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Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape

The author is Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

Maldives: Garland of Coral Atolls

The island nation is not only remote and sparsely populated, it is also breathtakingly beautiful

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Discomfiture and disarray in Congress

The Congress is now a divided house. Not only does it lack credible leadership, but a plan of action

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India-Bhutan ties: Sharing stories, creating memories

Even those who considered Bhutan as little more than an attractive tourist destination suddenly became aware of its strategic significance after the Doklam crisis

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Spiritual significance of Independence Day

Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, India has a unique and unprecedented opportunity to realise its deepest civilisational and spiritual goals, as also play its destined role on the world…

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The rise of Amit Shah as India's new 'Loh Purush'

From being BJP party president and Modi’s right-hand man, Shah has now emerged as a leader in his own right

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Remembering Kargil: Why prevention is better than cure

Thanks to the KRC, many important changes were made to improve our combat readiness in the region and prevent such costly mistakes in the future

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Narendra Modi will go down in history as a great transformer

In his second term, Narendra Modi will drive his ministers to accomplish this vision, which includes not only uplifting the lives of ordinary Indians, but making India a great power on the world…

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How Narendra Modi surge swept aside all predictions

We have finally admitted to a NaMo wave this time around too. But, hey, now it’s no longer a wave; it’s a TsuNaMo
 

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Narendra Modi has integrated the middle class into a powerful political formation

Modi has not only united Hindus as never before, but also integrated the great Indian middle class into a powerful political formation. He has given them a voice in addition to a vote

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Grisly reminder of leftist extremism at Gadchiroli

Maoists use terror tactics as deadly as jihadi suicide bombers. 

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The unsolved puzzle of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death

Tashkent Files is as much a performers’ as viewers’ delight, offering much-needed respite from the oppressive star system that dominates Bollywood

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Jallianwala 100 years later: Through the glass darkly

Today, we want an unconditional apology from the British, but what about those who actually opened fire, the Indian soldiers who served the British?

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Modi checkmated opposition's attempt to turn Advani’s statement against current BJP leadership

If Mukherjee was its founder, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was Jana Sangh’s most influential ideologue. His “Integral Humanism” remains the guiding philosophy of the BJP.

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'Main bhi chowkidar' vs 'Chowkidar chor hai': Who is winning?

While “Chowkidar Chor Hai” is revealed, on closer analysis, not just to be negative, but demeaning, “Main Bhi Chowkidar,” arguably, shows solidarity with watchmen and guardians of the state. 

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Should India hold Pakistan responsible for its non-state actors?

Holding the Pakistani state responsible for terrorist activities against India and improving our intelligence operations within Pakistan is the way forward.

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