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Poisonous creed of communism corroding entrails of democracy

“The communist strategy is simple,” philosopher Ram Swarup wrote in his Communists under Communism (1955). “It consists in serial liquidation of ‘enemies’, constituted of all the non-communist opposition and the ‘non-proletarian’ sector of population. Blackmail, vilification, character assassination are the characteristic methods used to achieve this end.” ‘Enemies’ for communists …

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Civilisational samvad in Yangon

Dialogue of civilisations and through it, a deeper and lasting coalition of civilisations and of cultures is what is needed in order to create and restructure future global alignments. The increasing challenges to the dimensions of civilisations as we see them today are making leaders – intellectual, political, religious and …

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OF NAKEDNESS, HITLER’S SPIRIT AND FAILED LEADERS

A number of afflicted half-intellectuals and failed leaders abound in India today. And Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is foremost among them. His shallowness outshines all others Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, during one of those periods when he is afflicted with a compelling urge to churn out some fundamental thought and observations …

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Seeing through theatrics

Nehru’s colleague in the Cabinet, Independent India’s first Communications Minister, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai, once observed to veteran journalist Durga Das, that ‘Jawaharlal has performed the last rites not only of Gandhi but of Gandhism as well…’ in a similar vein, one can confidently say that Nehru’s great grandson and present …

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PORIBORTAN THAT BENGALIS NEVER REALLY WANTED

Mamata Banerjee has taken West Bengal to a new low in minority vote-bank politics. As worse, she has imperiled the well-being of others, who live in fear of their lives Clearly, the situation in West Bengal is spiralling out of control and deteriorating by the day. The recent spate of mob …

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Compradors backing satellite ideology out to destabilise India

In his discussion on cultural self-alienation among a section of present-day Indians, social and political philosopher Ram Swarup makes an interesting description. He talks of a satellite ideology, a local satellite ideology that is derived from a dominant imperialist ideology, and then works through its advocates and mouthpieces in its …

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A Great and Passionate Love for Bharatmata – tribute to Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee

In his tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, one of the tallest leaders of modern India, Acharya J.B.Kripalani, expressed and articulated the emotions of millions of his countrymen when he movingly wrote, ‘I wish to record the great and passionate love that he had for Bharatmata and her unity. Only political …

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Great love for Bharat Mata

In his tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, one of the tallest leaders of modern India, Acharya JB Kripalani, expressed and articulated the emotions of millions of his countrymen when he movingly wrote, ‘I wish to record the great and passionate love that he had for Bharat Mata and her unity. …

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Fervent, unfazed, undeterred

Before his lonely and confined death on June 23, 1957 at the age of 52, in then faraway Srinagar – then Governor of West Bengal H.C. Mookerjee describing Syama Prasad’s death had said, ‘what has added to the poignancy of our grief is that he died in detention, while still …

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Delving beyond the surface

One of the observations that BJP President Amit Shah made last week while addressing intellectuals and eminent citizens during his tour of Chattisgarh, was that the Congress was a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for seeing freedom through and that it had no single binding ideological thread. Shah had also observed …

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