Anand Kochukudy

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The writer is a political journalist and lapsed academic.

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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POLITICS

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Rahul Gandhi should take blame if he knew about Nitish Kumar's exit 3-4 months ago

One wonders if the Gandhi scion thinks politics is all about charity and not a game of thrones.

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SPORTS

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Why I wasn't so morose after India lost to Pakistan in Champions Trophy final

Most Indian fans thought Virat Kohli, the de facto successor to Sachin Tendulkar’s demigod status, could do no wrong.

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POLITICS

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What outrage over piece comparing human shield incident to Jallianwala Bagh massacre says

If professor Partha Chatterjee's logical posers are making the powers that be uneasy, it is time to raise questions about the shrinking space for dissent and free speech.

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POLITICS

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Decoding the politics behind Amit Shah’s three-day Kerala visit

The problem for the BJP in the southern state is that its brand of politics of polarisation is seen through by an educated electorate.

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POLITICS

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Is Kerala staring at another political change ahead of 2019 elections?

The drama that unfolded in Kottayam panchayat election indicated so.

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