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Deepening crisis of Congress party under Rahul Gandhi

By Rajdeep Sardesai Dumping on Rahul Gandhi has become a fashion: while his BJP opponents have ‘Pappu-fied’ him as an incompetent leader, many of his Congress colleagues in private hold him responsible for the deepening crisis of the grand old party. It’s almost as if every time any Congress person quits the party or indeed, […]

India can double its manufacturing GDP in next few years: McKinsey

India’s natural resources and low-cost labour could spruce up manufacturing value chains if managed well. While the world economy is hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, India could be sitting on a $300 billion opportunity and could actually double its manufacturing gross domestic product in the next few years. According to a McKinsey report, while […]

The Uluru Statement: An offer of redemption and reconciliation

The Uluru Statement: An offer of redemption and reconciliation from the original sin that migrants all carry By Neville Roach May 26 2020 was the third anniversary of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. It was also the day the news of George Floyd’s murder broke which explains why the Statement had fewer headlines and […]

Do ‘Black Lives Matter’ to the Indian-Australians Down Under

Neville Roach is Australia’s First Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee; Chairman Emeritus of the Australia Indian Business Council and former Chairman of Fujitsu in Australia and New Zealand; the National Multicultural Advisory Council and the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council of Overseas Indians.   By Neville Roach In The American Bazaar on 20-07-20 under the […]

India’s bold action, new posture take Pakistan and China by surprise

By G Parthasarathy The mandarins in Beijing never imagined that India would directly challenge a growingly powerful and arrogant China Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s action to annul Articles 370 and 35(A) of the Indian Constitution predictably triggered anger, outrage and breast-beating across Pakistan, and shock in Beijing. Pakistan’s feudal, land-owning, political elite and military […]

Developments in Kashmir set off chain of global reactions

By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhary With the Narendra Modi-led government revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) through the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on August 5, the ‘most dangerous place on earth,’ a remark made by former President Bill Clinton, has again become the centre of attention in South Asia With […]

Swami Chidananda Succeeds Sri Mrinalini Mata As Spiritual Leader of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Society

LOS ANGELES, September 5, 2017—The Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship, the international non-profit spiritual organization founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920, has just announced the election of Swami Chidananda  to the position of president of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), effective immediately.  He succeeds Sri Mrinalini Mata, who served in this position […]

Here lies one who spared neither men nor God: Khushwant Singh

Kushwant Singh (2 February 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian columnist, novelist, writer and a journalist. Excerpts from Kushwant Singh’s book: ‘The Low-down on life, death & most things in-between.” Penguin Death is rarely spoken about in our homes. I wonder why. Especially when each of us knows that death has to come, […]

Obama backs Hillary for the top job

                  Here’s President’s inspiring  speech asking America to vote for the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton:   Twelve years ago tonight, I addressed this convention for the very first time. You met my two little girls, Malia and Sasha – now two amazing young women who just fill […]

Australian super funds still shy of buying Jaitley’s India story

  By Rekha Bhattacharjee As the Australian visit of India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley enters its concluding phase, a section of the media here is already lamenting the tepid reception given to him, while also doubting if he can inspire big Oz funds to invest in India. “His visit to Australia this week should have aroused comparable […]

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