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Why I will not speak on the Arnab-Barkha ‘war’

A website rang me up last evening asking if I would like to express an…

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Terror has an address

‘So, why is it that every terror attack involves a Muslim?’ It’s a question that’s…

Burhan Wani and Patriot Games

During the 1983 Falklands war, a member of the Margaret Thatcher government angrily described the…

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How you can help Marathwada

A number of people have been asking me how they can help the farmers of…

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Cast aside on Campus

At the height of the FTII agitation last year, a senior minister rang up to…

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Azad: Hero or Zero?

My cricket memories of Kirti Azad are of him clean bowling Ian Botham with a…

The Bihar Wave: My takeaways

A) Elections are always about arithmetic, occasionally about chemistry. 2015 Bihar has been about a bit of both: the caste arithmetic of the “Mahagatbandhan” with the chemistry of Nitish as a ‘decent’ ‘hard-working’ chief minister propelled a wave election.

B) The BJP cant put all their eggs in Narendra Modi’s basket in election after election. The prime minister is easily the country neta’s number one, is a charismatic politician, but there are limits to personality-based politics,

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Jai Khanistan

Long before Sharukh Khan, there was the original post Independence superstar: Dilip Kumar, or rather…

Bihar 10 takeaways

 After almost a week of criss crossing Bihar, the big question remains: who is winning…

Dadri vs Moodbidri

The pseudo-patriots are at it again. Having behaved disgracefully after the  Dadri murder — witness…