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The man who JP chose as the face of the Janata experiment

Sharad Yadav’s 1974 win signalled efficacy of united anti-Congressism.   NEW DELHI: The Janata experiment, of a united opposition pitching...

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If Rahul is to be believed, Pandavas were opposed to GST, demonetisation

Bharat Jodo Yatra discourse provides bizarre ‘insight’ on India’s past, sans a map for its future. Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo...

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How Narendra Modi turned BJP into an election winning juggernaut

His blueprint has launched a party which is unlikely to wither in decades.   NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party...

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leads Bharat Jodo Yatra

Rahul’s jibe at regional parties negates Kharge’s effort in Delhi

Congress’ locus for acting as fulcrum of opposition unity severely restricted by his Dausa comment. Traversing 108 days, the Bharat...

Rahul Gandhi with padayatris during the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'

Congress’ facelessness need not be reflected by others

Not only Modi; Mamata, Naveen, Kejriwal, Akhilesh, Stalin, KCR, Jagan too appeal for votes at all levels. On an evening...

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge speaks during the Budget Session

Mallikarjun Kharge faces challenges that none of his predecessors did

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘quixotic quest for what was not to be’ brings to relief semblance of inner party democracy in GOP...

Union Home Minister Amit Shah greets the people gathered for a public rally,

Amit Shah makes a Bharat Jodo outreach in Kashmir

Home Minister gets glass security shield removed from podium reflecting his trust on Kashmiris.   NEW DELHI: The past week...

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Rahul toys with football as Congress diminishes footfall

Jairam Ramesh says presidential poll sideshow; main focus is Bharat Jodo Yatra. The past week has been eventful for the...

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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...