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Anirban Ganguly

The other Kumarakom: CPI(M)’s violent backwater

Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Kumarakom, Kerala’s paradise, symbolises ‘God's own country' for many visitors. On the flip side, however, it is also ground zero for communist-backed political violence and intimidation The Jana Raksha Yatra held in protest against the Communist Party of India Marxist’s or CPI(M)’s politics of violence and death has evoked a resounding...

Jan Raksha Yatra: Big blow to Left’s legacy of violence

Friday, 13 Oct 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The BJP’s Jan Raksha Yatra is a blow to communist violence in Kerala. Equations are fast changing. Large number of people have come out to oppose the culture of political violence practiced by the CPI(M) Fifty two-year-old CK Ramachandran, an auto driver and a prominent face of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

Failing the tests of political leadership

Saturday, 07 Oct 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

While Rahul Gandhi and his party thrive on the politics of hate and appeasement, he himself has become a political separatist who pretends to be a liberator of India. In short, he is an impostor The first part of my column on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s imbecile interview to World...

Rahul's prattle displays his political illiteracy

Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

A look at Rahul Gandhi’s interview to Nicolas Berggruen will display his colossal multi-dimensional illiteracy when it comes to India. The scion fails to connect with its people and, therefore, glibly disparages the latter Rahul Gandhi is perhaps the most callow, shallow-thinking, impulsive, self-serving, self-obsessed, ill-informed, graceless and politically illiterate leader...

Rahul at Berkeley: A confused cacophony

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Rahul Gandhi’s Berkeley speech, unlike Nehru's, was a private affair. Bereft of an element of thought, he expressed his own state of mind and that of his party's — lacking in direction and cohesion Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s speech, delivered at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 31, 1949,...

Mamata’s brazen admission of Muslim appeasement

Saturday, 09 Sep 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

In West Bengal today, after four decades of red fascism, has come an era of secular fascism, which takes the Hindus for granted, rides roughshod over them and snatches away their right to live in dignity and security In a Press conference sometime this week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,...

Civilisational dialogue at Samvad in Yangon

Monday, 28 Aug 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Modi's vision of India's civilisational outreach was in full display at the second Samvad gathering: It generated goodwill, confidence and an urge towards a greater synthesis of thought, of direction and of action Despite political vicissitudes, despite the many layers of our relations over the decades, despite challenging phases as well...

Samvad: Modi's vision of civilisational dialogue

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The Modi-Abe partnership on Samvad looks beyond present stereotypes of soft power and works towards erecting new foundations for civilisational exchange and to put together coalitions of cultures and civilizations A defining feature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy is his sustained and ceaseless emphasis on India’s civilisational dimensions, its...

Of nakedness, Hitler's spirit and failed leaders

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

A number of afflicted half-intellectuals and failed leaders abound in India today. And Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is foremost among them. His shallowness outshines all others Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, during one of those periods when he is afflicted with a compelling urge to churn out some fundamental thought...

Poribortan that Bengalis never really wanted

Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Mamata Banerjee has taken West Bengal to a new low in minority vote-bank politics. As worse, she has imperiled the well-being of others, who live in fear of their lives Clearly, the situation in West Bengal is spiralling out of control and deteriorating by the day. The recent spate of mob...


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