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Article 370 nullification was India finding its Arjuna spirit over Jammu and Kashmir

India has been in a state of dejection and self-denial over Kashmir since Independence.

David Frawley | Aug 19, 2019, 17:06 PM IST

Ghoda and ghas: Why Akhilesh-Mayawati may not be able to save the SP-BSP alliance

The old logic of caste equations may not hold, and Mayawati may be trying to test that theory.

Madhavan Narayanan | Jun 04, 2019, 19:10 PM IST

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Rafale deal secrecy important for national security, petty politics must be avoided

Price of defence equipment is keep secret because it would be easy for our adversaries to figure out strategic specifications based on price.

Aug 03, 2018, 16:07 PM IST
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Bollywood's patriotic formula is stale and boring, it is time to reinvent it

Everything in desh bhakti genre since then is honourable but bland. We've seen the sportive spirit wrapped in the Indian flag over and over again.

Aug 03, 2018, 21:54 PM IST
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National Register of Citizens must move ahead, opposition to it is for parochial gains

The opposition to the NRC is opportunistic and is coming from politicians who have repeatedly raised the illegal immigrant issue.

Aug 01, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
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Damn India's cities, running them is not glamourous enough for our politicians

Our political masters are interested only in things that are exciting, and not doing things right.

Aug 02, 2018, 16:40 PM IST
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As debate rages over Assam, it may make sense to link NRC with Aadhaar

Creating undesirable social tensions or starting controversial deportations of poor people does not suit an aspiring power like India.

Jul 31, 2018, 18:52 PM IST
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BJP is playing a dangerous game over lynchings, and it could backfire badly

While it may be able to get away by pummelling a weak Congress in television debates or elections, the flip side is that the image of India as a place where the rule of law and constitutional order is supreme is bound to take a beating.

Jul 27, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
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Aishwarya-Abhishek Bachchan marriage is rock solid, malicious rumours are from so-called 'friends'

It is very clear that these stories are planted by the gossipy brigade in Bollywood.

Jul 26, 2018, 21:36 PM IST
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There was a surgical strike before. It was on Mumbai on 26/11

There have been other surgical strikes before, and the Modi government's strikes in PoK are not the most prominent surgical strikes to have been carried out.

Jul 27, 2018, 23:11 PM IST
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The profound relevance of Vedic knowledge today

The ultimate technology is not that of external machines and computers but arises through mastering the powers of our own awareness and prana, such as the great yogis were able to achieve. 

Jul 26, 2018, 15:31 PM IST
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By bringing back detentions, we are failing our children for sure

Neither detentions nor the no-detention policy address the quality of learning that children receive in schools. That is why we are failing our children.

Jul 27, 2018, 13:08 PM IST
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Lessons from the Northeast should help bring peace to Jammu and Kashmir

The muscular approach of 2015 has been followed by confidence building in the Northeast, and this could be a viable option to be replicated in Jammu and Kashmir and the LWE-affected states.

Jul 20, 2018, 14:53 PM IST
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Narendra Modi's foot-in-mouth ministers should measure their words

Two Union ministers made statements that directly undermine the rule of law. This could have dangerous repercussions.

Jul 20, 2018, 15:59 PM IST
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UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous, India must react strongly

It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.

Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST
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Happy birthday, Priyanka Chopra. Sorry I betrayed you - by Subhash K Jha

A senior entertainment journalist reflects on his relationship with the Quantico star.

Jul 18, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
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India and Pakistan need to learn lessons from Croatia and Ethiopia

This week has given India two lessons - first from the Croatian President at the World Cup Final, and second from the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Jul 27, 2018, 13:07 PM IST
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Shashi Tharoor must chill, 'Hindu Pakistan' remark was unnecessary hyperbole

Maybe the hyperbole confirms that Shashi Tharoor has fully joined the ranks of Indian political tradition.

Jul 13, 2018, 15:53 PM IST
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No government has followed the mandate of Article 370, it is time to change that

If we don't really care about following the letter and spirit of Article 370, we can get rid of it.

Jul 13, 2018, 13:45 PM IST
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The journey from social media to violence is irresistible, and we are living it

Mediums have always shattered societies. Transition of man from one technology to the next one has never been simple and steady.

Jul 12, 2018, 15:10 PM IST
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The battle maybe won, but the unwise war remains for Arvind Kejriwal and AAP

Winning a Supreme Court case shows some class but scuffles with civil servants are just the opposite.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:42 PM IST
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Fog of war over Article 370 has created too many myths

The repeal of Article 370, which gives autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, has long been a controversial topic in Indian politics.

Jul 12, 2018, 14:44 PM IST
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