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Vivek Gumaste

Academic Vivek Gumaste, who is based in the United States, is the author of My India: Musings of a Patriot. You can e-mail the author at gumastev@yahoo.com

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Blame game at this juncture is suicidal

Blame game at this juncture is suicidal

Rediff.com18 hours ago

To build one's political and ideological arguments on the dead bodies piling up outside our crematoriums is despicable and breaches the basic tenet of human civility, argues Vivek Gumaste.

There are Wazes in every police force

There are Wazes in every police force

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

'What this incident must do is provide a renewed impetus to urgently bring in police reforms; changes that will ensure that political patronage and extraneous pressure are reduced to a minimum and allow the police to function independently and honestly,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Farmers must call off chakka jam in the national interest

Farmers must call off chakka jam in the national interest

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

The government and the farmers must come back to the negotiating table with only the interest of the country in mind, suggests Vivek Gumaste.

Narendra Modi is not Donald Trump

Narendra Modi is not Donald Trump

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

The danger to India's democracy is coming from recourse to mobocracy encouraged by the anti-Modi gang, argues Vivek Gumaste.

Farmers must climb down

Farmers must climb down

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

The government's predicament is a result of its own doing: That of not ensuring adequate buy-in by the stakeholders before passage of the laws, notes Vivek Gumaste.

India needn't match China bullet for bullet

India needn't match China bullet for bullet

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

All that India must aim for is to match China's military prowess adjusted to equal Beijing's India-specific military capability, argues Vivek Gumaste.

India can never trust the Chinese again!

India can never trust the Chinese again!

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

'Magnanimity and appeasement have no place in the world of realpolitik as India has learned the hard way,' notes Vivek Gumaste in the first of a two-part column.

View: CBI must not appeal Babri verdict

View: CBI must not appeal Babri verdict

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

Challenging the verdict is a deterrent to future peace and harmony and a socially irresponsible act, argues Vivek Gumaste.

Was Babri Masjid demolition justified?

Was Babri Masjid demolition justified?

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

'The outrage that followed the destruction of the Babri Masjid was an inability to see the event for what it was: The rectification of a grave historical wrong, the restitution of a hurt of a people and the countering of moral injustice,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Speak in one voice in times of external threat

Speak in one voice in times of external threat

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

'It is nobody's contention that uncomfortable questions regarding national security should not be raised. But that is a topic for another day and another time when the immediate threat has faded,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

India must be militarily prepared for the worst

India must be militarily prepared for the worst

Rediff.com5 Jun 2020

'One must remember that a dragon has a forked tongue,' warns Vivek Gumaste.

India is a moral giant; no one can damage its image

India is a moral giant; no one can damage its image

Rediff.com16 May 2020

'India's reputation is not and cannot be dependent on the whimsical opinions of some obscure foreign advisory committee packed with Hindu-phobic acolytes,' declares Vivek Gumaste.

India must enforce social distancing strictly

India must enforce social distancing strictly

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

'India does not have the wherewithal to successfully manage a full blown covid-19 crisis,' warns Vivek Gumaste.

Sinister agenda behind anti-CAA-NRC protests?

Sinister agenda behind anti-CAA-NRC protests?

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Opponents of the CAA and NRC have gone to town accusing the BJP of an ulterior motive (read, disenfranchisement of Muslims) in implementing the NRC. By the same token it can be alleged that anti-CAA opponents have a nefarious agenda in mind that would be scuttled by the implementation of the NRC: Namely the accrual of dedicated vote banks and the restoration of Muslim hegemony over at least parts of India, especially Bengal and Assam, argues Vivek Gumaste.

The greatest threat to our democracy post 1975

The greatest threat to our democracy post 1975

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

'Refusing to implement the CAA-NRC, as some states have done via resolutions in state assemblies, is a violation of the Constitution; an attempt to alter the fundamental structure of our democracy and a recipe for anarchy,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

The anatomy of an ugly protest

The anatomy of an ugly protest

Rediff.com8 Jan 2020

The anti-CAA protest was an ugly rant more consistent with the violent chaos of anarchy, argues Vivek Gumaste.

Why all Indians must support the CAB

Why all Indians must support the CAB

Rediff.com11 Dec 2019

'The entire brouhaha with regard to the CAB smacks of blatant Hinduphobia, a duplicitous exercise, morally corrupt in its construct and aimed at divesting deserving Hindus of basic human rights by raising the bogey of Muslim discrimination, and must be called out for what it is,' says Vivek Gumaste.

Ayodhya conflict was not a mere title dispute

Ayodhya conflict was not a mere title dispute

Rediff.com19 Nov 2019

'The verdict must be seen as something more; as a historical balm, a moral restitution and the deliverance of justice to a people wronged,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Why Washington Post's coverage of Kashmir is not credible

Why Washington Post's coverage of Kashmir is not credible

Rediff.com3 Oct 2019

'The Post's coverage is not an authentic public discourse guided by unbiased Western intellectuals, but a slanted doomsday propaganda orchestrated by Indians and expatriate Indians,' argues Vivek Gumaste.

Jai Shri Ram, mob violence and how to tackle it

Jai Shri Ram, mob violence and how to tackle it

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

Communalising law and order situations is fraught with danger; we need to tread cautiously. Interjecting a communal angle into what is purely a law and order issue does nobody good; it muddies the picture, fuels unrequited passion and distracts us from the core issue, says Vivek Gumaste.

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