Eliminate terrorism, Mr Home Minister, not English - Madhav Nalapat

Eliminate terrorism, Mr Home Minister, not English – Madhav Nalapat

“When the whole world is seeking to learn English, including China … it makes little sense for Rajnath Singh to expend effort on doing away with a language that for decades to come will remain an indispensable component of India’s quest to escape from the 19th century into the 21st. He needs to remember that Narendra Modi got his party elected on the promise of a march to the future, not a return…

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India ruled by BJP is not India of the Dynasty - Rakesh Sinha

India ruled by BJP is not India of the Dynasty – Rakesh Sinha

“Even if we were to adhere to the homilies of pro-Chinese Indian “experts” advocating voluntary amnesia of China’s illegal occupation of 48,000 sq km of Indian territory and PLA’s border adventurism, there are issues which can’t be downgraded. One of them is the Brahmaputra River. Flowing from Tibet, the Sangpo River, also known as the Brahmaputra, enters India. China reportedly desires to build…

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Poverty and food salvage in the USA - Linda Hess

Homeless man begs for money in the Financial District in San Francisco

Poverty and food salvage in the USA – Linda Hess

“I soon learned more about the 52 million Americans—one in six of us—who are unsure of where their next meal will come from. I also learned that grocery stores and many food-derived businesses discard their excess unexpired food daily instead of donating it: Up to 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. is wasted.” – Linda Hess

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Nothing Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ - C. K. Raju

Nothing Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ – C. K. Raju

“Promoting the wrongly labelled ‘Vedic mathematics’ suppresses the mathematics that really does exist in the Vedas. For example, Yajurveda 17.2 elaborates on the decimal place value system (the basis of Indian algorithms) and some of those names for numbers are still in use…. That passage shows that the place value system extends back to Vedic times, and it was a late acquisition only in …

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India ignores Ladakh border, Chinese populate it - DC Reporter

India and China at LAC in Ladakh

India ignores Ladakh border, Chinese populate it - DC Reporter

Amidst growing…“India as a policy do not allow the country men to settle in such border area, Chinese government extends all support to civilians who are ready to occupy such disputed location. We also don’t keep a 365 days surveillance on the India–Chinese border…. It makes things easy for China to push their men into areas considered to be under the control of India.” — Col. C.R. Sundar.

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Will Modi talk to Xi about Tibet? - Jagdish N. Singh

Modi & Xi

Will Modi talk to Xi about Tibet? – Jagdish N. Singh

“The pro-independence Tibetan leaders need to understand that their utterances and activities are antithetical to the political philosophy and methodology of the Dalai Lama. He is for genuine autonomy, not independence. … It should be clear to Beijing that the Dalai Lama has no intention to perpetuate his own rule in Tibet. In 2011, the Dalai Lama devolved all his political authority to the …

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India is no communal tinderbox - Amish Tripathi

India is no communal tinderbox – Amish Tripathi

“According to the US Centers for Disease Control, in 2010 alone, there were over 30,000 gun-related deaths in the United States. That single year’s gun-related death toll in the US is more than twice the total number of deaths in all the religious riots in India cumulatively in the last 50 years.” – Amish Tripathi

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Battle for Indian History: How to fight it, and how not - Virendra Parekh

First War of Indian Independence (1857)

Battle for Indian History: How to fight it, and how not – Virendra Parekh

“Tampering with history can … undermine India’s self-image. A wrong perception of the past can obscure a clear view of the present. That indeed was the route taken, first by colonial masters, Christian missionaries and in recent decades by Leftists. Each of these groups had a direct political interest in moulding the way Indians looked upon themselves and others.” – Virendra Parek

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What is religion good for? - Maria Wirth

What is religion good for? – Maria Wirth

“Neither Christianity nor Islam has a solid philosophical basis. They consider as absolutely true what simply cannot be absolutely true: a story about the Highest does not qualify as That which always is, as it depends on thoughts. Further, the claim that the Highest, by whatever name it is called, is a separate entity apart from creation is scientifically not tenable.” – Maria Wirth

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What would Krishna say? – Gary Gutting

Change the law to foil al-Qaeda - Tufail Ahmad

Change the law to foil al-Qaeda – Tufail Ahmad

“Indians must grasp this security threat urgently: al-Qaeda is essentially a branch of the Pakistani military. Facts are obvious. Although it has been led by Arab terrorists, al-Qaeda is a Pakistani organisation; it was established in Pakistan and nurtured there. It is from Pakistan that it spread to the Middle East. Its leadership is housed there. It is established that Osama bin Laden was…

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The rise and rise of jihad in Tamil Nadu - B. R. Haran

Syed Abdul Rehman Umari, Saddam Hussein, Abdul Nowshad, Rehmatullah Ali, Abdul Rasheed and Mohammed Azharuddin

The rise and rise of jihad in Tamil Nadu – B. R. Haran

“Since eighties, several Hindu leaders and activists … have lost their lives in terror acts perpetrated by Jihadis. The state government cannot afford to be in a denial mode any more. The central intelligence agencies have been repeatedly feeding the state government with several inputs, which are not taken seriously by the state. … Fortunately, the change of guard at the center and a very …

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The guilty men (and women) of Libya - M.D. Nalapat

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The guilty men (and women) of Libya – M.D. Nalapat

“Why is it that the growth of ISIS has not been tracked to its source, the massive flow of weapons, cash and training to extremists fighting against Bashar Assad? Why has none of the countries that have given such largesse been held to account for the creation of a militia that is in the process of setting up a state which will serve as the base for operations against Europe? These are questions…

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Indians abroad and their anti-Indian agendas - Francois Gautier

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Indians abroad and their anti-Indian agendas – Francois Gautier

“What would happen if Indian Americans practised a little bit of … Indian-ness? They would shine, be an example to their fellow Americans, and make India proud. Instead, they want to become more Americans than the Americans, and merge themselves totally in American culture. In this process, they drop their unique identity and are a loss not only to India, but also to America, as they bring…

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Rawalpindi Temple Demolition: Pakistani Hindus seek redress - Sandeep Datta

Valmik Mandir, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Rawalpindi Temple Demolition: Pakistani Hindus seek redress – Sandeep Datta

As Pakistani authorities are all set to raze a 79-year-old temple in Rawalpindi, anger and disappointment prevail among the country’s Hindu minority that is…“Hindus already face insecurity, kidnapping for ransom and forced conversions of their daughters in Pakistan. If they were relocated, their woes would compound since non-Hindus were already the least tolerant towards them.” – Sandeep Datta

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