"Henry Francis Lyte’s poem (Abide with me) set to William Henry Monk’s Eventide is among the most goose-bumping of Christian hymns, the latter arguably being the real reason why it was bumped off in these goose-stepping times.” Bachi Karkaria, columnist and author, on the dropping of the hymn from the 2022 Republic Day parade program, The Times of India, January 27, 2022 "No one should underestimate the political intelligence of (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi. I think the political intelligence of (Home Minister) Amit Shah may be overrated; he’s a manipulator and a divider, an intriguer but Modi understands things.” Ramachandra Guha, historian and......

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