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Sandeep Balakrishna

Sandeep Balakrishna

sandeep@indiafacts.co.in
The writer is a technologist, author of Tipu Sultan: The Tyrant of Mysore, the English translator of SL Bhyrappa’s Aavarna, and independent scholar.

By Sandeep Balakrishna

The spate of London attacks and rivers of blood

Multiculturalism as we know it in practice is a double-edged sword.

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Dadasaheb Phalke honour for K Viswanath is Sankarabharanam for the master himself

The legacy of his masterpiece has stood the test of time, cutting across at least two generations.

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Elections 2017: Is Modi ushering in a culture of true federalism?

He can end the noxious culture of non-cooperation between a central government ruled by one party and state governments ruled by a different one.

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Why no one had a problem with Jallikattu, Kambala until PETA-like outfits came along

It's not just about animal rights, but also a clash between the urban and the rural.

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Mackenzie manuscripts: A forgotten and abandoned treasure

Part one of Colonel Colin Mackenzie's seminal work on the political, economic, and administrative history of south India post 1600 AD.

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Siddaramaiah has turned Karnataka into a graveyard for bureaucrats

MK Ganapathy who committed suicide was one among the many officials who had been harassed by the government.

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How new-age 'gurus' turned yoga into a business, distorted its Hindu roots

What they hawk as yoga violates every known precept, tenet, and guideline laid down by Vedic tradition.

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Sunset battle of the Hindus

Bijapur prime minister, Rafiuddin Shirazi lived for 24 years after Talikota took place and left behind eyewitness accounts of the encounter.

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Why Siddaramaiah is the Rahul Gandhi of Karnataka

His regime has been a directionless mix of disastrous far Left economic policies, unrestrained anti-Hinduism, and near lawlessness.

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Why Rahul Gandhi will see the extinction of Congress in his lifetime

The party vice-president has the Bhasmasura touch: anything he touches, burns to ashes.

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The unaccountable communist republic of JNU

The emergence of Kanhaiya Kumar and his motely band of terrorist-supporters is the but natural blooming of the seeds that founded this university.

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The rising intolerance of superstar Aamir Khan

In reality, the actor is merely symbolic of a deeper, all-round rot.

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The horrible truth about Tipu's gifts to Hindu temples

It was born out of political expediency and not religious tolerance.

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Defacing the national psyche: A brief history

The story of these realities must be told to build a nation based on accepting and digesting even the harshest of historical truths.

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One year of Modi as PM: Birth of a new Indian spirit

More than anything, what PM achieved in 2014 is a civilisational victory.

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Why Modi must form an Indian Commission on International Religious Freedom

The central government has treated the latest United States Commission on International Religious Freedom report with the contempt it deserves, but it should do more.

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If you're right in Indian Council of Historical Research, you're wrong

Why is it that the RSS and similar Hindu organisations find the need to form bodies like the Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana?

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Mother Teresa: Something squalid for God

One of the singular contributions of Teresa to India is the fact that she openly advertised Calcutta as a filthy Third-World city.

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What the AAP victory actually means for Delhi

Delhi voters have just replaced 15 years of Congress brand of softcore Communism with AAP's hardcore version of the same.

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How the West still views India through a colonial mindset

Writers know they can get away with even the most flagrant errors because the academic climate of India doesn’t challenge their intellectual waywardness.

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Ganapati clashes of 1920s Bangalore showed perils of Nehruvian mindset

Appeasement of Muslims at any cost was institutionalised by the Congress.

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Tipu Sultan was a false hero

To claim that Tipu Sultan fought against the British for India’s freedom ignores historical truths and defies logic.

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