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Congress: the new fringe

INC’s increasing endorsement of ‘extremist’ parties marks a shift in its politics where ‘national interest’ is now accorded secondary status That the Congress is increasingly veering to the fringe is becoming clear with each passing day. One had expected that with the gradual retirement, side-lining or ageing of the original …

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Prophet of Indian freedom

As one of the pioneers of nationalist movement, Vivekananda set the stage for India’s freedom half a century before it actually materialised Swami Vivekananda’s message at the World Parliament of Religion made Indians realise their capacities and sowed in them the yearning for freedom. A leading socio-political historian of his …

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Counter revolutionaries

After having ignored India’s cultural symbols for over five decades, communist parties are now up to denouncing PM’s efforts to revive the same. Among the many principal by-products of the effects of the Narendra Modi regime and its attempts at a comprehensive overhauling of the India narrative and its debunking …

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Revolutionary in revolution

Sri Aurobindo not just mobilised the nation towards freedom through his electrifying words, but also created secret societies that would overthrow the British As he launched Sri Aurobindo’s sesquicentennial celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi movingly referred to two defining dimensions of Sri Aurobindo’s life and legacy. He spoke of Sri …

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Jana Sangh & ‘Swadhin’ B’desh

A comprehensive remembrance of Bangladesh’s liberation is impossible without the recognition of Jana Sangh’s vital contribution as an opposition party It is often forgotten, ignored or is not known that fifty years ago, the Jana Sangh – political parent or predecessor to the BJP – as one of the principal …

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Cultural self-recovery

The renewed consecration of Kashi Vishwanath Dham among others, expresses the resolve of PM to restore symbols of India’s rich cultural self As I joined millions in seeing and listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation and the world from the precincts of iconic Kashi Vishwanath, among the …

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Complicit in crimes

Brutal killings of Swayamsevaks in Kerala are manifestations of neglect and complicity of the powers that be with radical outfits Sanjith, RSS Mandal Boudhik Pramukh, was stabbed 20 times by his assailants, Islamic terrorists belonging to the Popular Front of India’s (PFI’s) political front SDPI in Palakkad. Sanjith was stabbed …

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Widening the ‘narrative’

While scripting the history of India’s freedom struggle, we missed out the real protagonists — a gulf being bridged today by the country’s leadership. Addressing the centenary celebration of the iconic freedom fighter and spiritual leader — Rani Gaidinliu — of Nagaland, and of the northeast as a whole, in …

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Bridges of faith

By the virtue of its ideological strength and rich tradition, the BJP has retained its connection with the masses and is driving positive societal transformation. The BJP’s National Executive met after almost two years. The challenging pandemic situation necessitated this interval. During this period the Party’s focus and energies were …

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Jinnah’s ghost

A spirit continues to thrive within India’s political factions, which appears to oppose everything that is Indian and favours Pakistan In cyclical regularity, over the last seven decades and more, Jinnah’s ghost in India has made apparitions through select mediums and conduits. The latest appearance was seen in the exultant …

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New rules of the game

J&K administration has undergone a transformational shift with an Indianised approach, which successfully denounces the trends dictated by ‘spokespersons of Pakistan’ Like he has always done in the past, and done for decades, Farooq Abdullah acted as Pakistan’s spokesperson and not as an Indian leader during Union Home Minister Amit …

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‘Bharat’ at the core

Misinterpretation of Mohan Bhagwat’s Vijay Dashmi address undermines Sangh’s core concern of protecting India from the efforts to disintegrate her. Shri Guru ji Golwalkar, second Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, was often asked by people, “If the RSS is not a political body why do you comment on political issues.” …