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Madhavan Narayanan

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Madhavan Narayanan is a senior journalist who has covered politics, diplomacy, business, technology and other subjects in a long career that has spanned organisations including Reuters, Business Standard and Hindustan Times. He is currently an independent columnist, editor and commentator. He is listed among the top 200 Indian influencers on Twitter. He tweets as @madversity.

Ayodhya dispute now depends on more than just law, it needs wisdom from the judges

India is merely nine years away from the 500th anniversary of the year in which the now-demolished Babri Masjid was built by Mughal invader Babur's forces at the spot believed to be the birthplace

Mar 7, 2019 - 02:01 PM IST
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Balakot airstrike is India's googly response to Imran Khan's in-swinger

Having played cricket for long, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan knows that a delivery is called out for a no-ball only when he crosses the crease at the bowler's end in a certain manner as per t

Feb 27, 2019 - 05:58 PM IST
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Lonely after Pulwama: India's diplomatic challenge as Saudi Arabia and China embrace Pakistan

Does it make sense for India to get words of help from a superpower called the United States of America that no longer behaves like one?

Feb 19, 2019 - 07:19 PM IST
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Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

When people ask me if the NDA government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done anything wrong in the procurement of Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault, my typical answer is: "I don't

Feb 15, 2019 - 02:48 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee vs CBI is good drama, but bad for our institutions

If it was not so tragic, it would be funny.

Feb 5, 2019 - 02:44 PM IST
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Piyush Goyal delivers Budget 2019 with the art of a Chartered Accountant

There is a difference between a chartered accountant and a lawyer. One reads the fine print to help you. The other introduces it to fox you.

Feb 5, 2019 - 02:48 PM IST
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Gandhi or Tata, dynasties matter in India. Not just clans, they are brands

Two seemingly unconnected events over the past week, one in business and the other in politics, have a common link.

Jan 30, 2019 - 05:19 PM IST
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Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

What are we looking at as we head into elections in 2019 in India? A 1971 scenario or 1977 scenario, or is that 1980?

Jan 25, 2019 - 02:21 PM IST
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Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

I would like to wish all of you a very happy new year. You think I am two weeks late?

Jan 15, 2019 - 04:47 PM IST
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Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

On the face of it two recent Supreme Court judgements of significance have gone opposite ways for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:24 PM IST
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