Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit

Speaking truth to power is the greatest tribute to George Orwell

Orwell’s ideas remain profoundly relevant across various contexts and cultures. George Orwell was born 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bengal, an Anglo Indian with command...

When NEET is not so neat

Needed, credible higher education and integrity of examinations. Sanity is not statistical. George Orwell Exam leaks have made one exam, one nation postulate to a serious rethink....

49 years after Emergency, lack of awareness remains

Reflecting upon the Emergency is more necessary than ever to gain perspective on what phrases like ‘rise of authoritarianism’ actually mean. Eternal vigilance is the...

Lessons of Emergency 1975, Elections 2024 and doublethink

The narrative power of the Congress-Left ecosystem helped erase public memory by manipulation and misinformation. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit “If all others accepted the lie which the...

Strategic genius: Shivaji’s contributions to Indian defence

It is heartening to see modern India recognising and honouring Shivaji’s legacy. Shivaji’s diplomatic acumen in forging alliances with European powers like the Portuguese and...

Higher education agenda for new government

The government has a unique opportunity to effect transformative change within the education sector. India, the Mother of Democracy, has successfully conducted the largest and...

Ahilyabai Holkar: Reformer, cultural patron and a leader

She rebuilt the Kashi Vishwanath temple in 1780, almost a century after its destruction by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. On 31 May, India honoured the...

Savarkar, Unsung Hero, Nationalist and Intellectual

Historians writing about Indian history have treated Savarkar harshly and prejudicially. Veer Savarkar was a multidimensional personality—a freedom fighter, social reformer, writer, poet, historian, political...

Classical Indian Buddhism and Indian Knowledge Systems

Contrary to many caricatures, Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) embody a spirit of inclusivity that transcends religious boundaries and embraces diverse sources of wisdom. Since all...

Science and spirituality in Indian knowledge systems: Learning from Swami Vivekananda and Ranganathananda

Both Vivekananda and Ranganathananda bridged the Cartesian divide between science and religion. The Bharatiya narrative architecture perceives knowledge as holistic and not in binaries of...

Perception warfare subverting democracies and societies

According to Alvin Toffler, “The full implications of what we termed ‘Third wave knowledge warfare’ have not yet been digested. The wars of the...

Inclusive and expansive: A Bharatiya narrative for climate change

While the Western viewpoint often seeks to exert control over nature, the Indian perspective rejects human attempts to control nature. The Panchabhoota Bharatiya narrative architecture...

Kachchatheevu and the debate on geo-economics and maritime security

Possession of islands away from the mainland provides strategic and political advantages to a country. India is often seen and described as a sub-continent and...

Women Empowerment: Less remembered legacy of Dr Ambedkar

His most extraordinary contribution was his pivotal role in drafting the Hindu Marriage Bills. This 14 April we celebrate the 133rd birth anniversary of the...

Draupadi: Feminist of Bharat

Throughout history, women in Bharat have excelled as mathematicians, philosophers, and scholars of Vedic literature, challenging the notion that feminism and gender equality are...

A new kind of terrorism: Savvier, yet deadlier

The over-reliance on technology has inadvertently provided the terrorists with opportunities to manipulate information, blurring the line between actionable intelligence and misinformation. The recent appalling...

Relevance of Lok Nayak J.P. Narayan and Sampoorna Kranti today

India is on a trajectory where it is getting closer to realising JP’s ideas of a polity where common individuals matter, not selected elites. Jayaprakash...

V-Dem Report 2024: A political hatchet job in the name of research

India is placed behind countries with questionable and rocky histories of democracy, including Nepal and Kosovo. Another year, another report, yet the same story! The...

Aryan invasion theory and Dravidian distortions

A flawed and divisive conjecture of the Bharatiya civilisation. Regardless of the domains, a theory is never considered the final word; it remains subject to...

Women’s issues are not a matter of politics

Women’s issues and feminism are universal but does one hegemonic narrative of the Left and Liberal Westerners define all? There needs to be the...

A new dawn in the Northeast

There has been substantial growth in per capita income across various states. The policy of divide and rule constructed by the post colonial Nehruvian state...

‘Integral Humanism’ for contemporary Bharat

The ideas encapsulated in ‘Integral Humanism’ are distilled from Deendayal Upadhyaya’s years of experience. The Nehruvian State and its policy of cancel culture systematically marginalized...

Transformed Kashmir is a tribute to Dr S.P. Mukherjee

In post-Independence India, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of the Jan Sangh, emerged as a prominent and vocal critic of Article 370. The Nehruvian state...

