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
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.
The southern states are miles ahead or miles away from most of BJP's pet poll planks: national security, law and order, Hindutva and the fight against corruption.
The weighing scale can be your worst enemy.
There is a child within Salman Khan. You tell that child to shut up he will shout your roof down. You tell that child to not shoot at an endangered species... well.
Parochial and knee-jerk reactions from the political class and intellectuals have left no room for meaningful interface and dialogue over the Supreme Court's order on the SC/ST Act.
Former untouchables, contemporary invisibles: Why the SC/ST Act matters, and why the Supreme Court needs to ensure justice
The SC has pulled a balancing act before with empowering laws. It needs only to look at dowry if it wants to ensure justice with the SC/ST Act.
This is the age of decibel and drama. Gone are the days when the eloquence of oratory and the cogency of arguments were lauded in Parliament.
Bollywood has never been communal. Did we hear Hanuman ji complain about Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan?
Anna Hazare has been virtually dumped by those who cheered him in 2011. However, his own puritanism makes it difficult to see a practical sense in his methods.
It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives.
Evoking the glory of past kings and promising the return of their golden age of rule is a growing trend of suspicious currency in Tamil Nadu's politics.
Rahul Gandhi-led Congress turns confident after plenary, but hard ground realities show it has miles to go to unseat Modi
Rahul Gandhi has matured as a speaker. But now, he will have to show if there is a 'Rahul Gandhi the deal-maker' lurking behind.
The recent Congress plenary session has showed that the Congress still wants to undo the liberalisation that its own government started in 1991.
Education cannot just be inherited. It needs to evolve to imparting the skills and knowledge that are needed at any given point in time.
For Bollywood, mum's the word, dad's the bottom line and betas can't do any wrong.
Adityanath lost because he was not fully positioned either on community politics or governance politics.
Compulsory CSR also flies in the face of Make in India programme.
A few simple stretches can go a long way in avoiding complications.
Irrfan's rise has been meteoric, and it will continue after he deals with his illness.
Periods of turmoil typically favour the rise of charismatic leaders, and both Kamal and Rajni seem to fit that bill.