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Of Dynasts and Democrats
Of Dynasts and Democrats

In the aftermath of  the ‘letter bomb’ in the Congress that didn’t quite  explode, there…

From Ayodhya to Mumbai and back

Doordarshan’s recent boast that its live coverage of  the Ram Temple bhumi pujan saw record…

Kamal Nath Exclusive: Congress U-Turn Ahead Of Ayodhya Ram Temple Bhumi Pujan?
Kamal Nath Exclusive: Congress U-Turn Ahead Of Ayodhya Ram Temple Bhumi Pujan?

A day ahead of the Ram mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya, former Madhya Pradesh Chief…

‘New’ BJP: from value based to ‘high value’

In Indian politics, where you stand depends on where you sit. The latest instance of …

Sachin Pilot, Father and son: a tale of two Pilots
Father and son: a tale of two Pilots

Long before Sachin Pilot, there was his equally charming father Rajesh Pilot. In 1997, Pilot…

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Enter the Dragon: Ladakh Exposes Limits of Modi’s China Outreach

Of the many ‘achievements’ of prime minister Narendra Modi that his supporters like to routinely…

COVID 19
Covid-19: Where a new India is born

Since a prolonged lockdown offers an opportunity for the creative juices to flow, allow me…

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Dark side of Gujarat Model

The much-trumpeted ‘Gujarat model’ is in a mess in corona times. Consider the following: Not…

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The Babus Have Taken Over Corona Fight

The classic BBC television sitcom, Yes Minister, superbly captures the intriguing relationship between politician and…

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No Islamophobia Please in Corona Times

“Hey, news television seems to have finally broken out of the Hindu-Muslim mindset!” I exulted…