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The Linkages Between Indo-US and Indo-Afghan Relations

It is a pertinent question as to how India-Afghanistan relations stagnated[i] from the days of the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Karzai government in 2011 to the current days of relative disengagement and marginalization of India compared to other big players of the region. The question is aggravated if it is considered that neither country has made a hostile or negative move towards the other during this period. Yet, Afghanistan’s new leadership has resumed its ‘competitive

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Wearing a uniform can mean many things

Every institution that wants to leave a rich tradition, a rich legacy of its decorum and order and wants to create an ‘Element’ of considerable influence in a majority of cases emphasises on wearing a Uniform. The word itself as one can see puts focus on creating a sense of uniformity but with a difference in interesting ways. Although the general norm is to enforce uniforms in schools, many colleges also place emphasis on a

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Barbarism is Not a Tactical or Strategic Escalation Ladder

“To know only one thing well is to have a barbaric mind: civilization implies the graceful relation of all varieties of experience to a central human system of thought.” ― Robert Graves It is time to deal with the issue of mutilations separately from the overall gambit of military conflict. The Army carried out a massive counter assault using heavy mortar fire on Pakistani posts along the Line of Control, as “heavy retribution” for the

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Media harming ‘India Idea’ with Good Intentions ??

Media harming ‘India Idea’ with Good Intentions ?? We honestly believe in Alamma Iqbal that Mazhab nehin shikhata aapas mein bair rakhna ! Then why must we abdicate our lofty religious ideals to the rantings of the lunatic fringe on either side ? I havent authorised any such person to speak for my religion ! So must be the case with friends from other religions ! Why then the over zealous media is flogging such

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Rajkahini: Freedom will Fight Independence

Movie Review: Rajkahini: Freedom will Fight Independence Director: Srijit Mukherji Cast: Rituparna Sengupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Rudranil Ghosh, Zoya Ahsan, Jishu Sengupta and Abir Chatterjee One of the most defining moments of the 20th century in India was the partition of the British India into the Dominion of Pakistan and the Union of India (later Republic of India) in 1947. The aftermath of partition witnessed the terrifying outbreak of sectarian violence between the Hindus and the

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अपने आंसू को टीअारपी के बताशे मत बनने दीजिए मुन्नवर राणा साहब

मुन्नवर राणा साहब ! न्यूज चैनल के टीआरपी के बताशे बनानेवाले लोग आपकी शायरी, मुशायरा के लिए कम सास-बहू सीरियल के मेलोड्रामा पैदा करने की ताकत रखने के लिए ज्यादा याद रखेंगे..आपको शायद यकीं न हो लेकिन आपने पिछले चार-पांच दिनों में न्यूज चैनलों पर जो कुछ भी जिस अंदाज में कहा वो न्यूज चैनलों की डीएनए से हूबहू मेल खाते हैं. चैनल के जिन चेहरे ने साहित्य को बासी और उबाऊ चीज मानकर आज

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I’m a patriot and I have seen the Future

I’m a patriot to the core, I love this country with all its greatness, beauty and its shadows. I am proud to be born Indian and would not change that, no matter what the choices are in any life this or the next. I’m a patriot. My heart swells up and I stand taller every time I see the tricolor. I have seen it fly high and wrapped around the patriots I am indebted to.

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पत्रकारिता की पढाई आज भी इतनी पीछे क्यों?

बात सन 2002 की है। मैं चार साल बाद न्यूज़ टेलीविज़न में वापसी कर रहा था। दिल में एक डर था। डर इस बात का कि इन चार सालों में न्यूज़ टेलीविज़न में काफ़ी कुछ बदल चुका था। टेक्नोलॉजी में एक बड़ा बदलाव आ चुका था। डर लग रहा था कि क्या मैं इस टेक्नोलॉजी के मुताबिक खुद को ढाल पाउंगा। नये लोग थे, नया माहौल था। क्योंकि न्यूज़ चैनल भी नया था इसलिए फ़्रेशर भी काफ़ी थे। मेरा

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सुधीर चौधरी जैसे संपादक बनाते हैं नेताओं को इतना बेेशर्म

आप मेरी बात पर यकीन मत कीजिए लेकिन सच तो यही है कि मध्यप्रदेश का ये बेशर्म मंत्री टेक्नीकली प्रधानसेवक का लघु संस्करण है. वो आजतक के पत्रकार अक्षय सिंह की मौत के सवाल पर बेशर्मी से सिर्फ ये नहीं कह रहा है कि हमसे बड़ा पत्रकार कौन है बल्कि साथ में ये भी बता रहा है कि हम और हमारी सरकार( केन्द्र-राज्य दोनों) पत्रकारों को हम क्या समझते हैं, हमारे सामने औकात क्या है

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