Makarand R Paranjape

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is poet and professor, JNU.

VARIETY

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Why the golden jubilee of Auroville is momentous

The township is the home of many futuristic experiments — in energy, ecology, economics or education.

POLITICS

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Why Hardik Patel is backing the wrong cause

Upcoming politicians need to recognise the need for representing a larger section of Indian society and not just vested interests of one community or caste.

VOICES

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Why I feel Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is worthy of Nobel Peace Prize

Sri Sri has become a global peace ambassador and deserves to be recognised for his efforts.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Why India needs reform and not bans for a clean Diwali

Firecracker ban is actually a complex matter, with legal, scientific, social, religious, and political dimensions, all of which need to be examined.

POLITICS

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To reduce Gandhi to a Hindu-Muslim wrangle today is to misunderstand the Mahatma

What Bapu lived and died for was reaffirmed, though with heinous irony, in the Las Vegas shooting.

ART & CULTURE

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Revival of Indian classical music form Dhrupad is miraculous

PM Modi should create a special 24x7 channel devoted to India’s classical arts.

POLITICS

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Why we must read an insider's view of RSS, now more than ever

Ratan Sharda's book is a welcome addition to the gradually growing literature on the Sangh.

POLITICS

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Doklam standoff: If China wants to be a great power, it needs to behave like one

Like its substandard, counterfeit products, no one believes Chinese propaganda either.

VARIETY

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Why idea of 'civilisation' is under threat

In the 21st century, after the decolonisation of the globe, the fight is between civilisation itself and a rampant, worldwide decivilising counter-narrative.