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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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Beijing-Islamabad axis A big challenge ahead

Whither Pakistan ? Even the Almighty might not have a straight answer to this question. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, to use a Churchillian idiom, is an enigma wrapped in a riddle as it is constantly subjected to pulls and … Continue reading

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Lest we repeat mistakes !

Mao’s popular dictum used to be: “Signal Right, Turn Left.” With his unstated ambition to emerge a Mao –probably larger than him–, President Xi Jinping is toeing the helmsman dictum in conducting Chinese affairs, especially with India. Just recall the … Continue reading

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Changing global realities

Importance of “strategic relationship” with Israel Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warm hug picture with 11-year-old boy Heltzberg Moshe in Jerusalem symbolically signifies India Israel new ‘strategic- relationship with a human touch. Moshe’s Jewish parents in Mumbai were killed during the … Continue reading

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Looking beyond GST

In economic swaraj lies India’s future The launch of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) at the stroke of midnight on June 30 – July 1, 2017 at the Central Hall of Parliament is undoubtedly a landmark event in transforming … Continue reading

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Don’t muzzle the media !

Whether we like it or not, the credibility of the Central Bureau of Investigation continues to be of a “caged parrot” of the ruling establishment. It was so during ex-CBI Director Ranjit Sinha’s tenure under the Congress-led UPA regime. The … Continue reading

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Triple challenge in Kashmir

New thinking, new strategies called for  Barbaric acts of the Pakistan army and their jihadi operators across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.  The on-going proxy war of terror within the Valley and beyond by the Islamabad establishment, the ISI … Continue reading

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