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Idea Exchange: ‘There is some backchannel contact between India, Pak PMs on private level’

Sunday 19 October '14

Against the backdrop of heightened tension at the Indo-Pak border, Hamid Mir, executive editor of Geo TV, and Shafqat Mahmood, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, talk about why the army won’t i...
It is tech, not terror, that’s shrinking boundaries in Yogi Adityanath’s home turf

Friday 10 October '14

Subhan Alam, a vegetable seller, constantly mutters “bhaago, bhaago...
No Leader of Opposition when Congress had 415 MPs

Sunday 6 July '14

If there’s outrage today in the Congress over the silence on granting its leader the status of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha
Vasundhara reopens debate, asks Centre: Why must NREG be law, not scheme?

Friday 4 July '14

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked the Centre why it cannot be delivered as a scheme.
Publisher seeks ‘revisions’ in book on sexual violence during Ahmedabad riots

Wednesday 18 June '14

Author says ‘perverse and illogical’ to assume work wants to cause trouble between communities
After 30 yrs of coalition, unfamiliarity of one-party rule

Tuesday 20 May '14

Rajiv Gandhi led the last majority govt; Narsimah Rao the last single-party one
State of the nation

Wednesday 14 May '14

Why it will be necessary to watch Andhra Pradesh on May 16
J S Verma’s family refuses Padma Bhushan

Friday 31 January '14

It is believed Verma being given just a Padma Bhushan has hurt his family and friends, leading to their decision to not accept the award.
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’s Aam Aadmi Party has trounced the Congress and stopped the BJP in its tracks.
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.
Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel: All you ever wanted to know

Wednesday 30 October '13

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been trying to appropriate legacy of Congressman Sardar Vallabhai Patel for BJP.


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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