SHUBHABRATA BHATTACHARYA

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First democratic-dynastic succession took place in Jammu and Kashmir this week, 40 years ago

Farooq was sworn in 90 minutes after Sheikh passed away: template was set for post-Indira scenario.   Governor B.K. Nehru...

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Modi built on RSS sangathan model to mobilise voters, reshape BJP

Ajay Singh first heard of Modi in 1990 in Lucknow when the latter was escorting the then BJP president Murli...

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Azad diagnoses Congress’ ailment and quits the theatre

Planned by NGOs, Rahul’s pedestrian padyatra will avoid poll-bound Gujarat, HP. Alleging that decisions in Congress are taken not by...

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75 years of India’s tryst with democracy

For federalism to be functional, plural polity is a necessity. The proudest achievement of our nation in its 75 years...

President Ram Nath Kovind attends the farewell banquet hosted in his honour by the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Kovind flagged decency as the fourth ‘D’ of democracy

The other three Ds are debate, dissent and decision. In a week from now votes will be cast to elect...

Uddhav Thackeray submits his resignation as Maharashtra CM

Thackeray’s Shiv Sena: Propped by Congress, dropped by BJP

Uddhav lost power, Pawar prestige, in a well-planned, surgically executed strike. Octogenarian Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar was acting as the...

Droupadi Murmu files her nomination papers for the Presidential election

A humble ex-minister who waited outside a sub collector’s office

NDA’s choice of Droupadi Murmu as the candidate for President of India, is in line with the Narendra Modi paradigm...

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The President who used ‘pocket veto’ to stall legislation he didn’t agree with

Giani Zail Singh’s tenure saw uncomfortable relationship with two Prime Ministers.   The man who had referred to Sanjay Gandhi...

Manohar Lal Khattar congratulates Kartikeya Sharma for being elected to Rajya Sabha from Haryana

Congress loses the fourth battle of Panipat

J.P. Nadda’s jab of Congress ‘lupt’ Bharat becomes ominously valid. Oxford-educated Independent candidate, Kartikeya Sharma brushed past the Congress nominee...

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi with UK's former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and Indian Overseas Congress President Sam Pitroda

Rahul’s comments suggest he differs from Nehru’s idea of Nation

His interpretation of India, enunciated at Udaipur, reiterated in London and Cambridge. In his epic, Discovery of India, penned while...

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi having a conversation at the 'Ideas for India' conclave

Invincibility of Gandhi troika is reiterated at Udaipur

Berating BJP, Congress does not address how it can stem attrition in its vote base by AAP; Rahul thumbs his...

Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference

Grasshopper to grassroots: PK seeks to transform from strategist to activist

Padyatra in Bihar coincides with year-end state polls and provides alibi for his absence from the scene of action. True...

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Rahul has his way, PK takes the highway

The butt of but (yet; unless; if not) expressions of a section of Congress old guard, who while appreciating what...

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Will PK’s induction be Congress’ McKinsey moment?

Gandhis decide to outsource GOP’s management; admit inability of putting the house in order. Prashant Kishor is the flavour of...

Pushkar Singh Dhami meets Amit Shah

Will Uttarakhand act as beacon for Uniform Civil Code?

Goa inherited uniform civil law from the Portuguese and since 1961 this common law has been part of India’s statute....

Rahul Gandhi enjoys a game of badminton at the inauguration of an indoor stadium

Congress downgraded from being national to a pan-states party

Mamata’s ambition dwarfed by Kejriwal’s Punjab triumph. The drubbing in the five-state polls and its virtual decimation in Uttar Pradesh...

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Will KCR succeed where NTR did not?

Telangana Chief Minister, Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao, popularly referred to as KCR, seems to be trying to replicate his mentor, Nandamuri...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's Address in Lok Sabha

Rahul’s shoot-and-scoot recoils; PM puts Congress on back foot

Non-BJP parties doubt Congress locus; CPI(M) questions ‘weakened’ GOP’s ability in its political draft. In one of his rare appearances...

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In recognising unsung heroes, PM Modi reopens chapters of India’s glory

1946 Naval Mutiny was the Last war of Independence, which petrified the British that 1857 may be repeated.   The...

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Award to Azad recognises a political worker, who, like Modi, rose from grassroots

Ghulam Nabi Azad acquired the suffix Azad after he became an office-bearer of Indian Youth Congress in 1977, styling himself...

Security breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's convoy near Hussainiwala

Sabotage of PM’s security raises profound questions

Has Congress, which is India’s party of Freedom, come to such a pass that issues of national security are dealt...

Mamata Banerjee offering prayers at Maa Kamakhya temple

‘Didicracy’ fails to sway Kejriwal

The Delhi CM questions Mamata’s place in pan-India politics; Mamata’s ambition cleavages opposition; her bid to isolate Congress is stumped...

A team of Surya Kiran Aerobatic IAF demonstrates an air show over Umiam Lake ahead of Swarnim Vijay Varsh organised by Eastern Air Command headquarters

1961, Goa, 1971 Bangladesh: Diamond and gold of India’s glittering history

Third week of December ought to be celebrated akin to the West’s observance of World War triumphs. The coming week...

Former Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh shows Congress 2017 election manifesto for Punjab Assembly Elections during a press conference

Unlike earlier splits, rebel offshoots now threaten attrition in Congress’ turf

Jan Sangh-BJP is only behemoth sans vertical split—a bane of Congress, Communist, Socialist, regional parties. Amarinder Singh’s Punjab Lok Congress...