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Appeal to 90 crore: “Elect candidates of religious equanimity”

Spiritual and religious scholars have appealed to 90 crore voters that they elect to Lok Sabha candidates who possess religious equanimity, good human values, believe in compassion and well-fare of all that will save society from the ills of this … Continue reading

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Balakot Becoming Modi’s Winning Card?

By Allabaksh Narendra Modi rode to power in 2014 on the back of diatribes against the chosen bête-noire in the Opposition mixing it judiciously with ‘Jumla’-laden talk of ‘Vikas’ (development). Mid-way through his five-year term as prime minister, this winning … Continue reading

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CITIZENSHIP WORRIES

By Malladi Rama Rao (The author is an old Northeast hand who covered Assam agitation and insurgency in Mizoram and Manipur) Technically, Modi’s efforts to legalise infiltration of the favoured few without loudly harping on Hindutva were checkmated on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Ha, Ha! Pakistan Demands Nobel For Imran

The dim-witted who have demanded the Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan, known once for playboy image, obviously believe in their own fiction that Khan’s gesture of releasing the Indian Airforce officer—an obligation under international covenant–had achieved, or was near to achieving, the ‘miracle’ of peace between India and Pakistan. Continue reading

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Anna Hazare’s Failed Resurrection Bid

By Atul Cowshish The contribution of Anna Hazare and his anti-corruption agitation in bringing BJP to power in 2014 was by no means small. He provided the initial momentum for the anticorruption movement in the country which the RSS/BJP cadres … Continue reading

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Good Bye George Saheb

By Malladi Rama Rao He may have died as a loner 28 days after welcoming 2019, confined as he was to bed with Alzheimer’s disease for close to two decades but history will be kind to George Fernandes, the Catholic … Continue reading

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Priyanka Storm Hits Indian Politics

by Atul Cowshish The timing of the appointment of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as a general secretary of the Indian National Congress and given charge of eastern UP unleashed a political storm across the country and enlivened the political scene with … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN’S QUEST FOR IMAGE MAKEOVER

By Malladi Rama Rao Book Review 1.Pakistan Adrift – Navigating Troubled Waters Author: Asad Durrani. Pages 260; Price: Rs. 699 Publisher: Westland Publications Pvt Limited, Chennai 2. Pakistan Under Seize, Extremism, Society and The State Author: Madiha Afzal Pages: 191 … Continue reading

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Vote for who can hold their tongue?

By Malladi Rama Rao With Election Commission’s plans to announce the Lok Sabha poll schedule in the first week of March, the countdown has begun for Narendra Modi’s tryst with destiny. Will his performance from the Race Course Road perch … Continue reading

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Sikhs – First among Minorities in Pakistan

Sikh history hardly finds any mention in Pakistani textbooks; Sikhs are clubbed with Hindus in the Census data Continue reading

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Sikh Diaspora and Khalistan Movement

By Rattan Saldi* Three months ago, the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, had spoken about Khalistani elements trying to raise their head in Punjab. “Though Punjab has been peaceful for years now, there are external outfits and operatives who … Continue reading

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