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Cool Breeze: A Congress Crisis Memo

A Congress Crisis Memo As the Congress hunts for a new chief post Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, there have been various...

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Markets should be allowed to work freely

In an emerging economy, regulators should have a market development orientation instead of a control mindset.   At the end...

USCIRF 2019 annual report was highly critical of India. Chair of the Commission itself, Tenzin Dorjee (R) chose to dissent.

US report on religious freedom in India questionable

In diplomatic parley, it was a definite rap on the knuckles. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his...

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Modi’s idea of India replaces Nehru’s construct

The Nehruvian construct has long lost its popular resonance, support.      The objective of almost all politicians is simply...

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Privatisation needs both intent and courage

If the government stays the course, it will not only be able to address the issue of resource crunch but...

Anti-extradition bill protesters shout slogans as they march to West Kowloon Express Rail Link Station in Hong Kong, China, on 7 July. REUTERS

Hong Kong’s special status in jeopardy

The ‘movement’ to erode the sovereignty of Hong Kong produced strong emotions and anger.   Events in Hong Kong, a...

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Chishti Sufis contributed to cosmopolitan character of Delhi

This article is based on a recent lecture by this writer at New Delhi’s Dayal Singh College, located in close...

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Gandhis uneasy of being let down

The delay in naming the successor of Rahul Gandhi could be on account of an inherent fear amongst the Gandhis...

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Politicians, media silent on Rs 4,500 cr ‘scam’ allegation

The conspiracy of silence only spotlights the double standards of the media.     The new Leader of Opposition in...

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Ghostly events that are veiled in mystery

Recently, Robbie Williams, the well known singer who has won a record number of awards, claimed that he once lived...

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On Rahul’s resignation and Congress’ future

If Rahul Gandhi was to now withdraw his resignation, his credibility would suffer a near fatal political blow.   The...

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Will next Congress president be mukt of Priyanka’s shadow?

As the Indian National Congress looks for a successor to Rahul Gandhi, it may be worthwhile to recall the circumstances...

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A careful budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has already made history by becoming the first lady Defence Minister of India and the country’s...

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Rahul should beware of the ‘Partition Mindset’

Pandering to those who misused the name of religion for divisive purposes led to India’s partition. That warning from history...

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Focus on infra, not on reforms in Budget 2019

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget has made it abundantly clear that the government is in no mood to expedite...