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India the Secular State

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India has been declared a Secular State and the advanced elements in the country are proud of this declaration — but in a rather vague way. Nobody seems to know what are the exact implications of secularity. And quite a number of people even doubt if, except in name, India is any more secular than […]

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Kashmir, Pakistan and the Indo-Afghan Treaty

Article by Amal Kiran on Azad Kashmir, Pakistan's true nature and the significance of the Indo-Afghan Treaty

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Kashmir – International Cockpit

                      Kashmir- International Cockpit The Vital World-Issues at Stake hen President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee made an appeal to India and Pakistan to submit to arbitration on the Kashmir issue, what had appeared to many people a purely local affair, a merely Indo-Pak problem, […]

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Dayananda Saraswati (1824 – 1883)

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_ The history of the world is but the biography of great men – Thomas Carlyle, Scottish thinker, historian Yesterday marked the 128th year of passing of this giant among men, an original thinker, a creator, and one of the greatest leaders of the Indian renaissance. Sisirkumar Mitra, in his book Resurgent India remarked about […]

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A brief look at France, India, China and the US

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Just sharing some observations here – As I’ve just moved to a new country (France), I was trying to understand France w.r.t India, and perhaps w.r.t the US too, so I started looking up the CIA world fact book available online [1] and put this together.After I got the numbers from this source, I jotted […]

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Invading the strategic space: the Dragon fires another salvo at India

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Its almost as if the PRC were playing their moves straight from the Sun-Tzu playbook.. Deft, shrewd and calculating, but afflicted with myopia vis-a-vis India. This, despite their general tendency to think long-term for their own people. A strong and prosperous Asia is but inevitable, and neither of the South-Asian giants want it otherwise. The […]

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South Asia’s Geography of Conflict [Robert Kaplan]

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Quite an insightful piece if you’re curious about India vis-a-vis its neighbors, dynamics, millenia-spanning history, and possible paths ahead. If you will be printing it, page #s are 5-19. The Conclusion is below, if you’re rope-walking the taut bow of Time 🙂 Among modern-day writers/thinkers, I find Robert Kaplan to be extraordinary. I do have […]

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The Genius of India

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A short and beautifully made film on India. Unlike other films or documentaries, this one aims directly at the core & essence of India, her very reason of existence. In production, and inspiration, this little film of less than 30 minutes towers above the dozens that have come before it.   0

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