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Congress did it then, bjp now
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Congress did it then, bjp now

August 20, 2019

By T.J.S. George The Congress went dictatorial when Democracy was aglow with its initial patriotic zeal and Jawaharlal Nehru was an inspirational figure. Yet, Nehru became a silent participant in the molestation of Democracy. It was left to Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar to point out something no one else had noticed — how the Congress had…

Right Intentions, Wrong Steps
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Right Intentions, Wrong Steps

August 13, 2019

By T.J.S. George When the makers of our Constitution used the term ‘India that is Bharat,’ the implication was that the cultural strength of ancient Bharat would energise the modernistic thrust of resurgent India. It did for a while; India became a model for newly-independent nations. Then new forces rose that damaged India’s position as…

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…

And now, be ready to get smashed
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And now, be ready to get smashed

July 30, 2019

By T.J.S. George The noose is tightening around the freedoms that have kept India going. The Right to Information Act, as the very name suggests, was a pillar of democracy. It has now been abridged with an amendment. Another amendment, passed against strong protests from the Opposition, allows the Government to declare any citizen a…

Martyrdom Vs Saudi Selfishness
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Martyrdom Vs Saudi Selfishness

July 23, 2019

By T.J.S. George If God is love, why does he allow suffering? A timeless question. The answer provided by religion is that suffering leads to enlightenment. So a rishi would stand on one leg for years, another would do tapas inside a flaming fire. Jesus took whipping as he was taken to the cross for…

Congress moving towards a split?
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Congress moving towards a split?

July 16, 2019

By T.J.S. George Rahul Gandhi’s insistence on not continuing as Congress President was the best thing that happened to the Congress in a long time.  He must stick to it. Confusion and chaos, perhaps even cracks and crumbling may follow. That, too, would be good for the party which is 134-years-old now. Everything needs renewal,…

That infamous Bishop back again
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That infamous Bishop back again

July 9, 2019

By T.J.S. George Finally, Kerala’s sensational nun-rape case will move another step forward this week. Charges against the libidinous Bishop Franco Mulakkal will come up for hearing in a Magistrate’s Court.  Resourceful parties like this Jalandhar Bishop have different ways in which they can make things drag on. But, however snail-like the progress, there is…

Do not endorse lynchings, please
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Do not endorse lynchings, please

July 2, 2019

By T.J.S. George In a democracy, a working majority is better than a brute majority.  This is especially so in a country like India where the structure of Democracy is honoured while the spirit is not. The effects of the brute majority enjoyed by the present government have been unhealthy as the actions and statements…

Veteran journalist TJS George chosen for Swadeshabhimani-Kesari Award
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Veteran journalist TJS George chosen for Swadeshabhimani-Kesari Award

June 26, 2019

Kerala CM to present Award on July 1 Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran journalist and Columnist TJS George has been selected for the Swadeshabhimani-Kesari Media Award-2017, instituted by the Kerala Government. “Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will present the prestigious award to the nonagenarian at a function to be held here on July 1,” an official source said…

Expect new levels of Patriotism
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Expect new levels of Patriotism

June 25, 2019

By T.J.S. George No Parliament got off to a more disgraceful start than the one in session now.  The Prime Minister struck a high note when he said that the Opposition should not worry about numbers, that their viewpoints would be honoured. Formalities finished, mayhem began.  Oath-taking turned into a political tamasha.  If one MP…

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