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Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win
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Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence. It was always a Delhi-Lucknow entity and knew it. It would have been another inconsequential provincial rag but for its ownership (Jawaharlal Nehru) and its editorship (Chalapathi Rau). Actually, the latter more than the former. While Nehru was an absentee overlord,…

With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet
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With political help, lobbies put chemicals in our diet

BJP must honour its pledge to keep GM food out Before the power of commercial lobbies, even the BJP government bows. The party’s manifesto took a strong stand against Genetically Modified (GM) foods; ignoring it, the Government’s Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) green-lighted genetically engineered mustard in India. GM mustard is known to be more…

When Trump calls for a war against Islamic terrorism  and praises its historical promoter, it is hypocrisy
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When Trump calls for a war against Islamic terrorism and praises its historical promoter, it is hypocrisy

By T.J.S. George Abu Zubaydah, a ‘high-value’ associate of fellow Saudi Arabian Osama bin Laden, was captured by America’s CIA from a safe house in Pakistan in 2002. (Pakistan’s ISI got $10 million for services rendered). Badly wounded, Zubaydah was put on painkillers. CIA strategists manipulated the medication until the man was hallucinated into believing that…

With Kerala’s CM inviting humiliation after humiliation, the CPM saga may be coming to a close in India
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With Kerala’s CM inviting humiliation after humiliation, the CPM saga may be coming to a close in India

By T.J.S. George Are we witnessing the final fade-out of communism’s run in India? West Bengal was a Left citadel that seemed impregnable for three long decades. Rather suddenly it crumbled and repeated attempts to put it together again have failed. Kerala then became the Marxists’ only viable address. The electoral victory they gained in…

Dissent is a vital part of nationalism. We need it. Enforced nationalism is counter-productive
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Dissent is a vital part of nationalism. We need it. Enforced nationalism is counter-productive

By T.J.S. George It is part of India’s Vedic wisdom that even amrut, when taken in excess, turns poisonous. The case of nationalism is no different: Too much of it becomes counter-productive. Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M.Kalburgi were nationalists, proud of their country and working for its betterment. But they were independent thinkers like…

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