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February 27, 2011

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Vol. LXII, No. 34, New Delhi, FEBRUARY 27, 2011

BJP Task Force Report On Black Money
India’s corruption and crime money parked in tax havens
´25,00,000 Crore!´

IN the background of how the world nations are pursuing the black wealth belonging to their nationals stashed away abroad, the Indian scene presents a depressing contrast. The leaders of the Congress which leads the UPA first denied the existence of such huge amount of illicit Indian wealth abroad; then they reluctantly accepted that fact which was becoming undeniable; then they promised that they would take efforts to recover the Indian wealth illegally stashed abroad; the President of India’s address to Parliament which in substance means the commitment of the UPA government to the people, in specific terms mentioned this commitment; but when it came to actually doing something to implement this commitment, there has been no action on the ground.    more >

Justice Somashekara Commission Report
Foreign funds incite social tension

From Rudra Pratap Markandeya in Bengaluru

THE Justice H.K. Somashekara Commission of Enquiry that probed the incidents of attack on a few churches in various parts of Karnataka state in early 2008 has come out with some alarming revelations including the silent mass conversion undertaken by some Christian missionary organisations in the state.    more >

Thinking Aloud
Arab world takes a backward march

By the time you see this, Egypt, along with several other so-called Islamic countries will have a new President, or maybe a new dictator. This is the usual way these countries shift their governments.    more >

The BJP Task Force Report on black money is a valuable document

“OUR Republic is under siege. Our polity is in shambles….Wikileaks mocks at us in terms of revealing the names of our current icons as men who plundered. It is possible that foreign spy agencies know the names.    more >

Breaking India : Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines. The book launch
The ploy against India exposed

BREAKING India: Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines, a book jointly authored by Shri Rajiv Malhotra, chief of the Princeton based Infinity Foundation and a Distinguished Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi and Shri Aravindan Neelakandan, intellectual activist, columnist and popular science writer from Tamil Nadu, was launched in New Delhi on February 9.    more >

Interview of the Week
Maoists are stalling development
BJP committed to maintain peace; enforce law and order—Dr Raman Singh

When United Nations gave its highest award to Chhattisgarh under the leadership of Dr Raman Singh in recognition of its Human Development Model, he has proved that the education of his Ayurvedic Medicine and the Practice of his Social Medicine will remove all the social diseases of prosperous land of Chhattisgarh.    more >

Sangh Samachar

Patrakarita Evam Deendayal Upadhyaya, a book by Dr Mahesh Chandra Sharma released
Deendayalji a beacon of light for all social activists—Nitin Gadkari


"PT Deendayalji always thought for the welfare of economically deprived people, villagers, farmers and labourers. He wanted the policies in the country that ensure betterment of these people. If the country had followed this vision and thinking of Deendayalji, there will not have been the economic imbalance that we see today,” said BJP president Shri Nitin Gadkari.    more >

48 years of Bharatiya Railway Mazdoor Sangh
A fight for the cause of railway employees

By Mahesh Kumar Pathak

BHARATIYA Railway Mazdoor Sangh (BRMS) is today a premier organisation fighting for the cause of railway employees since the last 48 years. Formed in 1962 at Gorakhpur as a unit of North Eastern Railway employees the organisation was duly registered in 1965.    more >

Rama Rao – an ideal man and an ideal swayamsevak

By S Gurumurthy

“GURUMURTHYJI, after having lost his job, our Rama Rao is in serious financial difficulties. But he does not utter a word about it to any one. You must volunteer to help him”.    more >

Narmada Kumbh concludes
A message for national unity

From Virag Pachpore

ECHOING the message of social harmony, national unity and integrity and consolidating faith in dharma the three-day Ma Narmada Samajik Kumbh concluded in presence of saints, dharmacharyas, RSS leaders and millions of people drawn from all sections of the Hindu society at Mandla on the banks of river Narmada on Friday.    more >

PRP in Congress
AP Congress simmers, dispirit cadre

THE merger of Telugu superstar K. Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) with the ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh is indeed a marriage of convenience. The exit of YSR’s son and the open rebellion by a section of legislators had left no choice before Congress but to hasten the merger-process.    more >

Shri Guruji sent this message from Lucknow where he was attending a camp on September 21, 1960
Shri MS Golwalkar's message to the people of USA

IT was not an accident—but Divine Dispensation, it seems, that Swami Vivekananda proclaimed the Universal Gospel as manifested in the life of his Master Bhagwan Shri Ramakrishna first in the USA, the youngest and therefore, the most virile of the peoples believing in the freedom and dignity of man.    more >

BJP Chennai Rally
“Save India from corruption and family rule”—Gadkari

From Sampurna Vaidhyanathan

THE Chennai Rally of BJP trumpeted the emergence of the party as a strong political force to reckon with in Tamil Nadu. The unprecedented show of strength by BJP cadres from all parts of the State loudly proclaimed that the party was going to rewrite, the political history of Tamil Nadu.    more >

