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Why India's politics is less like cricket and more like kabaddi

What an election! Politicians are grappling each other with words, and the Supreme Court is taunting the Election Commission.

Madhavan Narayanan | Apr 17, 2019, 15:17 PM IST

Many undesirable, dangerous trends in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Some of the things that are happening could undermine the election process, others are just agenda-driven.

RVS Mani | Apr 17, 2019, 12:57 PM IST

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Battle over Sabarimala is purely political, not about religion, gender equality or culture

The controversy over Sabarimala is about the agendas of some who are seeking a political right to enter the temple as if it were a public place, not a special place of worship for a particular community.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:12 PM IST
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Hindu temples are targets of systematic oppression by government, courts

Hindu temples are often owned and run by the state, and governments have no problem using temple revenues for things that have nothing to do with temples or Hinduism.

Jan 18, 2019, 16:27 PM IST
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Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:47 PM IST
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Can SP-BSP 2.0 repeat its defeat of the BJP? The odds are less favourable than 1993

There is only one commonality that has given rise to the SP-BSP alliance. Everything else is a challenge.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:19 PM IST
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Supreme Court verdicts on Sabarimala and Rafale are blessings for BJP's political agenda

The Rafale ruling helped the BJP with the perception of the urban middle class, while the Sabarimala verdict may have opened up the South.

Jan 14, 2019, 12:24 PM IST
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2019 Lok Sabha elections more than just BJP vs Congress, smaller parties hold the key

The deeper game of electoral chess will see community leaders play a major role in shaping alliances and coalitions.

Jan 03, 2019, 14:08 PM IST
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Those waiting for PM Modi to create 2 crore jobs are the real problem

'Waiting' is a core behavioural issue and one of the unfair expectations that Indians heap on government institutions.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
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2018 was the year girl power ruled the box office

Padmavat, Pari, Raazi, Veere Di Wedding... women dominated many of the hits in 2018.

Jan 09, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
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Get real: 2018's big lesson to Bollywood flops and political defeats

Bollywood and politics have to listen to and deliver to the same person - the moviegoer who is the voter.

Dec 28, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
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More cry than hue against Home Ministry’s computer surveillance notification

The rule has been there for a long time, so those who are crying themselves hoarse are merely going for the hype.

Dec 27, 2018, 14:31 PM IST
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Happy Birthday Salman Khan, the star who hates criticism

Bhai kuch bhi bol sakta hai. But birthday boy Salman Khan can only dish it out, he can’t take it.

Dec 31, 2018, 15:32 PM IST
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Dear Karan Johar, not everyone is comfortable discussing their sex lives

Talking about sex is not everyone's cup of coffee. They grin and bear with it only because of who Karan Johar is.

Dec 24, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
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JPC on Rafale deal is latest avatar of agenda to subvert national interest

The push to have the price in the public domain smacks of vested interest that does not bother about what is good for India.

Dec 24, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
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Kamal Nath's migrant comment could be a foot in the Congress mouth

Ironical perhaps is the fact that Kamal Nath himself cannot exactly claim to be a local boy.

Dec 19, 2018, 12:48 PM IST
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Sajjan Kumar's conviction and why 1984 riots can't be compared to 2002

There are significant differences in the context of the two incidents of violence.

Dec 18, 2018, 12:11 PM IST
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Zero showcases a new Shah Rukh Khan, one who has nothing left to prove

Why must daring only be the domain of Aamir Khan? I think somewhere Shah Rukh has taken up the challenge of dropping the alleged vanity of a star to the ground.

Dec 14, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
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63% of Indians still support demonetisation, but that number has fallen

Support remains strong for both demonetisation and PM Modi. But there are some points that he may need to pay attention to.

Dec 13, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
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BJP's potential crisis: Chouhan's MP model better than Modi's Gujarat hype?

Promises are viewed through the prism of on-ground performance and smart oratory might seem like empty words when the future becomes the present.

Dec 12, 2018, 16:54 PM IST
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Kartarpur symbolism has given Delhi a shot at India-China-US consensus on Kashmir

India has always resisted external mediation on the Kashmir dispute but a common cause against extremism in the region should give it leverage.

Dec 06, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
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Is Bollywood softening its anti-Pakistan stance?

Clearly the rabble-rousing jingoism of recent times has been replaced by a more tolerant and empathetic attitude towards Pakistan.

Nov 30, 2018, 19:38 PM IST
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