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    Awakening of sleeping giant: ‘Long live’ Punjabi farmers

    “Let the sleeping giant sleep, for when he awakes, the world will tremble”. The above statement, attributed to Napoleon, was regarding China, but the same can be said regarding India today. With its huge population of 135 crores, and its large pool of technical talent and immense natural resources, India was till now, like Kumbhakarna, […] More

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    A ‘warning’ to our policemen

    (CAUTION: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR’S OWN AND DO NOT REFLECT THE OPINIONS OR VIEWS OF THE RATIONAL DAILY IN ANY MANNER.) The deadlock between the agitating farmers and the government is continuing, both sides are not budging from their stands over the question whether the three farm laws […] More

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    The mistake being made by protesting farmers

    (Caution: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s own and do not reflect the opinions or views of The Rational Daily in any manner.) I have been a staunch supporter of the present ongoing farmers agitation, calling it ( in my articles and interviews ) a historical event as it has […] More

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    I had little faith in farmers, but they proved me wrong

    I must confess I had earlier little faith in Indian farmers. I doubted they had the creativity, initiative, gumption and drive needed in great historical movements, I thought farmers were dumb, inane, and purely passive, creatures who could be toyed around with and manipulated by crafty politicians using them as caste and communal vote banks. […] More

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    Farmers agitation: A via media solution

    A meeting was held in Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi yesterday, 1st December between the representatives of 35 farmers organisations and Ministers representing the Central Govt. Despite several hours of talks they were inconclusive, and the next talks have been fixed for tomorrow, 3rd December. The agitating farmers are demanding repeal of the three recent laws relating to […] More

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    ‘Love Jihad’ is only a gimmick

    There is a lot of talk of love jihad these days, and in fact the UP Govt has approved an Ordinance against it, providing for long jail sentences as well as heavy fines. Whatever the term may mean, I submit that love jihad is only a gimmick, intended to divert public attention from the steep […] More

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    The concept of Pakistan is fundamentally flawed

    The portal nayadaur.tv has published an article ‘ Killed in dark alleys–remembering the victims of Shia genocide in Pakistan ‘. This article states about the persecution of Shias in Pakistan, which though not as horrendous as the persecution of Ahmadiyas ( see my article ‘ Barbaric persecution of Ahmadis in Pakistan ‘ published in rabwah.net […] More

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    India’s politics has an alliance called – Caste Religion Alliance

    The former Professor of JNU, Sudha Pai, has written an article published in thewire.in titled ‘ Rise of Tejashwi Yadav signals significant change in Bihar politics ‘. In this article she states that caste alignments alone do not matter now in Indian politics, and factors like unemployment, price rise, etc have also become important. She […] More

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    The future of Pakistan: The movement and the ground realities

    In my earlier article titled ‘Bas ho chuki namaz musalla uthaiye‘ which was published in The Rational Daily, I had mentioned that despite all the rallies and hue and cry created by the People’s Democratic Movement PDM) in Pakistan it is unlikely to be of much consequence. No doubt Pakistan is facing a severe economic […] More

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    Muslims must learn how to ignore

    In the Pakistani, Senate Khwaja Asif of the Opposition, and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan Foreign Minister, while commenting on French President Macron’s recent speech regarding the horrific beheading of a school teacher, vied and jostled with each other trying to show who was the greater defender of the ‘shaan’ ( honour ) of Prophet Mohammed, […] More

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    Tavleen Singh’s article on ‘Jihadist Movement’ shows shallowness of her thinking: Markandey Katju

    Tavleen Singh’s article ‘India does have a jihadist movement which must be confronted as the French President has done‘ published in the Indian Express on 25th October reveals fatuity, and indeed the ‘intellectual” pretensions of most of our so-called educated class. A reading of the article shows the superficiality, vacuity, and shallowness of Tavleen Singh’s […] More

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