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Seen: Congress’ poverty of thought, RSS’ openness and Pranab’s statesmanship

Three key takeaways from the Nagpur show of 7 June.   The brouhaha over Pranab Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit has thrown...

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Bring J&K into national mainstream

In effect, security forces have been asked not to initiate combat operations, but not let down vigil.   The Ministry...

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Impeachment move brings into focus Rahul’s inexperience

Congress has been impeached from its prima donna niche in national politics.   Rahul Gandhi’s inexperience and ad hockery were...

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No parachutes, says Rahul as Navjot plummets to entertain

Plenary couldn’t have elected CWC as voters’ list was not ready.   The Congress Plenary was a session with a...

Old wine, old bottle, new bartender

History seems to have been put on the backburner when the Ahmed Patel-Kamal Nath-Mukul Wasnik trio air-dashed to Shillong after...

Death in crash is the only consistent story about Netaji’s demise

A compendium of authenticated documentation backed by interviews and eye-witness accounts has challenged the cacophony of speculation and hearsay surrounding...

Needless controversy over Padmaavat

Haplessness of a seemingly helpless police machinery witnessed during the Jat quota turmoil in Haryana in March 2016 and during...

Aiyar has a long history of making toxic utterances

Mani Shankar Aiyar, who took India’s political discourse to a new low by describing Narendra Modi as “neech”, had lost...

Priya Dasmunsi, the youth leader who questioned Sanjay Gandhi’s dominance

A few months into the Emergency in 1975 Indira Gandhi suggested to the then Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president, Priya...

Farooq echoes Pak PM’s views on PoK

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah, who got himself elected to the Lok Sabha from Srinagar in...

Book Review: Last volume of Mukherjee chronicles yet to unfold

The  Coalition Years Pranab Mukherjee   Price: Rs 595 Pranab Mukherjee’s third chronicle, The Coalition Years has recorded and revealed...

Will Rahul’s elevation enthuse Congress organisation?

The process of anointing Rahul Gandhi as Congress president has been set in motion. Though being termed as an election,...

Demonetisation tackled the demon of dubious transactions

Demonetisation has emerged as a bad word in a large section of public discourse. It was criticised at the very...

Congress has deviated from Rajiv’s path

Had dastardly assassination not terminated his life, Rajiv Gandhi would have been 73 today. The 26 years that have lapsed...

Curtains come down on a political career spanning five decades

As Pranab Mukherjee steps down as the 13th President of India, curtains will be drawn on an active political career...

It’s advantage BJP, as Congress leads charge of light brigade

The Presidential election and the GST rollout have brought about a clear division: the Congress-pivoted Opposition has unleashed a fight,...

Will a Corbyn emerge in India?

The third anniversary of the Narendra Modi government, official hype notwithstanding, has been marked by disquiet in the villages of...

Privatise defence factories on the UK pattern

The third anniversary of the Narendra Modi regime was marked by the landmark decision to institutionalise the opening up of...

Opposition will use Prez election to form anti-Modi pivot

Faced with the upward trajectory of the BJP’s fortunes, sections of the opposition cried “Mayday” on Madhu Limaye’s 95th birth...

Swachhagraha call must extend to road safety

The day Parliament passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, heralding much needed changes in a law that had remained static...

Thanks to Modi, a new paradigm has emerged in Indian politics

Indefatigable changes have been wrought on India’s polity since Narendra Modi was anointed as the Prime Ministerial candidate by BJP...

India can provide hope to the Baloch struggle

India can provide hope to the Baloch struggle

Narendra Modi’s accentuation of human rights violation by Pakistan in Balochistan has echoed in the Westminster. Self-exiled Baloch leaders in...

Simultaneous polls must conform to diversity

Simultaneous polls must conform to diversity

Speculation over outcome of the elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur has provided excitement to the political...

Indira Gandhi looms over India’s political horizon

Indira Gandhi looms over India’s political horizon

The penumbra of Indira Gandhi looms over India’s political horizon in her centennial year. No thanks to any activity or...