Diversity: JNU experience of fighting stereotypes

In its 54-year legacy, JNU proudly asserts that ‘no posts have been dereserved.’ UGC’s recent draft guidelines on implementing the reservation policy in higher education...

How the Nehruvian state tried to cancel Ambedkar

Congress and Communists came together to manipulate the defeat of Babasaheb in the 1952 Lok Sabha elections from North Bombay. We are celebrating 75 years...

Omission of INA and Netaji: A tale of political expediency over historical legacy

The erasure of the INA and Bose’s contributions to India’s Independence is a wilful desecration of their memory and sacrifices. India is gearing up...

Celebrating the Bharatiya narrative on feminism

Jijabai recognized that for the welfare of the common people, it was pertinent to raise Shivaji based on the Hindu ideas of swaraj, swabhimaan...

Civilizational connect of Ayodhya’s Ram temple

That the Ram temple in Ayodhya took nearly 76 years after Independence to build because of the uproar surrounding it, is totally unwarranted. The...

How science exposes the left ‘distorians’

Two archaeological excavations, Rakhigarhi and Keeladi, have demolished two major myths of the Aryan invasion/migration theory and the Aryan/Dravidian divide or the North-South divide. “Power...

Viksit Bharat@2047: A clarion call for institutes and students

Last week marked a pivotal moment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a groundbreaking initiative titled “Viksit Bharat@2047: Voice of Youth”. This initiative sounded...

Wokeism and the preferential manipulation of identity

Wokeism begins with the concern for the marginalised persons, but ends up reducing each person to the prism of their marginalisation.

Henry Kissinger: Academic and diplomat

Kissinger’s academic and intellectual journey shaped his conviction that personal beliefs, ideologies, values, and moral considerations often take a back seat when dealing with...

Imagined histories in independent India

Unfortunately, the social sciences have refused to take a thinker like B.R. Ambedkar seriously. Any discussion on law in India and outside must include...

Sudan’s human rights crisis and an exercise in global hypocrisy

When the discourse on human rights is swayed by political expediency rather than an unwavering commitment to justice, the very essence of the term...

Terrorism as business and some NGOs as fronts

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to...

Silence of the liberals on Pak’s expulsion of Afghans

The silence of those who once marched with megaphones during the NRC/CAA events, exposes their false narrative about caring for the Muslim populace. In October,...

Doublethink, doublespeak and dystopia

In the Israel-Hamas war, the left, the wokes, instead of discussing the war and the reason behind the terror are attacking the Other, the...

Terrorism as a banality of radical evil

The reaction of those supporting Hamas is cognitive-dissonance reduction. This requires vilifying the victim to uphold one’s prejudices. The banality of evil initially used by...

Universal vs unique values, multiculturalism vs monoculturalism

Universal values form the foundation for moral and ethical judgments, distinguishing right from wrong. Failure to adhere to these values is viewed as a...

Terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy

The lack of a universally accepted definition of terrorism complicates efforts to combat state-sponsored glorification of untold terrorism. The recent terror attacks on the fifitieth...

Trudeau’s domestic politics masquerades as foreign policy

This episode shows how even developed countries externalise domestic issues by transforming a bilateral partner into an adversary for domestic electoral gains. In a recent...

G20 Summit showed civilisational unity of Bharat

Lord Shiva as Nataraja as the main symbol at the Bharat Mandapam shows the unity and continuity of our unbroken civilization. The roof of Peace...

Challenges to higher education in Amrit Kaal

Public education bridges the gap of social, economic and regional disparities. The motto of Excellence with Empathy, Equality with Equity and Inclusion with Integrity and...

Transform higher education by seizing the AI moment

NEP 2020 views AI as a powerful tool to address various challenges and achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs), including promoting women’s higher education. National Education...

The shadow of violence: Confronting issues in Manipur and beyond

One should remember a single moment of discord can shatter decades of hard-earned harmony. Violence has been erupting in different states, which seems to be...

International NGOs interfere, set agendas globally

INGOs often fall short of upholding the ideals of transparency and accountability, which they demand from governments worldwide. Just as Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked...

350th year of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s coronation

An enduring legacy of the Marathas and Hindavi Swaraj. The 350th year since the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is an occasion of great historical...

Woke chokehold on debate, discussion is growing

Academia must prioritize disseminating accurate and nuanced information, countering the spread of misinformation prevalent in woke culture. The entire visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

India’s rich democratic legacy: From Uttaramerur to Anubhava Mandapa

The recent inauguration of the new Parliament building marked a significant milestone in India’s 76-year history of Independence. For the first time, Indians have...

Cancel culture and public space in India

The huge uproar over a film and the politics of the ban in India is extremely unfortunate. Such is valid for the content of...

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