Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Fissures in Akali Dal

Redux of the AAP politics in Punjab

India’s fallen heroes

We need to own up our World War martyrs

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The rise in carjackings

Absence of safe areas points at sloppy policing

Talking to the Taliban

Taking a regional route without upsetting the US

Editorials, last 7 days...
The waning of orthodoxy

The waning of orthodoxy

by Manoj Joshi

Binary frameworks of India vs China are giving way to grudging cooperation

Cong eschews risk to leave MP race open

Cong eschews risk to leave MP race open

by Rashid Kidwai

Madhya Pradesh’s absence of linguistic identity does not add up votes across the state for a single leader. The Congress’ conscious decision not to project Scindia, Digvijaya or Kamal Nath actually holds good in the context of a peculiar nature of the state.

Peterloo, when Britain killed its own unarmed people

Peterloo, when Britain killed its own unarmed people

by JV Yakhmi

Being a period movie, set in time a hundred years before the Jallianwala Bagh carnage, the director of Peterloo, could obviously not have referred to the latter in it, but he could have used the opportunity to express repentance for Jallianwala Bagh, in its credits, or in his speeches. There is no mention of the massacre in the reviews of this film published in major British newspapers either.

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A scholar suffers collateral damage

by Roopinder Singh

The recent row over the textbooks has a political agenda. And a respected scholar, Dr Kirpal Singh, who is known for a lifetime of work on Sikh history, is the collateral damage in this case. The scholar, who was rightly feted and honoured by the SGPC, has been editing Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth, magnum opus of Bhai Santokh Singh, at SGPC’s request since 2001.

Shrinking base confronts new Maoist chief

by Mallepalli Laxmaiah

Keshava Rao now faces the herculean task of defending his ever-shrinking territory due to reduced forests, increased police presence and most of all, gradual loss of support of the very people he had vowed to represent and defend. It is pertinent to note that the ones who govern and exploit are closer to the people than the Naxalites, who are now being seen by the world as only extremists.

Comment, last 7 days...
Let’s drink to that, a little at a time

Let’s drink to that, a little at a time

by Col HP Singh (retd)

I was born in a family of boozers. So fanatic was my indoctrination that till I came of age, I always thought that brandy was a medicine for cough and cold.

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Strains of Jana Gana Mana in Bavay

by Vee Walker

From a lion at sea to the Gir

by Lt Gen Baljit Singh (Retd)Musings, last 7 days...

Thought for the day

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. — Mahatma Gandhi

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This day, that year

Lahore, Wednesday, November 13, 1918


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