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Rahul Has Ensured India Is Not Congress-Mukt, But Tougher Tasks Lie Ahead

These columns have been silent about Congress president Rahul Gandhi. There is a reason. The BJP and all its fellow travellers may have made him far larger than he is through relentless verbal attack and ruthless mockery over the...

Despite Media Neglect, Odisha Has Fallen Only To Rise Again

Less than a week after the storm made a landfall in Puri district, the so-called national newspapers have relegated Cyclone Fani and its aftermath to the inside pages. The digital media, too, is making only a passing reference to...

More To India’s Coup Of Getting Masood Azhar Being Labelled A Global Terrorist

While both India and Pakistan are exulting over the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and calling it a result of their respective efforts, it cannot be forgotten that China made the international community wait...

Referendum On Nationalism, Hindutva In Begusarai And Bhopal

Considering that the election this time is as much about reaffirming trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi as about redefining the idea of India, the results of two contests would be interesting to watch out for. One is in...

The New Template Of Politics: Four Ways Politics Changed In Five Years

These five years have heralded many new things in Indian politics, virtually creating a fresh template for it. It is hard to call them refreshing though, given the apparent negatives. However, love them or hate them, they are not...

Not An ‘Aam’ Charcha, ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Was The Hidden Motive

Akshay Kumar’s interview of the Prime Minister has certainly added a lot of colour in the otherwise drab election season, which seems to be stretching on till eternity. When everything else failed (the stay on the release of the...

Half-Truths, Emotions & The Superman: Takeaways From Election 2019

The standout dimension in election 2019 is the parade of lies, half-truths and malicious information by all the players involved. Politics in India has always been a bit of a con act where leaders seek to dupe masses with...

Leaders, Mind Your Language Please; It Stinks

In the age of television and mobile phones, and hyperactive social media, one would expect our leaders to exercise restraint in words, particularly when they are uttered on public platforms. Nasty language and poor choice of words beamed into...

Election 2019: Is A Modi Wave Sweeping The Country?

Is a Narendra Modi wave sweeping the country? The answer would depend on who you put the question to. If it’s a Modi bhakt the reply would be positive. Expect an exact opposite response if the respondent is an...

Poll Result Prediction Not Easy, So Just Enjoy The Democratic Process!

Who is winning - is it Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi? NDA or UPA? How many seats for whom? The questions are thrown at you frequently these days. Being a journalist, you are supposed to know the answers, don’t...
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