Category Archives: International

Nelson Mandela still relevant in this world

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 Today’s edition of The Pioneer carried my piece on Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela still relevant in the world.

July 18 is observed as The Nelson Mandela Day. Though Mandela is often compared with other great leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior, his approach widely differed from these two leaders.

Here is the link to full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/nelson-mandela-still-relevant-in-this-world.html

Looking beyond the land boundary deal

Oped section of The Pioneer, dated June 15 carried my write-up highlighting the issue of illegal immigrants in India from Bangladesh: Looking beyond the land boundary deal

Narendra Modi has done well on the land deal with Bangladesh. But he has ignored the issue of illegal migration. The need is for infiltration-proof borders.

Link to the full article: http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/looking-beyond-the-land-boundary-deal.html

The Man Who Dreamt

 

Like Gandhi, King used his religious conviction and belief in non-violence to champion his cause. He transformed himself in to voice that appealed to the conscience of whites. He took a philosophical stand that “in the final analysis, the white man cannot ignore the Negro problem, because he is part of the Negro and the Negro is a part of him. The Negro’s agony diminishes the white man, and the Negro’s salvation enlarges the white man.”

On the occasion of Marti Luther King Day, my piece published in Bangladesh daily, ‘The Daily Star dated January 19, 2015 : The Man Who Dreamt

 

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To read the full article please click on the web link: http://epaper.thedailystar.net/index.php?opt=view&page=7&date=2015-01-19

 

TEACHING THE SCIENCE OF THE SOUL

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Building on Swami Vivekananda’s legacy, Paramahansa Yogananda was instrumental in popularising yoga in the West. So relevant are his teachings today that yoga studios are now as common as coffee shops in America

My piece in “The Pioneer” dated January 6, 2015 : Teaching the science of the soul. 

To read the full article, please visit :http://archive.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/teaching-the-science-of-the-soul.html

 

 

Is US media covering Obama’s India visit?

The Indian media is taking pains to describe at length- even with graphical details- about Air Force One looking no less than a Flying White House, official vehicle of President called ‘the Beast’, his dog soldiers, what is plan B for Agra and how sanitary work is in full progress in the cities that he will be visiting.

My report from Chicago published in The Times of India on January 27, 2015: Is US media covering Obama’s India visit?

To read the full report please click on the web link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/contributors/contributions/munish-kumar-raizada/Is-US-media-covering-Obamas-India-visit/articleshow/46027364.cms?

Reality not rosy for US blacks

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On the outside, the US has turned the page on its history of racial discrimination. The world’s oldest democracy currently has its first ever African American President in Barack Obama. But the ground reality is far from rosy.

As  USA celebrates February as African American History Month, my analysis published on February 20, 2015 in the Chandigarh and Delhi-based Newspaper “Daily Post”: Reality not rosy for US blacks

http://epaper.dailypostindia.com/Details.aspx?id=125213&boxid=59182&uid&dat=2015-02-20

NRIs’ Date with Indian Politics

Please take a look at my article that was published today (Nov. 27, 2014) in the Chandigarh and Delhi-based Newspaper “Daily Post“. The article narrates how Non Resident Indians are inclined to participate in Indian politics and how Indian political parties are also reaching out to them via their foreign chapters.

Here is the web-link: http://goo.gl/2K6Zly

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फर्गुसन में नस्लवाद के दंगे

फर्गुसन, अमेरिका में दंगो पर मेरा डिस्पैच आज के “नवोदय टाइम्स”, दिल्ली समाचार पत्र में.

Link: http://epaper.navodayatimes.in/382770/The-Navodaya-Times-Main/Navodaya-Times-Main?show=touch#page/11/1

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NRIs’ Date with Indian Politics

Over the years, a trend has emerged that shows that overseas Indians like to contribute to India by participating in politics. Similarly, Indian political parties see them as an asset and have redoubled their efforts by reaching out to them on foreign shores. This is the theme of my weekly column this time published every Monday in Delhi-based The Political & Business Daily newspaper.

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