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The Union Budget is round the corner. The middle class people are obviously sandwiched in the middle between the elite and poor and downtrodden people, similar to the plight of the middle-level manager, who is expected to be accountable to his superior, as well as getting the work done from his subordinates with proven leadership quality.  Hence, it was not surprising when the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman revealed that she is from the middle class, and hence, has no hesitation in identifying with them.

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In the Spanish bullfight, we find that whenever a Matador waves a red cloth before a bull, the beast charges at it.

This beastly habit is getting repeated in real time geopolitics since 1962: the year when China betrayed Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai slogan believed to have been coined by Jawaharlal Nehru. He was India’s Prime Minister when the first India-China border clash took place.

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When she stood on the car bonnet of Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan at Calcutta in the 1975, she was just a teenaged Bengali girl of 15. She was protesting against the Loknayak and supporting the Emergency declared by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Nearly 47 years down the line, that courageous 15-year old girl has grown up to be the Didi or elder sister to the people of West Bengal.

Do we really need to identify her?

In 1975, she was an active Youth Congress member. In 2022, we know her as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.  

Yes, Mamata Banerjee has transformed over the last 47 years but not before proving her Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi-type image on December 11, 1998 when she made the cold winter of New Delhi and also that of the entire India quite hot.

What was that?

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The government of Manipur, cutting across party lines have always tried to do away with the liquor prohibition clamped on the State as an acknowledgment of the futility of the exercise and the loss of resources generated by the illicit liquor business. Despite attempts, none had so far ventured to defy the strong, prohibition campaign sustained by various civil society organizations, particularly women vigilante groups or Meira Paibis, backed by proscribed outfits.

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AIndia celebrates its 75th Independence Day, patriotic fervor gripped the nation as the country celebrated its 75 years of freedom. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Assam to Arunachal, the Tiranga has united over 1.4 billion Indians as people take part in the historic celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the celebration Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsavon 12 March 2021 with a 'padyatra' (Freedom March) at Savarmati ashram with a 75-week countdown to its 75th Anniversary of Independence which will continue till next year ending on 15th August 2023.

There are five themes of the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', mainly:

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