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Where Tagore Meets Faiz THIS refers to the letter ‘Fuss Over Faiz’s Poem’ by John Eric Gomes (NT, January 7, 2020). There is much in common between Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Amra Sabai Raja’ (We All Are Emperors) and Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ (We Shall See). Tagore wrote his play ‘Raja’ in 1910 in which he highlighted the essence of democracy …

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Highs And Lows Of US-India Relations

India-US relations began to unthaw in the early 1990s. That was for economic rather than political reasons FRANK F ISLAM THIS past December, the US and India celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first visit of a US president to India. That president was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Since then, five other presidents have come to India. Their visits and they …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Let Tiger Live IT is indeed a matter of grave concern that a tiger was found dead at Golavali in Sattari taluka. Preliminary investigation has revealed poisoning as the cause of the tiger’s death. It is understood that seven tigers had been spotted in the wildlife sanctuary. Numerous efforts are made across the country to save the big cat; ‘Project …

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Dance Of Anarchy At JNU

That such criticism is not even tolerated does not bode well for any society J R SOLOMON VIOLENCE of an unprecedented kind flared up at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday evening, drawing recriminations from people across all walks of life, including cabinet ministers in the Union government, some of whom are alumni of the prestigious institution, and statements by …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fuss Over Faiz’s Poem ‘HUM Dekhenge’ is a famous Urdu poem written by legendary poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz. The poem was written against Pakistan dictator Zia-ul-Huq challenging authoritarianism, tyranny and oppression. The poem was recently recited at a protest by IIT-Kanpur students against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The institute took exception to the recitation and formed a committee to look …

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A Nehruvian Ambition For Infrastructure

It is true that infrastructure projects can be carved out for the private sector to have a role in financing with profit AJIT RANADE IN last year’s Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken about investing Rs 100 lakh crore (or Rs 100 trillion) into infrastructure in the next five years. At current values, this is roughly 50 …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Bearings of US-Iran Tensions On India THE airstrike directed by the US President Donald Trump that killed Iran’s top security and intelligence commander Major General Qassim Suleimani has ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Tehran, and Iran’s leaders quickly promised retaliation for the general’s killing. The strike immediately spurred debate among American lawmakers about President Trump’s war powers and left …

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US, Iran On A Collision Course

Iraq is something of an obsession with the US establishment because it has not been able to extract advantage consistent with nearly 15-year-old occupation and investment in blood and treasure Saeed Naqvi   THE assassination of Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani by US airstrikes in Iraq, brings West Asia nearer the precipice. By this action, Us President Donald Trump, who cannot …

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To Err Is Natural, To Admit Is Noble

MICHAEL VAZ, MERCES In life we find ourselves placed on the wrong side at times, doing something that we did not intend to do and thereafter regretting for the wrong. One has to be watchful that he does not stumble lest he be made a laughing stock in the eyes of public but howsoever alert we may be not to …

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Govt’s Role As Enabler Of Business

TAPONEEL MUKHERJEE With the year 2019 ending, a lot more needs to be done in 2020 to keep pushing the wheels of the Indian economy, especially, with the objective of achieving high economic growth and unleashing the real economic potential of the country. The year 2019 presented both, lessons on the good work that needs to be continued as well …

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