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Cool Breeze: War of the hoodies

WAR OF THE HOODIES First it was the BJP that came up with its “NaMo Again” merchandise, marketed quite well...

nalapat

Shooting the truth teller is not ‘positivity’

The undifferentiated hurrahs that Modi followers shower on every action of the government have led to complacency that course corrections...

pankaj

Sangh-BJP groping with election agenda

With less than three months left for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak...

virendra

Karnataka poor advertisement for a nationwide coalition

How many fronts would it take to challenge Modi in 2019? More the merrier.   Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy...

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Temple deities are citizens, have Constitutional rights

A New Zealand river revered by the Maori has been recognised by Parliament as a “legal person”, in a move...

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A Communist Manifesto for India’s Temples

It is time to update archaic laws that were premised on a post-colonial mindset.   Way back in 1999 I...

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Mystery behind ghost visits in your dreams

Have you ever seen or met a ghost when you’re fast asleep, that is, in a dream? If you haven’t...

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Modi government must focus on informal sector

Indian economy is still the fastest growing economy in the world, though its GDP growth has slowed down in the...

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Cool Breeze: Human Error

Human Error Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has coined an interesting term for the infighting within the Congress. Speaking to...

virendra

Modi stuns Opposition with poll-eve measures

Despite calling it a jumla, Congress and others voted for upper caste reservations.   Only a couple of months separate...

pankaj

Sheila’s return would benefit AAP

By reappointing former Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, as the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, Rahul Gandhi has sent...

nalapat

BJP’s tally will depend on promises kept, not made

Subtext of 2019 mandate will be the same as for 2014: Not continuity but change.   While voters pay attention...

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Nehru’s letter to Kennedy

His messages to the US President make pathetic reading.   I have been re-reading B.K. Nehru’s fascinating and absorbing autobiography,...

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China reformed, 40 years later

As China marks 40 years of reforms and opening up, many analysts are taking stock of the path it has...

The Connection at St Martin's

The Connection reconnects Britain’s homeless with society

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields’s is a homelessness charity in the heart of London, next to St Martin-in-the-Fields church in...