dream of ‘one India’ is finally a reality

Asked if he would respect the Indian tricolour, Sheikh Abdul said, “Oh, of course, we will recognise it.” But Syama Prasad Mookerjee was not convinced. In Parliament, he responded, “The Union flag is there in spite of anybody, and that is the flag of free India.” When Abdullah then said …

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Jumping the gun

Leftliberal cause-junkies always try to to make Sangh Parivar the scapegoat Even before investigations have begun in right ear nest in the murder of Gauri Lankesh, the verdicts are out and the ready-to-protest groups of civil society -activists, intellectuals and rebels in search of a cause have jumped into the …

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Not Amit Shah but some Congressmen certainly need lessons in Indian history: a response to Jaipal Reddy

The last historian worth his salt that the Congress had was Pattabhi Sitaramayya – and Pattabhi would lament that none in the Congress had any interest for the meticulous and selfless work of documentation and record keeping that he did. Later the Congress gradually outsourced history writing to Marist historians …

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Laying a strong foundation – Assembly elections 2016

The Assembly elections results of May 19 are a decisive pointer to the cluelessness and lack of direction of the Congress Party, especially under the tutelage and control of its first “dynasty”. With all his melodrama, cheap pot-shots, tactics of stalling Parliament and lending support to forces and formations that …

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BJP at 36

An indicator of the relevance of a political party is when it continues to grow and widen its base and acceptability and when it nurtures a democratic approach and spirit right from the grassroots upward. As the Bharatiya Janata Party entered its 36th year of existence on April 6,  2016 …

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The decline of West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress fought the West Bengal assembly elections on the plank of “poriborton” promising to turn the state’s fortunes around after a debilitating 34 years of Communist rule. Yet five years down the line, actual “poriborton”, still eludes the state and its misfortune still continues even after four decades. …

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Diplomacy – the Narendra Modi approach

The Prime Minister of India ought to be able to travel with ease in the South Asian region without hindrance, encumbrance or hesitation. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Kabul and his sudden stopover in Lahore is symbolic of the fact that in her quest to evolve into a responsible and …