Opinion

Gandhi’s Legacy ‘Died’ in South Africa

Indians have never faced such a nightmare like a scenario in South Africa. They always considered themselves as South Africans only. They are only culturally attached to India. They fought valiantly with the black population against inhuman apartheid..

Shastri’s Tibetan Plan Cut Short

Former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri was all set to recognise the ‘Tibetan Government in Exile’ soon after his return from Tashkent. Now the recent biography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama indicates that there may be a Chinese angle to Shastriji’s death, which is still an unresolved puzzle..

Judicial Overreach

Some of the recent directions given by various courts are beyond their jurisdiction. The task of governing the country should be left with the Government..

The Jagannath Culture Impacts every Citizen of Odisha

The Jagannath Culture Impacts every Citizen of Odisha..

In Right Direction

It is universally accepted that delimitation of constituencies in J&K is very necessary. With the security situation well in control, this is also the best time to go through the same to be followed by holding of timely elections. The security apparatus will assist the entire exercise as always and ensure that the people can vote without fear and intimidation when the time comes..

Unlimited Political Gimmickry

It needs to be understood that the Delimitation Commission is an independent body and the executive and political parties cannot interfere in its functioning. Thus, all parties trying to put a question mark on the fairness and transparency of the Commission are guilty of casting aspersions and doubting the functioning of a constitutional body..

Emerging Situation in Afghanistan and Options for India

Emerging Situation in Afghanistan and Options for India..

Swamy and His Maoist Friends

The whole propaganda is to portray the established institution being against vanvasi and Dalit rights activists. Also, the plan is to brand the current regime as authoritarian and anti-Dalit, even though the court lays down the case against Stan Swamy..

Trimming The Numbers

India hopes to become a five trillion dollar economy in the near future but by that time, its population might overtake even China. Therefore, National Population Policy is needed. The only way to achieve this is to have disincentives against large families..

It's a Plan-demic

The hidden agenda behind China’s move to surreptitiously create Coronavirus in a lab in Wuhan by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats was first exposed by Indian scientists. This can now be corroborated by the latest research publication from the West..

One lakh Hindus Converted by Evangelists During Covid Times

One lakh Hindus Converted by Evangelists During Covid Times..

Mehbooba's Choice of Words responsible for her downfall in the Valley

Mehbooba's Choice of Words responsible for her downfall in the Valley..

UP and Assam Take the Lead in Tackling Population

UP and Assam Take the Lead in Tackling Population..

West Bengal Heading Towards A Civil War As Communal Cauldron Simmers

West Bengal Heading Towards A Civil War As Communal Cauldron Simmers..

China Gets Support from WHO Despite its Hands in the Wuhan Virus

China Gets Support from WHO Despite its Hands in the Wuhan Virus..

War on Inflation: Facts Vs. Canards

As Narendra Modi-led NDA Government launches an all-out war against inflation, the common man needs to know that it is not the Central Government but State Governments taxes that are the biggest reason for the steep rise in domestic fuel prices..

TMC Targets Bengalis And Appeases Minority Community

TMC Targets Bengalis And Appeases Minority Community..

Gross Discrimination in Andhra Over Payment to Archakas

Gross Discrimination in Andhra Over Payment to Archakas..

Damning Admission on Coronavirus Development

Goa and Uttar Pradesh that used Ivermectin preventatively or as early treatment saw a sharp decline in COVID-19 cases. However, Tamil Nadu essentially banned Ivermectin in favour of Remdesivir, which resulted in a steep hike in cases and deaths. Uttar Pradesh has been distributing free medical kits with seven days’ worth of medication, including Ivermectin, for COVID-19 positive patients under home isolation..

Pakistan is posing a big danger to world peace and security

India needs to revisit its policy of dealing with Pakistan, the country cannot be allowed to peddle its falsity which shows India in a bad light internationally. India is recognised as the largest and most vibrant democracies globally, and for it to be denigrated by a failed state is not acceptable..

Flexible Diplomacy Needed

India cannot afford to keep its guard down in Afghanistan. It must be prepared to face the worst contingency – breakout of civil war there. In such a scenario, India must align with other like-minded actors to aid friendly Afghan parties..

