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January 09, 2011

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Vol. LXII, No. 27, New Delhi, January 09, 2011

13th Dr Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar Puraskar presented
Growing corruption is the result of decline in samskar in society—Mohan Bhagwat

By Pramod Kumar

"THE prime reason of growing corruption in the country is lack of good samskars. There is no need of anti-corruption laws if we have good samskars and if we lack samskars even the sternest laws will prove ineffective and the scams like 2G Spectrum will continue to occur. But we cannot expect such good samskars from the English education which is being imparted to the young generation today,” said RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat.    more >

UPA loot
Something more than meets the eye behind high food price

By Aditya Pradhan

THE way food inflation has surged to a 10-week high of 14.44 per cent for the week-ended December 18 only an indifferent government could be unperturbed. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had once said quite famously that he does not spend sleepless nights over a tumultuous stock markets.    more >

Thinking Aloud
On the same side: Politician, lobbyist, corporate and media !

MUMBAI, Kolkota and Chennai have lots of industries – textiles and chemicals and pharmaceuticals etc. But Delhi has only one and a very flourishing one at that—politics. And as far as Delhiwallas are concerned, they make more money from this single industry than all others put together.    more >

Are Maoists Super Citizens?

WHEN the Maoists kill hundreds of innocent villagers—men, women and children—we don’t hear howls of protest from the self styled civil liberty activists. When the victims of Maoist terror, women who were kept captive and beastily gang raped by Maoist thugs escape somehow and narrate their agonizing tale to the civil society we don’t hear the outraged cry of violated human dignity.    more >

Human rights violation of minorities in J&K

By Ajay Bharti

DECEMBER10, is the world Human Rights Day. This year the day coincides with martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur ji Maharaj, the 9th Guru of Khalsa Panth who offered supreme sacrifice along with his disciples while resisting religious chauvinism of fanatic Aurangzeb. Is this fluke indicative of future?    more >

56th National Convention Resolve
ABVP to fight corruption at all levels

Report by Rajesh Padmar, VSK, Bengaluru

"THE pseudo secular forces are bent upon destroying the national identity and abusing the soul of India by creating the bogey of saffron terrorism and implicating nationalist forces including the RSS that has been involved in the service of the nation since decades.    more >

Sangh Samachar

BJP president Nitin Gadkari's goodwill mission to Israel
By Ashok Tandon

NITIN Gadkari’s five-day goodwill visit to Israel, the first-ever by any BJP president, has been described by the Indian media as a very successful high-profile political level contact between the two countries which will go a long way in further cementing the Indo-Israel friendly ties and enhancing the people-to-people contact besides promoting bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism, Naxal and Maoist violence in some of the BJP ruled states.    more >

Ramjanmabhoomi verdict: A seminar at Hyderabad
Ayodhya is a symbol of Hindutva

Report from Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Hyderabad

UNDER the aegis of Pragna Bharati, a seminar was held at Mekaster Auditorium, Osmania University, Hyderabad on December 21, 2010 where the chief speaker was Dr Koenraad Elst, a renowned Belgian writer and orientalist.    more >

Workshop on the “Socio-Economic Impact of the Enemy Property Bill, 2010”
By Sri Krishanu Mitra

A workshop was organised on the “Socio-Economic Impact of the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010” by the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, at the Seminar Hall, Academy of Fine Arts Kolkata on December 18, 2010.    more >

Mr Pranab Mukherjee!
Why are you hesitating to form JPC?

—V Shanmuganathan

YOU have demanded an apology from the Opposition for creating deadlock in Parliament. If you are really concerned about the conduction of the business in the Parliament, why not you understand the mood of the Opposition?    more >

ORG-Pioneer poll gives Gadkari a thumbs up

AN ORG-The Pioneer nationwide survey to evaluate Nitin Gadkari’s performance as BJP president on his completing one year in office shows that an overwhelming number of respondents feels he is most suited to be appointed the party chief.    more >

IPF exposes the lies of Jehadi writers
By Pramod Kumar

THE 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai had deeply exhorted not only the patriotic Indians but also the people across the world on growing menace of jehadi terrorism and its changing nature. Many innocent people and security personnel including police officers, commandos had sacrificed their lives in this attack.    more >

Media Watch
Media on media-lobbyist nexus

PRACTICALLY every day, as it were, the government throws fresh light into the Radia Tapes. According to Hindustan Times (December 11) the government has told the Supreme Court that the probe into lobbyist Nira Radia’s activities began in response to a complaint that she was an agent of foreign intelligence agencies indulging in anti-national activities.    more >

Without pressure no corrupt is removed; Is not that a case for JPC?
By Shivaji Sarkar

THERE is a queer mix. The prices of onion and airfare are rising to abnormal levels simultaneously.
The announcement at the Congress plenary session that the party removes the corrupt does not get with the facts.    more >

