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Risking image damage, Modi ensures BJP not burdened with ‘anti-farmer’ taint


By Bhavdeep Kang  Prime Minister Narendra Modi rarely backs down, so his pragmatic decision to jettison the Farm Laws 2020 came as a surprise. Seen through the lens of political expediency, however, it makes eminent sense from several angles.  First, it deprives the Opposition of valuable leverage in the Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections. Following the weaponization...

A foreign policy for the middle class: What does Biden mean?


By Shivaji Sengupta Foreign Policy, the very phrase indicates, is about a nation's relations with foreign countries. Middle class is about people who are neither wealthy nor poor. Then what does "foreign policy for the middle class" mean? Why is it being talked about in relationship to President Biden's administration? I first came across the phrase...

Deeper trade ties will benefit both India and US


By Nisha Biswal Over the past two decades, the partnership between the world’s two largest democracies and free-market societies has strengthened tremendously. In that time, trade and investment volumes between the United States and India have also experienced enormous growth but still lag behind our deepening strategic and cultural alignment. As the US-India Trade Policy Forum...

Truth behind govt’s approach to Sikh religious affairs in Pak


By Prof Sarchand Singh Pakistan always tries to wash away its stigma of being a pro-terrorist country in the world community. The idea of opening the Kartarpur Corridor was also hatched to improve its image and mislead Sikhs around the world. But in reality, Pakistan holds a guileful attitude towards minorities. Despite its best efforts for...

Five powerful vows for self-awakening


By Ashok Jain   In my last and third article, I would like to end by summarizing my understanding as a common person to five vows of ‘Anuvrat.’   (i) Ahinsa (Nonviolence) - means refraining from causing injuries to any other living being (any form of life – humans, plants, animals, insects etc.). In its true meaning, one...

On an inner voyage


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj A vacation offers a chance to take a break from the stresses of daily living. We usually seek places that are relaxing, enjoyable, and beautiful. Yet going on an outer vacation is often stressful. We have to earn money for the trip; book tickets; undergo the rigors of travel,...

Anuvrat is a path to become global citizen


By Ashok Jain  I believe that ‘Anuvrat’ was the birth of ‘Civilization’, it is the sense of ‘Humanity’, it is the realization of respecting every form of life including plants and small creatures like insects) and promoting the fundamental rights of all living organisms. The philosophical framework might have evolved centuries before the word ‘Anuvrat’...

Learn to let go and be free


By Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Once upon a time, there was a man who lived alone. He kept his money in a special jar so that no one could steal it. One day, while the man was out farming his land, a thief broke into his house. Looking for something to steal, he came...

IRS announces 401(k) limit increases to $20,500


Washington: The Internal Revenue Service announced this week that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2022 has increased to $20,500, up from $19,500 for 2021 and 2020. The IRS also issued technical guidance regarding all of the cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax...