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Why Western media loves and promotes the likes of Rana Ayyub
India

Why Western media loves and promotes the likes of Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub and her ilk are a symptom and a revelation. Of several things simultaneously. Operating almost in concert

Off-centre | The Delhi Files: Truth or dare
Politics

Off-centre | The Delhi Files: Truth or dare

It is speculated that ‘The Delhi Files’ will be about the anti-Sikh pogrom in 1984 under the watch of the Congress government led by then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi

The curse of fourth generation: Why history may not be kind to Nehru-Gandhi dynasts
Politics

The curse of fourth generation: Why history may not be kind to Nehru-Gandhi dynasts

A study of ruling dynasties from all over the world reveals that most of them declined by the time they reached the fourth generation. Rahul Gandhi belongs to the fourth generation of the dynasty that mostly ruled India since Independence

The great Nehruvian myth-making: How Nehru wasn’t that secular, humanist and democrat as made out to be
Politics

The great Nehruvian myth-making: How Nehru wasn’t that secular, humanist and democrat as made out to be

Jawaharlal Nehru distrusted Hinduism and Hindu organisations, admired Stalin and Mao, mocked Tibetan refugees, and occasionally distorted India’s federal structure

The Kashmir Files crosses Rs 200 crore, but Bollywood isn’t too happy about it. Here’s why
Entertainment

The Kashmir Files crosses Rs 200 crore, but Bollywood isn’t too happy about it. Here’s why

More than the industry being uncomfortable with the shift in the narrative or the support that the film has garnered from the government, the audience response — read box office collection — has rattled it

The Kashmir Files talks about one genocide, but what about others confined to whispers and whisperers?
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The Kashmir Files talks about one genocide, but what about others confined to whispers and whisperers?

Kashmiri Pandits aren’t the only victims of genocide in India. There are many others — and they too want a voice of their own to be out in the public, beyond the confines of whispers and whisperers

Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday
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Studying women presidents and prime ministers on screen, from Meryl Streep in Don't Look Up to Dimple Kapadia in A Thursday

The womanhood of Meryl Streep's character in Don’t Look Up and Dimple Kapadia's in A Thursday is nothing but a marketing gimmick. The women US president and Indian prime minister are one-dimensional in different but significant ways.

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective
India

Dharma Files | Analysing the Preamble to Indian Constitution from dharmic perspective

The word ‘secular’ was introduced into the Preamble during the period of Emergency (1975-77), imposed by Indira Gandhi

Vikram Sampath is just an excuse, the real issue is Left cabal’s last-ditch effort to remain relevant
India

Vikram Sampath is just an excuse, the real issue is Left cabal’s last-ditch effort to remain relevant

The Left-liberal grip may have slackened, but they still call the shots. Remember, how they all ganged up to force Bloomsbury to withdraw a Delhi riots book. And now Sampath is facing a series of coordinated attacks in the name of plagiarism

Modi's 30 million 'lakhpatis' symbolise clarity of thought in policy, and expose the naysayers
Politics

Modi's 30 million 'lakhpatis' symbolise clarity of thought in policy, and expose the naysayers

PM Modi is rewriting the India Story, in the process laying bare the Opposition’s dynastic politics. phony socialism and ideological inconsistencies

The misunderstood Netaji: Subhas Chandra Bose hated Nazis, but he loved India’s Independence more
World

The misunderstood Netaji: Subhas Chandra Bose hated Nazis, but he loved India’s Independence more

The standard Western and elitist Indian take on Subhas Chandra Bose’s outreach to Nazi Germany doesn’t take the idea of ‘national interest first’ into consideration

Right Word | Rajju Bhayya, a physics professor, who became fourth RSS Sarsanghchalak and believed in ‘assertive Hindus’
Politics

Right Word | Rajju Bhayya, a physics professor, who became fourth RSS Sarsanghchalak and believed in ‘assertive Hindus’

Rajju Bhayya laid great emphasis on expanding the RSS’ footprint among marginalised sections of the society through social service projects

The flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti has finally got a fitting space
India

The flame of Amar Jawan Jyoti has finally got a fitting space

The crowded India Gate area was no longer apt as nowhere in the world are war memorials places for casualness or fun

How security arrangement for Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster
Politics

How security arrangement for Narendra Modi’s Punjab visit was nothing short of an unmitigated disaster

In the age of drone technology and real-time intelligence sharing, one really has to try hard to have this kind of security breach and mess up

How 'Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram' culture first entered Haryana politics and took the nation by storm
Politics

How 'Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram' culture first entered Haryana politics and took the nation by storm

Gaya Lal, an MLA from Hodal who had earlier quit the Congress to join the SVD, came back on 30 October. However, nine hours later he went back to the Congress. Hence, within nine hours, the MLA changed sides twice

PV Narasimha Rao death anniversary: Nitin Gadkari, Hardeep Singh Puri pay tribute to former prime minister
India

PV Narasimha Rao death anniversary: Nitin Gadkari, Hardeep Singh Puri pay tribute to former prime minister

Along with then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh, Rao led the country through the liberalisation of the Indian economy and its re-integration with the global economy

Dichotomy of democracy: When dynasts call themselves democrats and still no one calls them out
Politics

Dichotomy of democracy: When dynasts call themselves democrats and still no one calls them out

Dynastic politics is endangering the concept of democratic socialism assured by the Constitution and it simultaneously aggravates corruption and authoritarianism in the political system

Indira Gandhi took 32 bullets for nation, but was ignored on 1971 War anniversary: Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand
India

Indira Gandhi took 32 bullets for nation, but was ignored on 1971 War anniversary: Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand

Referring to his grandmother and the former PM, he said she took '32 bullets for the country' but her name was not even mentioned at a government event in New Delhi on the anniversary of the victory over Pakistan

From vowing support to diplomatic offensive, how Parliament kept pressure on Indira govt to liberate East Bengal
India

From vowing support to diplomatic offensive, how Parliament kept pressure on Indira govt to liberate East Bengal

Parliament was in its Winter Session when Pakistan attacked India on 3 December, 1971. Three days later, Indira would announce the recognition of Bangladesh

Swarnim Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi lays wreath at war memorial, says 'we fought and defeated oppressive forces'
India

Swarnim Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi lays wreath at war memorial, says 'we fought and defeated oppressive forces'

Swarnim Vijay Varsh commemorates 50 years of India's victory in the 1971 War and the formation of Bangladesh