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  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Can Priyanka Gandhi enter politics without disowning Robert Vadra?

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    With the Congress headed towards its worst ever performance, sooner than later, Rahul Gandhi will have to face the music. Already there was dissenting voices...

  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • HY Sharadaprasad who did not write and Sanjaya Baru who wrote

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has just dropped a bombshell by releasing a tell - all memoir on his...

  • Elf-spotting at election time

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    The Indian voter is a pragmatist not an idealist It's election time and am in pursuit of an old familiar Elf. Have pursued this ...

  • India and South Africa: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of apartheid

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    This month will mark 20 years since elections that brought the system of apartheid in South Africa to a formal end. India can rightfully celebrate...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Congress and Power-play

    Sine Qua Non |  Sumit Pande
    Of the infinite desires of man, the chief are desires for power and glory. Bertrand Russle, Power In his seminal work dissecting the ...

  • The bankruptcy of compulsive Modi bashing

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    As Modi appears set to set to become India's next premier, Modi-bashing seems to have entered a new zone. It is no longer about Modi...

  • Battleground Odisha: War over before the battle could begin?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    The election bugle has been sounded, the battle dates declared and the ground all set for the big fight. In Odisha its twin battle -...

  • More Loyal Than The King

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Modi's silence on the foot-soldiers who act in his name is disturbing General elections! Yet rendered somewhat joyless by the creeping authoritarianism which seems ...

  • The striking similarities of Modi and Indira's politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Narendra Modi today claims to derive inspiration from Sardar Patel and Swami Vivekananda even if his original icon was the long-serving RSS chief, Guru Golwalkar....

  • 2014: A year for change?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Election-2014 will be interesting, especially with the new entrants-AAP. Despite AAP made a mark in Delhi and there seems an increasing popularity across India because...

  • Release of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins is a breach of trust towards our federal structure

    Legal views |  Abhimanyu Bhandari
    Even before the nation had fully woken up and come to terms with the decision of the apex court in commuting the death sentence of...

  • Third or Federal Front must develop a diversity-centric ideology

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    It's fashionable to make fun of political parties other than the Congress and the BJP. If you're not doing it, you're likely to be accused...

  • Why a chai-wallah will make a good PM

    Unapologetically Right |  Tuhin A Sinha
    Come to think of it: most people live their entire lives in the same social strata in which they were born. A very select few...

  • Cometh the anti-establishment neta

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    In the 1970s, there was the anti-establishment hero; in 2014, there is the anti-establishment neta. I once asked Javed Akhtar whether he and Salim Khan...

  • To make it big on the national stage, Arvind Kejriwal has his task cut out

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The ubiquitous Rotary Clubs are a decent indicator of the urban upper middle class mood. Rotarians are often professionals with a conscience: from blood donation...

  • Secularism in winter

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Secularism needs to break free of Modi-obsession and walk with new muscular energy I came back from the relief camps of Muzaffarnagar's riot victims, ...

  • Dear would-be-PMs, tell me why I should vote for you, not why I shouldn't for your rivals

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    It's been a month of rallies, speeches, words, potshots - all but value - from our leaders, our would-be-Prime Ministers. Sitting in the newsroom and...

  • Happy Birthday, Big B!

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    Amitabh Bachchan (AB) and I have few things in common. We both were born in Allahabad and are proud Allahabadis. Coincidentally, AB lived in a...

  • Heading towards a saffron UPA?

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    So far we have not heard any real policy alternatives from Modi That the media is one of the main battle fields in Polls ...

  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • An open letter to Rahul Gandhi on 'nonsense ordinance'

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Dear Rahulji Damned if you do, damned if you don't: as someone who has long advocated in these columns the need for you to ...

  • The relevance of 2nd October

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    Like each year, this year too 2nd October came and passed almost unnoticed. People enjoyed the public holiday . Media too did not engage them....

  • Rahul Gandhi shows who is the real boss, PM looks even more pathetic than what we think

    Storyteller |  D P Satish
    The withdrawal of the ordinance to protect the convicted politicians by the Union Cabinet has cleared all doubts over the real boss once and for...

  • Detective Kutty makes sense of Rahul's 'nonsense'

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    To Detective Narayanan Kutty Pin Code: 110001 Dear Mr Kutty, We, the residents of Arabian Nights MIG colony in Kochi, and more ...

  • Should Muslim girls below 18 be allowed to marry? Detective Kutty investigates

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    If you are a woman in India, there are quite a few things you need to do to get married, legally married. The most important...