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Anirban Ganguly

Situating Bankim in today’s Bengal

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The Congress, Communists and the lone intellectual in the Trinamool in the midst of lumpens, Sugata Bose, took umbrage that Amit Shah had dared to come to Kolkata and to speak on Bankim BJP president Amit Shah delivered the first Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay Memorial Oration, instituted by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee...

Bengal’s self-recovery foretold

Friday, 06 Jul 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Oped

The best tribute to Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his 117th birth anniversary today would be for the bhadralok to rescue his legacy from the hands of lumpens, revolutionary or otherwise When a beleaguered and ill Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), one of the most articulate, forceful, imaginative and creative voices in Bengal’s...

Acharya Modi and the vision of Visva Bharati

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Modi’s words at the Samavartana Utsava reminded one of Syama Prasad's observations at the Samavartana Utsava 68 years ago. It was a call to actualise the vision of building a ‘New India' Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee delivered the Convocation address at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, on December 25, 1950 and Prime Minister Narendra...

Saga of Bengal mirrors the mindlessness of leaders

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The struggle for the future of India is against three groups: Those who perpetrate political terrorism; those who allow it to continue unabated and; from self-professed (rootless) leaders One of the most heart wrenching, irony-soaked episodes during the Karnataka election campaign was the ludicrous spectacle of a few superannuated Congress leaders...

Dear Friends, Be Alert

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

An Open Letter to BJP Members of Parliament Many of us worked very hard for the victory of the BJP in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Many proclaimed that they had worked hard for the victory of the party in 2014; many others who had equally worked very hard, chose to...

How the Lotus bloomed: A look back in time

Friday, 06 Apr 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Ever since its inception, the BJP has seen decades of struggle and the Lotus did bloom in 2014. Ever since then, the party under Modi and Shah has become a bridge between the Government and the people It was on April 6, 1980, at the Kotla grounds in Delhi that the...

Vulture politics and Amit Shah phobia

Wednesday, 24 Jan 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

That Shah has consistently, resolutely and without reserve displayed a firm unwillingness and refusal to be co-opted by the cabal is his gravest ‘crime’ The left illiberal cabal, the Congress leadership (especially the current “high command”), directionless and ideologically bereft communists, five-star activists who raise funds in the name of relief...

Kashmir narratives that nail the difference - II

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

Jagmohan’s seven-point agenda to reinvent the State of Jammu & Kashmir is being implemented by a promising helmsman in Narendra Modi and that is a cause for great hope for the nation In his seven-point programme delineated in the 12th edition of his seminal work on Jammu & Kashmir (My Frozen...

Kashmir narratives that nail the difference - I

Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

P Chidambaram is behaving like the buccaneer of a sinking ship, indulging in sophistry on Jammu & Kashmir; in contrast, the erudite Jagmohan is still working on solutions It is interesting to observe how some out of work and out of season politicians gradually lose grip of their mind and their...

New narrative for a civilisational India

Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017 | Anirban Ganguly | in Edit

The political and intellectual struggle for a new India narrative is deriving mutual strength, which poses a formidable challenge to those who wish to thwart the legacy of the ‘great ideals of Indian culture' Five hundred years hence”, wrote the philosopher historian Ananda Coomaraswamy in one of his most celebrated expressions...


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