Opinion
The template of Hindu Rashtra

Salil Desai If the BJP sweeps the polls, what will stop it from pursuing its Hindu Rashtra agenda? It’s expected that Hindu Rashtra will declare Hinduism as our state religion, ending secularism.

PAYING OBEISANCE TO SRI GURU AMAR DAS JI

Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. 

Priyanka a new political icon of Gandhi family born

Rahul Gandhi has just won his first three elections, having fought and lost more than 30, so he is finally being seen as a leader. And not just a bumbling heir. Is this the time for his sister to come in as number two on the board of the family firm?

BABA DEEP SINGH JI SHAHID : A Great Liberator of Religious Places

Holding a khanda (double-edged sword) in his right hand and his severed head in his left hand Baba Dip Singh Ji (1682-1757) sacrified his life fighting against oppression for the liberation of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. 

Modi’s promises of jobs, vikas, prosperity shelved, polarisation is the mission

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they’re confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.

Efforts on to swap Pakistan Dr Afridi with Aafiya Siddiqui imprisonment in US

Last month, Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani woman jailed in the US, requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to get her released from prison. She is serving a 86-year sentence since 2010. She was tried on charges of trying to kill an American soldier in Afghanistan.

Yogi calls Bulandshahar cop killing an accident

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister has remained conspicuously silent on the death of the police inspector, but has spoken out against alleged cow slaughter.

India should encourage people’s initiatives to forge normal relations with Pakistan

The election of the eminent Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan, as Prime Minister (albeit through a flawed election) has rekindled hopes among committed democrats in South Asia, especially India, that Pakistan is about to emerge into a new dawn. Also that it would bring to an end many of the travails that afflict India-Pakistan relations today.

Report that showed higher GDP growth under UPA than Modi’s NDA removed from govt website

Report by government-backed panel has pegged average growth under UPA at 8%, higher than that during 4 years under NDA.

With Imran Khan as PM Pakistan enters new era of politics and development

The only certainty is that Imran Khan will be besieged by entrenched institutions, a dismal politics, and dubious people who have little interest in his tabdeeli and naya Pakistan. It is amazing how the rich and powerful by and large remain comfortable with the poor and vulnerable remaining in their wretched condition.

Russia-Pakistan relations motivated by growing presence of IS in Afghanistan

Recently, top US national security advisors scrambled to salvage the strategic NATO alliance to keep Russia away from it historic influence over Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, the American press as also the policy makers counseled President Trump against isolating Pakistan. They fear an isolated Pakistan would fall in the lap of Russia. 

India may have to rework its Pakistan policy after Imran Khan's victory

The victory of Imran Khan, supremo of Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), in the July 25 elections was no surprise. After all, the army-judiciary compact had unlevelled the playing field sufficiently to make rigging redundant. 

Mani Shankar Aiyar on Imran Khan's victory

The question is not whether Imran is more of a hawk or the army is less of a dove than Nawaz. If, indeed, why were we not taking advantage of that...?

Why India is educational disaster?

While our security analysts ponder the China “reset” and India’s new “leadership” role in the Commonwealth, let’s consider something far more real and strategic about our society. 

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