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‘The world meets in one nest’: India’s G20 message as it assumes presidency

India’s attempt is to find a common civilisational articulation and approach that shall enable all stakeholders to move towards laying the foundational structure of a new global order, a fresh framework of cooperation, exchange and osmosis It was deeply symbolic and significant that Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over the …

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India’s Democratic Resurgence – the real narrative

Neo-colonists with a focus on India have been active for some time. Especially since the summer of 2014, when Chief Minister Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister of India with a decisive, overwhelming and unequivocal mandate to transform the fundamentals and lead the country towards its seventy-fifth year of independence …

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Opposition’s vulture politics over a tragedy: Recalling Modi’s organic and umbilical attachment to Morbi and its people

No one can equal Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attachment to Morbi and to its people. His attachment is organic and umbilical. To understand Modi’s attachment and connection to Morbi, an attachment that is and can never be ruptured, one will have to look back forty-five years at a 29-year-old RSS …

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Articulating the essence

While sarsanghchalak’s Vijaya Dashami address inspired swayamsevaks to continue their services towards the nation, it also irked some who defy the ‘India narrative’ The Vijaya Dashami address by RSS Sarsanghchalak is always a much anticipated and awaited occasion. For observers, both national and global, it is an opportunity to further …

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Narendra Modi accords Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s legacy its rightful place as cynics sulk

For decades after Independence, Netaji’s legacy was paid perfunctory and ritual homage by successive Congress governments, whose leaders worked all the time, to dilute and to marginalise his unmatched contribution to the freedom movement. This year, 8 September, will go down as a golden day in India’s celebration of the …

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Commissioning of INS Vikrant by the Prime Minister is a restatement of India’s unchallenged maritime dominance and self-reliance across ages

The historic commissioning of INS Vikrant by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an epic tribute to the aspirations, struggles and hopes of those freedom fighters and revolutionaries who had envisioned a free and self-reliant India. INS Vikrant, Prime Minister Modi said, “is a unique reflection of India becoming self-reliant.” One …

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How Aurobindo’s ‘Bande Mataram’ called for absolute independence and yet escaped British fury

Sri Aurobindo’s editorials and articles in Bande Mataram, which he wrote almost daily between 1907 and 1908, are a comprehensive indicator and schema of his early political activism, its trajectory and thinking. They provide the reader with an insight into the nationalist political discourse of the era, and also the …

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Two women and the ‘National Flag’

As the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign inspired and launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gathers an impressive fluttering speed across the country, it is natural for the mind to draw a historic link to this unique tribute being offered to the indomitable spirit of free India. The attempts to draw …

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Forerunner of self-reliance

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertook a historic trip to Deoghar last week, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the iconic Baidyanath Dham and inaugurated a slew of mega development projects of more than Rs 1,6000 crore, which would not only enhance the ease of living of a …

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Unmasking Teesta Setalvad: How She Created Self-Serving NGO Industry with Dubious Modi Operandi

The distinction of cartelising NGOs, civil society and human rights activism in India must go to Teesta Setalvad and to her cohort and fake forums such as Communalism Combat, Sabrang and the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP). These organs were founded and funded with the sole intention of halting …

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Cave of Tapasya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France comes at an interesting and symbolic time of confluence in India’s history. While India and France are celebrating 75 years of their diplomatic relations, India is celebrating the 75th year of her independence and is also commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of one …

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Dissolution of entitled narrative

Early in January 1905″, wrote historian AC Bose, in his opus ‘Indian Revolutionaries Abroad’, “a journal with a rather unfamiliar name, ‘The Indian Sociologist’ made its first appearance in London. Few Londoners would have taken any notice of it, but to its editor and publisher Shyamji Krishnavarma and his associates …

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Inexorable serving spirit

In his moving reminiscences of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee, popular Bengali writer, late Chittaranjan Maity, brought to light an interesting episode during the first general elections. A respected headmaster, who was a popular Gandhian and lived a frugal life, was zeroed in as a candidate for the Jana Sangh. Syama …

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When a photograph is enough to suggest the deepening and strengthening of Indian democracy

On the day Yogi Adityanath took oath along with his Cabinet colleagues, a particular photograph went viral on social media. The photograph which caught the imagination of India showed, in profile, five BJP leaders in a row on the stage attending the oath-taking ceremony. They were Nitin Gadkari, Amit Shah, …

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