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  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • 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...

  • What I couldn't say through the ballot

    Palki's Space |  Palki S Upadhyay
    No ink on my finger, no selfie on my Facebook page. I did not vote today. My name did not figure on the voters list...

  • No arrangements for senior citizens or the physically challenged at booths

    Sundry thoughts |  Himanshu Mehta
    "I voted for a change today. I must say though, in all frankness, that the experience was anything but enjoyable or uplifting. A ...

  • 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 ...

  • Article 370 must apply to all states, not just J&K

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    "In fact, the hundreds of states which acceded to the Dominion of India in the days and weeks after 15 August 1947 originally had the...

  • A date with a RSS pracharak

    Let There Be Noise |  Subhajit Sengupta
    I was sitting inside the BJP office in Ghaziabad waiting for the coordinates of the General, candidate from the area, for yet another interview. I...

  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • 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...

  • Is the 'Modi Wave' working in Odisha?

    Odisha Direct |  Jajati Karan
    Less than two months back, in February, in an exclusive interview with Odisha's chief minister Naveen Patnaik, I had put this question to him. His...

  • Why voters are not as powerful as they are made out to be

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Every time there is an election in India, especially a Parliamentary election, we see certain myths about the voter in India being propagated. Indian ...

  • Narendra Modi needs to do much more to reach out to Muslims

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "He is an expert in turning a lie into the truth. It is the BJP's principle to divide the nation and rule. Wherever the BJP...

  • Chanting 'Modi, Modi': good for BJP, bad for India

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Twenty Fourteen must go down in history as a year in which Indian politics underwent a major change: the one from ideology-driven to ideology-less political...

  • 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...

  • In election season, media faces credibility crisis, becomes a punching bag for politicians

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    This is open season against the Indian media. Arvind Kejriwal says that he will throw journalists in jail if he comes to power (he later...

  • 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 -...

  • Why BJP allied with Ram Vilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha in Bihar

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    While the Bharatiya Janata Party gears up for Lok Sabha elections, in Bihar its leaders have gone all out to ensure that the party gets...

  • 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....

  • Why are the MPs from Karnataka not opening their mouths in Parliament?

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Of late, after the civil-society driven anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of the educated middle class, there have been wide spread debates about the educational...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • If Telangana is the symptom, what is the disease?

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    "Statehood for Telangana reinforces this fatal message and pushes India into greater darkness-that darkness which envelops the entire nation when all power is diverted to...

  • Bihar parties junk development agenda, state back in caste quagmire

    Reverse Sweep |  Priyarag Verma
    In 2007-08, as the country was beginning to notice the dramatic turnaround in Bihar under the Janata Dal United-Bharatiya Janata Party government, another equally stunning...

  • Is Modi the next Obama?

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    The economy is in tatters, there's much concern over handling of foreign affairs, and widespread disappointment over the incumbent (executive) head of state. There's hope,...

  • Is Modi the next Obama?

    Plan B |  Bharat Joshi
    The economy is in tatters, there's much concern over handling of foreign affairs, and widespread disappointment over the incumbent (executive) head of state. There's hope,...

  • We'll get rid of Telugu unity, but gently: Narendra Modi

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Explaining that the Indians must be made to "withdraw themselves to a culture of a small piece of land" and become so indebted to the...

  • Why should I trust you with my vote again Mr Kejriwal?

    Just a Thought |  Rashi Mathur
    Is protesting the only way forward! You said you wanted to be in the system to change the system. You got the chance. An unthinkable,...