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Advani, Omar, and the cynical politics over Article 370
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Advani, Omar, and the cynical politics over Article 370

Cynical politics over the decades has dragged Kashmir into a fine mess today; a war of words that doesn't consider the historical narrative on the subject of Article 370 doesn't help heal Kashmir's wounds.

With JD(U) exit, BJP is past the point of no return
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With JD(U) exit, BJP is past the point of no return

Any further dithering in naming Narendra Modi as the BJP's candidate will only mean that its loss of JD(U) as an alliance partner - and the likely loss of its foothold in Bihar - will have been in vain.

How Nitish Kumar's principled position could turn out
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How Nitish Kumar's principled position could turn out

Politics is a numbers game. And if the BJP manages to get within striking distance of forming a government, the JD(U) could once again be back in the NDA fold.

Pointless political posturing behind BJP-JD(U) rift
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Pointless political posturing behind BJP-JD(U) rift

That a politically astute politician like Nitish Kumar should risk near-certain political defeat in Bihar by walking out of an alliance with the BJP unless it rules out Modi as its candidate is astonishing. But posturing is a habit that's hard to break.

BJP must see Advani's dissent as a blessing in disguise
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BJP must see Advani's dissent as a blessing in disguise

it's a good thing that Advani has revealed his now. If a showdown was inevitable within the party, it is better to get it over with, rather than have it drag on until the election season is near at hand.

In Goa today, BJP faces a moment of reckoning
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In Goa today, BJP faces a moment of reckoning

Given the heavy-duty build-up by the pr-Modi faction in the party, leaving Goa without clarity on his nomination would be an anti-climax, and could end up signalling that the party is hostage to its past

How far will Advani go to scuttle Modi's bid for the top job?
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How far will Advani go to scuttle Modi's bid for the top job?

For the BJP, which is in the throes of a divisive leadership tussle, the next week could prove an eternity.

From here on, Sonia-Manmohan dyarchy is a slow train wreck
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From here on, Sonia-Manmohan dyarchy is a slow train wreck

The "two heads" power arrangement between Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is coming apart at the seams.

What Modi's 'guest appearance' in Karnataka says of him
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What Modi's 'guest appearance' in Karnataka says of him

In putting up a mere token appearance in Karnataka, Modi comes across as a play-safe politician who doesn't want to risk anything that might impede him in his 'Chalo Dilli' yatra.

BRICS Bank is just a castle in the air
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BRICS Bank is just a castle in the air

For all the catchiness of the BRICS acronym, there is little that truly binds the countries, either politically or economically. In such a context, the BRICS Development Bank, a poorly conceived proposition, won't accomplish much.

Why the 'high table' of power remains out of India's reach
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Why the 'high table' of power remains out of India's reach

Rather than bang away on the doors of an ineffectual Power Club, Indian diplomatic and strategic interests would arguably be better served by investing resources on enhancing our economic and strategic clout

Justice Katju has no one to blame but himself for his fall
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Justice Katju has no one to blame but himself for his fall

With his partisan, extra-judicial, facts-be-damned comments on Modi, which relate to a domain far removed from his current responsibility as Press Council chairman, Katju has crossed the line of propriety for men in public office.

LoC conflict: How to deal with a rogue state like Pakistan
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LoC conflict: How to deal with a rogue state like Pakistan

With its unnuanced narrative on conducting relations with a troublesome neighbour, the Manmohan Singh government is rewarding bad behaviour on Pakistan's part - and opening up India to yet more vulnerabilities.

Now you see him, now you don't: Rahul in Modi-land
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Now you see him, now you don't: Rahul in Modi-land

Rahul Gandhi's cameo performance as a tail-ender in Gujarat says volumes about his distinct lack of readiness for big battles. But those battles may be brought home to him sooner than he reckons.

FDI in retail vote: Triumph of Congress' slice-and-dice politics
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FDI in retail vote: Triumph of Congress' slice-and-dice politics

Politics isn't about 'morality"; it is about muddying the waters so thoroughly and bamboozling your opponents and using every instrument of state power to win friends and influence allies and even sections of the Opposition. On that count, the Congress won comprehensively on Wednesday.

Arrogance of power: Congress feeds on itself in Andhra Pradesh
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Arrogance of power: Congress feeds on itself in Andhra Pradesh

The Congress high command keeps AP Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy on tenterhooks by granting dissidents an audience periodically, which only stokes mischief. Humiliating Andhra pride can recoil on it, as it did in the past.

AP's 'battle of the betis' points to shift in Telangana dynamics
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AP's 'battle of the betis' points to shift in Telangana dynamics

The popular response to YS Rajasekhara Reddy's daughter Sharmila's padayatra in Telangana has scaled up the YSR Congress' ambitions in the region. It also provides an interesting shift in the dynamics of Andhra Pradesh politics.

Tiger’s roar: How Thackeray’s ‘politics’ filled a systemic vacuum
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Tiger’s roar: How Thackeray’s ‘politics’ filled a systemic vacuum

In a mature political world, the Thackeray brand of ‘hate politics’ would never have gained as much traction as it did. That it has thrived this long, by feeding off ‘us-and-them’ politics, says volumes about the failure of the political and administrative systems.

China joins the Afghan Great Game and outflanks India
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China joins the Afghan Great Game and outflanks India

China expands its footprint in Afghanistan by opening up a critical land border. It's a move fraught with security implications for India, which too is fighting to retain its foothold there.

The slow and inevitable isolation of Pakistan
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The slow and inevitable isolation of Pakistan

When the game has changed, it is pointless to play by old rules. Pakistan’s impossible demands and exaggerated expectations, which may have been met once upon a time, have a strange dissonance today.