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Shiv Sena’s brand of politics: Nothing patriotic about it

[By Narendra Kaushik] New Delhi: When Bal Keshav Thackeray nee Bal Thackeray launched Shiv Sena in 1966 through a massive rally in Shivaji Park he had several things going for him. There was anger simmering against what Thackeray then called ‘Yandugunduwalas and lungiwalas’ (read South Indians) who dominated in white collar jobs over ‘Marathi manoos’ in the megalopolis. Thackeray himself had built ...

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What is Twitterati saying about #CongressMPs?

With no doubt in the public’s mind that the present monsoon session will be a complete washout with zero productivity, Twittterati has taken to tweeting their displeasure about Congress MPs whom they blame for stalling Parliamentary activities. Pointblank7 presents a few choice rant tweets on #CongressMPs. This is what Congress MPs have done all monsoon : EAT. SLEEP. DISRUPT. REPEAT ! ...

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Modi jibes make #SoniaGandhi trend big on Twitter

When Sonia Gandhi gave a strong-worded speech against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Loksabha on Monday, it created a huge buzz on Twitter. #SoniaGandhi was trending in one of the top spots and Twitterati had a lot to say on this issue. Pointblank7 presents to you a few choice tweets on this hashtag. Sonia Gandhi speech (same old, ...

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India celebrated International Yoga Day with great fervour with the Prime Minister himself joining people in doing yoga on June 21

Rediscovering Yoga

[By Narendra Kaushik] When Vikalp Singh, a farmer in Nawada Village of Greater Noida, would walk to nearby City Park in the wee hours of the morning to carry out his routine of physical exercises last summer, he would not find many people out. But since last month he has noticed a big increase in the number of people who ...

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The Modi Government Turns One

[By Shashi Tharoor] NEW DELHI – India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will mark its first anniversary in office this month. While it is too early to assess its overall performance, the overwhelming sentiment across India so far is one of disappointment. The BJP rode to power on a wave of expectations after a ...

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My friendship with Xi Jinping is 'plus one': PM Narendra Modi

Modi in China

[By Brahma Chellaney] NEW DELHI – China and India have a fraught relationship, characterized by festering disputes, deep mistrust, and a shared ambivalence about political cooperation. Booming bilateral trade, far from helping to turn the page on old rifts, has been accompanied by increasing border incidents, military tensions, and geopolitical rivalry, as well as disagreements on riparian and maritime issues. ...

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Sign the Petition: Urge the IPC to allow our paralympic athletes to participate in the upcoming events

We’ve started the petition to “Urge the IPC to allow our athletes to participate in the upcoming paralympic events” and need your help to get it off the ground. We have petitioned “Sarbananda Sonowal, Lov Verma, Xavier Gonzalez, CEO, IPC, J Chandrashekhar, General Secretary PCI to take action. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the ...

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Why Congress is opposing the land acquisition bill

[By Narendra Kaushik] New Delhi: The fight over Land Acquisition Act or The Right to Fare Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is not about the farmer. And it is certainly not about whether the farmer will have right to fare compensation for his land acquired by the government. If that were the case, ...

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DK Ravi : When honesty and integrity is silenced by political might

D. K. Ravi , a 2009-batch IAS Officer, was notable for his fight against the land and sand mafia. It was under Ravi’s 2014-15 audit alone, that about Rs 130 crores of tax evasion was recovered from a group of established realty firms. Similar such audits is estimated to have freed about Rs 1000 crores.

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Narendra Modi addressing a Rally in Kurukshetra in Haryana | Photo: via Wikimedia Commons

What do the elections in Haryana mean?

|By Narendra Kaushik| The recently concluded 2014 assembly elections in Haryana State have fashioned history in several ways. This was the first election in last half a decade where there was no Lal – Devi Lal, Bansi Lal and Bhajan Lal- on the horizon.  The assembly polls in 2009 had Bhajan Lal’s Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) vying against the Congress and ...

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