RSS warns against cynical manipulation of terror investigation
By Shyam Khosla

THE RSS has taken strong exception to the Government and the ruling party’s malicious campaign to malign the patriotic organisation that has been serving the nation with dedication for the past eight decades by falsely implicating it with certain terror related incidents.    more >

BJP report on North-East scams
Thousands of crores swindled in the name of development

By Pramod Kumar

EVERY individual in Damin, a revenue circle in Kurung Kumey District of Arunachal Pradesh, consumed at least 24 kg of salt per month. This salt was ‘distributed’ through Public Distribution System (PDS).    more >

Cover Page

A Page from History

The Bait and the Cross
Conversion and clashes in India as seen by Indian thought-leaders

By Anirban Ganguly

EVEN though the Indian apex court modified – in the Graham Staines murder case judgment – its initial and specific observations on the divisive and vivisecting role of the instrument of conversion in India, the following truth as stated by it at first, ...    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Egypt: Past imperfect, future unknown
By MV Kamath

WHAT is happening in Egypt—the largest Arab country with a current population estimated at 84 million, with almost half of it living in urban areas and a diversified economy dependent as much on agriculture, industry and service as on tourism?    more >

Think It Over

East and West: Two paths and two destinies
By MSN Menon

THE West has chosen the path of ceaseless work, the East of contemplation and reflection. Of the Western man, Max Mueller had this to say: “His manly vigour, his public spirit, his private virtues represent one side of the human destiny.”    more >


Virtual Vision and Cranky Ruler!
By Dr Pravin Togadia

Have you played a computer Game? Ok. Even if you haven’t, sure, you know that it is a Virtual world. Meaning? The one that does not exist in Reality.    more >

Media Watch

So brazen about corruption!

HOW brazen can the UPA government be when it comes to corruption? The arrest of former Telecommunication Minister A Raja has opened a political can of worms and the media has been aiming its guns at the government with considerable passion.    more >

Kids’ Org

Weather the Rain
A tale from Vijayanagar empire

By Manju Gupta

KING Krishnadeva Raya was seated in his court, cursing the hot weather. He saw his courtiers show concern at their ruler’s discomfort. Out of curiosity, the king asked them, “Which season is the best one in our kingdom?”    more >


A gripping account of Africa’s fight for survival
By Dr R Balashankar
Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit, Tim Butcher, Chatto & Windus, Pp 325 (HB), £18.99

Excellent marketing
How to be a Fierce Competitor, Jeffrey J Fox, Wiley Imprint, Pp 160 (PB & HB), $ 19.95/$23.95

Defence service for the Indian youth: A practitioner’s guide
By Manju Gupta
Grit, Guts and Gallantry: Officers and Gentlemen of the Indian Army, Mahip Chadha (Col.), Rupa & Co, Pp 234, Rs 195.00

Mind’s most secret desires
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
Mr Peanut, Adam Ross, Random House, Pp 370 (HB), £16.99.

Book Received
The Legend of Scorpio

A study in Arab domination of India in the middle ages
By Manju Gupta
Delhi Sultanate: Urbanisation and Social Change, Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui, Viva Books, Pp 241 (HB), Rs 795.00

An inquiry on crisis in West Asia
By Tej N dhar
Journal of an Ordinary Grief, Mahmoud Darwish; translated by Ibrahim Muhawi, Archipelago Books, 2010; Pp xv + 177 (PB), $ 16;

Kurukshetra to Kargil: The evolution of Indian armed forces
By Ashish Joshi
Indian Military Thought: Kurukshetra to Kargil and Future Perspectives, Brig. (Retd.) K Kuldip Singh, Lancer, Pp 679 (HB), Rs 795.00

Economy, politics and military in Central Asia
By Jayant Patel
Inside Central Asia, Dilip Hiro, HarperCollins Publishers India, Pp 448, price not given

An excellent book for learners
English for the World: IELTS Writing and Speaking Modules, Shreesh Chaudhary, Macmillan Publishers India Ltd, Pp 139 (PB), Rs 185.00


Sir Syed Ahmed: Have you heard of him Digvijay?
Get your facts right before you stump on two-nation idea!

By OP Gupta, IFS (Retd)

THE two-nation theory basically implies that Hindus and Muslims cannot live in peace and harmony with each other as they with different history and different socio-cultural-religious norms constitute two different nations.    more >

A Report

Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections 2011
DMK on backfoot. Mired in scams

By V Shanmuganathan

SINCE Assembly elections are round the corner in Tamil Nadu a challenging scenario is emerging in the state. There are a total of 234 assembly constituencies in the state and the multiplicity of political parties, caste and religious groups together with intricate electoral politics pose a formidable challenge.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Back to feudalism:
—MAYA MISHRA, C-403, Anand Lok Society, Mayur Vihar-1

The Preamble of Indian Constitution says that, We the People of India having solemly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.    more >

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