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“American way of life”

If Narendra Modi’s triumphant visit to the United States was marked by a series of photo-ops, two stood out: the first was in New York’s Central Park where the Indian prime minister made a visit to a high-profile citizens’ festival …

BJP at the crossroads: What the party can learn from bypolls results

Indian voters have a knack of surprising political pundits. Just a few weeks ago, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah could do no wrong; now, after a series of byelection reverses, the Modi-Shah duo is being blamed for losing the Midas touch. Neither is the euphoria nor the harsh criticism valid: No two elections are the same and the extreme responses that accompany every election result are perhaps uncalled for.

Modi’s fine words must be followed by firm action

We live in an age where a Hindi film is declared a hit if it has a strong opening on its first weekend: The era of the silver jubilee is well and truly behind us.Politics too, is experiencing a similar compression in time. So, Narendra Modi’s first 100 days are already being seen as a verdict on his government. A 100 days is just over 14 weeks.

Shiv Sena needs to grow up

A few months ago, I went for lunch to the new Maharashtra Sadan in the national capital. The first look was impressive: marble flooring, bronze statuettes, spiral staircases, you could have been in the lobby of a five star hotel. This was no staid government accommodation and the extravagance seemed to confirm reports of how the local contractor had inflated the construction costs well beyond the original sanctioned budget.

Modi needs to look beyond high-profile individuals

He  is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is the BJP’s…

In Indira’s image: How Narendra Modi is similar to a Gandhi

Narendra Modi today claims to derive inspiration from Sardar Patel and Swami Vivekananda even if…

Rajnath Singh Interview with Rajdeep Sardesai (CNN IBN)
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Stuck in a time warp

Nitin Gadkari isn’t quite known to mind his language. A few weeks after he took…

The new Advani?

In this age of instant punditry, it’s often easier to arrive at conclusions without even…

All hail the party-pooper

Dev Kant Barooah’s singular contribution to Indian democracy was his coronation of Indira Gandhi as…