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Legacy Of Sardar Patel!
At a function to inaugurate a museum dedicated to the life of India’s first Home Minister and freedom fighter, Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi while welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was present on the dais... View Article
Media’s Dialogue With Pakistan!
Readers will recall my response to Pakistan High Commissioner Mr. Salman Bashir’s criticism of the Indian media. I had put to him the question whether Pakistan would accept joint efforts with India to stamp out terrorism from the region. I... View Article
PM’S Us Trip Succeeds Despite Sabotage!
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to America has been as successful as could be reasonably expected. It was a crucial trip during which the PM met President Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and heads of other SAARC nations. In... View Article
Modi’s Poll Campaign Error!
From all accounts Mr. Narendra Modi’s inaugural campaign rally in Rewari after being anointed Prime Ministerial candidate of the BJP was the largest ever seen in the district. In some of his earlier rallies also common people had flocked to... View Article
According to media reports the BJP will formally anoint Mr. Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate when the party’s parliamentary board meeting is held on Friday. Some time earlier the view had been expressed in these columns that there... View Article
Who Will Be Pm In 2014?
Despite the damaging allegations against Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Amit Shah leveled by the senior imprisoned Gujarat police officer DG Vanzara, the BJP remains unfazed. Party spokespersons are brazenly belittling the charges and consider them to be of no... View Article
Big idea for 2014 Creating India’s New Republic
Government officials recently conveyed their discomfort over my persistent criticism of President Pranab Mukherjee for not asserting himself to enforce the Constitution when it is frequently violated across the nation. On July 25, 2012 the President in his ‘Assumption of... View Article
Antony’s Error, BJP’S Confusion!
Defence Minister A K Antony made a clumsy error by stating that the recent terrorists from across the ceasefire line wore army uniforms. What he seemed to imply was that they might have been terrorists in disguise. Regardless, even if... View Article
Why Advani Should Worry Congress If He Leaves The BJP!
Among BJP leaders Mr. LK Advani has always been perceived by the Congress as being most conciliatory. Mr. Advani’s aborted protest over Mr. Narendra Modi’s elevation as head of his party’s campaign committee doubtless gladdened Congress leaders expecting dissidence to... View Article
Malala Yousafzay is a 16 year-old Pashtun girl who was shot by the Taliban because she insisted on getting educated. With hospital care in Britain she miraculously survived. Last week in recognition of her courage she addressed the UN world... View Article