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Cool Breeze: Just Desserts in the Desert State?

Just Desserts in the Desert State? Sachin Pilot’s recent meeting with C.P. Joshi has sparked off a series of speculation...

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The road beyond Kabul

Afghanistan begins retreat to the future. August 15, 2021 will stand out as an epochal turning point in the turbulent...

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A richer India will be a safer India

India’s own gradual ascendancy into a leading economy has sharpened rivalries. Money, money, money/Always sunny/In the rich man’s world ABBA...

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It’s over for Congress in Punjab

 The mess in Punjab is self-inflected by the Congress. Among the states going to the polls early next year are...

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Past is present: India prioritises the future

It is important to come out and start narrating every facet of India’s emerging economic story. On 1 October, the...

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Amarinder and Congress break-up soon

It is very obvious now that Captain Amarinder Singh has made up his mind to sever his association with the...

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Congress’ leftward tilt will hurt it

In a way, Congress’ crisis is part of a global pattern of liberal and social democratic parties being overtaken by...

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Evergrande: Laissez-faire growth ends in China

Xu Jiayin, the owner of Evergrande is alleged to be close to the Shanghai clique. The Shanghai clique allegedly controls...

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Universal peace is a fundamental human right

It is no accident that countries that have relatively peaceful societies make far more progress than those that are roiled...

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Japan’s elderly care economy presents opportunity for India

Graduates of nursing and paramedical programs have much opportunity, provided they have sufficient Japanese language skills. Tokyo: Japan’s elderly care...

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The neo-Taliban and the super-jihadi state

Afghanistan will become the top jihadi state in the world. Al Qaeda, Haqqani, and even ISIS will eventually be incorporated...

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Telecom, banking packages may work, but PLI can’t revive auto sector

The package includes several measures, the most important being a four-year moratorium on adjusted gross revenue (AGR) dues. The Narendra...

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Split captaincy good for Indian cricket

By declaring that he would be stepping down as the T-20 captain after the World Championship, skipper Virat Kohli may...

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From error to war: A tale of Nehru’s blunders

The second part of the article, Mahatma and Lord Krishna: Winning wars and losing the peace, looks back at the...

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Rights only for a few, not all: US Supreme Court

The legacy of Joe Biden may be marred should he refuse to fast-track raising the US Supreme Court bench to...