Bande Mataram -Its origin and Impact on the struggle for Indian Independence

Bande Mataram!                                                                              
Sujalam, Suphalam,                                                                    
malayaja shitalam,                                                                   
Shasyashyamalam                                                               
Mataram!

I bow to thee Mother,
richly-watered, richly fruited
cool with the winds of the south,
dark with the crops of the harvests
The Mother!

                                                                                         

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Tharoor: Hindu Fundamentals Under Attack

 

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Dear Friends

I came across this article written by Shashi Tharoor. I though it is well written but that the contents are open to different interpretations. I wondered what you think and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes of your time for posting a considered comment on all or any portion(s) of his views – appreciation, rejection, personal thoughts arising from…whatever. Every genuinely felt comment is appreciated. I have edited out some examples to cut down on length. Tharoor is now MOS External Affairs.

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