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APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY

Shri Dattopant Thengadi was a visionary who wrote extensively on various economic aspects. He explained his thoughts in the light of the Sanatan Dharma and holistic thought perspective. He stressed on conceiving our own model of development in the light of our culture, past traditions, present requirements and aspirations for the future. This four-series article (beginning from the issue February 9, 2020) endeavours to acquaint the readers with the thoughts of Thengadiji on Western thinking and the ..

Deconstructing Shaheen Bagh experiment in light of Delhi Election

Deconstructing Shaheen Bagh experiment in light of Delhi Election ..

New Narratives

Indian Parliament made history on December 11, 2019 as the Citizenship Amendment draft law was passed. Participating in the debate, lone Nagaland MP in Rajya Sabha, K G Kenye made a brief speech with much political significance...

Anathema of the Atheist

Periyar’s politics of hatred did nothing to the masses he claimed to represent. It only increased the enmity between castes, poisoned the societal atmosphere and did much damage than the British desiredS.S. Mahadevan An intriguing aside first. The 2019 Lok Sabha polls witnessed the defeat of EVKS Elangovan, former state Congress president of Tamil Nadu. He is the grandson of EV Ramaswami Naicker known as Periyar (1879-1973). That is symbolic of the fate of EVR’s politics in Tamil ..

Correcting Fundamentals

Shri Dattopant Thengadi was a visionary who wrote extensively on various economic issues. He explained his thoughts in the light of the Sanatan Dharma and holistic perspective. He stressed on conceiving our own model of development in the light of our culture, past traditions, present requirements and aspirations for the future. This four-series article endeavours to acquaint the readers with the thoughts of Thengadiji on Western economic thinking and the Hindu concept of development as a tribute ..

Missing the Point on Radicalisation

De-radicalisation is not Jammu & Kashmir specific but a national cause. There is a need to have a policy-based, result-oriented plan rather than a patchwork like approach. Can we afford to be ‘liberally‘ blind towards radicalisation?..

Sabotaging of Reservations by Church

Apart from the illegality, large scale conversions are leading to social strife, law and order issues, and families are being torn apart. The Hindu society will surely be weaker but the real losers are the SCs, STs and OBCs. Legal Rights Protection Forum Representation to SC and BC Commissions exposes the misuse of reservations by the Church lobby in Andhra Pradesh..

Tughlaqi Jagan

Tughlaqi Jagan, People of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh Government, Three Capital of Andhra Pradesh ..

Be Bold and India Specific

PM Modi has given a clear message to the economists and planners that they should go beyond the economic theory and conceive their development plan on the basis of ground reality and first-hand information ..

The Dangers of Foreign Funding

The only way to save the country from the menace of NGOs which are endangering the unity and integrity by causing civilisational osteoporosis, is to ban all sorts of foreign ‘donations’, whatever may be their purpose..

Decline in Proportion to Denationalisation

Some journalists and analysts try to write the story of Congress revival every now and then, especially after state elections or marginal electoral gains for the Grand Old Party. The loss of preeminent position by Congress as a national party is not linked to mere electoral strategy but rooted in the very thought of being ‘national’...

READ MANDAL’S LETTER BEFORE OPPOSING CAA

The death of Jogendra Nath Mandal, the first Law Minister of Pakistan, in India as a Bengali Hindu migrant in 1968, is a testimony to the failure of Pakistan in fulfilling its responsibilities towards its minorities. In the case of Pakistan’s failure to ensure the rights of its minorities, they become a responsibility of India as a part of an obligation of Partition and cannot be left to perish or convert..

Tanhaji is an accurate portrayal of the siege of Sinhagad; not just a fictional hagiography

Bharatiya Cinema World especially the ‘Bollywood’ has been caught in many clichés and set of narratives to be successful. ..

Why all this Ruckus

Once a bill is passed by the Parliament after obtaining the requisite majority, the Act can be challenged only before a court of law that too only before the Constitutional Courts..

Defensive Action or Unnecessary Provocation

Defensive Action, US-Iran Conflict, Soleimani's funeral, President Trump, Qassem Soleimani ..

Wrong Remedy

We must understand that correct diagnosis and correct medicine is the mantra for the right cure. When we see that the problem is purely slowdown of demand, solutions for augmenting supply are no good and may actually prove to be counterproductive..

Emotions Vs Economics

Emotions Vs Economics..

Documenting Population

NPR will help in better implementation of the Central and State Government Schemes as identification of the beneficiaries would become easier..

Did Savarkar Support Two-Nation Theory?

When Savarkar said “there are two nations in the main; the Hindus and the Moslems, in India” he was simply stating the fact because without accepting the truth, one cannot find the solution..

