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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

Caste, communists, cinema, Cauvery: Why BJP cannot jump easily over the C factors in southern India

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.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 10, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Fat loss vs weight loss: Breaking the kilogram myth

The weighing scale can be your worst enemy.

Vipin Rana | Apr 10, 2018, 16:02 PM IST

There is a child in Salman Khan who has now put him in jail

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.

Subhash K Jha | Apr 05, 2018, 16:19 PM IST

Sleep of reason produces monsters and Bharat bandh

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.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Apr 05, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

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.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 04, 2018, 13:59 PM IST

The rise of an illiberal India: What the logjam in Parliament shows us

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.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Mar 30, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

Brutally Basic Bollywood: Communalising Bollywood is absurd: Hey Ram, let Aamir Khan play Krishna

Bollywood has never been communal. Did we hear Hanuman ji complain about Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan?

Subhash K Jha | Mar 27, 2018, 20:54 PM IST

The loneliness of being Anna Hazare or: What has gone wrong

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. 

Madhavan Narayanan | Mar 27, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives

It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives.

Subhash K Jha | Mar 22, 2018, 16:56 PM IST

Super Kings in Tamil Nadu politics: Promises in search of mythical glory

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.

G Babu Jayakumar | Mar 21, 2018, 19:12 PM IST

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.

Madhavan Narayanan | Mar 20, 2018, 14:05 PM IST

Still wedded to Socialism, Congress has learnt nothing and forgotten nothing

The recent Congress plenary session has showed that the Congress still wants to undo the liberalisation that its own government started in 1991.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Mar 20, 2018, 12:16 PM IST

#ZeeJLF Conversations on the Sidelines: 'Creating Role Models in Advancement Through Education'

Education cannot just be inherited. It needs to evolve to imparting the skills and knowledge that are needed at any given point in time.

Prasad Sanyal | Mar 20, 2018, 11:11 AM IST

Bollywood keeps quiet on wrongdoing by its own, this time it's Daler Mehndi

For Bollywood, mum's the word, dad's the bottom line and betas can't do any wrong.

Subhash K Jha | Mar 20, 2018, 09:51 AM IST

Message from UP bye-elections: It is time to think of 'governance vote banks'

Adityanath lost because he was not fully positioned either on community politics or governance politics.

Madhavan Narayanan | Mar 15, 2018, 14:29 PM IST

Mandatory CSR is morally reprehensible, logically repugnant, and economically wasteful

Compulsory CSR also flies in the face of Make in India programme.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor | Mar 13, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

The rise and fall of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

It didn't take long for the chinks to show in the armour.

Subhash K Jha | Mar 13, 2018, 12:50 PM IST

Your office chair may be killing your back slowly. Here is how you can fight back

A few simple stretches can go a long way in avoiding complications.

 

Vipin Rana | Mar 09, 2018, 13:50 PM IST

Irrfan Khan has fallen ill at his peak, let us give him the privacy he needs

Irrfan's rise has been meteoric, and it will continue after he deals with his illness.

Subhash K Jha | Mar 08, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

Centrist, populist, charismatic: Can Kamal Haasan become Tamil Nadu's Macron?

Periods of turmoil typically favour the rise of charismatic leaders, and both Kamal and Rajni seem to fit that bill.

Madhavan Narayanan | Mar 07, 2018, 17:34 PM IST

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