Day: August 2, 2018

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Why Do Soldiers Continue to Die on the India-Pakistan Border?

Why Do Soldiers Continue to Die on the India-Pakistan Border? In 1947 India was divided by the foreign rulers by playing a game of divide and rule to which the religious fundamentalists fell prey. Since then, India and Pakistan have had a checkered history and uneasy relationship, sometimes climaxing in violent conflagrations and war. While…

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Progress of RSS is Ominous

Progress of RSS is Ominous I find the followers of secular ideology as fanatic as the others. There was a furore over the visit of BJP president Amit Shah to my residence a few days ago. Criticism over telephone and emails were numberless. And all that they said was “you should not have allowed him…

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He Came, He Spoke, the RSS Conquered

He Came, He Spoke, the RSS Conquered It says something about our times that the whole nation was glued to their television sets to watch a former president visiting the birth place of K.B. Hedgewar and the offices of a semi-secret organisation called the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Nearly all news channels ran a live telecast…

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The Party of the Revolution

Chavismo: Part V The Party of the Revolution President Maduro holding potrait of Hugo Chavez in a rally The fifth part of a series of seven articles by Marco Teruggi on Chavismo, the ongoing socialist revolutionary project in Venezuela, that the Venezuelans fondly call Bolivarian revolution. The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). It represents…

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Shujaat Bukhari’s Notebook

Shujaat Bukhari’s Notebook Shujaat Bukhari Shujaat Bukhari was among the most informed and least exultant Kashmiri journalists I have met. He let his incorrigible smile and straight reporting do the talking. He was shot dead on Thursday evening outside the Srinagar office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, of which he was editor. There is predictable…