Unity Needed to Combat Corona

The Central Government and State governments need to bury their differences and collectively fight the Delta variant menace of COVID-19. Setting up hospitals, running of oxygen trains, care of orphaned children and affected people from the weaker sections of society need to be ramped up to prepare for the Third Wave..

Taming The Second Wave

Surat, the Diamond City of Gujarat, demonstrated its tenacity and ingenuity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. The Surat Municipal Corporation played a productive role in tiding over the second wave. This success formula needs to be emulated by other cities ..

Healthy Citizens For A Robust Economy

Healthy Citizens For A Robust Economy..

Heritage Merges with Futuristic Vision

The Central Vista Development Master Plan is in sync with AatmaNirbhar Bharat programme. This grand piece of modern Indian infrastructure will stand out as an institution built by the people, of the people and for the people of the nation..

Need for Decentralised Management

There is an urgent need to involve the newly emerging democratic system of three-tier Panchayati Raj in Jammu & Kashmir in decision making. The decisions taken by bureaucrats lack local flavour and ignore local needs. With the change at the highest level in bureaucracy, it is expected that things would improve for the better..

MIGRATING BENGAL: REMINISCING KASHMIR EXODUS

The land of Vivekananda cannot be allowed to be run on the principle of dictatorship where any political activism is not accepted by a Supreme Leader of a political party and will be met with violence on the streets..

Probe Coronavirus Origins

China refuses to admit that the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic escaped from its labs. However, scientists believe that the virus was man-made and possibly leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan. Surprisingly, the World Health Organisation is giving China benefit of doubt by stating that the evidence was not extensive enough ..

Epidemics, Public Health and State Responsibility: What Sastras Say

Sastras have mentioned how a State should function in the times of pandemic. According to Sastras, the State should develop consistent strategies without being apologetic, and make individuals, organisations and officials dealing with the pandemic efficient and accountable..

Slugfest Over Vaccine Maitri

There has been a lot of buzz around India’s humanitarian initiative “Vaccine Maitri”. While India received accolades from various quarters, a section of media and some political parties have been reprimanding the government for exporting the homegrown vaccines by keeping domestic requirements at stake..

Intent is Okay, But What about Impact?

Some of the statements made by judges of various courts while hearing petitions on pandemic management by Central and State Governments have not helped matters but added to confusion..

An end to the Forever War?

An end to the Forever War?..

Mamta in Jinnah’s Footsteps

Indian democracy touched a new nadir in the recent West Bengal Assembly elections when the gory violence perpetrated by the supporters of Mamata Banerjee brought shame to the nation. Though the number of violent incidents was in hundreds before the elections yet it is the post-election violence in which women were raped and men were subjected to savage assaults by TMC goons..

Profiteering from Pandemic

The prevailing pandemic situation in the world has taught us a big lesson that the survival of humanity is much more important than economics. Therefore, it's time to protect the health of the people worldwide and place the patentee and trade secret protection below peoples’ lives..

China Waging Bio-war on India?

China Waging Bio-war on India?..

True to Their Tradition of Being India’s Last Bastion

When the nation faces a dire national medical emergency, can the nation’s Armed Forces remain a mute spectator. True to their tradition of being the nation’s last bastion, the Indian Armed Forces despite their operational commitments have joined the national effort to combat the second wave of the deadly pandemic..

Higher Education, Skilling & Entrepreneurship Would Boost Employment

Higher Education, Skilling & Entrepreneurship Would Boost Employment..

The Hawks in Pakistan

Hawks are not ready for the change in status quo and Gen Qamar Bajwa has to do a lot of homework to tame them. The best option for India is to wait and watch and not be in any hurry..

THE WRONG TURN

The victory of the TMC in West Bengal will legitimise wholesale Muslim appeasement, illegal immigration, extortion, and political violence..

Nehru: Chaos and Confusion

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s legal acumen was shaped by Inner Temple and Euro-centric jurisprudence. Nehru was influenced by European philosophers and historians. Hence, he was forced to discover an India acceptable to the Europeans..

