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Sep 11, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK TITLED KASHMIR : LAND OF REGRETS AUTHORED BY SHRI MOOSA RAZA AT THE INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2019, AT 7.00 PM

The date of this evening’s function is accidental; the imagery is not. Yesterday was Muharram, observed with piety and fervour by many segments of o[...]

Jul 31, 2019

TALK DELIVERED BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, TO THE COURSE TRAINEES AT THE NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE ON ‘WE AND OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD : SECURITY AND REGIONAL COOPERATION’ ON JULY 31, 2019, AT 10.30 AM

We and Our Neighbourhood: Security and Regional Cooperation I thank Vice Admiral Srikant, and the Senior Directing Staff of the College for inviting m[...]

Jul 19, 2019

FAKHRUDDIN ALI AHMED MEMORIAL LECTURE ON THE THEME ‘SINS AND SINNERS : WHERE DID IT GO WRONG?’ BY SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA ON FRIDAY 19TH JULY, 2019 AT 6.00 PM AT AIWAN-E-GHALIB, NEW DELHI

Sins and Sinners: Where Did It Go Wrong? Yaad-e-maazi azaab hai yaa Rab Cheen lo mujh se hafiza mera (Recollecting the past is a torment, O God, take [...]

Jun 29, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, HON’BLE FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK ‘WHO IS BHARAT MATA’ AUTHORED BY PROF. PURUSHOTTAM AGRAWAL ON JUNE 29, 2019, AT 7.00 PM AT JAWAHAR BHAVAN, NEW DELHI

At a time when studied forgetfulness has reached epidemic proportions, a diligent exercise of recalling the life and times of an iconic personality in[...]

Apr 22, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK “LINE ON FIRE” AUTHORED BY SHRI HAPPYMON JACOB ON APRIL 22, 2019, AT IIC, NEW DELHI

I have known Dr. Happymon Jacob for many years. I first met him in a Pugwash meeting. His interest and expertise in matters relating to disarmament ar[...]

Apr 22, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK “RE-FORMING INDIA : THE NATION TODAY” AUTHORED BY PROF. NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL ON APRIL 22, 2019, AT IIC, NEW DELHI

‘Re-forming India: The Nation Today’ It is customary for authors to dedicate their books to family or friends. It means much to individuals, perha[...]

Apr 2, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE RELEASE OF THE BOOK THE RSS : A MENACE TO INDIA AUTHORED BY SHRI A.G. NOORANI, ON APRIL 2, 2019, 6.00 PM AT INDIA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, NEW DELHI.

Mr. Noorani is nothing if not prolific. Here we have another tome of over 500 pages with its contents diligently distilled. It is also timely. The top[...]

Mar 9, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA, AT THE B.G.VERGHESE MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MARCH 9, 2019, AT 6.00 PM AT IIC, NEW DELHI.

Journalism in Times of Strident Nationalism This is as signal honour and I am grateful to the trustees of the Media Foundation for inviting me this ev[...]

Feb 27, 2019

ADDRESS OF SHRI M. HAMID ANSARI, FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA AT THE HISTORY CONGRESS PANEL ON MAHATMA GANDHI AND THE MAKING OF INDIAN NATION ORGANISED BY THE INDIAN HISTORY CONGRESS, AT BHOPAL ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019.

The Ethics of Gandhi And The Dead Weight of Statecraft A non-historian in a houseful of those who worship at the Temple of Mnemosyne, the Greek goddes[...]