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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

Shocking gap between security at airports and railway stations in India

"The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law and equal protection of laws within the territory of India.” – Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Rinku Bora | May 30, 2018, 14:50 PM IST

Sterlite shutdown - Myopic decision

The Tamil Nadu Environment & Forests Department’s Government Order for the “permanent” closure of Sterlite Copper, the Vedanta Group’s copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, is shortsighted and grievous. It doesn’t augur well for industrialization—not only in Tamil Nadu, which is a leading industrial state, but also in the entire country.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 30, 2018, 10:31 AM IST

Electronic voting is not perfect, but paper ballots can be worse. It is not wise to go back on EVMs

The EVMs or electronic voting machines are more secure and easier to measure ballots. But technology can scare people who cannot understand or control it.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 29, 2018, 17:08 PM IST

It is so fragile! Karnataka politics shifts mode from 'Game of Thrones' to 'House of Cards'

Just a few days earlier, Rahul Gandhi had said the S in Janata Dal-S stood for "Sangh Parivar". Therefore, make no mistake: What we have here is a marriage of convenience.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 24, 2018, 17:13 PM IST

Bank privatisation is only solution

Neither the PCA nor any other framework can cure the banking sector, for the problem is structural rather than functional: it is the government ownership that is at the heart of the rot. 

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 24, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Fawning over the Royal Wedding over, here are the real lessons for Bollywood

As a British White Royal Male and An America Actress Of Mixed Race  the  couple knows its  responsibilities as a celebrity team and intends  to work vigorously into being setting an example  for youngsters  of every  race and country.

Subhash K Jha | May 23, 2018, 13:35 PM IST

Karnataka Assembly Election Results are a double-edged sword, now watch out for pre-poll alliances for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The day may officially belong to the BJP, but there is enough silver lining for the Congress as well.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 15, 2018, 14:28 PM IST

Cannes Do No Wrong—Why Do We take Our Films To Cannes?

There we go again. It is that time of the year when our films and filmmakers head to the scenic  French town for a  bit of a sun and a lot of hype, and nothing else.

Subhash K Jha | May 14, 2018, 17:26 PM IST

Price controls: Remedy worse than malady

The wise, they say, learn from the mistakes of others, while fools learn from their own mistakes. Our political masters refuse to learn any sensible lesson.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 10, 2018, 18:48 PM IST

Not just Sonam Kapoor, many Bollywood stars won't marry from film industry

It always helps to have a healthy contact with the world outside the film industry.

Subhash K Jha | May 08, 2018, 10:04 AM IST

On his 200th birth anniversary, Karl Marx continues to haunt us

Marxism is at the end of a day a collectivist and totalitarian philosophy. And, at the heart of collectivism and totalitarianism lies darkness.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | May 03, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

War against corruption in India is endless, meaningless finger-pointing, we need to do better

Corruption in India is sophisticated. It doesn't happen Bollywood-style. We need a better method of dealing with allegations.

Madhavan Narayanan | May 03, 2018, 10:37 AM IST

In their blindness, there is no difference between Asaram bhakts and Leftists

It is easy to dismiss or ridicule Asaram's bhaktas as irrational people, but their behaviour is the same as those who continued to support the horrors of Russia and China.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Apr 27, 2018, 18:42 PM IST

India's judges don't like to be judged, and petty politics is not going to fix it

The attempt by the Congress-led opposition to impeach the Chief Justice of India reeks of street politics, not statesmanship.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 26, 2018, 10:25 AM IST

The two ugly faces of sexual assault in Bollywood

There is a mindset that lets some feel entitled to exploit. Then there's the other where failure converts consenting adults into victims.

Subhash K Jha | Apr 25, 2018, 20:22 PM IST

Left-liberal warning in bid to remove Chief Justice of India: If you are not with us...

Justice Chandrachud was a hero when he slammed the Modi government over privacy. Now, he is a villain, because if you are not with us… 

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Apr 21, 2018, 14:10 PM IST

Mainstreaming the Northeast: What might work, and what might not

To what extent the Northeastern states succeed will depend on several factors. It is, however, indubitable that the direction is right.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Apr 18, 2018, 20:03 PM IST

Open jails are a great idea, but why do we not want more of them?

Only 4 of the 63 open jails in the country accept women.

Vartika Nanda | Apr 18, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

Justice vs pettiness in Kathua rape case: Why we need to separate good politics from the bad

The 8-year-old rape victim represents five layers of the underprivileged in India.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 17, 2018, 18:26 PM IST

Akshaya Tritiya 2018: Allocate upto 15% of total portfolio on gold

Rajeev Kapoor, Vice President, Trustline, shared his views on impact on gold amidst heightened geo-political tension, investment and the prospects of returns in gold.

Reema Sharma | Apr 17, 2018, 17:44 PM IST

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