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Tracing history in 2017

The year 2017 promises to be interesting in terms of historical evaluations. As Prime Minister Modi pointed out in his address to the nation on New Year’s Eve, 2017 is the centenary year of the Champaran Satyagraha – a movement that forever altered our approach to the struggle for freedom. …

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FOR THEM, VIOLENCE AND KILLING IS LEGITIMATE

Mamata’s neo-Razakars The Trinamool Congress’s menacing brigade is on a marauding rampage in West Bengal West Bengal, under Trinamool Congress rule directed by Mamata Banerjee, is facing a series of challenges that is fast posing a serious threat to its very democratic structure and future. In fact, under Banerjee, the …

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PRIME MINISTER MODI, BEREFT OF FAMILY POLITICS

Amidst the motley and voluble conglomeration of political family enthusiasts, Modi stands out as being starkly different. Because of this, denigration is spewed towards him by those in whom family worship is ingrained In a dynasty obsessed political culture and climate, where great energy and strategic capital is put to …

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Spoilt children of politics rattled by PM Modi’s devotion for nation

In a political culture that is obsessed with dynastism and which has, over the years, developed a deeply entrenched habit of ensuring that political power and position benefit members of the leaders’ families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach towards his immediate and extended family members stands apart. A well-researched story …

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SWAMI AND NATIONALISTS. STORIES OF INSPIRATION

Vivekananda’s national appeal was not limited to a section but embraced the teeming millions of India, both high and low, rich and poor; it was all-encompassing and all-inclusive and served to rouse many Indians In their struggle for freedom, Indian nationalists were deeply inspired by the life and message of …

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Imam Barkati, Mamata and the destruction of Bengal

The Imam of the Tipu Sultan Masjid in Tollygunge, Kolkata, the voluble and large Nurur Rehman Barkati, who has lamentably emerged over the years as the chief political adviser and guru of Mamata Banerjee, needs to be stripped of his Imam-hood and subjected to a thorough examination – of his …

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MONUMENTAL BETRAYAL OF BENGAL, ITS VALUES

The State faces an existential and identity crisis, with the growth of jihadism and rabid Islamist lumpens aided and supported by the party in power. It poses a severe challenge to the well-being of the State itself I mourn for Bengal, because Bengal has pushed itself into an apparently inextricable …

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Bhakt-intellectuals employed to raise the bogey of dictatorship

When genuflecting intellectuals with cleverly concealed dynastic loyalties write with a clear political objective of denigrating a particular personality, they are explained away—by a section—as genuine scholars. While posing to be neutral assessors of Indian politics, these types have actually spent a lifetime earning laurels, positions and pelf for their …

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TRACING HISTORY OF BLACK MONEY: PAST AND PRESENT

Amit Shah’s point that the BJP has been fighting against black money since the days of the Jana Sangh has put many in the spot, especially the Congress, which allowed this practice and habit to grow During a media tête-a-tête last week, BJP president Amit Shah publicly spoke of the need to …

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Mamata Banerjee must apologise to the nation for casting aspersions on the Army

The rabble-rouser of Kalighat is doing what she has always excelled in – frantically running about, mouthing expletives, spewing venom, entreating people to riot and revolt. While the jawans of our armed forces battle marauding packs of desperate terrorists trying to infiltrate our borders, and while the entire nation prays, …

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