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Modi’s vision of a ‘New India’ fires the imagination of youth

The BJP completes its 37th year this month and continues to exude a robust index of growth and self-renewal. It has succeeded in building and articulating a narrative which is getting increasing acceptance across the spectrum. The successful articulation of a political and governance account is indicative of the positive …

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Saffron watershed in UP marks the dawn of performance politics

The sweeping and stunning electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh in favour of Narendra Modi-led BJP has marked a new watershed in the history of Indian politics. It put to rest many narratives, exposed a number of readings and felled many theories while announcing, in no uncertain terms, a new beginning …

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Congress’s reaction on ‘raincoat’ jibe exposes its disturbed state of mind

It was one of those rare days when one could clearly make out what Congress leader in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, was saying. Usually, his repartees and heavily elliptical arguments are almost always lost because of the raucousness of his voice and wild gesticulations aimed at the Chair and treasury …

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Spoilt children of politics rattled by PM Modi’s devotion for nation

In a political culture that is obsessed with dynastism and which has, over the years, developed a deeply entrenched habit of ensuring that political power and position benefit members of the leaders’ families, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach towards his immediate and extended family members stands apart. A well-researched story …

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Bhakt-intellectuals employed to raise the bogey of dictatorship

When genuflecting intellectuals with cleverly concealed dynastic loyalties write with a clear political objective of denigrating a particular personality, they are explained away—by a section—as genuine scholars. While posing to be neutral assessors of Indian politics, these types have actually spent a lifetime earning laurels, positions and pelf for their …

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An intellectual & political class works to denigrate idea of India

The Pantheon in Paris is a must-visit for all those who wish to see for themselves the manner in which the French people venerate those who have contributed to articulating, narrating and shaping civilisational France. Inspired by the vision and idea of the French civilisation, driven by patriotism to perpetuate …

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In remembrance of the Irish daughter of Mother India

She began her life of action and sacrifice with a rare directive and assurance of her Master: “Let me tell you frankly that I am now convinced that you have a great future in the work for India. What was wanted was not a man, but a woman; a real …

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Raise the red flag against fascist forces of red brigade

A very inane and asinine debate has gained steam among a section of the political class. This section has lost all connect with the spirit and aspirations of India, primarily because they still adhere to a calcified logic, frameworks and arguments that have rapidly lost space in the India of …

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Tiranga yatra historic response to forces of disintegration

The just-concluded Tiranga Yatra announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the 70th year of India’s independence and to celebrate the contributions of revolutionary nationalists, now forgotten or marginalised since independence for political reasons and omitted from the saga of our freedom movement, has given rise to a wave …

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Expose and reject disruptionists for a healthy democracy

Displaying his party’s true faith in the barrel of the gun and its respect for terrorists, a senior CPI(M) functionary from Jammu and Kashmir desisted from calling Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani a “terrorist”. The Kulgam MLA and state secretary of the party, Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, in a statement referred to …

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Had Syama Prasad Mookerjee not existed

Delivering a riveting public address in Thiruvananthapuram on the occasion of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s martyrdom day on June 23, 2016, BJP president Amit Shah made an interesting observation. He said Dr Mookerjee made three epochal interventions in the history of modern India that altered the trajectory of the flow …

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Savarkar Flame Illuminates Tales of Unsung Heroes

While lighting the Savarkar Flame in the precincts of the Cellular Jail last week, BJP president Amit Shah had said the flame would serve as an inspiring reminder for us, of all those valiant revolutionaries who smilingly faced the gallows in their quest for India’s freedom. This act of igniting …