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Cool breeze: Will we get a new FM?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s conspicuous absence from key pre-budget interactions between the Prime Minister with policymakers and industrialists has sparked...

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Cool Breeze: The Missing (or not) FM

The Congress has made a big issue about the fact that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was missing from the PM’s...

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Cool Breeze: BJP’s CM face for Delhi

BJP’s CM FACE FOR DELHI All eyes are now on the Delhi elections as the next big electoral challenge, especially...

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Cool Breeze: 2019: A political rewind

* THE COMEBACK: No one was surprised when the Narendra Modi government made a comeback, though the sweep of the...

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Cool Breeze: Priyanka takes the lead

It’s interesting to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra taking the lead in showing solidarity with the students protesting against the Citizenship...

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Cool Breeze: Madhya Pradesh is not Karnataka

 Recently, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was in the capital at an informal interaction at the women’s press club....

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Cool Breeze: Race to the Bottom

Race to the Bottom Nirmala Sitharaman recently commented that while she has been told she is the “worst Finance Minister”...

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Cool Breeze: Politics of Absence

Politics of Absence Why did both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul boycott the Maharashtra swearing-in ceremony? Clearly, both have reservations about...

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The Power of Pawar

Grand Master of political chess has propelled the NCP into relevance once again.   The rule is simple, when in...

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Cool Breeze: Anatomy of an unnatural alliance

The Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress make for strange bedfellows. Yet, a common agenda that boils down to one...

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Cool Breeze: Mess in maharashtra

MESS IN MAHARASHTRA With the BJP-Sena alliance failing to come to an agreement on government formation, Uddhav Thackeray has nailed...

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Cool Breeze: Cabinet reshuffle on the cards?

Cabinet reshuffle on the cards? The buzz is that the Prime Minister may reshuffle his Cabinet before the winter session...

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Cool Breeze: Hair Dye vs Blow Dry

Hair Dye vs Blow Dry The Haryana and Maharashtra results have brought in an unexpected windfall for the Old Guard...

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Cool Breeze: Congressisation of BJP

Congressisation of BJP Is the BJP becoming more like Congress and vice versa? A very interesting subtext is being played...

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Cool Breeze: More of the Same?

More of the Same? Whether the rest of India knew it or not, it seems as if Prime Minister Narendra...

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Cool Breeze: Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle In the Indian political context the Ides of September are more thrilling than the Ides of...

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Cool Breeze: Feisty Take-Off for NE News

The launch of NewsX Northeast channel in Guwahati was a high profile one with the Governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi,...

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Cool Breeze: Pilot vs Gehlot

Pilot vs Gehlot If it’s not Jyotiraditya Scindia making a veiled attack against the CM of his state and a...

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Cool Breeze: Mind the generation gap

Mind the Generation Gap Nowhere is the Generation Gap more prominent than in the Congress today. WIth Sonia Gandhi firmly...

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Cool Breeze: What next for Scindia?

What next for Scindia? Is Jyotiraditya Scindia throwing a royal sulk? He certainly seems miffed at the fact that he...

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Chidambaram tried to send me to jail, now it’s my turn: Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy says that the late J. Jayalalithaa was against Chidambaram and wanted Swamy to promise that he...

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Cool Breeze: Swamy does it again

Swamy does it again Once again BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy has rubbed the “liberals” the wrong way. Speaking at...

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Cool Breeze: Politics of Vendetta

Much is being made about the Amit Shah vs P. Chidambaram battle that came a full circle after nine long...

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Cool Breeze: Back to the Future

Back to the Future With Sonia Gandhi back as Congress president, the divide between the Old Guard and the young...