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Narendra Modi has lots in common with Indira Gandhi in style, populism and opposition

Narendra Modi and Indira Gandhi are in contrasting contexts, yet there are striking similarities in their style and populism

Madhavan Narayanan | Sep 17, 2018, 11:41 AM IST

Making a sense of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) elections

For an outsider, the JNU election is all about ‘laal salaam, comrade, hum ladenge saathi’ and of course, Kanhaiya Kumar.

Pavan Chaurasia | Sep 16, 2018, 10:19 AM IST

Other Blogs

BJP-ruled states are worse than the others because they are frivolous

On the whole BJP-ruled states are not doing very well because of theatrics and outright populism.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Aug 10, 2018, 14:02 PM IST

Nikah Halala has security implications that are often ignored

Nikah Halala has ended up a tool in the hands of a hostile country. It also needs to be seen in that light.

RVS Mani | Aug 10, 2018, 09:24 AM IST

Karunanidhi shaped national politics, he was the true kingmaker behind 6 Indian Prime Ministers

Karunanidhi is also probably the only leader who has allied with the Congress, BJP, Third Front and the Left.

Madhavan Narayanan | Aug 08, 2018, 12:19 PM IST

Why the practice of Yoga should begin with Ayurveda

Using Ayurveda along with Yoga helps us gain complete harmony and balance in body and mind so that we can discover our true Self that is one with all. 

David Frawley | Aug 07, 2018, 07:36 AM IST

Mindless meddling: The anti-business disease of Maharashtra's order on food in multiplexes

Mumbai is struggling in the rain. But the government seems more interested in mindlessly populist meddling with non-essential movie-watching.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Aug 04, 2018, 18:17 PM IST

Rafale deal secrecy important for national security, petty politics must be avoided

Price of defence equipment is keep secret because it would be easy for our adversaries to figure out strategic specifications based on price.

RVS Mani | Aug 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST

Bollywood's patriotic formula is stale and boring, it is time to reinvent it

Everything in desh bhakti genre since then is honourable but bland. We've seen the sportive spirit wrapped in the Indian flag over and over again.

Subhash K Jha | Aug 02, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

National Register of Citizens must move ahead, opposition to it is for parochial gains

The opposition to the NRC is opportunistic and is coming from politicians who have repeatedly raised the illegal immigrant issue.

RVS Mani | Aug 01, 2018, 20:24 PM IST

Damn India's cities, running them is not glamourous enough for our politicians

Our political masters are interested only in things that are exciting, and not doing things right.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Jul 31, 2018, 19:53 PM IST

As debate rages over Assam, it may make sense to link NRC with Aadhaar

Creating undesirable social tensions or starting controversial deportations of poor people does not suit an aspiring power like India.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jul 31, 2018, 18:52 PM IST

BJP is playing a dangerous game over lynchings, and it could backfire badly

While it may be able to get away by pummelling a weak Congress in television debates or elections, the flip side is that the image of India as a place where the rule of law and constitutional order is supreme is bound to take a beating.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jul 27, 2018, 17:54 PM IST

Aishwarya-Abhishek Bachchan marriage is rock solid, malicious rumours are from so-called 'friends'

It is very clear that these stories are planted by the gossipy brigade in Bollywood.

Subhash K Jha | Jul 26, 2018, 21:36 PM IST

There was a surgical strike before. It was on Mumbai on 26/11

There have been other surgical strikes before, and the Modi government's strikes in PoK are not the most prominent surgical strikes to have been carried out.

RVS Mani | Jul 26, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

The profound relevance of Vedic knowledge today

The ultimate technology is not that of external machines and computers but arises through mastering the powers of our own awareness and prana, such as the great yogis were able to achieve. 

David Frawley | Jul 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST

By bringing back detentions, we are failing our children for sure

Neither detentions nor the no-detention policy address the quality of learning that children receive in schools. That is why we are failing our children.

Arjun Sanyal | Jul 23, 2018, 10:56 AM IST

Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

RVS Mani | Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST

Narendra Modi's foot-in-mouth ministers should measure their words

Two Union ministers made statements that directly undermine the rule of law. This could have dangerous repercussions.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Jul 20, 2018, 13:26 PM IST

UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous, India must react strongly

It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.

RVS Mani | Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

Happy birthday, Priyanka Chopra. Sorry I betrayed you - by Subhash K Jha

A senior entertainment journalist reflects on his relationship with the Quantico star.

Subhash K Jha | Jul 18, 2018, 07:28 AM IST

India and Pakistan need to learn lessons from Croatia and Ethiopia

This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jul 17, 2018, 16:43 PM IST

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