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Sep 17, 2014

PM Modi’s absence at UN climate summit: Has he changed?

With his absence at the UN climate summit, to be attended by 120 heads of nations on 23 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would complete a dramatic transformation - from an early pioneer in climate change initiatives to a less enthusiastic national leader. #climate change #Environment #Gujarat #India #Narendra Modi

Sep 16, 2014

Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad: Gujarat or India, which comes first for PM Modi?

It’s time that Modi spoke for the rest of India as well. The Gujarat model may be close to his heart, but then there are also other parts of India that have shone remarkably well #Bilateral relations #BRICS Summit #China #diplomacy #Foreign policy #Gujarat #Japan #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #World #Xi Jinping

Sep 16, 2014

Tamil Nadu: How the Jaya-Modi bonhomie is turning sour

Despite being in the opposite camps, the AIADMK and the BJP appeared to have some kind of a truce from the time of the Lok Sabha elections, but the forthcoming local body by-elections seem to have frayed their unusual bonhomie. #Jaya #Jayalalithaa #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Modi #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #Sri Lanka #Tamil Fishermen

Sep 11, 2014

Prohibition in Kerala: Here’s why Chandy can’t kill the ‘Mallu peg’

Contrary to the claims made by chief minister Oommen Chandy, there is no consensus on his prohibition policy in the state with different sections of society reacting adversely. #Beer #Chicago #Gujarat #HowThisWorks #India #Kerala #Liquor #Oommen Chandy Chief Minister #Prohibition #US #VM Sudheeran #wine

Sep 10, 2014

Dear AAP: To win Delhi polls, you need strategy, not stings

AAP, that suffered rebellion in its ranks as well as erosion of leadership, now has its foot back in the door and can hope to rebuild its chances in Delhi. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP sting video #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Delhi elections #LG Najeeb Jung #PoliticsDecoder

Sep 9, 2014

Rebellion in the ranks: Is Oommen Chandy’s prohibition plan dead on arrival?

The political expediency with which the Kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy announced his total prohibition plan has been completely exposed. #Alcohol #Church #CPM #Economy #HowThisWorks #India #Karnataka #Kerala #KM Mani #Oommen Chandy #Prohibition #RBI #Tamil Nadu #VM Sudheeran

Sep 8, 2014

Amit Shah sells his UP dream to Kerala, but will it work?

For Amit Shah, Kerala is the last bastion for the BJP in the south. The party has been struggling hard in the state, but with little success. #Amit Shah #BJP #Communists #Congress #Kerala #PoliticsDecoder #Tamil Nadu #UP #Uttar Pradesh

Aug 31, 2014

Muzaffarnagar: Demographic transition in riot-hit areas isn’t good news for Modi

Media reports indicate that the displaced Muslims in Muzaffarnagar are too scared to return and are engaged in distress sale of their properties. If this is unchecked, what would effectively happen will be a demographic change in the riot hit areas. #BJP #Communal violence #CriticalPoint #India #Muzaffarnagar #Narendra Modi #Politics #Uttar Pradesh

Aug 27, 2014

DMK’s Bharat Ratna demand for Anna revives memories of Dravidian self-determination

While the demand to award Anna with Bharat Ratna is never too late, what’s surprising is why the DMK had never raised it earlier, although it had been part of the NDA and the UPA governments. #bharat ratna #CN Annadurai #DMK #India #MK Karunanidhi #Tamil Nadu