Surendra Kumar

Rare studio photograph of Mahatma Gandhi taken in London England UK at the request of Lord Irwin 1931

The Mahatma must be smiling

Gandhiji was a lifelong advocate of trusteeship of the resources for serving the people. Interestingly, in the closing session of...

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May G20 bring the world together in harmony

PM Modi stressed that India’s centuries old concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ reflects India’s compassion for the world, while the lotus...

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Can a country’s security concerns be legitimate reason for invading a neighbour?

Russia has no right, under any international law, to invade a sovereign, independent nation, cause a huge loss of life...

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The Congress should take a leaf out of BJP’s book

When a leadership is surrounded by hardened sycophants, it needs no enemies. In early 2014, it was clear to most...

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Copying the BJP without giving credit

If all the allegations against the BJP were correct and the government’s claims of its achievements in the last seven...

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Dilip Kumar: Marlon Brando of India Passes away 

Though he never went to any film institute, Dilip Kumar became the living institution of acting in India; from Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar and Dharmendra to Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan,...

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Biden and Xi shaping the new world order

Americans have done business with China for over 40 years despite all its human rights violations, and after hastening Taliban’s...

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Word ‘Atmanirbhar’ needs to be used carefully, can be interpreted differently: Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel Laureate Economist, Prof Abhijit Banerjee, Prof of Economics, MIT, in a virtual conversation on “Atmanirbhar Bharat in the post...

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Those questioning the government aren’t Urban Naxals

After his hugely successful and path-breaking visit to the US as the Prime Minister in September 2014 and his subsequent...

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Am I an Urban Naxal ?

After his hugely successful and path breaking visit to the US as the PM in Sept 2014 and his subsequent...

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Suchitra Sen: A yesteryear star who redefined stardom

At a time when top A-grade heroines grumble about not being paid as much as their male counterparts, it’s heartening...

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Have we failed the Mahatma?

New Delhi: India celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with energy, photo opportunities and a lot of homilies...

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2019 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington D.C. June 7, 2019. Donald Trump said on Friday that his country has reached agreement with Mexico to avert the threat of tariffs on all Mexican imports next week. (Xinhua/Ting Shen/IANS)

Should the world succumb to Trump?

Most American Presidents have highlighted American Exceptionalism. Yes, the United States does have several exceptional features which have inspired millions...

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Nutan’s performances raised the stature of all her films

After the trinity of Bollywood’s unique divas of the 1950s, Nargis, Madhubala and Meena Kumari, the actress who enacted the...

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Sharmila Tagore: An actor always ahead of her time

Sharmila, distantly related to Rabindranath Tagore and married to the cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, has been a unique combination...

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Have we failed Mahatma Gandhi?

Celebrations for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi have kicked off on 2 October. As in every...

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My memory of Kuldip Nayar, when he was India’s High Commissioner to UK

He was pleased that he was perceived as a people’s high commissioner unlike the stiff neck, snobbish, pompous excellencies.  ...

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Waheeda’s ethereal beauty and sublime performances

Waheeda Rehman is arguably one of the finest actresses in Bollywood from the generation that followed the trinity of Nargis,...

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Meena Kumari: The star performer as tragedy queen

In the 1950s, like the male trinity of superstars—Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand—Meena Kumari, Nargis and Madhu Bala...