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  • 65 MPs who 'Signed' a letter to US President Obama against Modi's visa

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Tuesday, Jul 23,2013, 23:35 IST .

    Today 40 Lok Sabha and 25 Rajya Sabha MPs wrote to US President Barack Obama, appeal to continue no visa policy for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Later Ali Anwar (JDU) said, "Yes I have signed on the letter to Barack Obama about Narendra Modi's visa. What is wrong in it?"

    Dr. Manish Kumar (Leading Journalist) tweeted," Did Indian MPs like..

  • Puppies Reveal Themselves

    Nationalizer | Monday, Jul 22,2013, 15:49 IST .

    One friend of mine said to me last week, "Narendra Modi just need to speak once in a week, his rivals will ensure that he is in the news for that week or more. It only helps him politically." If you observe how media works these days, you will also agree to this comment by my friend, immaterial what your political leanings are.  Media’s obsession about Modi is more than B..

  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) must be exposed – Dileep Bhat

    Nationalizer | Saturday, Jul 20,2013, 14:34 IST .

    "Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) must be exposed” says Dileep Bhat, who has written two of the common written examinations for the post of Probationary officer/management trainees. According to him the IBPS is not transparent and are hiding something from the aspirants, which forced him to file RTI, to which the body responded "The issue as to whether or not th..

  • A Storm, 'Narendra Modi' is coming – IBTL Opinion Poll 2013

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Tuesday, Jul 16,2013, 14:06 IST .

    If my loud music system disturbs you, who would you hate: Me, Music System or the Singer? This metaphorical question fits perfectly to the online world, Narendra Modi, his supporters and detractors. It is said by the Modi haters that Narendra Modi has an Army in the Social Media space to take his detractors to task. They are believed to be abusive and Modi has built one such large army of vir..

  • Uttarakhand Relief Work – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Art of Living | Tuesday, Jul 09,2013, 17:24 IST .

    I have been receiving reports of what our volunteers have been doing to bring relief to the tragedy-struck region of Uttarakhand. I wanted to share an overview of the tremendous work being done.

    • 100 trucks of relief material from various parts of the country have been sent to Uttarakhand
    • A team of about 300 volunteers has been working in different areas of the re..
  • Ratha - The Indian Chariot

    Ashutosh Kulkarni | Friday, Jul 05,2013, 10:59 IST .

    Ratha, or the chariot is considered to be the best mode of transport in ancient India, especially during wars. It symbolizes energy and the zeal to move forward. But do we know everything about what is a Ratha?

    We only have a faint imagination of seeing Arjuna or Duryodhana fighting the Mahabharata war on Rathas in the B.R Chopra Mahabharata serial.  Although the chariots used i..

  • UPA and Naxalism: A Perplexed Relationship

    Dr. Shweta Puri | Monday, Jun 24,2013, 13:56 IST .

    Naxalbari is a place in West Bengal where the idea of Naxalism in India was parturitated in 1967. Naxalites are militant communist groups which were declared as terrorist organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of India (1967). The Naxalites oppress in 60 districts of India, mainly in the states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mah..

  • Epitome of Change Narendra Modi – IBTL Opinion Poll 2013

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Tuesday, Jun 18,2013, 11:06 IST .

    You either die a Hero or you live long enough to become the villain”.

    Many of us have seen the famous Christopher Nolan movie, ‘The Dark Knight’. This dialogue by Harvey Dent stays in our memories and is found to be valid, in the perspective of many eminent personalities in our day to day life; the most recent one being BJP’s age long senior le..

  • One Man's Worth Narendra Modi – IBTL Opinion Poll 2013

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Sunday, Jun 02,2013, 20:52 IST .

    Some say that he does not have the wide acceptability among the opposition as Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He does not possess the vast unmatched decades of political experience as Shri LK Advani. He is not as powerful orator as Sushma Swaraj or as sophisticated politician as Arun Jaitley. He does not have a strong kick start before him, prepared by his family as Rahul Gandhi.  He does not..

  • So was it really Yeddy-Reddy, or actually Reddy-Reddy?

    Kiran Kumar S | Tuesday, May 21,2013, 00:08 IST .

    You have heard a lot over the past 3 to 4 years about Yeddyurappa and Janardhana Reddy. The infamous Yeddy-Reddy stories that made headlines across English media channels told a common Indian that everything about mining scam in south India was their making.

    But wait.. there's a lot more to the real deal than Yeddyurappa and BJP. The much paraded Santosh Hegde's Lokayukta rep..

  • Make, not singing 'Vande Mataram' a Seditious Offence

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Monday, May 13,2013, 17:28 IST .

