Dhruv C` Katoch

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A connection with India’s spiritual and scriptural heritage

In the western narrative, India’s scriptural texts became mere works of poetry with a mythological construct and this fallacy was...

Mortal remains of Kanhaiya Lal, who was killed by two men in Udaipur's Maldas street area, reach his native place

There can never be a licence to kill

It is a sign of our times, especially in India with its 1.3 billion plus population, that each and every...

Farakka Express Train was set on fire by the protesters against the Agnipath Recruitment Scheme

The good, bad and ugly of Agnipath

What needs questioning is the basic premise for launching the scheme, which was to bring about a reduction in revenue...

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Brigadier Pritam Singh: A tattered legacy

While Brig Pritam Singh displayed commendable frontline leadership as commander of the Poonch garrison, his personal conduct wholly undid the...

Army soldiers wish new year to countrymen from a forward location along LoC

Reducing Army’s pension bill? Proceed with caution

National security and military preparedness are being discussed purely in financial terms, with the focus being on reducing the pension...

Awareness campaign over 'The Kashmir Files'

A genocide ignored

A culture of impunity created over the years, backed by religious fanaticism, led to the genocide in Kashmir. Write and...

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A shameful national security breach

The Punjab administration must be held to account for the multiple lapses that have occurred. The events which unfolded on...

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Should health be on Concurrent List?

The manner in which the states have responded to the pandemic has forced one to ask whether health should be...

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The immoral equilibrium

We have been irresponsible and all of us are in the same immoral equilibrium.   The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which originated...

Katoch book

An important addition to historical works on Bengal

The book is a pointer on how history needs to be written—factual and concise, analytical and precise. New Delhi: The...