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How Modi era has marked the end of ‘achhe din’ for dynasts in new India
Politics

How Modi era has marked the end of ‘achhe din’ for dynasts in new India

Under the Narendra Modi dispensation, performance and merit are fast replacing sycophancy and surname politics

From Nehruvian consensus to Hindutva politics: Decoding the Muslim question in India
Politics

From Nehruvian consensus to Hindutva politics: Decoding the Muslim question in India

The Muslim question in India needs forward-looking and constructive solutions. The basic tenets of the solution can be found in: Unravelling the truth, defining the non-negotiables, and strong Hindu state

Four SP turncoats in BJP's 30-strong list for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls
Politics

Four SP turncoats in BJP's 30-strong list for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls

The biennial elections for the 36 out of 37 vacant seats for the upper House of the state's legislature is to be held on 9 April, the results for which would be declared on 12 April

Why Indian history must be written as per historical evidence and norms, and not ideological agendas
India

Why Indian history must be written as per historical evidence and norms, and not ideological agendas

Our ‘eminent’ historians and social scientists argue that the nature of history is static and there is not enough new evidence that could warrant the rewriting or revision of history and history textbooks

Indian politics 2022: Here are four big trends to watch out for
India

Indian politics 2022: Here are four big trends to watch out for

Electorally and in Parliament, the Modi government is almost unassailable

Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe 'Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Diwas' today
India

Samyukta Kisan Morcha to observe 'Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Diwas' today

The umbrella body of farmers' unions said the Indian diaspora will organise events in the UK, the US, France, Austria, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands on Friday in support of the farmers' protests.

Hours after Rawat questions Amarinder's 'proximity' with Shah, Singh hits back hard
Politics

Hours after Rawat questions Amarinder's 'proximity' with Shah, Singh hits back hard

Amarinder Singh said the only pressure he had been under for the past few months was that of his own loyalty to the Congress, because of which he continued to tolerate insult after insult

Congress crisis: Anwar, Bhagel and others attack G-23 coalition, launch strong defence in favour of Gandhi leadership
Politics

Congress crisis: Anwar, Bhagel and others attack G-23 coalition, launch strong defence in favour of Gandhi leadership

In an apparent dig at Sibal and the G-23, Congress general secretary Tariq Anwar said it is amazing to see how some people's character can change so much in their 'selfishness'

Day after Azad and Sibal seek immediate convention of CWC, Surjewala says 'very soon'
Politics

Day after Azad and Sibal seek immediate convention of CWC, Surjewala says 'very soon'

On Wednesday, senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal, who are part of a group of 23 leaders (G-23) seeking organisational revamp, demanded that a meeting of the CWC be convened immediately

Arvind Kejriwal says AAP will pick good CM candidate for Punjab polls 'when time comes'
Politics

Arvind Kejriwal says AAP will pick good CM candidate for Punjab polls 'when time comes'

Citing certain media reports on Bhagwant Mann, who is said to be an aspirant for the AAP's chief ministerial face in Punjab, Kejriwal referred to him as his younger brother

'J-K turmoil Gandhi family's legacy': BJP's Sambit Patra on Rahul Gandhi reaching out to displaced Kashmiri Pandits
India

'J-K turmoil Gandhi family's legacy': BJP's Sambit Patra on Rahul Gandhi reaching out to displaced Kashmiri Pandits

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra, in a press conference, alleged that the Congress sacrificed not only the Kashmiri Pandits but also the development of the region

Sanjaya Baru's new book to dissect power struggles in Indian politics, culture and economy
Arts & Culture

Sanjaya Baru's new book to dissect power struggles in Indian politics, culture and economy

In India's Power Elite: Caste, Class and Cultural Revolution, to be released in April by Penguin Random House India under its Viking imprint, Baru will unveil the emerging dynamics of the power elites in contemporary India.

Why we hunt witches: India’s illiberal impulses may not prove as durable as some fear
India

Why we hunt witches: India’s illiberal impulses may not prove as durable as some fear

That angry Indian debates involve young people pitted against the values of their parents’ generation suggests an upheaval in values lies ahead

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, who took the oath of the prime minister in May 2014, became the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish
India

A deadpan interview with Citizen Urvish

Satirist Urvish Kothari tells Devansh Dixit that he is an ordinary citizen in a country of extraordinary lies.

On 73rd Independence Day, examining Mahatma Gandhi's legacy and why his position as 'Father of the Nation' is secure
India

On 73rd Independence Day, examining Mahatma Gandhi's legacy and why his position as 'Father of the Nation' is secure

Why has history been so kind to Gandhi, a man whose very public life and thousands of letters, editorials, essays and utterances expose him to easy mockery, particularly by a new India whose political elite has always regarded him with contempt? How is it that, through all the hate and resentment unleashed by India’s current political climate, the man who stands on the opposite pole continues to smile down at us in fatherly benevolence?

Should Army be kept out of politics?
India

Should Army be kept out of politics?

For the survival of democracy, it is vital to keep our military apolitical. Exploiting it for fleeting political advantage carries the real risk of creating a Praetorian monster in our midst

Gopalganj to Raisina review: Lalu Prasad Yadav writes himself a character certificate, rather than a personal memoir
Politics

Gopalganj to Raisina review: Lalu Prasad Yadav writes himself a character certificate, rather than a personal memoir

Gopalganj to Raisina follows a predictable route, scarcely interjected by insights into anything other than Lalu Prasad Yadav’s politics. Some of the more interesting revelations include a story involving him and Nitish Kumar, where he confesses that the duo would loiter around the Prime Minister’s Office in the hope of being noticed for ministerial roles

Taking Indian politics to board games: How 'Shasn' and 'The Poll' place players in the shoes of politicians
Life

Taking Indian politics to board games: How 'Shasn' and 'The Poll' place players in the shoes of politicians

Not only do Shasn and The Poll mimic the Indian electoral process, but they also allow players to experience the dirtiness that comes with it — stoking caste tensions, campaigning, even declaring war

Lok Sabha election could reshape party system, but crucial question is whether results will end or ensure development of BJP-led model
Politics

Lok Sabha election could reshape party system, but crucial question is whether results will end or ensure development of BJP-led model

Since 1952, India has seen several distinct phases in which the dominance of one party has been decisively upturned