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Mr Rashtrapati, please tell us how to repair the Republic!

Since Pranab Mukherjee is the Custodian of the Constitution, he should present practical ideas to solve the problems he has been so outspokenly highlighting, feels Sudheendra Kulkarni. When the......

Meet representatives of the Republic of Bad Ideas

Change no longer creeps up slowly, it comes on fast in the digital age, when film-goers in Tamil Nadu can log on to see Vishwaroopam, feels Sunil Sethi If you asked many of the thousands thronging......

Battleground Rajya Sabha!

Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph: PTI/TV grab 'The non-BJP parties calculate that Modi has to be countered......

Indira paid a heavy price for Emergency, writes Pranab in new book

Indira Gandhi with a young Pranab Mukherjee. The 1975 Emergency was perhaps an “avoidable event” and Congress and Indira Gandhi had to pay a heavy price for this......

The desperation of Sushma Swaraj

'So complete is Modi's takeover of the foreign ministry, that Swaraj today is less important than a minister of state for secularism in Modi's government!' says Amberish K Diwanji. Sushma Swaraj is......

Planning Commission is dead, long live the new Plan!

The Plan Panel was set up by a simple government resolution in March 1950 had withstood many political and economic upheavals. Image: Era of Planning Commission. Photograph: PTI   It has......

How CEOs rate Modi govt's performance

The idea seen as the most promising is Modi's 'Make in India' pitch to promote manufacturing in the country. In the first six months since taking charge, the Narendra Modi-led government at the......

Write to PM on job creation, you may get Rs 2 lakh!

Write a letter to the Prime Minister suggesting an idea to create jobs and win Rs 200,000 -- Rs 100,000 for the author and another lakh to the college he or she represents. A business school in......

Why big infra projects get delayed in India

If there is one area in India that badly needs some, it is the planning and implementation of infrastructure projects, says Barun Roy. Image: Godavari Rail Bridge. Photograph: Courtesy,......

US or China: Modi should tread cautiously

China and the United States are not just two geopolitical poles, but would expect different strategies for economic development in India, notes Mihir S Sharma. Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

Youngistaan review: I wouldn't vote for It

Youngistaan neither says something new nor does it reinforce time-tested wisdom in a way that you actually want to pay attention to it, feels Paloma Sharma. The civilisation is ancient, the......

'Didn't know Ae mere watan ke logon would become a rage'

As the iconic song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon turned 50 years old on January 27, Lata Mangeshkar tells Subhash K Jha the truth about India’s most beloved patriotic song: Kissko pataa tha yeh......

'Ashamed to see film fraternity celebrating gender bias'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, whose film Rang De Basanti (2006) helped change the way we look at socio-political injustice, vents his angst this Republic Day.Both society and films are part of the......

Euro 2016: Wales continue their unbeaten run; Iceland stun Dutch

Wales' Gareth Bale, right, challenges for an aerial ball with Cyprus' Giorgos Merkis during their Euro 2016 Group B qualifying match at Cardiff City . Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Wales......

Sports Shorts: Nadal recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis

Rafael Nadal of Spain. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Rafael Nadal is recovering satisfactorily from appendicitis and will continue a course of antibiotics in a bid to be fit for the......

Captain Kuba saves day for Poland

A spectacular strike by captain Jakub Blaszczykowski allowed Poland to fight back to draw 1-1 against Group A favourites Russia on Tuesday in a game marred by violent clashes between rival fans......

Expect two more boxers to qualify for Olympics: Sandhu

India's long-serving boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu expects two more of his wards to make the cut for London Olympics from the Asian qualifying event in April after four of them booked their......

ICC needs to find new ways to curb match-fixing: Imran

Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan believes the ICC will have to adopt new ways to curb the menace of match-fixing as it is very difficult to detect and prove. Imran's comments came few days after......

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mohanbirsingh ghura
Q. We were watching the Republic Day Parade of our soldiers and arms and felt very proud of themBut for how long can we keep on this spectacle?Should we not celebrate Republic Day as a showcase of the cultural diversity of our country?Unity in diversity?
Mohanbirsingh Ghura:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/we-were-watching-the-republic-day-parade-of-our-soldiers-and/21877026/answers/

mohanbirsingh ghura
Q. PLease pay attention and clarify : according to 1946's Indian Independence act 1.(1) As from the fifteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-seven, two independent Dominions shall be set up in India, to be known respectively as India and Pakistan.even our entry in common wealth is as British dominion and not as Republic of India meaning of word "dominion" as per Oxford dictionary is (usually dominions) the territory of a sovereign or government:have we got independence ?were our leaders doping when we were bluffed to have freedom ?
Mohanbirsingh Ghura:  A. I always felt those Gandhians used world war 2 as a perfect cover to steal independence from true revolutionaries, who wanted 2 disband the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/please-pay-attention-and-clarify--according-to-1946s-indian-/21877026/answers/20418052

Gaurav vyas
Q. Flag hoisting is not allowed in Kashmir, is it not a pert of Republic of Inida, J & K Govt. & PM behaving foolishly
Gaurav Vyas:  A. It is no secret as to the viewpoint your average Kashmiri holds about India. In my experience of dealing w/ ppl there, they were friendly,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/flag-hoisting-is-not-allowed-in-kashmir-is-it-not-a-pert-of-/20418042/answers/19010172

  Web results for Republic Of Ideas
Idea of a 'homogeneous' nation is problematic, says Vice President Hamid Ansari

Amid the raging controversy over Sangh Parivar's Hindutva agenda, Vice President Hamid Ansari today cautioned against connecting faith and history... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-idea-of-a-homogeneous-nation-is-problematic-says-vice-president-hamid-ansari-2047666
DoT Seeks FinMin, DefMin Views on Draft Spectrum Auction Note

The Department of Telecom has sought views of Defence and Finance ministries on the draft note on spectrum auction. The auction is scheduled to... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/DoT-Seeks-FinMin-DefMin-Views-on-Draft-Spectrum-Auction-Note/874781
Bitter harvest Mehdi case shows enough ground for radical Islams rise in Bengal

On a dead-end street in north Kolkata, Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, is not a byword for radical Islam. He is the local boy who aspired for all the... ...

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mehdi-masroor-biswas-case-doesn-t-mean-radical-islam-has-caught-up-with-west-bengal/article1-1300988.aspx
The merger of militancy

It can be speculated by many thinking brains that various militant outfits globally can merge with each other. While there is no clear cut trend as... ...

http://www.merinews.com/article/the-merger-of-militancy/15903087.shtml
It is still the economy, stupid!

If 2014 was the year of politics, 2015 will have to be the year of the economy. And, if this has to happen, it is necessary that we have a correct... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/Make-in-India-It-is-still-the-economy-stupid/articleshow/45664408.cms

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