The Fine Art of Liberal Whitewashing

The Fine Art of Liberal Whitewashing ..

Rajapaksas Ride Nationalism Wave

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas climb back to power as the island nation puts behind the Easter Sunday terror episode and looks forward to a realigned future in the region..

Kartarpur Sahib Corridor and the Bajwa Doctrine

Pakistan should desist from using the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor project for stoking fires of Sikh separatism. There is absolutely no inclination in the Sikh community for creation of a separate state of Khalistan, except for some small and insignificant foreign-based lobbies..

The ‘Great Betrayer’

Who created this Mess?: NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray seem to had a game plan in place..

New Map Ruffles Many Feathers

The new map apart from showing the reorganised territories of Jammu-Kashmir & Ladakh conveys many political and strategic messages...

Spooked by the New Map

India’s newly released map scares daylight out of Pakistan and China, as they dispute the new paradigm shift in a new re-drawn map of Jammu-Kashmir & Ladakh..

The Emerging Menace

The current episode of WhatsApp surveillance has been more than a wakeup call for nations and stakeholders across the world. As much of cyber issues are being sought to be dealt from a multi-stakeholder approach, ..

Opting out of RCEP A Bold and Wise Move

With India already suffering from a huge trade deficit with its ASEAN neighbours, signing Chinese-dominated RCEP would have been an economic disaster for India’s industry..

Mindset Behind the Blasphemous Murder

The dastardly and cowardly act of murdering Kamlesh Tiwari exposes the clear and present danger of rising jihadi mindset of Muslims in Bharat..

A Draft for Vegetarian’s Manifesto

The most dynamic part of Tripura Sundari judgement is almost a call for ‘vegetarianism’. I could call it a ‘Vegetarian’s Manifesto.’ And this is what appeals to me most as a vegetarian...

Gandhi’s Tryst with RSS

Despite concerted malicious attempts to mislead him against the RSS, Mahatma Gandhi firmly..

Imran Khan Niazi @ UNGA Need to Read between the Lines

Imran Khan Niazi @ UNGA Need to Read between the Lines ..

An Insider’s view on RSS

The book will not only be useful for common readers but also would turn to be key literature for avid researchers..

Not Fear, but Dialogue is the Way Forward

Not Fear, but Dialogue is the Way Forward..

Double Trouble for Pakistan

Pakistan was using talks with Taliban as a means to gain strategic depth in Afghanistan. The breakdown of US-Taliban talks has further increased the trouble for already cornered terror-state..

Automobile Conundrum

A slump in the automobile sector is a reality but before blaming the government we need to analyse this ..

Come with Open Mind

The illiberal-left intelligentsia and media who vehemently oppose the RSS have never tried to meet RSS ..

Synergising Security

The creation of CDS is undoubtedly a much-needed step, albeit a few decades late. ..

Devnagari as National Script

The Hindi-speaking people should accept words of any Indian language as Hindi words as they happily accept English words as their own without much hesitation..

India Must Ensure Trial of 1971 Pakistani War criminals

If Nazis could be tried as late as in 2018 i.e. after 73 years, and Japanese could be forced to apologise and pay compensation to Korean sex slaves after70 years ..

Make NRC Exercise More Meaningful

The exclusion list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has kicked up a political storm in Assam. Many groups are not satisfied with the exercise. What should ..

Between Suspense & Joy

What if even the flag was hoisted? We were never sure of our safe return. So, some women colleagues including me wrote letters to their relatives in the midnight. Wills were written in the name of children..

Days of Humiliation & Injustice is Gone!

Abrogation of Article 370 and 35A finally promises to bring equality and justice to the poor and downtrodden people of Kashmir and to put an end to corruption, injustice, and nepotism in the State..

Conserve & Develop

Conserve & Develop..

Truth Vs Manufactured Narratives

Despite the fact the issue of accession of Jammu & Kashmir and record of events that followed is well-documented yet there is a lot of ambiguity about the entire issue because the events have been interpreted differently by different people (politicians and ..

Reviving the Core Strength

The new Education Policy will let our youth escape from the shadow of the British system. It aims to reduce rote learning, encourage critical thinking, creativity, ..

An open letter to Kane Williamson and public of New Zealand

An open letter to Kane Williamson and public of New Zealand..

WTO and Farm Sector

The real concern of the global powers is that if India starts increasing the production of farm products which it imports by making those produces more promising for the farmers through minimum support price and starts assisting exports on those farm products which it overproduces, it will upset the dynamics in global marketRajeev Upadhyay The farm support plans announced by India and the United States have created a lot of noise mainly among the developed nations with surplus agriculture produce. ..

