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Transitions, 2013

Tuesday 31 December '13

It was the year of political change. It has set the template for 2014
When an assembly poll failed to elect a government

Friday 13 December '13

That re-election, though within the same calendar year, yielded surprising results.
Insider-outsider: Hottest start-up in Indian politics makes frenzied debut

Monday 9 December '13

Arvind Kejriwal did not hesitate to focus on his own projection as the leader people began to trust.
Why AAP matters: Ask AGP, TDP, CPM

Sunday 8 December '13

Year after he announced the formation of a political party, Arvind Kejriwal has stunned the nation.
Madiba's Indian connection

Saturday 7 December '13

When Mandela was elected South Africa’s first President, he appointed six Indians as ministers.
From the Urdu press; Iran deal

Friday 6 December '13

There are apprehensions with regard to the agreement in the Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia.
Signs and wonders

Friday 6 December '13

What the so called ‘semi-final’ elections portend for 2014.
Mind the Dot

Sunday 1 December '13

The much-misused and bruised nuqta is getting rid of its historical baggage to stage a quiet but firm comeback.
An icon of middle age

Wednesday 20 November '13

With Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement, 40-something Indians have lost a lodestar.
Words of Mouth

Thursday 14 November '13

The first ever conference on oral history in India seeks to highlight hidden stories of our past.
The disputed legacy of Vallabhbhai Patel

Wednesday 30 October '13

The BJP, founded in 1980, seeks a past with a connect to the freedom struggle.
In election season, Muslim factions unite, meet Sonia Gandhi

Wednesday 30 October '13

Majlis-e-Mushawarat, takes up Muzaffarnagar riots, anti-communal violence Bill with Sonia.
Objects of Affection

Saturday 26 October '13

Lives of the subcontinent’s Muslim women, told not through anger, but love.
Young Turk and polymath

Tuesday 15 October '13

Mohan Dharia represented the middle-class activist sensitive to concerns outside his class.
Western UP on the edge

Monday 7 October '13

Decades of peace had brought progress and self-confidence. Ahead of 2014 polls, one community’s thwarted expectations and another’s annoyance have come to the surface
Wedding dreams crushed, she says 'everything’s lost'

Wednesday 25 September '13

Zaheer of Lisad village in Shamli provided for his wife and four children by ferrying schoolchildren in his jugaad, a low-cost vehicle assembled locally.
Muzaffarnagar: When the Jat bonding helped 4,000 Muslims return home

Friday 20 September '13

The unease is not about 'Jat vs Muslims' but about 'Hindu Jats and Muley Jats'.
Wide Angle Screen

Sunday 22 September '13

As DD News flirts with independence, it has many questions to answer
Muzaffarnagar violence

Saturday 14 September '13

The editor of Inquilab, Shakeel Shamsi, on September 11 writes: The responsibility for the riot in Muzaffarnagar has to be attributed to political leaders.
Muzaffarnagar riots: On the ground, Muslims take stock of 'a new situation'

Friday 13 September '13

‘It is clear the BJP is trying to gain, but what was the state govt doing?’


The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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