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The final battle

On his death anniversary, as the Indian Tricolour flies uncontested in J&K, Dr Mookerjee’s triumph over Nehru in their final confrontation becomes irrefutable In the early hours of June 23, 1953, around 2.30 am, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee died in detention at the state hospital in Srinagar. His illness, suppression …

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Discover inspiring analogies in history to promote Indianness

In exploring this link with Bengal and Gujarat, let us begin with Sri Aurobindo. On the day when Prime Minister Modi, a Gujarati, was reciting Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s hope-instilling immortal poem, ‘Ore Nutan Juger Bhore’, to the people of West Bengal through his address to the Indian Chamber of Commerce …

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On the wrong side of history

As PM Modi attempts to settle our unsettled history, the Gandhi family must answer for the mistakes of Pandit Nehru in extolling the communists, eschewing national defence and misreading Chinese intentions In his foreword to Sitaram Ram Goel’s book, In Defence of Comrade Krishna Menon: a political biography of Pandit …

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Amit Shah sounds bugle of change in Didi’s Bengal

The Home Minister’s ‘Banglar Jana Samabesh’ comes at a time when people are increasingly being attracted by PM Modi’s vision and conviction of turning West Bengal into a lead state. If reactions, estimates and responses are to be believed, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s mega virtual rally, “Banglar Jana Samabesh”, …

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Regaining ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’

A contextual look at the background of the ideal of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’, of past glories and devastation of India’s traditional industrial base at the hands of greedy, exploitative colonisers. The ideal of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has long guided and driven our quest for political, cultural and intellectual freedom. It …

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Quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

India’s age-old pursuit of the ideal of becoming a responsible, reliable and self-dependent world power is manifested (personified) in PM Modi’s call for ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ The quest for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat has been a long and arduous one. By referring to it in his historic address of May 12, …

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Narendra Modi’s India refuses to be echo of any other, any longer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first global leader to publicly call for a fresh look at the contours and narrative of globalisation. As the pandemic rages, …

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Congress party, apologists for separatism & the Pulitzer line

Congress support for the anti-Indian line taken up by the Pulitzer award committee and other organisations and groups with similar intentions points to a disturbing pattern of supporting a separatist agenda for cheap political gains The Pulitzer citation for the three Indian photographers of Associated Press under the ‘Feature Photography’ …

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A sample of unalloyed bogusness

USCIRF’s latest report regarding India is no more than a nonsensical mishmash of anti-Indian bias and typical western bias, fomented by a liberal-imperialist worldview. The USCIRF’s latest report and its anti-India stance smacks of an imperialist mindset, a liberal-imperialist fundamentalist worldview which is based on falsities, weaved out of untruth …

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Mamata plays politics of pandemic

Doctors express concern on gross-under testing and misreporting of data. One of the cardinal principles of the fight against Covid-19 worldwide is the need for transparency. Besides Testing, Tracing and Treating, Transparency is the fourth pillar which sustains the struggle against the pandemic. Both India and South Korea continue to …

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Reflecting on the Mother’s Life, Legacy and Contribution

In later years, Mirra would come across as the perfect blend of the West and East, and one of the most magnetic interpreters of the East to the West. I was on the boat at sea, not expecting anything… when all of a sudden, unexpectedly, about ten nautical miles from …

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Self-dignity and active participation

India’s exemplary fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is based on well established democratic principles of self-dignity and active participation by all its constituents Consignments of the anti-malarial Hydroxichloroquine have begun to be shipped from India and have started reaching its destination. Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s request was perhaps the best articulated, …