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SC’s mediation to settle Ram Mandir case: This can be a symbol of a new India

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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For years India has been plagued by an issue that has created a communal divide on the issue of Ram Temple and Babri Masjid. Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar, needs to be commended for offering to mediate on an issue that is emotive and is linked to the cultural and religious sensitivities. Negotiation is …

Largest Single Party Vs A Combination with majority support

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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The Congress Party complains a bit too much. It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of ‘stealing’ the mandate in Goa. It unsuccessfully petitioned before the Supreme Court. It attempted to raise issues in the Lok Sabha. What are the facts? The Assembly Elections in Goa produced an inconclusive verdict. There was a Hung Assembly. …

Demonetisation: A decline most exaggerated

Thursday, March 09, 2017

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The ultimate impact of Prime Minister Modi’s momentous decision on November 8, 2016, to demonetize 500 and 1000-rupee notes continue to polarise academics and political parties. Since that fateful announcement, not even the government’s staunchest supporters can deny that the roll-out of the scheme was sluggish. As is well documented now, the fallout of the …

Adiyogi – From Religion to Responsibility

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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One of the many names associated with Shiva is Triambaka – the three-eyed one. Because of the Third Eye, he perceives “that which is not.” “That which is” is physical manifestation – “that which is not” is not physical. Right now, what you cannot perceive through your five senses is not in your experience. If …

10 ways to detect cancer in early stage

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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“In India, the war on Cancer is often lost due to delay in diagnosis.” The cure rate in cancer is more than 80% in early-stage cancer, this outcome goes below 30% in advance stage cancer treatment in spite of best effort and a cost which is often 3-5 times more the cost of treating early …

Budget 2017 focuses to transform, energise and clean India

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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Madam Speaker, On this auspicious day of Vasant Panchami, I rise to present the Budget for 2017-18. Spring is a season of optimism. I extend my warm greetings to everyone on this occasion. 2. Madam Speaker, our Government was elected amidst huge expectations of the people. The underlying theme of countless expectations was good governance. …

Indian Foreign Policy Challenges in 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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2017 ushered in dramatic challenges and potential policy changes. The UN would need to await the new US Administration’s approach to the recent Security Council condemnation of Israel’s Occupied Territories. A new UNSG with a proven record on assisting refugees had been sworn in, along with a new US President in a hurry to change …

We celebrate argumentative, not intolerant Indian

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Fellow citizens: On the eve of the sixty-eighth Republic Day of our nation, I extend warm greetings to all of you in India and abroad. I convey my special greetings to members of our Armed Forces, Para-military Forces and Internal Security Forces. I pay my tribute to the brave soldiers and security personnel who made …

Together, we will make America great again

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and …

Thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th President

Friday, January 20, 2017

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My fellow Americans, It’s a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place. It’s a letter meant to share what we know, what we’ve learned, and what small wisdom may help our successor bear …

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