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Yechury’s absurd views on India-Pakistan ties reflect Indian communists are ailing

The infatuation of Indian communists with “internationalism” at times borders on the absurd or simply reveals their out-of-depth status in India. This obsession with “internationalism”, which I have termed as the “Comintern syndrome”, sees Indian communists come up with the most ludicrous and insensitive statements, ideas or actions right in …

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BLENDING REALISM WITH IDEALISM

Integrality defined Deendayal Upadhyaya’s life and work. A complex polymath, Upadhyaya straddled many worlds and dimensions. Rising from deep poverty, battling against odds, displaying a razor-sharp intellect, he made a lasting contribution to India’s political life Discipline and a political philosophy which had been internalised and dynamically applied, were among …

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FOR HIM, POLITICS WAS WELFARE

Upadhyaya’s observations that political intolerance seems to have been ingrained in the Congress, revealed the party’s true mindset. The Congress has even today been unable to forego this mindset, reflected through the behaviour of some of its leaders in Parliament The problem with the Congress, argued Deendayal Upadhyaya, was that …

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Raise the red flag against fascist forces of red brigade

A very inane and asinine debate has gained steam among a section of the political class. This section has lost all connect with the spirit and aspirations of India, primarily because they still adhere to a calcified logic, frameworks and arguments that have rapidly lost space in the India of …

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CARRY FORWARD NATIONAL AGENDA

Upadhyaya found that there were insufficient efforts to propagate India’s views. Today, the relentless pursuit of the country’s interest in the comity of nations and Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to the global community, has begun to alter the old perception for the better Against the backdrop of the non-alignment period, …

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BOTH VISIONARY AND PRAGMATIC

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya not only advocated Dharma rajya, a state free of inequality and of division, but his stand on non-alignment is well worth recalling today. It was measured, statesman-like and yet also pointed out the gaps and limitations of such an approach The late philosopher-administrator Chaturvedi Badrinath, (1933-2010) perhaps best …

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A TRIBUTE TO DEENDAYAL UPADHYAYA

In his centenary year, it is worthwhile to remember and pay tribute to the fact that it was primarily due to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s leadership that the Baharatiya Jana Sangh struck deep roots in the Indian political soil and spread across the country In 2016, his centenary year, it is …

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SYMBOLISM OF TIRANGA YATRA

The BJP’s week-long Tiranga Yatra set out a deep message of unity across the country. It talked about four goals viz, protection of national sovereignty, striving to acquire respect in the comity of nations, striving to be materially prosperous and striving to establish a kalyan rajya The Tiranga Yatra, flagged …

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Tiranga yatra historic response to forces of disintegration

The just-concluded Tiranga Yatra announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the 70th year of India’s independence and to celebrate the contributions of revolutionary nationalists, now forgotten or marginalised since independence for political reasons and omitted from the saga of our freedom movement, has given rise to a wave …

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RE-DISCOVERING A RARE HERITAGE

Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s own diaries record his deep anguish at the spectre of death and decay. But then scholars, bent on peddling a certain political line, are never serious and assiduous about studying primary sources, they prefer handling and peddling propaganda One of Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s diary entries record his …

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