Doubling Farmers’ Income

It is certain that without increasing the productivity in all phases of farming operations, farming will never be profitable.The farmers should become quality conscious, as quality is the key to success. Our country can become a world leader in agri-products if necessary steps are taken..

Consequence of Inherent Contradictions

If Pakistan claims to be a “saviour of Islam” and desires to unite the Islamic world against “Islamophobia”, it has to display consistency in its adherence to the Sharia ideology and can’t be selective..

Politically Motivated Violence Should Cease Immediately

What is happening in Punjab for the sake of political brinkmanship is reprehensible. It goes against the very tenets of the traditional brotherhood that Punjab has witnessed since centuries..

Rusting Steel Frames

The rot that affected Bharat’s bureaucracy should be removed fast so as to prevent it from complete collapse..

Melting Pot of Jihadists

As and when the Taliban takes over Afghanistan, Pakistan would emerge as a major player. While Pakistan will not like any type of Indian influence in Afghanistan, Bharat can ill-afford to lose all the goodwill and strategic leverage through huge investments in its economic uplift..

Remembering the Guru and his Spirit of Sacrifice for Protection of Dharma

To mark 400th birth year of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur, it is important for Bharat to enlighten its people on the correct interpretation of the Sikh history. The British picked up historical events that suited their narrative. It is high time that history must be corrected and truth which already has been written by chroniclers like Bhai Mani Singh ji, Bhai Gurdas ji and Bhai Santokh Singh ji should be narrated to the current and future generations..

Understanding Universe Through Vedas

The glorious Vedic period saw Veda Mantra being chanted by our Rishies to the world at large. Rishies coherently explained cosmology and the creation of our Universe in a lucid and comprehensive manner. Hence, knowledge of these Rishi Scientists needs to be utilised in understanding Big Bang Theory..

Redemption for Temples

Our temples, originally built as custodians and propagators of dharma, are now looked upon as generators of wealth by our State Governments. This wealth is used for the benefit of people who are not part of Sanatan Dharma..

Temples Sustained Cities

Hindu temples have always been centres of economic activities, besides being centres of culture and art. Ist’s time mandirs get their due place in the Hindu mind..

Hindutva, soul of Nation

RSS represents the cumulative effect of the history of entire course of operational Hindutva. Successive augmentation of Hindutva accentuates the nationalist cause while realisng Hindu as the nationality. Anything short of either Bharatvarsh or Hindu would remain deficient of assessing the legitimacy of this Nation..

11th Round Also Ends in a Stalemate

While the Indian side insisted on complete disengagement from Hot Springs, Gogra, Kongka La and Demchok, including the lingering issue of Depsang, the Chinese did not concede to troop pullback from these friction sites as earlier agreed to, leave alone discussing Depsang..

Stonewalling Saffron Tide

Being consistent with its Hindutva agenda, BJP has managed to expose the pseudo-secular policies of opposition parties, which are now facing existential crisis. Despite their efforts to hoodwink Hindus through half-baked pro-Hindu policies, a crisis of credibility haunts the opposition camp..

Why Ambedkar Wanted to burn Constitution?

Several national leaders including Dr Ambedkar had argued for a political system based on Indian tradition. In the new era of AtmaNirbhar Bharat, it is time to discuss the need for basic changes and the direction of changes needed in our Constitution..

Sharing Ambedkar’s Vision

The youth is largely unaware of the immense contribution of Babasaheb in nation building. It is time to recall his long-term struggle, determination and hard work on his 130th birth anniversary. It is laudable that the Central Government is doing its bit to bring to light the vision of Babasaheb's thoughts and philosophy to the new generation..

Dr Hedgewar Architect of Organisation Dedicated to Society

Doctorji was a foresighted person. Even after completing 100 years of its formation, RSS as an organisation is still relevant in the present context and acts as a positive force..

Partnership in Blood

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh is expected to revitalise the ties between the two countries. Notwithstanding the tensions and concerns, it is important that the relations between the two countries aren’t fractured in the greater interest of the region..

