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SS Dhawan

SS Dhawan

Ex editor, The Free Press Journalshailender_dhawan@yahoo.com
The writer is the former editor of FPJ.

By SS Dhawan

I want to break free: What Modi never says

Lie down on the couch, the nation will hear you out.

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Why should BJP fall head over heels for rape convict Ram Rahim?

This is the same party that has, over the years, put us to sleep with its mindless drone about minority appeasement.

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Haryana violence is Modi's fault for hand-picking RSS stooge Khattar as chief minister

Even a hare-brained swamy would have known instinctively what was coming Ram Rahim's way.

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Why Adityanath will one day give Modi a bad name

These very saffron forces are trying to dwarf PM's development agenda.

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Gorakhpur tragedy: When you say nothing at all, Prime Minister Modi

A satire in an hour of tragedy.

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BJP will never be Congress-mukt: It has become the party it hates

The BJP does not tire of bragging that it is a party with a difference but in reality it is stuck in the same rut.

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Why RSS has no business talking about patriotism

Rather than taking inspiration from myriad sources to build a mosaic of pan-India identity, we are caught in a maze of saffron.

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Why Kalam - despite being a Muslim - is a favourite of Hindu Right

The BJP won't let the former president of India rest in peace.

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India-China standoff: Do we have an exit plan in Doklam?

Or are we ready for a game of strategic patience with the Chinese? A protracted standoff that could drag on for months, if not years.

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How a desperate Modi seduced Nitish Kumar

With the PM's own magic on the wane, the BJP cannot depend on only him to deliver the goodies.

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Wake up, Rahul Gandhi. Ram Nath Kovind is president of India

Surely, your job is not to provide just comic relief to a nation.

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I have finally understood that Modi is what Modi wasn't

Pay GST, listen to jumlas, lynch a person every now and then to relieve our monotony, mention the cow in morning prayers, and let the Army do it's job.

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Foreign policy flux: Modi should think before he jumps to hug world leaders

Indira Gandhi had managed to secure Sikkim's 'merger' as China watched from the sidelines.

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Why does 'transformer' Modi not seem worried about winning in 2019?

Nor does he mind that the government is losing its poise and sense of equilibrium.

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Demonetisation to GST - Modi is best at jumla

As a practising politician he is expected to understand that no nation can live on hubris alone; nor can subsist on a staple diet of rhetoric, bluster and half-truths.

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Wonder what made Mr Modi realise Gandhi didn't approve of lynchings?

Often, by time the PM gets his voice back, the cycle of violence has spiralled out of control and innocents have been maimed.

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Junaid Khan lynching: Yes, it is in my name

This is a piece of fiction but I deserve no mercy. We are all guilty by association.

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India is hurting Prime Minister Modi by making sorry excuses for him

We have allowed the political blather and grandstanding to become a substitute for actual governance.

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Modi has blundered in picking Ram Nath Kovind as President and trying to be messiah of Dalits

While the PM lost a chance to liberate himself from the optics of Hindutva, having a Dalit head of State will also not change the community’s dystopian reality.

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Ind vs Pak: In Kashmir, patriotism hinges on a game of cricket now more than ever

Thanks to jingoists, patriotism hangs by a slender thread these days.

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Nation wants to know why RSS makes BJP play fetch

Who is running this country? What happened to our mandate?

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Tehran attack: Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war gets dirtier, and bloodier

The recent strike is IS's desperate bid to widen the ambit of the sectarian battle.

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Modi diplomacy needs to go beyond hugs and hand-holding

In geopolitics, the golden rule is - tip-toe, if you feel the urge to run.

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With Trump pulling out of Paris accord, United States has hit rock bottom

The incorrigible president could not resist taking potshots and pointing out that India and China have worse emission records.

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Peacocks pay a teary-eyed farewell to Rajasthan High Court judge's sexual wisdom

A pea-brained, cock-eyed, 'legally' possible reality of India.

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Hindutva is ugly, Hinduism is beautiful. Don't let the bigot fool you

It is the coming of age of the silent majority.

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Let not cricket come between India-Pakistan

It takes more than a 56-inch chest to take the peace process forward; and it takes less courage to carry out a surgical strike.

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What 'innovations' does Army Chief Bipin Rawat have in mind for Kashmir?

Some political ingenuity can surely help.

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Now, we can protect the cow from non-Hindus

So, this is the great Modi vision - one nation, one language, one anthem, one diet, one civil law and, of course, one animal!

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Is Modi big enough to give India a non-Hindutva icon as President?

He can abandon his ideological baggage and go down in history as the man who had an instinctive feel for the pulse of the nation.

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