Reviving the BSNL?

The Government would do great injustice to the tax paying people of India, if it succumbs to pressure of the trade unions or failed ideology of state-ownership, however undesirable it is to keep the dying companies on artificial life support through debt-waivers, capital infusion, one-time grants, etc First, let us be familiar with a few great thoughts of wise men about the public sector. “Government in business means the ruination of people, and if the Governments (or Public Sector companies) ..

What India Seeks on World Population Day

The world population is growing by approximately 74 million people a year, but the 20th century saw the biggest increase in the world’s population in human history. It is time to put the pedal down on the explosion of population growth as soon as possibleDr Seema Singh Human beings are the guardians of the Mother Earth and not the owner. Without realizing this fact, uncontrolled human activities have caused irreparable damage to Mother Earth and her ecology. Earth has a limited resources ..

Out of Proportion!

Uncontrolled and unbalanced population growth, especially by a section of minority community actively supported by the unprecedented rise of fundamentalist Islamic ideology, is fueling the problem of exponential population growthSURENDRA KUMAR GUPTA  The rapid growth of world’s population has become a menace in both developing and underdeveloped countries to the extent that it is eating away their already strained means of livelihood. However, the developed countries can easily sustain ..

Will West Bengal Reinvent Democracy After Its Tryst with Communism and Fascism?

A nationalist government with a national perspective, which seeks to replace the politics of violence with politics of development, can only restore peace and public tranquillity in West Bengal..

Leveraging Technology for Learning

New Education Policy aims at involving technology to support teacher preparation and development, improve teaching, learning and evaluation processes, and enhance educational access to disadvantaged groupsDr. Meenal Sharma Jagtap The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which was enacted in 2010, binds the government to ensure that all children in the age group of 6-14 years have access to admission, attendance and completion of elementary education. But, only attending ..

Developing a Link Language

We need a constitutional amendment so that the adoption of mother tongues in our administrative fabric is achieved at the earliest. The language policy should not be challenged by any force even by the Supreme CourtProf. D. Visweswaram An individual is free to learn any number of languages of his/her choice. The question is when it comes to prescribing which of the languages and the number of languages to be taught in schools, the policy of the government is to be framed carefully. When Telugu ..

Islamic Destruction of Hindu Temples...

A Continuing AffairThe ardent followers of Islam are perpetuating what they inherited from the legacy of Mughal invaders–iconoclasm– Demolishing Hindu templesThere is a Professor of History of the University of Arizona – Richard Eaton who in his essay “Temple Desecration and Indo-Muslim States” says that one can identify only 80 instances of temple desecration whose historicity appears reasonably certain. This, when most Bharatiyas claim that at least 60,000 temples ..

No Plausible Reason to Open Dialogue with Separatists

There is no point in holding a discussion with the separatists until they agree to adopt the Indian Constitution. Initiatives taken by earlier governments to hold talks yielded no results and future talks under similar circumstances will also be of no valueJammu & Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik, on June 22, stated that the Hurriyat Conference had considerably softened its stand and was willing to enter into a dialogue with the government. The Governor was speaking at a Doordarshan Television ..

Leveraging India’s SCO Strategy

Bharat stands tall in the tumultuous and perilous world of international diplomacy, having to walk the tight rope of political sensitivities, while leveraging its strength among its partners at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit 2019Prime Minister Modi’s participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on June 13/14 was his first multilateral engagement after the BJP’s historic win in the 2019 elections. The 2019 mandate is an asset for conducting India’s ..

Decolonising Education

Introspection and action must go hand in hand. What starts with alternate education for children eventually leads to alternate lifestyles for the entire family Deshavidha Sharma   The child is taken to school, and the first thing he learns is that his father is a fool, the second thing that his grandfather is a lunatic, the third thing is that all his teachers are hypocrites, the fourth that all the sacred books are lies! By the time he is sixteen he is a mass of negation, lifeless and boneless. ..

Demolishing Terror Factories, the only option for Pakistan

With its economy in tatters, a frustrated Pakistani Government is desperately seeking Bharat’s help to get out of its economic morass, even as it tries to hoodwink the international community by stage-managing its terror infrastructure of Islamic fundamentalistsThe biggest nightmare for Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The FATF is a Paris-based inter-governmental body that sets standards and promotes effective implementation of legal, regulatory ..

Sanskrit and its Relevance: Who said Sanskrit is a dead language?

