Is Rahul really a Modi asset as Mamata believes? (Comment: Special to IANS)

The sharpest observation after the five state elections has come from Mamata Banerjee. “Rahul Gandhi is a Narendra Modi asset.”Sonia Gandhi and Rahul had mounted a bitter attack on Mamata during the campaign in West Bengal. Against this background, would she ever shake hands with the Congress? asked NDTV…

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Philosophy, peace, and a Bollywood cameo: The relevance of Bertrand Russell

Among the foremost thinkers of all ages, his contribution to knowledge spans maths, logic, history, philosophy and computer science at the very least. But he didn’t ignore the world as it was, championing reason, freedom and choice and opposing war, organised religion, nationalism and totalitarian politics. One of the…

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BJP is losing batle of perception

In politics perception goes a long way in turning the voters in favour and in this battle the Modi Government should be worried as it is turning against them. During the 20014 Lok Sabha poll BJP secured a majority on its own because a perception had grown that the UPA…

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corrupt Generals cornor Sharif

Pakistan’s Army might not be conspiring to seize power once again, but it is doing everything possible to weaken the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to a point where it dare not violate the agenda aid down by the generals. Itself riddled with corruption, it runs a…

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