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Rajeev Sharma

Rajeev Sharma

Independent journalist and strategic analystrajeevjisharma@gmail.com
The writer is an independent journalist and a strategic analyst.

By Rajeev Sharma

What steps need to be taken for Unlockdown 1.0

Unlockdown 1.0 must bring about many adjustments and the Central and state governments will be faced with new challenges in maximising opportunities for livelihood while minimising the loss of lives.

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Time for economic recovery to begin

The biggest concern for the Centre on whether the lockdown should be extended is the lives versus livelihood debate.

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What made Trump's India visit a political and diplomatic success

It must go to India's credit that despite his previous track record, Trump didn't embarrass the hosts.

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What are the lessons for AAP, BJP and Congress from Delhi Election results?

Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party can now aspire to spread wings in other states as well.

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Delhi elections: Will a blundering BJP and a lacklustre Congress prove advantage for AAP?

While AAP is widely perceived as a clear favourite in the upcoming elections, its main worry is that it finished last in the triangular race in the 2019 LS polls.

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A bumpy ride ahead for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

As the Rajya Sabha gears up to discuss the CAB, the polarising nature of the Bill cannot be overlooked.

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The Maha political thriller scripted, choreographed and directed by Sharad Pawar

The unprecedented, unthinkable Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress political alliance in Maharashtra is thanks to one man.

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Jayant Sinha felicitating lynching-accused in Jharkhand is a political shame

The Union minister is not the first BJP leader to come out in support of killings in the name of cow slaughter.

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The real message behind Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari backing Sushma Swaraj against trolls

The two former BJP presidents have no love lost for Modi.

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Why is Modi government not showing interest in Vijay Mallya's plea bargain

The BJP government will get a big shot in the arm if Mallya were to be extradited to India just before next general elections.

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Why the Dalai Lama is becoming the biggest bone of contention between India and China

The real reason why Modi met Xi Jinping in Wuhan is now out.

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Why Kejriwal getting support of 4 non-BJP chief ministers should worry Modi

The Delhi chief minister seems to have emerged as the latest rallying point for the Opposition parties ahead of 2019 general elections.

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Why catching Nirav Modi will be difficult, if not impossible

Despite the revocation of his passport, the PNB fraud accused travelled three countries on four different dates between March 15 and 31.

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How will the historic Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting change things?

Nothing untoward even happened.

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Old ambitions, new game - Is Pranab Mukherjee on a personal political expedition?

The Congress may do whatever fire-fighting it wishes to, but the fact is that it's a clear case of closing stable door after the horse has bolted.

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By-poll defeats should prepare Modi and Amit Shah for what losing feels like

Though the loss cannot be taken as a true indicator of the national political pulse, the BJP and its allies would be ignoring the signs at their own peril.

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Full heat: Why entire Opposition showed up at Karnataka CM's swearing-in

HD Kumaraswamy’s oath taking ceremony has indubitably been a dress rehearsal for 2019 elections.

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Petrol and diesel prices rise may fuel Modi government's biggest heartburn yet

The government's refusal to provide any relief to the common man has invited sharp attack from the Opposition as well as the common man.

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BJP has even made Rahul Gandhi a hero by not being able to form government in Karnataka

The implications of the BJP's embarrassing defeat in Karnataka will be enormous in national politics.

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Karnataka drama: Why BJP should worry about winning the floor test

Sometimes you sacrifice your today for a better tomorrow.

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Post midnight court drama ensures Karnataka poll verdict solution won't come anytime soon

The apex court has said that government formation in the state would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it.

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What's going on behind the scenes in Karnataka — Congress, BJP backroom talks with JD(S)?

The Congress has thrown a surprise by indicating that it is ready to sacrifice Siddaramaiah to keep Deve Gowda on its side.

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Why Nawaz Sharif has admitted to Pakistan's role in 26/11 attack now

The three-time prime minister is being hounded from all sides in his country.

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Karnataka exit poll results: How JD(S) could lose and still win

If it's a hung Assembly, as predicted by all, the Janata Dal-Secular would become the kingmaker.

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Why end of Iran nuclear deal will hit Indian interests hard in West Asia

Should New Delhi waver or dither, Tehran would hand over the strategic Chabahar Port to China and Pakistan.

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Implications of government's 'slow demonetisation' of Rs 2,000 note

The quiet and gradual phasing out of the high-value notes makes one wonder why Modi government couldn't do the same with Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

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Is Modi lying about 100% Indian villages being electrified?

It's a carefully timed political gimmick by the BJP aimed at Karnataka polls.

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Income Tax department warning salaried class against filing wrong ITRs will not go down well

This may be good economics but not ideal governance and definitely not good politics, especially when Karnataka Assembly polls are round the corner.

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Cashless again in India: Is this Modi government's demonetisation 2.0?

Some states apparently have less currency, and others more.

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Why ICICI Bank backing Chanda Kochhar sets a wrong precedent

The episode demonstrates that private banks are no holy cows.

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