    Recently, a BSP MP walked out of Parliament while our revered National Song, ‘Vande Mataram’ was being played. Not only did he portray an outlandish behavior by disrespecting the National Song, but also the reason which he gave of doing so were too lame in nature. The Constitution of India awards its citizens the Fundamental Right to practice any Religion, anywhere in the country,..

  • Aftermath of 'Secularization' in India

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Friday, May 03,2013, 23:36 IST .


    It has been almost 66 years; we celebrated freedom from the British. But how bad things still are, can be ascertained by the fact that, 95% of the Indian population still lives in Malaria endemic areas. The problem persists now in all seasons, for the mosquitoes have acclimatized themselves in extreme weather conditions. In the holy city of Haridwar, a billion strong swarm of ..

  • An Ideal Worship

    Suyash Bharadwaj | Saturday, Apr 27,2013, 20:48 IST .

    Some of us believe in God while others don’t. For those of us who believe, we try to meet Him and attain ‘Moksh’ (Salvation). One of the ways to reach God is to pray/worship. Different Religions do practice different forms of worship. Sanatan Dharm (Hinduism) is arguably the oldest religion of this world but what sets it apart from others is not its antiquity but its rich cu..

  • Kar-Nataka : Dear Karnataka BJP Campaigner, read this first...

    Kiran Kumar S | Sunday, Apr 21,2013, 21:14 IST .

    It's exactly 1 month from now, for the voting morning in Karnataka.

    So many of you are supporting BJP and many of you are thinking it is a gone case for BJP in 2013. This letter is for those who support BJP, but are low on morale on how to tackle so much negative publicity about BJP's internal bickering since 2008. Even if you have written off BJP from 2013 polls, read this, ..

  • Swami Vivekananda's legacy of Hindutva

    Nationalizer | Saturday, Apr 13,2013, 21:59 IST .

    The Hindu carried the Op-Ed Vivekananda’s legacy of Universalism about Swami Vivekananda on April 10,2013.  It was written by a former JNU Professor K. N. Panikkar. This is my honest and humble attempt to rebut the article rooted in lies by the &ldq..

  • New Year foiling Hindu Nav Varsh

    Dr. Shweta Puri | Thursday, Apr 11,2013, 09:39 IST .

    New Year is welcomed all over the world on different dates, drenched in multifarious colors of traditions. This is because the World is an assorted basket of different communities and they heterogeneously follow their own calendars. Gregorian calendar is used globally for civil purposes. It is also known as Western calendar/ Christian calendar and is based on solar cycle. Most of the calendar..

  • Justice Katju: Retired Genius or Retarded Genius?

    Abhinav Shankar | Sunday, Apr 07,2013, 10:51 IST .

    If one really wish to assess the faces who has been in headlines since last time, he may come across a lot of names in his mind, but when it comes doing this in a very personal capacity- he will be none other than Mr. Katju. A self-claimed all-rounder of every possible subject on this earth. Professionally he is the chairman of Press Council of India, an ex-judge of Supreme Court. He is a man..

  • Mushy Media: Vigorously ranting for Dutt while omitting Sadhvi's cancer

    Dr. Shweta Puri | Thursday, Mar 28,2013, 01:01 IST .

    The bright sunny afternoon of the then Bombay turned murky on 12th march, 1993 when the city was rocked by 13 consecutive explosions in a span of two hours. They are speculated as the most pernicious attacks in Indian history which resulted in700 injuries and death of over 250 innocents. The attacks were methodized and concluded on the orders of Dawood Ibrahim. Tiger Memon and his ..

  • Mrs. Pratibha Patil says, Thank You Madam G

    Kiran Kumar S | Monday, Mar 18,2013, 17:45 IST .

    and why shouldn't Mrs.Patil be grateful to the dynasty? She has ample reasons to be grateful...

    And here are some of the published reasons from news papers over the years. By no means, this is an exhaustive list, but gives you the glimpse of the reasons for being grateful.

    1) A 2,906 sq ft. retirement bungalow on Pashan road, Pune, has now become 6,000 sq ft. during '..

  • River Saraswati, as described in Scripture

    Ashutosh Kulkarni | Monday, Mar 18,2013, 11:21 IST .

    River Saraswati has been the biggest issue of discussion with regards to it's existence. There is a confusion whether it was a river or a Hindu goddess. The answer is, perhaps both. But most importantly, it was the biggest and widest river in the Indian subcontinent.

    The Aryan Invasion theorists say that river Saraswati is a myth and she was just a goddess of knowledge. Well, I w..

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