Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape

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

Opinions/Stories

Kashmir: The New Battlefront

Hailed by many as a constitutional coup, the move paves the way to for the full integration of J&K into the Union of India

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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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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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After state elections: Nation’s mood and road ahead for BJP

Under Narendra Modi’s leadership, the BJP has delivered not just on many of their development goals and promises, but shown a vision of a different, much more confident, and empowered India.

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US Missionary John Allen Chau vs the world’s last aboriginals

The people he wanted to convert weren’t interested. Yet he decided to go back to the island.Could this be called love of God or helping those in need?

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Sabarimala and downfall of Communist rule in Kerala

The Supreme Court verdict, full of what some critics consider pompous grand-standing and virtue-signalling, may actually give the BJP the fillip it so desperately needs.

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Moderate Hinduism: Mohan Bhagwat’s Vijayadashami exposition

Bhagwat was also unsparing in his self-criticism of Indian society, identifying “ignorance, the dearth of development and amenities, unemployment, injustice, exploitation, discrimination and…

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How will the Hindutva blues play out?

The ruling dispensation must be more inclusive and accommodative rather than succumbing to hardliner and radicals.

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Opinion: Why Indo-Russian partnership is likely to strengthen

Ever since the inaugural Indo-Russian summit in 2000, led from the Indian side by then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the two countries have enjoyed what was termed a “special and privileged…

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