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Hindus are getting a raw deal in West Bengal and Mamata’s to blame

Mamata Banerjee’s criticism of the RSS resolution passed in its recent ABPS 2017 held at Coimbatore expressing “grave concern on jehadi violence in West Bengal” exposes her own culpability and close involvement in allowing the expansion of jehadi and Islamist elements in the state. This is the first time that …

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The Indian communist

On a just concluded trip to Vietnam, I found myself repeatedly asking this question: what is it that makes Indian communists so disdainful of their motherland? Why is it that such a breed of mother-hating communists – cadres and leaders – are unique to India. The Indian communist and their …

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Saffron watershed in UP marks the dawn of performance politics

The sweeping and stunning electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh in favour of Narendra Modi-led BJP has marked a new watershed in the history of Indian politics. It put to rest many narratives, exposed a number of readings and felled many theories while announcing, in no uncertain terms, a new beginning …

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Cong needs multiple surgeries

Stunned by the electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh and other states in the just concluded Assembly polls, some political parties and their top leadership have lost balance and perspective. The rejection of their fear-inducing narrative, of their tales of division and of their overall myth has been so decisive that …

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Who is the “Intolerant Indian”?

Who is the “intolerant Indian”? The intolerant Indian is one who cheers and showers plaudits on terrorists, whose sole aim, ideological and religious, is to break India and damage her democratic structure and spirit. The intolerant Indian is one who celebrates when ordinary Indian soldiers are mowed down by fanatical …

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GROWING DESPERATION IN ANTI-MODI CAMP

The surprise or the umbrage by BJP’s rivals is primarily because in the last 10 years, we have lost the habit and sense of seeing a Prime Minister actively and vigorously participate in the electoral process As the campaigning in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on the evening of …

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Forgotten by his own people

By the time he died at the age of 48 in September 1960, Rahul Gandhi’s grandfather Feroze Gandhi had played many roles, had accomplished many feats, and had left a distinct imprint on of India, especially on her Parliamentary traditions. Feroze had a high degree of maturity as a leader …

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Instead of crying wolf, look within

The self-appointed “conscience keeper” of our national life has landed back in India in the course of his many peregrinations across the world. Each time there are elections in the country, Prof. Amartya Sen returns to excoriate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the dispensation he leads. Such repeated prattle keeps …

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BETRAYAL OF IDEOLOGY, STRUGGLES AND IDEA

The irony of Lohiaites tying up with the Congress is not lost on anyone. Ram Manohar Lohia had launched a new narrative of anti-Congressism, but his so-called disciples have jettisoned the Lohiaite dream Ram Manohar Lohia once wrote how the Congress and communist parties “all claiming to be national, secular …

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Congress’s reaction on ‘raincoat’ jibe exposes its disturbed state of mind

It was one of those rare days when one could clearly make out what Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, was saying. Usually, his repartees and heavily elliptical arguments are almost always lost because of the raucousness of his voice and wild gesticulations aimed at the Chair and treasury …

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