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In the Instagram age, giving young India, contemporary, social media worthy sharing symbols must be encouraged(AP)

We need patriotism as a unifier in a divisive polity

By Lloyd Mathias
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 07:52 PM IST
No one has a monopoly over nationalism, but providing contemporary icons for people to cherish can help bind us
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File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI)
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI)

How Vajpayee held the democratic polity in high esteem

By Ram Madhav
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 07:29 AM IST
For Vajpayee, ‘Country is a temple and we are all its priests. We must sacrifice our lives at the altar of the national god’. In his famous address to the parliament after his government lost the vote of confidence in 1996, Vajpayee exhorted: “These power games will go on. Governments come and governments go. Parties appear and disappear. But this country should remain and its democracy should remain eternally”
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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the launch of Congress leader Kapil Sibal's book 'Shades of Truth' in New Delhi on Friday.(AP Photo)
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the launch of Congress leader Kapil Sibal's book 'Shades of Truth' in New Delhi on Friday.(AP Photo)

Manmohan Singh says Modi govt ‘failing on all fronts’, calls for an alternative narrative

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 12:52 PM IST
In a scathing indictment of the PM Modi dispensation, Manmohan Singh said key national institutions vital for good governance are experiencing unprecedented new strains, India’s neighbourhood is far less secured than it was in 2014 and its ties with neighbours deteriorated in the last four years.
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According to the Association for Democratic Reforms, 94% of the 220 candidates that the Congress fielded in the Karnataka elections were crorepatis and 27% face criminal cases. Similarly, 93% of the BJP’s 224 candidates were crorepatis and 37% charged with criminal cases(PTI)
According to the Association for Democratic Reforms, 94% of the 220 candidates that the Congress fielded in the Karnataka elections were crorepatis and 27% face criminal cases. Similarly, 93% of the BJP’s 224 candidates were crorepatis and 37% charged with criminal cases(PTI)

Karnataka symbolises the rot in our polity

UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 02:41 PM IST
What will our politicians do to prevent Bengaluru, known as the city of lakes, from turning into another Cape Town? Before seeking votes, our politicians should have presented a comprehensive action plan to the people of the state. What happened was nowhere close to this.
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