Anand Kochukudy

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The writer is a political journalist and lapsed academic.

POLITICS

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As Amit Shah’s Jan Raksha Yatra boomerangs, what BJP can learn from its Kerala debacle

Politically astute Malayalees saw this as an attempt at creating divisions along religious lines.

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POLITICS

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Solar scam: How Pinarayi Vijayan turned the heat on Oommen Chandy

The CM announced a criminal and vigilance inquiry against his predecessor and other Congress leaders on Kerala by-poll day.

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POLITICS

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Why Yogi Adityanath in BJP's Kerala yatra is a damp squib

The saffron party is desperately hoping to cash in on the 'love jihad' propaganda over Hadiya case.

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VOICES

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I met a BJP sympathiser and she thinks the party is secular

What I learnt from my weekend encounters in Delhi.

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POLITICS

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Manmohan Singh was right. Modi's demonetisation was a disaster

One can only hope that wannabe economists/quacks wouldn’t get to formulate economic policies after the Note-ban fiasco.

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POLITICS

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Why the millennial fed on WhatsApp forwards hates Nehru so much

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first to use the phrase 'scientific temper' in his seminal work The Discovery of India in 1946.

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VOICES

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PM Modi's Independence Day speech: What worked, what didn't

'Oratory is a skill that can turn a commoner into a king.'

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POLITICS

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What Ahmed Patel's victory means for Congress, a party that had forgotten how to win

BJP president Amit Shah tried every trick in the book to see 'Sonia Gandhi's proxy' fall.

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POLITICS

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In Kerala, media lies are helping RSS spread propaganda

Every murder of an RSS/BJP worker gets amplified in the news while the CPM casualties are conveniently played down or plainly ignored.

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POLITICS

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'Sangh-mukt Bharat' to back in NDA: Nitish Kumar has ushered in a new era of political immorality

If 'corruption' was the ruse for the Bihar CM for overnight switching of partners, secularism had come to the rescue of Charan Singh and fellow socialists in 1979.

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