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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.

Jun 04, 2019, 19:10 PM IST

Not just a Modi wave, it was a leadership wave that dominated Lok Sabha elections 2019 results

All the leaders who won shared one characteristic in common with Modi.

May 28, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Narendra Modi faces new threat: Not opponents, but the alt-Hindu extremists

All this praise for Godse represents a force within his own ranks that threatens everything he wants to do.

May 20, 2019, 15:39 PM IST

Paisa, paisa, paisa: Whoever wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the economy will be their biggest challenge

The Indian economy is in a strange shape. Irrespective of the policy priorities of the next government, the economy will be the source of the biggest challenges.

May 15, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

Why the President of India must be drawn into CJI Ranjan Gogoi's sexual harassment case

Justice needs to be seen to be done. And the clean chit to the Chief Justice doesn't create such an image.

May 07, 2019, 15:20 PM IST

Delhi statehood solution lies in open doors, not in closing them

Delhi residents deserve an accountable government. The time has come for a serious discussion on the issue.

May 03, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Chief Justice deserves justice, but should not give it to himself

CJI Ranjan Gogoi has set a good precedent, but he perhaps could have done better.

Apr 23, 2019, 13:02 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2019, 15:17 PM IST

After 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the kingmakers are likely to be from the south

If the NDA comes short of the halfway mark, it may have to place all bets south of the Vindhyas.

Apr 11, 2019, 15:18 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi's mistake? Choice of Wayanad could hurt Congress in the North

Rahul Gandhi may win a pawn in Kerala, but lose a rook and a bishop in Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh.

Apr 03, 2019, 13:29 PM IST

With Joshi-Advani's unceremonious exit, BJP misses steps in sanskari politics

For a party that believes in traditional Hindu culture, giving the elders a boot sees to go against the sanskari tag.

Mar 26, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

Pre-poll defections: India's politics is looking more and more like its IT sector

Naive idealism of the Independence movement and the Emergency era are now a thing of the past.

Mar 19, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Each seat matters, but Congress, AAP have gifted advantage to BJP in Delhi in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

An alliance between Congress and AAP has fallen prey to egos on both sides, giving the BJP a big edge.

Mar 13, 2019, 15:17 PM IST

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

The wisdom of the Supreme Court judges likely lies in understanding the shades of grey that lie between shades of saffron and green.

Mar 07, 2019, 14:01 PM IST

Balakot airstrike is India's googly response to Imran Khan's in-swinger

Surgical Strike 2.0 is a military action wrapped in a diplomatic grip.

Feb 26, 2019, 17:27 PM IST

Lonely after Pulwama: India's diplomatic challenge as Saudi Arabia and China embrace Pakistan

Strange as it might sound, the elephant in the Indian room is now a Chinese dragon.

Feb 19, 2019, 17:12 PM IST

Narendra Modi emerges from Rafale in better shape than Rajiv Gandhi from Bofors

The Rafale deal is not close to as murky as the Bofors scam. But, questions remain.

Feb 15, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee vs CBI is good drama, but bad for our institutions

We thought we were living in a system where civil servants were civil. They are not so anymore.

Feb 05, 2019, 14:44 PM IST

Piyush Goyal delivers Budget 2019 with the art of a Chartered Accountant

Goyal has spun an accountant's trick to balance populism with fiscal prudence.

Feb 01, 2019, 19:41 PM IST

Gandhi or Tata, dynasties matter in India. Not just clans, they are brands

There is a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining dynasties as brands.

Jan 29, 2019, 14:00 PM IST