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    Unity Is Strength: A gentle reminder to Indians

    Our national aim must be to transform India from a backward country with huge poverty, unemployment, child malnourishment, lack of healthcare and good education for our masses, etc to a modern, highly industrialised, and prosperous country with its people enjoying a high standard of living. But this is impossible unless we unite. At present we […] More

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    The ‘educated’ uneducated: Millions of so-called educated Indians

    The rising people’s distress in India requires a massive united struggle led by people for its alleviation and the transformation of India into a highly industrialised prosperous country. This massive historical struggle must be led by intellectuals, for intellectuals are the eyes of society, and without them society is blind. India today has millions of […] More

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    When Lal Bahadur Shashtri got paid for his articles

    I entered the writing world through translation work. My English teacher- cum – novelist Lt. Damyanti Raina, continually, used to give me originals and I had to translate them into Hindi for various magazines. In turn, I got paid for those translated pieces. During my engineering college days, it was a bonus for me apart […] More

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    Ram, the great grandfather of the Indian Nation

    I regard Ram as the great grandfather of the Indian nation ( in which I include Pakistan and Bangladesh ), the father being Emperor Akbar and the grandfather being Emperor Ashok. Today because of some bigots Ram is regarded as an oppressor or tyrant by the minorities in India, but was he really like that? […] More

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    Anti-Shia protest in Pakistan and the need for a Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

    In Karachi, a demonstration was held against Shias. Ahmadis are regularly attacked in Pakistan. Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians are often targeted (by invoking blasphemy laws, etc). All this paagalpan (insanity) in Pakistan needs a Mustafa Kemal to eradicate. Turkey was called ‘The Sick Man of Europe’ and was often kicked around by European powers like […] More

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    ‘The Song of the Stormy Petrel’ inspired Russian revolutionaries, what will inspire Indians?

    It is evident now that a revolution is coming in India, since all state institutions have collapsed and become hollow and empty shells, and on the other hand the people’s distress has reached alarming heights, with record and growing unemployment, appalling level of child malnourishment, skyrocketing prices of foodstuffs and fuel, almost total lack of […] More

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    The future of nonprofits in COVID times

    The nonprofit sector in India faces an unprecedented future amidst COVID-19. With the besieged economy at the forefront and unparalleled demands from the community, the nonprofit sector is struggling to create a new identity and a way to sustain itself for the duration of these grappling times. While we gear up for a new normal, […] More

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    Once clasped by all, Handshakes and hugs are now dead

    Seldom do we sit back and reckon about the plain beauteousness in the little actions and practices we perform as constituents of the society. In actual fact, we have always taken them for granted. When Covid-19  battered our world with all its might, nobody had the  slightest idea about losing these very actions and practices […] More

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    This Teachers’ day, let us learn from Ashfaqullah Khan

    Generally people prefer visiting historical Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (also known as Company Garden) in my native place Prayagraj to breathe fresh air and take morning walk. Thanks to Corona fury, I am still continuing ‘Work from Home’ modus operandi and staying in Prayagaraj these days.  At a risk of sounding as if I am […] More

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    TV News Channel debates: Full of sound and fury tales

    Doordarshan taught us that ‘News’ is a quick thing that could be completed in 15-20 minutes. People of my age would endorse this statement. They will nostalgically recall ‘Samachar (The News), which used to air at 8.40 PM every day on Doordarshan before the advent of Cable TV. Doordarshan’s professional new readers; who followed an […] More

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