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Gandhi’s Last Message

Gandhi’s Last Message Gandhi . . . had wanted to avoid the country’s partition. Failing in that, he engaged himself in preventing the division of hearts, emphasising that even as the country had been divided, the hearts must not be divided. Also knowing that if the hearts had not been divided, the country could never…

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Book Release: “The RSS: A Menace to India”

Book Release: “The RSS: A Menace to India” Scholar, lawyer and author Abdul Ghafoor Noorani’s latest book The RSS: A Menace to India, published by Leftword Books, was released in New Delhi on April 2, 2019. It’s a well written, comprehensive, research-intensive deep-dive book about one of India’s biggest and most secretive organisations.   Speaking…

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Patriotism of Cowardice and Enslaved Mind

Patriotism of Cowardice and Enslaved Mind The modern industrial civilisation has witnessed two World Wars. The researchers of war have yet not been able to estimate the magnitude of casualties/deaths—both military and civilian—which occurred in these two World Wars. The estimated figure of people killed in both World Wars is between 10 to 15 crores….

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‘NO to War’: Appeal to Maintain Peace

‘NO to War’: Appeal to Maintain Peace Resolution Passed in the ‘Save Democracy, Save the Nation’ Conference of ‘Cititzens For Democracy’ on March 3, 2019 in New Delhi.     ‘Citizens For Democracy’, set up by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1974, views with grave concern the  recent growing tension between India and Pakistan and the…

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Wars Never Produce Answers

Wars Never Produce Answers Laxminarayan Ramdas, a retired admiral of the Indian Navy, served as the chief of naval staff between 1990 and 1993. Over a phone conversation with Surabhi Kanga, the web editor at ‘The Caravan’, Ramdas discussed India’s response to the militant attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pulwama, in…

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Pulwama: A Wake Up Call for Peace in the Region

Pulwama: A Wake Up Call for Peace in the Region The suicidal terrorist, Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed his explosive laden car into two trucks of a CRPF convoy on 14 February 2019. The blast led to the brutal murder of 44 jawans, a big national tragedy, most heinous and condemnable. In terms of scale and…

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War Mongering Must Give Way to Trust, Peace and Friendship

War Mongering Must Give Way to Trust, Peace and Friendship I went to participate in a candle light homage paying event at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s statue organised by about 200 Dalit students on Hazratganj main crossing in Lucknow on 16 February 2019 evening, two days after the dastardly terrorist act in Pulwana, Jammu and Kashmir,…

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Imran Khan and Minorities in Pakistan and India

Imran Khan and Minorities in Pakistan and India Imran Khan, the Prime Minster of Pakistan, seems to be unaware of the trajectory of state of minorities in Pakistan. While addressing a ceremony, Khan stated that his government would ensure that minorities in Pakistan get equal status and rights. Good intentions! At the same time he…

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From Colony to Republic: The Indian Transition

From Colony to Republic: The Indian Transition The 26th of January, India’s Republic Day, has a great symbolic significance. But it would be truly unfortunate if this significance is seen only in symbolic terms. This day should be remembered as a reminder of a great transition in India’s long history. This was a transition of…

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British Raj siphoned out $45 trillion from India: Utsa Patnaik

British Raj siphoned out $45 trillion from India: Utsa Patnaik When renowned economist Utsa Patnaik began to sift through old tracts of British economic history in order to understand the nature of fiscal relations between London and colonial India, the fate of the Kohinoor wasn’t much in the news; Shashi Tharoor hadn’t yet spoken in…