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Overseas Indians and their ‘Motherland’

January 12, 2015
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By Atul Cowshish The annual jamboree of overseas Indian was started by Atal Bihari Vajpaee, the first prime minister belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party, in 2003. It is, therefore, natural that this year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas that attracts overseas Indians and people of Indian citizens was held early in January in expensively decorated Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, the home state of the new Indian prime minister with a known weakness for foreign travel even while he denounces certain Indians for their ‘foreign’ origin. There was a distinct Gujarati flavour to the occasion that coincided with the century of the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ (home coming) of the best known Gujarati in the world, Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa. At the end of the overseas Indians’ gathering followed the ‘Vibrant Gujarat’ show that one minister from Gujarat described as the ‘Davos of the East’. There is no doubt that...

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Colombo Verdict

January 10, 2015
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Colombo Verdict

By Malladi Rama Rao The verdict in Colombo gives reasons for New Delhi and Washington to heave a sigh of relief and to sport a smile for the first...

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Between Sadhvi and Didi

December 12, 2014
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Curtains may appear to have come down on Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s tryst with the words ‘Haramzadon’ (illegitimate children) and ‘Ramzadon’ (God’s children) after her unconditional apology in Parliament but...

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What is Nehru’s legacy…?

November 21, 2014
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Celebrated Pakistani columnist Najam Sethi offers good food for thought to Indians debating Nehru’s legacy and the Congress party’s future in his latest column...

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Election Fatigue In India

November 8, 2014
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by Malladi Rama Rao Early this month, New York Times, the high priest of democratic capitalism in the Big Apple, published an interesting op-ed...

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Saints, Sadgurus, Meher Baba’s Warning

October 8, 2014
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Saints, Sadgurus, Meher Baba’s Warning

Raghuveer Singh Gaur is a familiar face to us at Delhi’s Avatar Meher Baba Centre. He used to join our centre’s anniversary celebrations and...

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NO SYMPATHY FOR SINGH

September 14, 2014
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NO SYMPATHY FOR SINGH

By Malladi Rama Rao * If there is one who badly deserves sympathy, the honour rightly goes to Manmohan Singh, who is under attack...

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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi

July 29, 2014
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Tamil Sai devotees ‘walkathon’ to Shirdi

Chennai/Shirdi, 29 July: A group of thirteen Sai Baba devotees from Chennai walked all the way to Shirdi with “Sai Baba’s palanquin”. On their...

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BJP IS NOW TRULY ‘DIFFERENT’

April 22, 2014
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By Atul Cowshish  The party that has taken for granted its ascent to power after the April-May Lok Sabha polls may invite more ridicule...

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Maldives To Vote Again Amidst Continuing Uncertainties

November 9, 2013
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Maldives To Vote Again Amidst Continuing Uncertainties

By Allabaksh If all goes well and if there are no Gayoom induced hiccups, Maldives will make its third tryst with its presidential election...

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