OPINION

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The new brinkmanship and Thucydides trap

If the US, Britain and France persist in the policy to prevent a settlement of the Syrian civil war, they...

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Cool Breeze: Non dynastic heir apparent

Non Dynastic Heir Apparent Nitish Kumar clearly anointed his successor when he welcomed Prashant Kishor into the Janata Dal United...

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Progressive right, an inclusive ideology

Mohan Bhagwat’s speeches this week on the organisation he heads, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, would have gone a long way...

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US-China trade war catalyses new world order

Trump’s tactics rely on tariffs on all Chinese exports to the US. Should that fail, China will seek to reduce...

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RSS looks beyond BJP for inclusiveness

Reflecting the need to move beyond the Bharatiya Janata Party in order to make the doctrine of Hindutva more inclusive,...

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RSS makeover: Bhagwat readies it for 21st century

No organisation held captive by its past can hope to grow.   Damned if you do, damned if you don’t....

Sacred reading of scripture

Sacred reading of scripture

Aruna recently learnt that her desires and thoughts determine her behaviour. Armed with this vital information she has begun to...

The greatest news of all

The greatest news of all

What a mass of information there is clogging the atmosphere nowadays. Everyone has some message to convey to others. But...

Teachings from an ancient tale

Teachings from an ancient tale

Once a courtier happened to see the beautiful princess. A mad desire to possess her totally possessed him. Desperate and...

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Banking on old nostrums

At the heart of banking woes are structural problems and ideological cobwebs.   Einstein is said to have described absence...

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Gandhi, in 2,000 pages

During Indira Gandhi’s visit to nine South American countries, it took some effort to convince the media that she was...

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Kerala floods aftermath: Time to honour fishing communities in India and Japan

How should the fishing community’s selfless service be suitably rewarded, despite their protestations that they don’t need anything in return?...

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China’s BRI is unlikely to fail

India and China need to work out modalities for strengthening and deepening cooperation.

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Enduring importance of the paranormal

Skeptics, rationalists, disbelievers, get ready to sharpen your arguments. Is the existence of another world or worlds just wishful thinking?...

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Cool Breeze: BJP Appoints Communication Ambassadors

BJP Appoints Communication Ambassadors In view of the upcoming general elections, the BJP is putting a communication strategy into play,...

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A tiff with Morarjibhai Desai

When Desai saw the discretionary grant register, he pronounced, ‘Indira used to send Natwar Singh foreign currency by the diplomatic...