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October 25, 2009

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Vol. LXI, No. 16, New Delhi, October 25, 2009

So, Mr PM, Maoists are not terrorists!
Will you please define terrorism?
Wrong diagnosis will strengthen Maoists

By Prakash Nanda

IN imposing their so-called “bandh” in Bihar and Jharkhand on October 12 and 13, the Maoists shot dead officials of the public sector undertakings, set ablaze a railway station and took the employees hostages there, blew up railway tracks and a portion of an inter-district state highway, torched many trucks, blasted a tower of a private telecom and destroyed some newly block offices.    more >

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal
Protect territorial integrity, stop expansionist China

THE Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal views recent developments along Bharat-Tibet (China occupied) border with grave concern. Several news reports, which have subsequently been confirmed by responsible sections in our security establishment, have highlighted relentless campaign by the expansionist China to encroach upon our territory.    more >

Thinking Aloud
Jinnah was a creation of the British
By Dr Jay Dubashi

BARRISTER Mohammed Ali Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan but it is not he who created it, though that is what most people believe. The real founders of Pakistan were the British, and Jinnah was their creature or agent in every sense of the word.    more >

Time to ask China shut up

WE were struck by a news-item in The Times of India (October 15, 2009) on an opinion poll in a Chinese website conducted by Global Times, a leading Chinese official newspaper that an “overwhelming majority” of visitors polled on its website—almost 96 per cent—...    more >

Global environment crisis and Bharatiya view

THE seamless rhythm of nature unwinding over millennia is suddenly being disturbed during the last few decades.    more >

Make village the focus for national development

ALL great men who dreamt about prosperous and self reliant Bharat have stressed that the soul of Bharat lives in villages and that the real path of progress for our country is possible only through the well being of villages.    more >

Students, activists condemn Maoist brutality
Candlelight vigil at India Gate


STAGING a candlelight vigil at the high-security India Gate area on October 9, 2009, members of the civil society protested against the barbarism of Maoists, who beheaded Francis Induvar, an inspector in Jharkhand Police in the outskirts of Ranchi, a few days back.    more >

Statement by RSS Sarkaryavah from Rajgir
Be alert of the designs to destroy our social fabric—Bhaiyaji Joshi


RSS Sarkaryavah Shri Bhaiyaji Joshi cautioned the Government of India to be alert of the designs to destroy the country’s social fabric. In a statement issued from Rajgir, Bihar, on October 11,    more >

Move to dislodge MCD challenged in High Court
By Pramod Kumar

THE UPA government’s move to hand over Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to Government of Delhi has been challenged in Delhi High Court.    more >

International Conference of Asian Political Parties

THE fifth three-day International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) concluded in Kazakhstan on September 27. The main theme of the conference was “Towards an Asian Century”.    more >

Spread of Maoist violence to Maharashtra
Is UPA serious about fighting them?

By Virag Pachpore

THE brutal killing of 18 policemen by around 300 armed Naxalites in Laheri forest of Gadchiroli district just on the eve of Assembly elections in Maharashtra has once again exposed the major faults in the security apparatus and system in the State.    more >


A chilling narrative of the less-known aspects of Shah Jahan
By Dr Vaidehi Nathan
Shah Jahan: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Emperor, Fergus Nicoll, Penguin Books, pp 332, Rs. 899.00

An honest documentation on Kandhamal
By Manju Gupta
Harvest of Hate—Kandhamal in Crossfire, Michael Parker, India Foundation, pp 346, Rs 300.00

A fascinating perspective on the role of Indian women in science
Women and Science in India: A Reader, Neelam Kumar (Ed.), Oxford University Press, pp 351, Rs 695.00

A perception of security in the Asia Pacific
By Manju Gupta
Security Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Taiwan Factor, MJ Vinod, Yeong Kuang Gen and SY Surendra Kumar (eds.), Viva Books, Pp 216, price not given

Depicting the story of a storyteller
Deaf Heaven, Pinki Virani, HarperCollins, Pp 287, Rs 295.00

A study of thousand names of Vishnu and the pious King of Travancore
Samarpanam, Sree Padmanabha Dosa and HH Marthanda Varma, Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd, Pp 602, Rs 400.00


The Moving Finger Writes

How to fight the Naxals
By MV Kamath

BELIEVE it or not: but the Government of India has reportedly unveiled a “dream project” to solve the Maoist-Naxalite insurgency problem. And what is this project? According to a report in Freedom First (September 2009) written by V Balachandran, a former Special Secretary, ...    more >


CPM muzzling media in W. Bengal
Falling popularity makes it more intolerant

By Asim Kumar Mitra

ON September 26, 2009, Chhatradhar Mahato, leader of Peoples’ Committee Against Police Atrocity (PCAPA) was arrested. While arresting him Police personnel had used fake Press cards to substantiate their identity as journalists.    more >


Bhagvad Gita for supreme success
By JG Arora

Bhagvad Gita, literally meaning the Divine Song, is a practical guide to day-to-day life. It is meant for them who want to achieve supreme success and excellence. It is meant also for them who wish to transcend suffering and misery.    more >

Special Report

Kashmir Police killed Hindu youth for marrying a Muslim girl
If Rajnish was Rizwanur, secularists would have taken up his case

From Khajuria S Kant in Jammu

A Jammu based Hindu youth was tortured to death by Kashmir police in the custody at the Munshi Bagh police station, the only fault of the deceased identified as Rajnish Sharma r/o Sarwal Jammu was that he dared to love and marry a Kashmiri Muslim girl Amina Yousuf.    more >

Kids’ Org

Will the grading system remove the exam blues?
By Manju Gupta

IN an apparent bid to counter the increase in incidents of suicide by young schoolchildren and also because of frequent cases of depression due to pre-examination stress or inability to fare well in the Board examinations, the Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sabil has decided to make the Board examination optional for Class X students.    more >


Decline of Indology in the West-II
The missionary link of Indologists

By Dr NS Rajaram

IN the circumstances it is hardly surprising that many of the ‘scholars’ of Indology should have had missionary links. In fact, one Colonel Boden even endowed a Sanskrit professorship at Oxford to facilitate the conversion of the natives to Christianity.    more >

Media Watch

Be wary of Dragon’s double-faced diplomacy
Author Name Comes here

IS there a war hysteria against China? If there is, who sponsored it? Charges are made against two TV channels.    more >


India's Youth Advantage: An Assessment-II
Levels of education in the 20-34 age-group population

By Dr Jitendra K Bajaj

(Contd. from issue dated October 11, 2009)
BOTH the capacity of the young adults to be absorbed in the economy and their socio-cultural attitudes depend crucially on their level of education. Of the 247.5 million adults counted in 2001 census,...    more >

North-East Newsletter

Jewel’s surrender signals peace in North Cachar Hills
From Jyoti Lal Chowdhury

SILCHAR : With the ceremonial surrender of 382 Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel faction) militants before the Chief Minister of Assam, Tarun Gogoi, at Haflong, the district head quarters of North Cachar Hills on the day coinciding with the birthday of the great apostle of peace and non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi,..    more >

Readers’ Forum

Societies in the information age (Organiser, 20-9-2009);
Sanskriti Bhawan, Ranjendranagar, Lucknow

One must congratulate Smt Tanvir Fatima for her very art of twisting the facts in favour of Islam just to prove that Islam is supreme and the world got knowledge from Islam, i.e. before Islam everything was only jahaliya.    more >

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