Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

POLITICS

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How the World Hindu Congress was unfairly covered by the Indian media

The Congress, second in the series after its inaugural in November 2014, attracted over 2,500 delegates and participants from over 60 countries.

POLITICS

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How India can use 'Sagarmala' to counter China's Belt and Road initiative

The country's advantage is its strategic position which gives it the influence and leverage to make a difference.

VOICES

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Why the Pondy Lit Fest is caught in an ideological crossfire

A section of the Left is not only highly intolerant of differing opinions but does not hesitate to bully or threaten its opponents into silence or submission.

ART & CULTURE

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Among the Great: The Passing of VS Naipaul, a literary legend

The Nobel Laureate was often harsh and unsparing - but always readable, and, on occasion, capable of warmth with a flourish.

POLITICS

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What ails liberals in India?

The crisis of global liberalism seems one of its own making.

POLITICS

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What ails Western media’s portrayal of India

The problem is that current Western coverage of India is part of deeply entrenched decades, if not centuries, old discourse.

POLITICS

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India's higher education is in safe hands now, but more needs to be done

The ministry of human resource development has come up with a draft bill to relaunch the University Grant Commission (UGC).

POLITICS

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Kudos to Modi, International Yoga Day is a diplomatic and cultural triumph for India

Wherever I go in the world, I find this event gathering traction, generating enthusiasm, and inspiring support from the local community.

POLITICS

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Why Baijayant Panda quitting BJD could be a game-changer for BJP in Odisha

The leader may well pose a serious challenge to Naveen Patnaik in the upcoming Assembly polls in 2019.

POLITICS

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Karnataka election results reflect failure of Congress and triumph of Modi magic

Caste and community considerations may not have been cleaned out in Karnataka, but Modi has certainly overturned, if not overridden them.