Mehta At It, Again

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is a habitual quitter. He is a perpetual gladiator who enjoys engaging with the ruling dispensation. He fancies himself as a self-appointed guardian of all the shinning moral values of culture, governance and freedom. The sad part is that he has steadily been losing credibility and his unending cantankerous swipes at the Government may have embarrassed his Ashoka University benefactors..

Correcting History: Remembering the Sacrifices of Sikh Gurus for India

The damage was done by the British in respect of history they facilitated to be written by their created historians have been and will remain enormous unless the true facts are researched and established as authentic historical accounts. In order to perpetuate their policy of divide and rule, they created historians who selectively picked up historical accounts and events and tailored them to suit the colonial power's narrative...

Resolving issues: myths and reality

India is sensitive to the fact that peace within the neighbourhood is both important and desirable. If Pakistan stops supporting myths and attempts to approach the negotiating table with a realistic agenda then talks can progress very fast..

From Minilateral to Multilateral

To emerge as leader, the Quad must demonstrate that they are making significant contributions to solving the more considerable economic, transnational, and environmental challenges that preoccupy all countries in the Indo-Pacific region..

Modiplomacy at Play

The Quad summit reflects a more confident Indian foreign policy under Prime Minister Modi..

The Third Dimension

During the early stages of exodus, survival for the beleaguered Kashmiri Hindus was paramount. Loot and arson of migrant property in the Valley followed the tragic migration. With the hope of an early return receding and financial hardship mounting, the migrants were left with the only viable option of disposing of their assets. ..

New Terror Tactics

Post-Pulwama, Pakistan is adopting Lone Wolf tactics to keep Kashmir on the boil. Bharat now needs to exercise prudent caution despite peace overtures from our untrustworthy neighbour..

Freedom Farce

Freedom, in the Freedom House sense, is thus highly ideological and loaded, not quite as broad and multifaceted as the various dimensions explored earlier. No wonder its annual “Freedom in the World Report,” which recently downgraded India from “free” to “partly free” has been met with dismay and indignation in India..

Striking at the Roots

The controversial Sarana Dharma law passed by Jharkhand Government is aimed at alienating certain sections from the Hindu society. Uprooting is imperative for ‘soul harvesting’. Creating misconceptions for uprooting various groups from their cultural moorings is part of a larger conspiracy..

Contours of Conspiracy

Contours of Conspiracy ..

J&K: Governance should be result oriented; promises should be kept

In Jammu & Kashmir, security and politics are interlinked. Due to foreign-sponsored terrorism and unrest, the security and law & order situation attains primacy. On many occasions, political activity in the erstwhile State and now a Union Territory (UT) became unfeasible due to a sensitive internal security environment. On all such occasions, the security forces were given the responsibility to usher an acceptable degree of peace and law & order to facilitate the restoration of the political process...

Can’t Take Pak at Face Value

On February 24, 2021, the Director General’s of Military Operations (DGsMO) of India and Pakistan jointly recommitted to a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LOC) and International Border (IB) that was first declared in 2003. “In the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along the borders, the two DGsMO agreed to address each other's core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb the peace and lead to violence,” the joint statement read. Interestingly, the ..

Communal Politics of Congress Exposed

Even as resentment is brewing in Congress over its tie-up with highly radicalised Indian Secular Front in West Bengal, the party has been in alliance with Muslim parties in various States for decades. This is the reason why the young generation is moving away from communal politics of Congress..

No Didi, Your ‘Insider vs Outsider’ Design won’t Work!

The Latin design Divide et Impera, i.e. ‘Divide and Rule’ has been a very old European political strategy. British, in India, and other colonial rulers applied this (strategy) for dividing the people into various fictitious fragments so that they could not come together and fight unitedly against the despot. In India, the British exercised this policy for the first time in Bengal in the Battle of Plassey and later across the country. History, it seems, is repeating itself in Bengal when a fake narrative ..

Pact, on Our Terms

The announcement of cessation of ceasefire violations by the two belligerent neighbours wef 24/25 February midnight has drawn varied reactions as expected. Though the decision is welcome since Bharat has always desired peace with its neighbours, the sincerity of Pakistan remains a big question mark. Going by the past experience there is a justified need for the two countries to sign a formal bilateral ceasefire agreement..

