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Macaulay Acolytes Halting Transition of Our Heritage

In his A History of Civilisations, a classic study of the origins and evolutions of civilisations, legendary French historian Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) came up, among other things, with a simple and yet perceptive description of civilisation. “A civilisation”, he wrote, “can be approached, only in the long term, taking hold …

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LOVE FOR THE OLD, REGARD FOR NEW

Swami Vivekananda laughed at facile explanations of Indian unity and argued instead that these things could only be made to serve old India’s turn if she already possessed a deep organic unity that went beyond issues such as a common language of affairs Swami Vivekananda’s call to make the greatness …

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Intellectuals’ Intolerance Against PM a Class Hatred

Interestingly in 2007, when the self-proclaimed proletarian government of West Bengal fired on farmers who were just trying to protect their lands against seizure in Nandigram and killed more than a dozen—though the report was that many more were killed—most intellectuals in the state remained silent and did not write …

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THE LEFT’S DIALECTICAL DELUSION

Will the CPI(M) totter and collapse under the burden of a calcified load of outdated jargons and political claptrap or will it lunge and clutch at the Congress buoy and survive, as an effigy of its old self? The communist party’s Kolkata plenum offered some answers That the Communist Party …

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FOCUS ON OUR REVOLUTIONARY PAST

By bringing back the likes of Shyamji Krishna Verma, Raja Mahendra Pratap, Muhammad Barkatullah, Veer Savarkar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose into the national discourse, Narendra Modi is unshackling the forgotten revolutionary movement for Indian independence When he returned with the ashes of revolutionary nationalist Shyamji Krishna Verma and interred …

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Diplomacy – the Narendra Modi approach

The Prime Minister of India ought to be able to travel with ease in the South Asian region without hindrance, encumbrance or hesitation. Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Kabul and his sudden stopover in Lahore is symbolic of the fact that in her quest to evolve into a responsible and …

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The Hatred of Congress’ First Family for Modi Will Intensify

It is an interesting phenomenon that a particular political party and its sustaining dynasty continues to be irreconcilable to the fact that it has lost the people’s mandate and has been designated to live without the power that comes with it, at least for five years. The year 2015 has …

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STRUGGLE TO LIBERATE EDUCATION

The goals of education as articulated by Prime Minister Modi, when he referred to Shiksha ki Sanskriti, essentially look at evolving a true and living education. The new education policy outreach is a first and fine effort at trying to assess that possibility and hope The Ministry of Human Resources …

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Congress resorts to falsehood to cover its confusion

The Congress seems to have relapsed into one of those phases it periodically suffers from – that of denigrating institutions and concocting scenarios to not only mislead people but generate a false discourse. When the people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu faced some of the worst floods in a century, …

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CELEBRATION OF INDIAN CULTURE

Historically, India has sought to evolve methods of education that would recognise the country’s rich repository of arts, theatre, drama, music. A sense of those past efforts was tangible at the HRD Ministry’s Kala Utsav, which was launched in Delhi on December 8 The effort to integrate culture in education …

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