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Uniting, he stands

Uniting, he stands

Narendra Modi writes: Sardar Patel worked with astonishing speed to dismantle the legacy of imperialism and create the geography of unity with the spirit of nationalism.

BY: Narendra Modi The first half of 1947 was a critical period in India’s history. The end of colonial rule was certain and so was India’s partition but what was uncertain was whether there would be more than one division. Prices were rising, food shortages were common but over and above everything else, the unity […]

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KASHMIR CRISIS: LET PEACE HAVE A CHANCE!

KASHMIR CRISIS: LET PEACE HAVE A CHANCE!

BY: Dost Dar Kashmir is a happy combination of mighty splendor of mountains of lovely glades and forests. Its water resources are unique in the entire world with hundreds of lakes and thousands of streams and springs with crystal clear waters. Kashmir has always fascinated kings, intruders, nature lovers, saints, mystics and poets and thus […]

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The great game in West Asia

The great game in West Asia

Turkey has used the Khashoggi murder to sharpen the battle lines with Saudi Arabia

By: Mohammed Ayoob Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder has clearly exposed the brutal nature of the Saudi Arabian regime. It is ironic that the murder of one journalist has succeeded in doing what the killing and starving of innumerable Yemeni civilians have not been able to achieve. His assassination, in the Saudi Consulate in […]

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Pandit Nehru vs Sardar Patel

Pandit Nehru vs Sardar Patel

An unseemly argument between the Congress and BJP over who are true inheritors of Patel’s legacy

By: MOHAN GURUSWAMY Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the giant Sardar Patel statue facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla in Gujarat. Standing almost six hundred feet tall, it is the world’s tallest statue. The project began in December 2013, and is probably the only […]

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Why aren’t we calling the Pittsburgh shooting ‘terrorism’?

Why aren’t we calling the Pittsburgh shooting ‘terrorism’?

Perhaps the path to end terrorism begins with abandoning it as a term we selectively deploy and actively distort.

By: Khaled A Beydoun A white gunman walks into a synagogue outside of Pittsburgh and guns down 11 congregants after screaming, “All Jews must die!” during Sabbath services. Another self-identifying white male sends a string of “mail bombs” to democratic leaders and journalists from his hometown in Florida, emboldened by nativist fervour and presidential rhetoric. […]

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The Other Side of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

The Other Side of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

By: Mukhtar Ahmad Farooqi Even though Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been successful in changing attitudes, mindsets and behaviours of people towards cleanliness and sanitation, and has not merely been a slogan like previous such missions but the prominent differences in its implementation at rural and urban areas may become hindrance in realizing its objectives till the […]

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Who will speak truth to unfreedom?

Who will speak truth to unfreedom?

The latest effort to control research and prevent academics from protesting will kill the spirit of critical inquiry

BY:  Neera Chandhoke It is time to re-read the politically charged play, The House of Bernarda Alba, (1936) by Federico García Lorca. After their father’s death, five young women are forced to live in a barricaded house of mourning for eight years. The doors are latched, windows are curtained with thick black fabric, and every […]

 P Chidambaram

Things fall apart; the Centre cannot hold

Things fall apart; the Centre cannot hold

There is an old saying ‘Misfortunes don’t come singly’. It seems that the gods are not smiling on the Indian economy.

There is an old saying ‘Misfortunes don’t come singly’. It seems that the gods are not smiling on the Indian economy. Look at the bad news that is raining on the economy: * Stock prices have dropped so much that the indices are trading at levels where they were 15 months ago. * Foreign Portfolio […]

 A.G. Noorani

Banning books

Banning books

A new form of censorship has emerged, targeting the foreign author

BOOK banning is akin to book burning, emblematic of Hitler’s Germany. It assumes various forms — ban under the Customs Act, 1962, to prevent its import into the country; under the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973; the extra-legal fiat by state officials to publishers and booksellers to suppress its circulation; mob violence that vandalises authors’ homes […]

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DARBAR MOVE MOWS US DURING WINTERS

DARBAR MOVE MOWS US DURING WINTERS

By: Mushtaq Hurra Jammu and Kashmir is the most unique state of Indian domain with a prominent position. Here, I don’t want to apprise my readers about the favours and privileges granted to it by Indian Constitution rather I want to talk about its dual capital viz Srinagar and Jammu. Every year, the capital is […]