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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...

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Subhash K Jha is a film critic and movie expert.

RVS Mani is a former Central government officer who shot to prominence as a whistleblower in 2009, when he alleged he had been forced to sign...

Madhavan Narayanan is a senior journalist who has covered politics, diplomacy, business, technology and other subjects in a long career that has...

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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 30, 2019, 17:19 PM IST
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Anti-BJP parties are like Rubik's Cube, 2 sides right could mean 4 sides wrong

The Congress is too weak to be the core of anti-BJP politics, and some parties would prefer a weaker BJP.

Jan 25, 2019, 14:21 PM IST
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Karan Johar is as much to blame for Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy, should watch his mouth

'Karan is like that only,' stars say, but it is time for him to stop being naughty.

Jan 29, 2019, 14:10 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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