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Sandip Ghose

Sandip Ghose

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Sandip Ghose is a writer and blogger on current affairs. Views expressed are personal and does not reflect those of his employer

By Sandip Ghose

A wishlist for PM Narendra Modi's Cabinet reshuffle

When rumours are rife about a Cabinet reshuffle, it would be foolhardy to make a wager on probable new entrants or exits. With Narendra Modi, one can never tell.

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What Jitin Prasada's move to BJP means

Coming ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections, for which Priyanka Vadra Gandhi is being positioned as a challenger to Yogi Adityanath, Jitin Prasada’s defection is an early sign of revolt by the local leadership.

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Why it is now time for India to shed old inhibitions and say Shalom

#IndiaWithIsrael has been trending on social media since the present conflict broke out. Much of it can be attributed to the overt friendship between Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Covid-19 second wave: We need action. Not reaction

As the Covid rampage continues, people want to see more of the Prime Minister leading the battle from the front.

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When PM Modi might speak up on battling the second wave

The silence of the Prime Minister in this hour of national calamity is astounding.

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One year of lockdown: The lessons learnt

Covid-19 has been a baptism by fire for us as a nation. The biggest gain has been in the rise of our self-confidence and as we reach out to the world with Vaccine Maitri, it is a new India the world is dealing with.

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Tamil Nadu elections 2021: A letter from the Nilgiris

Edappadi K Palaniswami has emerged as a formidable force that is here to stay. It would be a mistake to discount him anymore.

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Happy New Year: Why Corona may not follow the Gregorian or even the Chinese calendar

In the nine months since its outbreak and being declared a pandemic, Covid-19 has challenged many paradigms and blown quite a few myths.

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What the TRP bomb means for the future of media

There is a major disruption around the corner in the world of media. No one knows the shape of things to come, but it is for certain that content will once again be the king.

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How states must shift their focus from Lockdown to Unlock to restart the economy

With a sustained dip in revenues, the states are justified in seeking relief from the Centre. However, they have to also do their own bit to revive the economy.

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Why PM's Independence Day speech was low on delivery despite sincere intent

Narendra Modi has political equity and people’s mandate for radical reforms. This is an opportunity India cannot afford to miss.

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How Rajasthan horse-trading in Covid times is politically damaging

The developments in Rajasthan are particularly disturbing, and reveal a frightening callousness of our political class.

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Why post-Covid life will be all about managing daily disruptions

Work from home also means intrusion into the family structure. Counterintuitive as it may seem, home-offices, far from improving work-life balance, may actually end up destroying it.

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What businesses and corporate houses can do to kickstart the economy

The Covid war is far from over. India has done well in managing the pandemic so far. But the gains achieved can be easily undone by a few follies.

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Total boycott of Chinese goods is impractical, but posturing is not a bad idea

Visuals of people throwing 'Made in China' TV sets from their balconies and nationalist groups protesting with anti-China banners are useful ‘conflict-time’ optics that the Chinese state-owned media did not miss.

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Why we cannot allow ​encore of Delhi and Mumbai in our villages 

Rural India needs to be protected from the community spread of Covid-19 as our villages are the primary engine of the economy in these trying times.

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Unlock 1.0: How not to undo the gains of the lockdown

The threat to undoing the gains of the lockdown is less from the spike in the number of infected cases, and more from the mismanagement of Unlock1.0.

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Why Centre and States need to work together in the Covid-19 fight

Management of the next phase of Covid-19 is going to be as much of an economic and administrative challenge as a medical one.

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Living with Corona cannot be a game of chance like Russian Roulette

Unless a risk can be considered reasonable, it is akin to gambling. Without a fair prospect of survival, very few would be willing to play the game of chance with Covid-19

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Why Aatmanirbhar Bharat is not about Swadeshi vs Videshi

Aatmanirbhar Bharat is not about being defensive and building protective walls, but embracing the world with pride and confidence.

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Why we need to go back to Bharat to reboot India

The short-term salvation lies in 'Bharat', or 'the other India', as it is called.

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How can India end the lockdown?

The lockdown has been a long haul and the end may not be in sight yet. But, the future does not look as bleak.

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Why this Covid-19 lockdown is time to prepare for a brand-new tomorrow

The future world will likely be more interdependent and willing to trade-off economic prosperity in favour of human life.

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Covid-19: How the 21-day lockdown can be a turning point for India

There is more to the 21-day national lockdown than meets the eye. It has bought the government a three-week window to get its act together.

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Article 370 scrapped: How Modi 2.0 is moving with a timetable and it looks unstoppable

From managing internal dissent to international criticism, the Modi-Shah duo left nothing to chance. Its swiftness and energy has thrown Pakistan completely off ground.

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Band-aid Politics: Why Sonia Gandhi may not be able to revive the Congress anymore

The party faces cash crunch to generation clash. And Sonia of 2019 is not the Sonia of 2009.

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Whose secret was Article 370? Modi-Shah never hid their intentions on it. Why did some of us refuse to see?

To expect BJP to have gone slow on Article 370, its pet peeve of 70 years, shows political naïveté. In contrast, the PM moved with meticulous planning, down to his August 7 address.

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An illness beyond Kashmir: Why all the talk around Article 35A is making some people shiver

Investigations at J&K Bank, crackdowns on narcotics smuggling, squeeze on terror funding, Modi-Shah have a clear plan. Why is this making the self-anointed Kashmir experts so uneasy?

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What Priyanka Gandhi Vadra can learn from Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Gandhi was in news for protesting in Sonbhadra. PC for being 'caught' smoking. Why the two stories are both similar and different.

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Deconstructing Chandrayaan 2 Glitch: In the time of crisis, every voice matters and the leader must do the right thing

In case of technical glitches, the people raising concerns are not always at a senior level. Nonetheless, their voice matters and the leader must listen to them.

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