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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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The way of the Vistarak

The hatred for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah that Rahul Gandhi and his Congress party display has the near same intensity as the hatred that Rahul Gandhi’s great great grandfather had displayed towards Savarkar. The only difference is that Nehru had some sort of an intellectual standing and an undeniable …

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India is Transforming: the discerning see it, the purblind ignore it

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar in September was a path-breaking one with both countries reaffirming their commitment to work towards greater cooperation in the region, on the global stage and for effectively tackling the scourge of terrorism. Prime Minister Modi’s visit thus was one of the most successful …

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Jan Raksha Yatra – an assertion against communism’s politics of death

When India did finally send in her troops into East Pakistan to deliver the final push for the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M), it is said, was “taken aback and stated that outside intervention in the internal affairs of another country could only …

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RAHUL AT BERKELEY: A CONFUSED CACOPHONY

Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech, unlike Nehru’s, was a private affair. Bereft of an element of thought, he expressed his own state of mind and that of his party’s — lacking in direction and cohesion Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 31, 1949, …

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