Sanskrit is not just a language, but a complete knowledge system that embodies the learning of ancient India It is through Sanskrit that India has been expressing herself abundantly and incessantly for centuries, and its future rests much on this most dynamic language. But in the recent past, we have been cut off from this voluminous body of the highest wisdom, knowledge and genius through the alienation of Sanskrit from the mainstream curriculum of our schools and universities. This trend is only ..

Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda: India’s message to the world

A young man draped in a soothing saffron-coloured attire stunned the world, about a century ago, in Chicago with his profound thoughts on Hindutva. Since then his ideals and his philosophy have continued to inspire a whole generation of people around the worldDr Vandana Mahajani India is a land where many great men and women were born. Amongst them Swami Vivekananda’s name stands out as a great spiritual leader. His address at the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893 opened the world ..

Why should we introduce Media Literacy in our school curriculum?

The larger dimensions of Media education should be considered while devising India’s New Education PolicyMedia education is not simply a vocational element in school and college curricula, which trains students to become future employees of media co..

Jammu and Kashmir: Delimitation will end regional discrimination

It seems that the Modi-led BJP Government at the Centre is all set to ensure political justice to the oppressed people of Jammu and Ladakh, who have been at the receiving end of the Abdullahs and Muftis’ stranglehold on the rest of the StateAmong numerous problems that plague Jammu & Kashmir (j&k), regional and political discriminations top the list. Not very long ago, there was a popular perfection that J&K means Kashmir only. Many official documents of the government including ..

Delimitation of Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir: The Way Ahead!

The hegemonistic leaders of the Kashmir Valley have managed to hijack the collective political conscience of Jammu and Ladakh people for so long that right time has arrived to break the stranglehold of the Valley leaders Tito Ganju Imagine the whole nation is up in arms against Article 370 and 35A. However, most us are not aware that there is something equally important, if not more important, than these provisions of Constitution which has led to abject marginalisation and subjugation of ..

Roots of Selective Amnesia

The selective amnesia and selective onslaught of memories that is plaguing Hindus today has rendered them confused. An average Hindu has lost touch with his past, his heritage, his pride and now roams around with half-baked informationoff late, the political discourse in our country has become more shrill about Hinduism, Hindutva and Hindu Terrorism. And names of those who had a role to play in our freedom struggle have been dragged in to make fun of Hindus and Hinduism. First it was Veer Savarkar ..

Terrorising ‘Terroristan’

The ‘New India’ under PM Modi finally able to register an unprecedented, rare diplomatic feat i.e. building not just global consensus but global unanimity in both comprehensively defining as well as final solution in rooting out the scourge of global jihadSourabh Jyoti Sharma The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position ..

What is left of the Left?

We might see Communist Parties reduced to single digit this 2019. Irrespective of who forms the government, future of overground Communist movement is bleak in India General Elections 2019 are about to be over and exit polls will set the trends in a week. Though my bets are on BJP/NDA, there are people who will be rooting for “Mix and Match government” of sundry combinations opposed to BJP and a weak PM who can be ordered around. Recall I K Gujral et al.     For many like ..

‘Me too’ on Surgical Strikes

Sensing that Modi Government is deriving undue mileage out of surgical strikes, the Congress too jumped in with "me too" claims of surgical strikes which sounds too feeble to believeIn the ongoing elections for the Indian Parliament, “Surgical Strikes” have become a bone of contention. Modi Government used the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army in September 2016 and Indian Air Force (IAF) in February 2019 to create a hysteria of nationalism by telling the nation that “we” ..

Hindutva, that is Hinduness

There is no place for any ‘ism’ as is in the West, where it has a hegemonic tendency to impose their world-view on others even by using force. In Bharat, ‘Hindutva’ refers to the people living and leading their personal, familial, social and professional life in the light of the spirituality based integral, holistic view of life, called ‘Hindu’Bharat, since ages has a unique view of life that is integral and holistic because it is based on spirituality. Bharat believes ..

A Mysterious Family

 The Nehru-Gandhi family is a set of mysteries to people than realityJitender Kohli The childhood a stage of building attitude is based mostly from the mother as first teacher, family living culture; friends around, schooling and the society the child feel easy with. This basic environment sets the aim of life to be saint, scholar, inventor, server to society, politician or to adopt the parental trade.   Nehru-Gandhi family is known as the strong political family from pre ..

Ignoring Ladakh Detrimental to National Security

People of Ladakh have been struggling since long against Kashmiri hegemony. The present government has favourably addressed many of their grievances, yet there are simmering noises of unfulfilled promises and government neglect leading to underdevelopment of the region. One of the main reasons for the underdevelopment of the area was the flawed policy of the Nehru Government which continued to treat the border regions as frontier regionsThe trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh with Zanskar ranges ..