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

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…

Burden of being always right
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Burden of being always right

By T.J.S. George Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has the advantage of knowing that he is always right. Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel has taken his own time to learn that. Which is Patel’s problem. He started out as Jaitley’s handpicked man to replace Raghuram Rajan who simply had to go as Arvind Panagariya had to…

The State as a conspiracy ?
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The State as a conspiracy ?

By TJS George As Chief Ministers go, K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) is in a class of his own. He is known as an effective speaker and he is a good tactician. These were factors in the success of his mission to carve Telangana out of the original Andhra Pradesh. His decision to dissolve the assembly…

A crown Prince warns the world
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A crown Prince warns the world

By T.J.S. George Saudi Arabia’s attempts to play innocent in the murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi flopped from the start. Even Saudi supporter Donald Trump initially expressed dismay and called for “severe punishment” if Khashoggi was killed. In turn Saudi Arabia’s effective ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) threatened to “respond to any action…

Haksar Files. What About Others ?
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Haksar Files. What About Others ?

By T.J.S. George History lies hidden in government files. Hidden because, while modern democracies declassify records after a reasonably brief period of time, India sits on them, sometimes for ever. Occasionally, a gold mine of files falls into the hands of a creative mind and we see a glittering universe of information opening up in…

Judges, retirement and justice
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Judges, retirement and justice

By T.J.S. George Chief Justices come and Chief Justices go, but the going of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra has been somewhat historic. He was, for example, the first CJI to face an impeachment petition. He was the first and only CJI against whom four Senior Judges not only had complaints but publicly…

A revolutionary turn in RSS ?
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A revolutionary turn in RSS ?

By T.J.S. George Imagine the Pope criticising Jesus Christ. If that is too ecclesiastical, imagine Sitaram Yechury rewriting Karl Marx. Actually we cannot imagine either because the Catholic Church and the Communist Party are rule-bound doctrinaire establishments that do not brook deviations. So is the RSS. Therefore, technically, we cannot imagine Mohan Bhagwat going against the…

Indian Muslims: Differing views
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Indian Muslims: Differing views

Perhaps Indian Muslims attract special attention because their story is related to the religion-based partition of India. By T.J.S. George It is the irony of ironies that (a) The Government of India banned triple talaq without getting a proper Bill properly passed in Parliament, and (b) Muslims attacked the “reform”, saying that it will not help…

Where is Vivekananda’s India?
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Where is Vivekananda’s India?

By T.J.S. George Here is the noblest summing up of civilisational values by an Indian: I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true. I am proud to belong to a nation…

A coup that awaits the daring
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A coup that awaits the daring

By T.J.S. George There is a strategic political coup that Rahul Gandhi can execute, and thereby transform the entire landscape of the 2019 election. Routine politicking won’t do in the present climate because Narendra Modi’s oratorical ability to attract mass attention is unrivalled and his party has the advantage of being in power. It will…

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