Category: India

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Badri Raina: Revolt of the Disenchanted: How the Mighty are Pulverised

Movements cannot be replicated mechanically; but all movements carry lessons that may be adopted and modulated to similar ends

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Badri Raina: Obama: Insistent Truthteller

The intolerance of “Liberal Democracies” like America has tended to be as fundamentalist and barbaric as that of organized religious groups

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Obama the Traveling Nuclear Salesman Just Went to India

Indian public money is being used to shield U.S. corporations from liabilities in the event of a disaster involving an American supplied reactor

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Badri Raina: Tweaking the Republic for a Make-Over

They will have their profits as well as be known as lovers of democracy

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Badri Raina: Obama: he came, he saw, he gave advice

Obama spent three whole days in India. He was welcomed like one of our own, complete with huggy hugs and the intimacy of first naming, even if one-sided, the erudite Indian Chief Executive going even to the extent of telling him the meaning of his first name, Barack, which now we know means “the one Read more…

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Milan Rai: Taking Gandhi with a Pinch of Salt

It is no service to the man, and damaging to us today as we struggle with similar problems of liberation, if we turn Gandhi into a saint and an icon, removing him from history and sandpapering off his strange edges

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Badri Raina: Chronicles of Truth

Thus is history unmade and made, And goodsense brought to the knees

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Badri Raina: How Bharat Came to Grief

Seven thousand years before they Could properly light a spark With stones, we had aeroplanes. The crafts  flew invisible-spiritual, Carrying  realized rishis across Galaxies, leaving neither body Nor wreck in sight, only emanations; Alas, that in modern times  that ancient Marvel  came to be sold as Star Trek, Wherein conjured  imitations fly To  fake stations Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Is India set for historic policy change on Israel?

As a leader of the Global South and a traditionally staunch supporter of Palestinian rights, a change of policy would be significant. But it’s not likely. Not yet

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Badri Raina: Republic at Crossroads: Who is at the Wheel?

I cannot recall if political India has ever before had a more momentously contentious ending to a calendar year

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