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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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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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