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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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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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