A Distant Dream

Bharat’s strategic response vis-a-vis China has to be two-fold. Our military has to be ready against any Chinese misadventure. Tibet should be trump card against our bugbear..

Transforming Insurance: From Monopolistic to Competitive

Till the late 1990s’, Bharat’s insurance industry was running as a nationalised business where LIC’s monopoly was unchallenged. On the flip side, this meant limited market penetration. Therefore, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s latest Budget, proposing an increase in the FDI limit in insurance to 74 percent, is a welcome relief for a large number of our countrymen uncovered by insurance..

Green Shoots of Hope in Valley

The recent visit of envoys from European Union countries was a succes. They were convinced that if the momentum of positive change is maintained, J&K will soon emerge as an oasis of peace, tranquillity and progress..

New Wave of Terror in Valley

If not nipped in the bud, the new wave of terror in J&K may prove costly and damaging, as happened many times. Indeed, our leaders, experts and planners would have learned lessons from the past and would not let another window of opportunity for installing lasting peace slip away from their hands..

Malicious Centenary of a ‘Jihad’

Malicious Centenary of a ‘Jihad’..

AatmaNirbhar in Data Management

A democratic country like India cannot afford risk of misuse of citizen's data that may not only harm them individually but impact country's security and peace..

Bharat’s Way Forward with China

The Chinese Government’s tall territorial claims mean that it will create border disputes with neighbours off and on. Therefore, Bharat needs to strike a balance vis-a-vis China. It needs to be ready to tackle the hostile neighbour and not align with Western nations so as to antagonise it..

Why did the Dragon Relent

Nonetheless, credit needs to be given to the Indian negotiators both military and diplomatic for their perseverance, patience and persuasion. Backed by an unambiguous political directive of not ceding even an inch of territory to the Chinese, the negotiators refused to wither down or get fatigued due to prolonged negotiations, tactics used by the Chinese to tire and wear down the adversary and succumb to the Chinese pressure, a manifestation of the Chinese strategy of “Winning without fighting”..

Disha Ravi: Villain or Victim?

With malicious intent to cause irreparable harm to India, Mo Dhaliwal, a Canada-based pro-Khalistan activist, plotted criminal conspiracy with Disha Ravi and Nikita Jacob and Shantanu to create social media storm and amplify anti-India propaganda..

Budget 2021-22: The Third Way

As evident from the budget of 2021-22, the government has decentralised to attain market efficiency. The divestment policy, asset monetisation of assets lying idle with the government, a free hand to the private sector, and attracting foreign investors dilute the government control. But by creating stronger laws to govern the corporates and simplifying the compliance process for them, the government has negotiated a balance. By giving equal importance to the social schemes for a common man, the government ..

Caution: Taking a Left Turn

The Left-Liberals in India were salivating when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden trounced his Republican counterpart Donald Trump in the recently-held US presidential election. In some quarters, Biden’s victory was celebrated as a defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, thanks to the cordial relations Trump shared with the PM...

Anarchy of a ‘Peaceful’ Protest

As the sun sets on the 72nd Republic Day, the nation witnessed an abhorrent sight at the iconic Red Fort in Delhi. A situation of complete anarchy following the Tractor Parade saw Sikh separatists embarassing the 1783 Khalsa siege of Red Fort..

Editor Brighter Kashmir honoured with “outstanding media person, 2020” award

It is hoped that the more journalists in Kashmir will take a leaf out of work done by Farooq Wani and his team and will base their careers on the highest tenets of journalism while also working for the welfare and uplifting of their people and their region..

A Threat to the Bharat

Urban Naxals are responsible for creating an atmosphere in Bharat where the feeling of nationalism is replaced by secessionism and anti-national sentiments..

Toolkit of Tormentors

After the demise of USSR, the Cultural Marxists, influenced by Gramsci’s playbook for revolution, has taken over instituions and intellectual space under the guise of ‘Left-Liberals’ to destroy the Democratic systems and cultural heritage..

