Ram Lalla Adorned with Tricolour Garland on 75th Republic Day

Raj, Republic and Rashtra!

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The consecration of Shri Ram Lalla idol at the newly reconstructed Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya, immediately before the 75th Republic Day heralds the beginning of a new epoch in Indian history. In some ways it resembles the 26th January 1930 when, though reluctantly, Indians embraced the inevitable, their destiny.

एक भुला दिया गया पैगम्बर: प्रश्न गाँधी की प्रासंगिकता का

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वह शिकायत करती है कि उन्हें लगता था कि आख़िरकार ईश्वर को भी एक अच्छे और ताकतवर इंसान में भरोसा करना होगा, पर इस सदी में इंसान अच्छा और ताकतवर एक साथ नहीं हो पाया। मेरे विचार में गाँधी बीसवीं सदी के अच्छे एवं ताकतवर इंसान तो थे पर ईश्वर या यूँ कहे कि मानवता ने उनके ऊपर विश्वास करने से इंकार कर दिया।

Happiness in India

Can the rich idea of a poor country pave way for development?

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If GDP is the factor that led to national happiness, then prosperous economies of China, USA and India would have occupied the top positions in the WHR 2018. Thus, there are some other factors other than financial prosperity that lead to the happiness of the Nordic countries such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

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Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on […]

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Revisiting 26th January, 1950- by Bidisha Bhattacharya

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This is the third instalment of “Raj to Republic” series being published on the occasion of 70th Republic Day, in collaboration with Bidisha Bhattacharya, member Political Intelligence Unit, I-PAC and former consultant to 15th Finance Commission. July 19th, 1947, at 4 o’clock on Friday evening, the Royal Assent was given […]

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Farewell to the “Honourable” Carmichael -The first solemn protest that India came together for

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November 14th, 1883, the day when not only revolutionaries but also the citizens and newspapers vehemently opposed a farewell party to Mr. D.F.Carmichael, member of the Madras Governor’s Executive Council still haunts my mind every time I turn back the pages. When the people were initially told that such a […]