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November 06, 2007
The Constitution-framers India forgot
These leaders played a significant role in the framing of the Indian Constitution. For 60 years, they have unintentionally been dwarfed by larger national personalities of their time. But, in a contemporary view, these leaders, who drafted the Indian Constitution, stand as giants.

October 22, 2007
What has India achieved in 60 years?
Let the sixtieth year of our Independence be dedicated to introspection and realisation. Let us focus on the goals that need thorough scrutiny to fit in today's vision of Independence.

September 13, 2007
Prepare now for India's 100th anniversary
'A population of over one billion can be governed only by principles and rule of law and certainly not by force of arms.'

September 10, 2007
There is no democracy in India
'The Indian State is predatory. It preys on the very people it is sworn and duty-bound to protect and nurture.'

August 22, 2007
Who holds the Indian flag in the Kashmir valley?
It is these 7,000 Kashmiri Hindus who still believe in the Constitution. If we lose them, we lose Kashmir.

August 21, 2007
We need to tend to the grassroots
'The fault is not in our freedom but how we are milking the magnificent opportunity it has afforded. Should we not ponder and correct the course?'

August 15, 2007
'Think of India first: Manmohan Singh'
'I despair of the 'chalta hai' attitude of so many of our people,' says the prime minister.

August 14, 2007
'Happy Diamond Jubilee, fellow Indians!'
The genius of the Indian people has demonstrated the capacity to trip up doomsayers, even those trained in the study of history.

'We need to set lofty goals'
We need to set lofty goals just as our forefathers. Like them, we need to be dreamers with a pragmatic approach.

India should not waste this last chance
The future may not be as rosy as the cheerleading cohort may think, and yet it need not be as bleak as the pessimists fear.

Could we have been worse off in 1947?
Nationalism is not easy symbols like rising for the national anthem or saying Jai Hind. It involves making the fruits of our hard-won freedom available in equal measure to everyone.

Which part of India are you from?
After 60 years, we know from our own everyday experience that there is 'an idea of India' which transcends sub-identities and unifies us when needed.

'Now is the right time to be in India'
As India celebrates the 60th year of her Independence, we ask the new drivers of India, her youth, to share their dreams for themselves, and for the nation.

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