The writer is the Vice-President of India.
It is natural for each one of us to become emotionally upset when our friends and relatives suffer or pass away. But, then, let us not be gripped by fear and anger, be swamped by images that breed pessimism and frustration.
Awareness, alertness and prompt action will help minimise the threat posed by the virus and save lives as we move forward into the challenges of a post-COVID world.
Let us pause for a moment to rededicate ourselves to the core values which Bapu stood for — most importantly, the need to rise above casteism, communalism, regionalism and provincialism of any kind — and commit ourselves to the ideal of non-violence.
Paswan understood the significance of political power in driving change and making a difference. He was determined to play the game according to the rules and work for change from within.
As we move closer to celebrate the 75 years of our independence, our motto should be — perform or perish. This applies to all individuals and institutions. Realise your strength, build on them and create a united, prosperous India.
India has the potential to emerge as the global hub for providing skilled manpower to other nations. We can prove to the world that the 21st century belongs to India through self-belief, dedication and discipline.
As India looks at opening up after four phases of lockdown, it is seeking to find new doors and windows of opportunity.
Almost all religious institutions have now been closed and no religious congregations are being allowed, not only in India but in most of the affected countries around the world. We can win only if we act with wisdom, alacrity and a dispassionate understanding of the preventive actions.
Despite rapid scientific and medical advancements, the pandemic has shown how vulnerable and helpless homo sapiens are, even as scientists across the globe are racing against time to save lives by finding an appropriate cure for the severely afflicted and develop a preventive vaccine.
The mother tongue lays a strong foundation for the expression of creativity. Every effort must be made to nurture creativity at the formative stage.
Guru Nanak was a great champion of equality. For him, the differences and multiple identities based on caste, creed, religion and language were irrelevant.
Both Jaipal and Sushma belonged to that group of political leaders who had strong convictions based on their vast knowledge and rich experience.
Around the world, the benefits of yoga for physical and mental health as well as sustainability are being recognised.
The need of the hour is to promote, protect and modernise India’s classical languages
The National War Memorial is a reminder that our soldiers are the unsung heroes of our democracy. It is incumbent on all citizens to act in a manner that boosts the morale of our armed forces
December 13 is a day to pay homage to those who were martyred, and to remind ourselves of the need for a united resolve against a common enemy.
Gandhi’s vision of service and humanism is relevant across nations and time.
Lal Bahadur Shastri's stress on character and moral strength acquire special significance
To reclaim our place as the leader in the realm of education and ideas, we must stop blindly aping the West. We must deepen our understanding of our intellectual heritage.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was both tender and tough. It was his ability to stay true to his values and also speak to all sections of society that mesmerised so many.
To build New India, today’s youth must look back at Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad for inspiration.
Remembering Emergency: The people must stay at the forefront of protecting democracy.
Rights and responsibilities must be harmonised for the sake of democracy. It would be appropriate for the media to dedicate itself to the promotion of Truth in a Responsible and Professional manner.
On World Health Day, government must redouble efforts to provide quality healthcare, people must make lifestyle changes.
A multilingual and multicultural world will be possible only by strengthening individual mother languages.