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Jai Hazare

 Albert Camus, a Nobel laureate in literature and a prominent Existentialist philosopher, defined a rebel as a person who says ‘No’ to a system and also introduces an alternative system.   My problem with the Anna Hazare politics has been that … Continue reading

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The Art of Manufacturing Truths

  Baba Ramdev, Anna Hazare and others seem to be specialising in the art of fabricating truths.  This is not my allegation.  Harish Khare’s article in today’s Hindu [6 June 2012] says it eloquently.  Khare’s argument is that the Hazare … Continue reading

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Is this man a fraud or an idiot?

Anna Hazare says that he won’t contest the elections simply because Indians “vote for booze and money.” The Indian Express, Delhi edition, has given front page coverage to that statement of Hazare. I am an Indian and I have never … Continue reading

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Anti-Gandhian Anna

  Flogging and Gandhi?  They never go together. “Gandhi never urged anyone to renounce wealth or power,” says Louis Fischer in his renowned biography of Mahatma Gandhi.  Gandhi did not insist on anyone to renounce anything.  Even alcohol.  Gandhi said, … Continue reading

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Anna Hazare – Book Review

  Book Review Anna Hazare: The Gandhi of 21st Century Author: Sanjay Dutta Published by: Mahaveer Publishers, New Delhi Pages: 204       Price: Rs 175 This is a hastily compiled book published with the intention of cashing in on the popularity … Continue reading

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Hazare and the Thousands

  The Hindu newspaper has been carrying articles by various eminent writers and thinkers on the issue of Anna Hazare ever since Anna started his fast recently.  The lead article on the edit page of today’s Hindu [24 Aug] is … Continue reading

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Paradigm Change in Indian Politics

  “The ideas by which a ruling group maintains its power must be suited to the intellectual climate of the given epoch,” says Barrows Dunham in his eminently thought-provoking and erudite book, Man Against Myth. The Anna Hazare phenomenon that … Continue reading

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