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Panini Anand

Panini Anand

Editor, Aajtak.inpanini.anand@intoday.com
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By Panini Anand

Why Modi’s 10% reservation is the worst news for upper castes since Independence

Narendra Modi has managed to bring upper castes to their knees for reservations, their backs now turned upon 'merit'

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Why it's not Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity' but Indian hypocrisy that stands tallest in the world

It hurts our sentiments when someone questions the 'ostentatious tribute' to Sardar Patel, but not when an Ambedkar statue is vandalised.

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The 'Bhagwat katha': Is this the beginning of RSS 2.0?

The new definition of the RSS will act as a shield for the organisation in all eventualities — in case of a change of power at the Centre.

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Sangh and BJP should learn how Atal Bihari Vajpayee allowed scope for dissent

People are also criticising Atal ji. And they must. But to become indecent while criticising him will force us to make the same mistake for which we often damn our adversaries.

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Modi at Red Fort: With his word-bank drying, the PM delivered yet another election speech

Unlike his usual self, the Prime Minister's energy level today was way down.

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The typical features of a Kanwariya today: Fear, fundamentalism and far from faith

The majority of the new-age Kanwariyas are completely derailed from the traditional understanding of the religion.

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NRC final draft: The people without a post office

Instead of fuelling a civil war, we have to find a dignified and responsible solution to this problem.

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Sanju: Why the first biopic on a Bollywood character makes for both a bad movie and good PR

As the film moves from one scene to the next, people keep trying to look for their Sanjay Dutt. They fail. The movie ends.

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Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event: Much to cheer for BJP, Sangh

The Congress, which has accused the Sangh of saffron terror to Mahatma Gandhi’s murder, now faces a Vibhishan in its home.

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UP by-polls verdict is a rejection of BJP, not support for SP-BSP

Poor performance and internal power tussle led to losses for the saffron party.

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Why Naresh Agrawal will do more harm than good to BJP

The Samajwadi Party must be celebrating the Rajya Sabha MP's defection to the saffron party as good riddance.

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What lessons the Tripura elections verdict holds for the Left

If they wish to counter the BJP, the Opposition parties must present a united front.

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Goodbye my friend Neelabh Mishra. The sky won't be the same without you

Many a time it was said that I was his younger brother.

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The threat we failed to see in RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s Army remark

Why has the RSS been imparting arms training and what is this talk of the Constitution ‘permitting’?

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Has Prakash Karat made his second biggest political blunder?

The ongoing crisis in CP(M) benefits none other than the BJP.

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My 7 experiments with Old Monk, the rum for all seasons

A tribute to its founder Mr Kapil Mohan.

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The most crucial factor in Gujarat elections is neither Modi nor Rahul Gandhi

While anti-incumbency is not new, something is different about the Assembly polls in the state this time.

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More than Rahul Gandhi, Gujarat election results will serve a verdict on Modi and his 'magic'

If PM loses Gujarat, it will mean the crumbling of his Gujarat model narrative.

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Man hacked and burnt alive in Rajsamand will haunt India forever

This silence is screaming. Listen and act, before it's too late.

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Shashi was more than just a talented Kapoor, he shined on his own

The multi-talented artist leaves behind Prithvi Theatre, his labour of love and his gift to performance art in India.

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Padmavati row: We choose our history to suit our narrative

Even as Gujarat goes to polls and the nation battles the aftermath of GST and demonetisation, we choose to focus our energies on a movie.

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Cops, lawyers, media - everyone failed bus conductor Ashok in Ryan murder case

'Super-coverage' of Pradyuman's death was also a super miscarriage of justice.

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BJP's video targeting Mayawati over demonetisation will end up hurting Dalits

The dig at BSP chief can change the feelings of those who gravitated towards the saffron party recently.

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[Poem] How to kill a journalist

Why should they remain exceptions.

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Independence Day speech shows PM Modi's 'New India' has no place for inconvenient truths

All is well.

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62 children dying at Gorakhpur hospital is as devastating as terror attack

They are state-sponsored killings.

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Adityanath ji, remember an anthem is sung from the heart, not by your orders

Instead of forcing words into the mouths of Muslims, your government should try to win their hearts, make them feel safe and equal.

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Third front not dead: Nitish Kumar's exit actually helps Opposition

The 'victims' of Modi sarkar are now getting closer.

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Nitish Kumar matches DNA with Modi: Why Grand Alliance with Lalu Yadav fell apart

The Bihar leader proves nothing works like commitment to sheer power.

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Jai Shri Ram chants at President Kovind’s oath ceremony expose BJP again

How come they forgot to say Jai Bheem? And what if someone raises a slogan related to some religious identity other than Hindu?

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