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Jul 04, 2011
'Anna, go to hell': Revenge of the career politicianThe political establishment closes its ranks, isolates Anna Hazare's movement - and tells him to "go to hell". But the sense of heightened urgency in establishing a strong Lokpal owes much to his efforts.
Jun 30, 2011
Jayalalithaa for PM in 2014? 'Anything is possible'A unique alignment of political planets could propel the Iron Lady to power at the Centre. An exploration in the art of the possible...
Jun 29, 2011
How Mayawati’s own partymen have created a Hall of ShameMayawati has been tough on MLAs and ministers involved in crimes against women, but the sheer number of such cases in her own party cannot but be worrying.
Jun 23, 2011
End of Empire: Obama begins to wind down US war-machineIndia will be forced to expand its footprint in Afghanistan to protect its interests after a war-weary US begins a troop pullout.
Jun 23, 2011
Slow-burn: the diplomatic art of talking to PakistanThe challenge for Indian negotiators at the Foreign Secretary-level talks will be to focus on Pakistan’s inaction on terrorism, but without jeopardising the 'Mohali spirit'.
Jun 21, 2011
Beware of a Manmohan looking for a Pak peacenik legacyClose to the end of a disastrous tenure as Prime Minister, Singh may seek to change the narrative with a peacenik push with Pakistan, which could squander India’s diplomatic strengths.
Jun 10, 2011
Karuna wants ministers out of UPA, sons not keenThe DMK's first family is divided on whether or not to pull out its ministers from the UPA government. Pulling its ministers out will help it save face when Dayanidhi Maran is anyway likely to face the sack. But Karunanidhi's sons seem to want the trappings of power in Delhi.
Jun 07, 2011
Congress lets Manmohan stew in his own juice, Sonia frostyDid the party really not know about the police action at Ramlila or is it merely pretending to distance itself from the event to contain the political fallout? Either way, the Sonia-Manmohan distance seems to be growing.
Jun 06, 2011
Why the Congress wooed and then shooed the Baba awayWhy did the Congress befriend the Baba and then dump him? The answer has to do with long-term political calculations involving its assessment of the threat from the BJP in 2014
Jun 06, 2011
Manmohan has outlived his utility for Sonia GandhiA Manmohan Singh who is just an economist without any political agenda suits Sonia Gandhi. But when he wants to be his own man and would like to project his own clean image positively, he becomes a liability. In the law of dynasty, no one can outshine the Queen.