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A refreshing narrative

THE victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi in 2014 was a mandate for transforming India. Prior to 2014, the country experienced a decade of uncertain growth and of hesitant political direction which was marked by major corruption scandals. It was a decade in …

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Through the lens of morality

The Gujarat election results which have seen a sixth consecutive victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party has been interpreted in an interesting way by the losers and by those who support the losers and side with them in order to try and buttress their pipe dream of leading India in …

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Powerlessness & insecurity

The Prime Minister has shed his aloofness for good. The conduct of the principal opposition party and especially its dynastic scion and his courtiers during the Gujarat election should set alarm bells ringing. Mani Shankar’s Aiyar’s casteist expletive hurled at Prime Minister Modi, Rahul Gandhi’s cavalier attitude towards that expletive …

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Peddling falsehoods Gujarat campaign

In a couple of days, the Gujarat election result will bring to fore the benefits of trench warfare and expose a bunch of unnch people and their haute couture logic Around the time when the habitually foul-mouthed Mani Shankar Aiyar was having dinner with some of his unnch friends at his residence …

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Contours and vision of the ‘Rahul Era’, and what it offers India in the future

The process for the formal anointment of Rahul Gandhi as president of the Congress began earlier this month. Prior to this epochal event for some, there has been an effort by the so-called and self-styled left liberal media and intelligentsia to give Rahul a makeover. The effort began when Rahul …

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RAHUL’S SOMNATH VISIT IS A GIMMICK

Will the Congress president-elect now accept that Nehru’s opposition to rebuilding the Somnath Temple was misplaced? Rahul Gandhi who had once declared that those who worship in temples molest women, will, it has been reported, launch his campaign for the Gujarat assembly poll from sacred and eternal temple town of Somnath. …

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The sulkers & the promising helmsman

While some latently promote separatism in the state, Narendra Modi has displayed firm resolve in battling the J&K crisis. It is the time for sulk-induced irresponsible utterances. Let us sample a few such expressions. Yashwant Sinha, a former union foreign minister and finance minister breaks bread with separatists and India …

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The hoax of communism: A centennial reflection

The centenary of the revolution that heralded communism as a creed has come and gone. Communism across the world has nearly disappeared and therefore, there were no celebrations of the anniversary. The Indian communists preferred to remain silent, writing a few anodyne articles, and belching out a few perfunctory slogans …

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Reconfiguring Indo-Pacific

Doklam has fallen silent, the CPC party Congress has also come and passed with President Xi’s position only further strengthened, as some argue that Xi’s stature has now attained or will eventually attain the relevance of Mao. It appears that Xi’s staunch and unequivocal advocacy of the Chinese dream has …

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Need to end the national culture of selective forgetfulness

In our collective reading of India’s history and in that in narrating the lives of those countless personalities who made a contribution to our national awakening—political, cultural, and educational—we have often been selective, constantly eulogising some while marginalising others. This often flaunted habit, especially by an interested and influential section in …

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