The Andolan Jeevis Industry

Keeping Greta Thunberg and her sensational tweets and toolkit at the backdrop, India observes a fast-growing protest industry. PM Modi coined the term 'Andolanjeevi' in his speech at Rajyasabha to describe professional protesters who are trying to maintain perpetual unrest within India..

Shri Ram Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan: Congress continues to pursue the legacy of Nehru's betrayal of Hindus

The Congress continues to pursue its Nehruvian legacy of ignoring Hindu sentiments by running down Shri Ram Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan..

Harbinger of Peace and Freedom

The Indian Army serves as a harbinger of peace and freedom in Kashmir with its noble work and concern for the common Kashmiri. The attachment between the Army and the people, as has been seen through their close bonding through the winter season, will not allow the enemy to succeed..

‘Five Fingers’ Dream of Mao Zedong

Xi Jinping, the modern-day avatar of Mao Zedong, has taken upon himself to fulfil Mao’s dream of ‘liberating’ the ‘Five Fingers’. Of the ‘Five Fingers’, while two are sovereign nations bordering India, the other three are an integral part of India. As part of his ‘China Dream’, he wants to achieve the ‘rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation’ that includes recovery of those ‘Chinese territories lost through unequal treaties imposed by the imperial or hostile foreign powers’..

Why ‘Jai Shri Ram’ irks Mamata Banerjee

Shri Ram and Radical Islam belong to different ideological paradigms and cannot go together. 'Jai Shri Ram' is a slogan for people-centric ‘Ram Rajya’. However, those who patronise clergy-controlled, indoctrination-oriented Khilafat, cannot hail Shri Ramchandra..

Strings and the String-Pullers

To inflame passion and hatred against the Government, alien forces, along with some journalists and media houses are constantly indulging in a fake news campaign. Journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai, Rana Ayyub and media houses like The Wire, Scroll, News Laundry, NDTV, the Caravan should either understand the responsibility that comes with the freedom or be ready to face consequences as per the law..

Scar on the Country's Conscience

The so-called farmer leaders in the protest march embarrassed the nation. Mayhem witnessed in the National Capital left no doubt that divisive forces were at play. The generations to come would remember the 72nd Republic Day as the day sanctity of our Tricolour was dishonoured..

Not an Option, But a Necessity

Whether for President Joe Biden or Prime Minister Narendra Modi, working together to build a robust India-US security and defence partnership is not an option, it is an existential necessity..

Energising Bharat

West Asia’s political problems are not going to be solved anytime soon. India will have to work within the existing constraints to bolster its means to further secure energy security. New Delhi should also look forward to work with other major Asian players with similar concerns such as South Korea and Japan to secure energy deposits and supply chains..

Pak’s Cannon Fodder

The Pakistani terror masters may have achieved some success in recruiting locals, but they do not have any capability of imparting even basic training to the new “kids on the block” or equipping them with adequate weapons, ammunition and other war like stores. Under such circumstances, these poor misled boys are becoming easy targets for the security forces and have a shelf life of not more than a few months..

India’s Sovereignty in Digital Space is Intact

As the nation celebrates the Republic Day, the government’s move to seek answers from Whatsapp and its parent Facebook over privacy policy is a call towards protecting the sovereignty of Bharat as the users’ interests and privacy have to be protected..

Geo-Cultural Phenomenon called Bharat

Bharat is a geo-cultural phenomenon, deeply rooted in the conscience of this land. This eternal truth of our lives deserves to be embraced..

Imran’s Fiasco of Fiscal Mismanagement

One big reason behind the steady decline of Pakistan’s economy is the fiscally draining requirements of the Pakistan Army. The army’s continuing enmity with India and obsession with Kashmir is causing a negative impact on the country’s resources. Instead of allocating sufficient funds to address acute and long-standing poverty, the country spends the largest amount on defence..

N Biren Singh: The Footballer who continues to score goals for Manipur at 60

N Biren Singh has delivered on the promises of his party within record time and much more. Like Jose Mourinho, he too is a maverick. Like Mourinho, he too is a ‘Special One’. The only difference is he doesn’t have to say it himself...