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The Rahul versus Mamata versus Arvind battle

It is argued, often justifiably, that a large section of the news media, especially prime…

Marg – Darshak Mandal Politics: Getting Netas to Retire is not easy

“Retire when people ask why and not when they ask why not..” That memorable quote…

Indian sport: The triumph, the challenge

Strongmen populist leaders have a penchant for aligning sporting achievement to their personality cult. Fidel…

Dream for India@75

As India enters its 75th year of  independence, it’s a fitting time to unveil a…

No one hacked a phone: Why Modi government is in denial

Long before Narendra Modi held sway, there were the omnipotent Nehru-Gandhis. In his book, ‘Open…

COVID 19
10 Questions in Covid Times

Right through the extraordinarily gruelling pandemic period, one question remains unanswered: who is accountable for…

Pawar-Kishor Gameplan: In Search of a Unified Opposition

Chanakya may have lived in the fourth century BC but he keeps getting re-discovered in…

Rahul Gandhi should form his own party or opt out

Dumping on Rahul Gandhi has become a fashion: while his BJP opponents have ‘Pappu-fied’ him…

Modi as Big Boss pits Centre vs States

The last time the tiny, scenic Lakshadweep islands made the national headlines, 24 x7 private…

Modi’s Seven Year Itch

Last August, when a Mood of the Nation poll showed prime minister Narendra Modi’s popularity…