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Jayaprakash Narayan: An Idealist Betrayed – Part IV

Jayaprakash Narayan: An Idealist Betrayed – Part IV The fourth part of a personal epitaph on Jayaprakash Narayan by former civil servant M.G. Devasahayam.   What is Fascism?   This is the dictionary definition of fascism: “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above…

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Sacrifice at the Altar of Development

Sacrifice at the Altar of Development The legendary Professor Guru Das Agrawal, who got promoted from a Lecturer directly to Professor at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur after having finished his Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley in two years, who had laid the foundation of India’s anti-pollution regimen as the…

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Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Communicator

Mahatma Gandhi: The Great Communicator India has established a committee to commemorate next year’s 150th anniversary of the birth of the “father of the nation”, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the members include politicians across party lines as well as some foreign representatives, among them the Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu and…