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Issue No.: 570 | December 2014

Between Ourselves

We had a successful symposium on "Gokhale’s Legacy.” The inaugural Address by Dr. Aroon Tikekar drew much appreciation; so did the speech by Mr. Sunil Gokhale. The symposium which was organised to mark the 100th death anniversary of Gopal Krishna Gokhale ends in February next year. We shall dedicate the February 2015 issue of Freedom First in his honour along with an extensive coverage of the presentations made at the symposium.

If any of you reading this would like to contribute any article, comment or draw attention to any aspect of Gokhale’s life and work, please do send it along to us for possible inclusion. Also the February issue may, hopefully, carry additional pages. Any advertising support we can get with your help will be much appreciated.

This issue now in your hands could not carry all the contributions that were received due to space constraints. Nevertheless the canvas is wide. PM Narendra Modi continues to dominate in terms of the number of pages. Of particular interest is the one from our subscriber from the US, Dr. Sardul Minhas who writes on those who opposed the PM’s visit to the US.

There is a considerable revival of interest in the life and work of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. We would be fully justified in blaming the Indira Congress for this, as this was no lapse of memory but a deliberate policy to deny the post-independence generations the names of the large number of participants in the freedom movement particularly in rural India.

December 10 this year marks the 136th birthday of Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (variously addressed as C. Rajagopalachari, CR or Rajaji).We honour him on the cover and apart from the ‘Wit and Wisdom of Rajaji’ on the inside front cover we have, on this occasion, wherever there was space filled it with Rajaji’s quotes.






Other Articles in this Issue

Between Ourselves

Between Ourselves



M. V. Kamath: A Personality Sketch


Remembering Rajaji

The Wit and Wisdom of Rajaji


“I Touch a Sensitive Spot”

C. Rajagopalachari

Rajaji in his ‘Dear Reader’ page, in Swarajya


Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Rediscovering The Sardar

T. H. Chowdary

When the Princely State of Hyderabad was integrated into the Indian Union


Assembly Elections: Haryana and Maharashtra

Haryana A Decisive Victory for the BJP

B. N. Mehrish

Maharashtra: Have the BJP and the Shiv Sena Missed the Mandate?

Nitin G. Raut

Prime Minister Modi – 6 Months After

Modi Triumphant

Firoze Hirjikaka

Modi’s Detractors in America

Sardul Singh Minhas

Federalism, Governance and Growth

Sunil S. Bhandare

The Political-Economy of Black Money in India

Ajit Karnik

Point Counter Point : Every issue has at least two sides

Maharashtra Elections

Ashok Karnik

Ottawa Attack

Ashok Karnik

The Black Money Hype

Ashok Karnik

The Rural Perspective

Agriculture and Rural Indebtedness - IV

R. M. Mohan Rao

Foreign Relations in the 21st Century

Containment And Cooperation: Continuity and Change in India’s China Policy

B. Ramesh Babu

Book Review


Lok Raj Baral


Vappala Balachandran

Educating Adults

The Legality of ‘Tolerated Prostitution’ - Remembering Meliscent Shephard as we Debate

Jyoti Marwah

Legalising Prostitution – The Way Forward

Elizabeth Rosen

Sending Sheetal from a Red Light Area to a U.S drum school?


Facilities Alone do not make for Good Education – A Personal Experience

Suresh C. Sharma

Compelling Scientists to Teach

Suresh C. Sharma

From Our Readers

Andhra Pradesh Day

T. H. Chowdary

Preserving Our Nationhood and Culture

T. H. Chowdary

Why this Discrimination?

Suresh C. Sharma

“A Tale of Three Nations” - A Correction

Arvind Banavalikar


Many Voices from the Past

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