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Cool Breeze: Striking the right chord

Striking the right chord Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s first press conference was deferred because of the Phulwana attack. Instead, she issued...

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Mulayam disapproves of SP-BSP tie-up

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Opposition stalwart, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s statement, expressing his wish to see Narendra Modi back...

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An attempt to understand China

China has unusually strong textual tradition. Xi Jinping calls to foster and practice ‘socialist core values’ borrowed from the several...

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CAG nails campaign of calumny on Rafale deal

Ambani can buy peace if he withdraws in favour of Vadra’s partner Bhandari.   Anil Ambani has apparently offered to...

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Needed: A sustained pressure strategy for Pakistan

Pressure has to be applied on Pakistan in a sustained manner at diplomatic, economic and strategic levels.   The latest...

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Pak’s isolation will be short-lived

The Pulwama attack has evoked worldwide condemnation. We cannot afford to lower our guard.   Some years ago, a Pakistani...

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Citizenship Amendment Bill was long overdue

The Bill is morally valid, historically warranted and Constitutionally robust: an act that emboldens the ‘idea of India’ as an...

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Chidambaram gives a clean chit to Rafale

He emphasised that not only would the Rafale deal not be cancelled, it would be expanded in scope once payment...

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Remembering Pilcher, author of famous novel The Shell Seekers

Britain has lost one of our most loved and charming storytellers, Rosamunde Pilcher seamlessly weaved nostalgia, family drama, humour and...

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The truth behind paranormal activities in hospitals

From the time he’d been fascinated as a toddler with the family doctor’s stethoscope and syringes, Shubham had always wanted...

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Cool Breeze: Political Priyanka

Political Priyanka Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may have assumed office—literally, she will be occupying her brother’s old office that he had...

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Thoughts on books recently read

Chinmoy Guha has worked long and diligently to collect the near forgotten letters of two Nobel Laureates.   For the...

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Frailty, thy name is Manmohan Singh

His conspicuousness lay in having the most misplaced concept of loyalty, to a person rather than the Constitution. That was...

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Difficult times ahead in Afghanistan

After the American withdrawal, it may be the Chinese, who may try to dominate the scene now.   Afghanistan seems...

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A temple cut to half because it hurt Aurangzeb’s ego

Over the centuries, tens of thousands of temples were desecrated across India, the carnage not stopping even after 15 August...