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Balbir Punj

Balbir Punj

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The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator and a BJP leader.

By Balbir Punj

Remembering Dr KK Aggarwal: My friend and doctor

No doubt, Dr KK Aggarwal was a good physician. But I will remember him as an excellent human being who was dedicated to his profession, steeped in Indian traditions, and was ever ready to reach out to those in need and distress.

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The Sentinelese are not 'White Man's Burden'. Neither is the world

The project to convert Sentinelese was not a solo enterprise by Chau, but was a part of a global effort to spread Christianity across the world.

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Why is Pakistan silent about attacks on Muslims in China?

Pakistan must learn from Tibet, which has nearly lost its identity.

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Why Rahul Gandhi is wrong in comparing RSS to the Muslim Brotherhood

'Do we take the Gandhi scion seriously? Not necessarily. After all, he is a desperate alienated politician.'

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How CPM in Kerala faces a new challenge in Malayalam Ramayana

With the BJP in power at the Centre, many Hindus are no longer apologetic about their religious identity and practices.

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Afghanistan's ghastly drama: What lies ahead for the country's minorities

What Hindus and Sikhs are facing in Afghanistan is a repeat of the experience of non-Muslims in Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Why the church has no faith in Modi

Under the current government, illegal conversions are now more difficult than ever.

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By backing Jignesh Mevani, Rahul is repeating Rajiv and Indira Gandhi's mistakes

History has shown that a Dalit-Muslim alliance has obvious contradictions.

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Will Rahul Gandhi continue with his freshly discovered Hindu identity?

It will be interesting to see how the Congress counters PM Modi's unmatched connect with the electorate.

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Why we can't let courts decide on Ram Temple issue

The response to this historical injustice should have been political and not legal.

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Tipu Sultan is no hero. India needs to stop celebrating him

The Sultan opposed the British because they were an impediment in his endeavour to carry out jihad against 'kafirs' and establishing an Islamic state in India.

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Plight of Indian Muslims: What we can learn from APJ Kalam and not Hamid Ansari

Can Modi succeed where Mahatma Gandhi or rest of the world has failed in making Muslims feel less insecure?

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How Modi will rectify India's six decades of neglect towards Israel

Despite being treated like a pariah by New Delhi, Tel Aviv through back-channels helped us with vital intel inputs.

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How Congress is helping its own death

Vibrant democracies and dynasty-centred politics seldom coexist for long.

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Modi has turned India's fortunes, but media won't show it

For news channels, it's all about controversies to push the TRP ratings.

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Why BJP is looking strong in Assam and Tamil Nadu

While I would not like to guess on the number of seats contesting parties may win, the saffron party's vote share will surely improve.

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After Modi's Riyadh visit, Saudi royalty should help India eliminate jihadis

Many analysts here have raised the issue that the crown invests billions in promoting Wahabism in our country.

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You're stupid, not 'secular' if you support Pakistani terrorists

ISIS is the most visible manifestation of this menacing mindset today.

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Danger of Rahul Gandhi equating Mahatma with Rohith Vemula

No government sworn to protect the integrity of the state can allow seeding of anti-national and pro-terrorist politics among students.

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What an archaeologist's memoir reveals about Ram temple and Babri Masjid

Historians of the day, led by Prof Irfan Habib, ensured the proposal to hand over the site to the Hindu community did not succeed.

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Can India-Pakistan ties ever be normal?

Islamabad must first learn to live at peace with itself before it can do so with rest of the world, including New Delhi.

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Fodder scam or not, Lalu has shown the world he is the real boss

His two elected sons may give Bihar CM Nitish Kumar a hard time in office.

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How Congress is following Pakistan by honouring Tipu Sultan

Till date the neighbour's navy has named three of its war ships after the Tiger of Mysore.

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Why Pakistan is a dangerous bet to talk peace with

The Afghan President Ghani's frustration with the neighbour, despite him buying into its terms for peace, is evident.

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Don't ruin this Independence Day, please?

From Gandhi's India to Modi's Bharat, the world's largest democracy has a lot to celebrate and improve upon.

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