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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…

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Covid 2.0 to Bengal: Wake Up Call for Jodi number one

For the last seven years, they have been projected as India’s jodi number one: prime…

Covid 2.0: The Buck stops at the Top

All through his long political career, prime minister Narendra Modi has been the master of …

Crazy Kiya Re: ‘new’ India in crazy times

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of  times, it was the…

‘Aata Majhi Satakli’: the Singham Syndrome

‘Minister log mere peeche aur police log mere jeb mein rehte hai” (Ministers follow me…

The hypocrisy of India’s secular polity

At an India Today media conclave in early 2018, Sonia Gandhi made a rather candid…

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Opposition-Mukt Bharat?

Long before Puducherry, there was Goa. In 1994, riding on the Ram Janmabhoomi wave, the…

From Cinema to Cricket: Copy Paste Celebrities

Long before Akshay Kumar, there was Kishore Kumar. The singer-actor crooned his way into the…

Thank you Rahane and Co, in gloomy times we needed a blissful moment like this

It’s pitch dark. It’s cold. Bloody cold. 5.30 am in January in the national capital…