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BJP has clear edge in UP battle

In the narrow lane from the Hanumangarhi temple to the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya,…

Lata Mangeshkar
The Immortal Power of being Lata Mangeshkar

It was in Pakistan at the peak of  the Kargil war that I realized the…

arvindaam
The AAP factor

If there was an award for the most successful political start up of  the last…

The 80:20 election and what it means for India

Yogi Adityanath has never hidden his saffron robes in politics. Which is why it wasn’t…

Hindutva versus Hinduism: Rahul-Khurshid Line Divides and Distracts

In this age of social media outrage, prime time noise and WhatsApp forwards, every word…

Crime-police-politics: Mumbai’s chickens have come home to roost

‘Tamasha’ is a great Maharashtra folk dance tradition that literally means ‘fun’ and ‘entertainment’. In…

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…