News Analysis
Mulayam on the wrong track trying to revive SP
By Shyam Khosla

Mohammed Azam Khan, the Muslim face of Samajwadi Party, has triggered a political storm by describing J&K a disputed territory and questioning state’s integration with the rest of India. He further compounded his crime by stating that Ghulam Nabi Azad, “who is not from India but from Kashmir”, was the only Cabinet Minister in the UPA Government.    more >

'Tamil Eelam' a Christian agenda?
By BR Haran

AT present, all Dravidian parties are wreaking havoc in the run-up to the general elections, using the inflammatory Eelam issue as an election talking point. Each party is trying to whip up emotions in Tamil Nadu to bring about a ceasefire in Lanka and thereby save Prabhakaran and the LTTE.    more >



Congress spreading poison against Hindus
By Balramji Dass Tandon

PLENARY Session of the All India Congress Committee held recently in Delhi has come to an end. In this Session, almost all Congressmen right from an ordinary worker, up to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, All India President Sonia Gandhi, General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh, and all other well-known leaders of the party addressed the delegates.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Is India’s ‘Look East’ policy paying?
By MV Kamath

As long as the Cold War persisted, India was in touch with fellow Non-Aligned countries and that included countries both in the Far East and the Middle East.    more >

A Report

The TMC-CPM tug of war getting nasty
By Asim Kumar Mitra

THE people of West Bengal definitely want a change of guards in the administrative arena.    more >

Kids’ Org

Birth of Draupadi
By Manju Gupta

KING Drupada, father of Draupadi could never see eye to eye with Acharya Drona. One day he invited two sages, Yaja and Upayaja to perform a yagna so that he could have a son who would kill his enemy, Acharya Drona.    more >

Fight against all evil

THE gods and demons were perpetually engaged in war in order to exercise their supremacy over the universe.    more >

A Page from the History

Subramanya Bharati
Poet patriot who was much ahead of his times

By VN Gopalakrishnan

SUBRAMANYA Bharati (1882-1921) is acknowledged as the father of modern Tamil style and as a poet he is ranked with Ilanko, Thiruvalluvar and Kamban. As a poet with a universal vision, he is comparable to some of the great poets of the world as well.    more >


George Washington: Soldier and statesman
By Dr R Balashankar
Washington, A Life, Ron Chernow, Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd, Pp 904 (HB), price £35.00.

A Guide for Practicing Managers
By K G Suresh
Management by Walking, Dr A K Agarwal, Atlantic Publishers, Pp 181 (HB & PB) Rs 450.00 & Rs 225.00

The blogger who changed the game
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
The Gamechangers, The Fake IBL Player, Harper Collins, Pp 400 (PB), Rs 199.00

War of inerasable trauma
The Surrendered, Chang-Rae-Lee, Hachette India, Pp 469 (PB), Rs £11.99

Twenty years, two people
One Day, David Nicholls, Hachette India, Pp 435 (PB), Rs 295.00

Book Received
A Saint Scientist

A taste of Urdu literature
By Manju Gupta
Glimpses of Urdu Literature: Select Writings, Zahida Zaidi, Promilla & Co., (HB), Pp 280, Rs 550.00

A novel that explores the Jewish world
Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto their Urrea, published by Hachette India, Pp 338 (PB), Rs 595.00

In bondage with teacher
The Finkler Question, Howard Jocobson, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, Pp 307 (HB), price £18.99.

Contemporary Pakistani literature reflects a nation troubled
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
Granta Pakistan, Granta, Pp 256 (PB), Rs £12.99/-

A woman’s many chores
The Hour Before Dawn, Bhabendra Nath Saikia, translated by Maitrayee SC, Penguin Books, Pp 342(PB), price ‘350.00

Enthusiasm, the elixir of life
Manual of Enthusiasm Yamo, Enthusiasm Inc (P) Ltd, Pp 256 (PB), Rs 240.00

Politics and friendship, strange bedfellows
Young Turks, Krishan Partap Singh, Hachette India, Pp 354 (PB), Rs 195.00


Live Action
By Dr Pravin Togadia

DON’T Hindus need uninterrupted electricity? Don’t Hindus need clean water? Don’t Hindus need better education? Don’t Hindus need properly priced good quality food? Don’t Hindus need safe homes? Don’t Hindus need fast roads? Don’t Hindus need well equipped health facilities in their vicinity?    more >

Economy Watch

The ill-effects of black money on development of the country
By Dr Devender Kawday

Economic development in India has broadly two facets (1) Quantitative and (2) Structural. For assessing the development process in this country in quantitative terms, national income trends during the five and a half decades of economic planning should be examined.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Sponsors of terrorism in India
—ANAND PRAKASH, 72/Sector-8, Panchkula-134 109

This refers to the news in the Press (see The Tribune dt 6-12-2010) and on TV, that Islamic terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) has planned to kill Shri Narendra Modi, the most popular Chief Minister of Gujarat, and to carry out terror strikes in the South. Who is responsible for it? Who is fueling the Islamic terror?    more >

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