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IN MEMORY OF ABHEDANANDA

This year as we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Abhedananda, we must meditate on the spiritual nationalist’s epochal contribution to India’s selfhood. Such a rekindling of interest is imperative for the success of our national quest for an integral self-reliance This year and 2017 mark crucial centennial and …

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MODI AND INDIAN EXCEPTIONALISM

The Prime Minister has laid the foundation for a grand narrative of India. He has spoken about the country being civilisationally distinct, but his concept of Indian exceptionalism goes beyond harmonising with the world and aims to weave coalitions of cultures From Tokyo to Madrid and from St Petersburg to …

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Savarkar Flame Illuminates Tales of Unsung Heroes

While lighting the Savarkar Flame in the precincts of the Cellular Jail last week, BJP president Amit Shah had said the flame would serve as an inspiring reminder for us, of all those valiant revolutionaries who smilingly faced the gallows in their quest for India’s freedom. This act of igniting …

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VIEWING SAVARKAR IN A NEW LIGHT

The lighting of the Savarkar Jyoti at Cellular Jail will not only keep ignited the flame of freedom, it should also re-kindle a genuine interest in this period of our independence struggle, an interest that may culminate in a grand memorial someday Life in a jail”, wrote Vinayak Damodar Savarkar …

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LET’S HAVE A LEFT-MUKT BHARAT

The CPI(M) and the communists parties in general refuse to see the writing on the wall; that of their nearing political decimation. They continue to remain active as a disruptive element on the political canvas, injecting violence and falsehood to maintain their hold When in power or in majority, the …

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Laying a strong foundation – Assembly elections 2016

The Assembly elections results of May 19 are a decisive pointer to the cluelessness and lack of direction of the Congress Party, especially under the tutelage and control of its first “dynasty”. With all his melodrama, cheap pot-shots, tactics of stalling Parliament and lending support to forces and formations that …

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EMBRACE OF CIVILISATIONAL INDIA

Those who seek to deconstruct or repudiate the cultural idea of India, will fail to understand, let alone appreciate, the faith of the multitude that congregated at Ujjain for the Kumbh and participated in activities which have been part of our heritage for ages French philosophe Voltaire was convinced that all knowledge …

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DIALOGUE THAT ENLIGHTENS US ALL

Prime Minister Modi’s Bodh Gaya initiative has made it clear that India’s objective is to activate its past civilisational linkages and to restructure them to the exigencies of the present, where it seeks to pursue a pragmatic foreign policy of multi-alignment and multi-engagement It was in September 2015, that Prime …

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Indic Thought Inspiring Great Minds Holds Many Lessons

Seven-odd decades ago when the first atomic bomb was exploded in Los Alamos, Robert Oppenheimer, the diehard physicist who led the project, was struck by what he saw. What dominated Oppenheimer’s mind that point of time when one of the most decisive moments of human history unfolded by was not …

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India Should Take Lead in Cultural Arena of the World

When India’s “Parrot Lady” of 12th century vintage accompanied the PM back from his state visit to Canada, it was deeply symbolic of a civilisational state reclaiming her cultural-civilisational footprints and space. It was profoundly symbolic of India— after centuries of cultural marginalisation—finally stirring to recognise her civilisational-self and to …

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