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Is it the spirit of Vande Mataram?

What’s in a name? Probably everything, if we go by the misplaced zeal for name-changing by a certain class of our politicians, public men and educationists. Take the18th November decision of the governing body of Dyal Singh evening college to … Continue reading

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Will ‘Citizen K’ click in Tamil politics?

Kamal’s advantage is his freshness of ideas and concepts for new generation of voters. He regrets that the whistle-blowers in the media have been silenced. He wants to “strengthen the voice of truth” and looks at the Ashoka Chakra on … Continue reading

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Decriminalizing politics

The increasing murkiness of Indian politics, combined with the corrosion of public life, has shaken the people’s faith in the system and politicians who are known to pander to criminal mafia. The nexus of netas and anti social elements is, … Continue reading

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J & K dialogue, a step in the right direction

Crises are endemic to the problem of Jammu and Kashmir. Violence has begotten violence and in the process, paralysed everything, including rational thinking among stakeholders and political leaders, both in the state and at the Centre. Amidst this ongoing tragic … Continue reading

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Of brinkmanship and ‘expressive mind’!

“Any film or drama or novel is a creation of art. An artist has his own freedom to express himself in a manner which is not prohibited in law and such prohibition (like those specified under Article 19(2) of the … Continue reading

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Governing India.. Not by the prism of communal politics

“History is not a pack of tricks we play upon the dead”. The observation by 18th century French historian and philosopher Francois Marie Arout, popular by his non de plume Voltaire, was known for his wit and attacks on the … Continue reading

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Of inequality and poverty

Notwithstanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s thundering declarations on tomorrow’s New India, the most critical issue of inequality has not drawn much of his government’s attention. I am not questioning the Prime Minister’s honourable intentions. I am also not blaming him … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Modi, a Master Magician

An army of stags led by a lion could be more formidable than the army of lions led by a stag. This Latin proverb is applicable in every situation in every area of human activity in any part of the … Continue reading

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Wages of ill-informed sick society

The sickening episode of self-styled “godman” and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim throws up a number of critical social and political issues which ought to grip the attention of citizens who have reasons to be concerned about the country’s state … Continue reading

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India’s ailing health system

Who cares for children ? A year back, a 10-year-old tribal boy Umesh Medhi made a frantic appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit his villages in Malkangiri in Odisha where 73 of his fellow children had lost their … Continue reading

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