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Narendra Modi, Amit Shah give Indians Congress-mukt-Bharat

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah give Indians Congress-mukt-Bharat

Directly or indirectly, the Prime Minister and many of our Ministers drew parallels between this historic moment and the “Congress-mukt Bharat” movement started by the BJP and the allied parties during the 2014…


Remove sirens from vehicles of VIPs: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the States to remove sirens from vehicles of…


Ghadar revolutionaries were nationalists, not Marxists or anarchists

By 1910 and 1911 revolutionaries associated with the Jugantar group had fanned out…


After the British, the Gandhis: The great loot of India continues

I often wonder who has looted India more – The British before Independence or our politicians (mostly the Congress / Nehru-Gandhi family) after independence. The British, despite all their horrible acts during the Raj, unified India into a…





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Marxist intellectuals appropriate pre-Gandhian freedom fighters

April 2013 announces the centenary of the Ghadar Party – one of the most riveting symbols of Indian defiance against colonial oppression. What makes the Ghadar movement an enduring symbol in the imagination of youth is the fact that it was waged …

Recalling the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Today, April 13th, is the anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre during the British Raj in Amritsar in 1919. It was a Sunday. The Wikipedia says: On Sunday, 13 April 1919, Dyer was convinced of a major insurrection and thus he banned all …

Jammu & Kashmir’s accession to India is complete and Constitutional

The partition of the Indian subcontinent should be seen in the perspective of the Anglo-Muslim alliance that was forged by the British to retain their strategic foothold in the Indian subcontinent to have an access to the Russian activities and the …

Buildings don’t matter, intentions Do

My alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, is an extraordinary …







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