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India becomes a Republic
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India becomes a Republic

January 24, 2020

The First President, The First Prime Minister and The Initial Years… By Dr. C.D. Sreenivasa Murthy India gained Independence on 15th August 1947 but technically it was not yet a fully free nation. The newly-independent country had a dominion status and  King George VI of Britain was its nominal head. The process of giving it…

Time for Gandhi’s, Tagore’s India
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Time for Gandhi’s, Tagore’s India

January 7, 2020

By T.J.S. George Allow me to welcome the New Year with some old words.  Actually they are timeless words, always relevant.  They are reminders of our heritage, our possibilities and our shortcomings. Let them speak                 for themselves. M.K. Gandhi, January 1948: My fast, as I have stated in plain language, is undoubtedly on behalf of…

India, China, Chanakyas and Vaastu
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India, China, Chanakyas and Vaastu

August 6, 2019

China expressed its scornfulness openly after a visit to Beijing in mid 2018 by Ram Madhav, considered a Chanakya by the BJP establishment for unknown reasons.  He is famous for making the mess in Kashmir messier. By T.J.S. George Two years ago, the then Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar (now Foreign Minister) said that India’s rise…

“We are Indian by Nationality, Independent  without any Foreign Domination”: Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma
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“We are Indian by Nationality, Independent without any Foreign Domination”: Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma

June 25, 2019

India is a Secular State with no State Religion. But religion in our country is characterised by a diversity of beliefs and practices. Apart from the world’s four major religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism — which gave birth in India, the two non-Indian religions include Islam and Christianity.  However, when it comes to…

Why let religion destroy India ?
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Why let religion destroy India ?

November 13, 2018

By  T.J.S. George What’s happening to our country? A huge and diverse land of 135 million people, 29 states and 22 scheduled languages, yet we are caught in a single obsession — religion. All discussions, all decisions, all policies are shaped by religion. Sabarimala is on the edge of civil war. “Hindus are losing their…

Pay and then demand
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Pay and then demand

June 21, 2018

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An email from an Indian in the UK: My salary in UK is 61,000 pounds per annum without tax. (61,000 x 80 = INR 48,80,000). I pay 40 percent tax on my salary. 48,80,000 – 19,52,000 = INR 29,28,000 balance. Then 700 pounds per month as house rent,…

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