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Uday Mahurkar

Uday Mahurkar

Senior Editor, India Todayuday.mahurkar@aajtak.com
The writer is a Central Information Commissioner with the Central Information Commission. He is former senior journalist with India Today.

By Uday Mahurkar

Arvind Bosamia, the controversial genius

Arvind Bosamia practised journalism in Gujarat for decades. Sharp and curt, he made many friends but seldom sustained any. He died alone and in penury on May 5, 2021, to be remembered for his rude genius that offended and enamoured at the same time.

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Year 1 of Modi 2.0: The value of removal of Article 370 for India's security

The Ram Mandir verdict was another historic event that people should appreciate as a great achievement of Modi 2.0.

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Modi gives a mantra before the stimuli

Motivator Modi sets vision for self-reliant India out of the Corona crisis.

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How PM Modi announced lockdown with sternness and caution

Announcing the extension of lockdown, the Prime Minister came across as an inspiring figure.

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What drives Narendra Modi in times of crises

The toughest times have been met by the Prime Minister with calm.

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What fuels the hatred towards Veer Damodar Savarkar

Know the motives of political and religious groups hounding him.

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Budget 2019: Some commentators are misreading Budget 2019. They still haven't got PM Modi's vision of growth

Most experts have failed to realise that ‘growth’ has acquired a new meaning and new measures under PM Modi. The people who have noticed the change voted Modi back.

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PM Modi's Statesman Avataar: Narendra Modi is now India’s first global leader, nurtured in a Bharatiya fold

After his stunning victory, there are new elements to PM Modi's image and outreach, all of which will have significance for the continuing project of India's greatness.

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Even over Balakot, direct bank transfers are paving the way for PM Modi's return to power

Effective monitoring of delivery of welfare schemes, with the help of geo-tagged pictures and Aadhhar data, could propel the BJP back to power.

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Between the Lines: Why do some Wahhabis want the Ayodhya temple for Lord Ram?

Wahhabi preacher Salman Nadwi and others like him support the temple for Ram as a strategic retreat, citing the historical Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. But what exactly is this treaty?

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Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad Poll: Why a closer look at some Muslim factions in the area is an imperative

A closer look at the DNA of Islamist groups based in Wayanad, some of which are supporting Rahul Gandhi's candidature.

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Who are 96 Kuli Maratha Kshatriyas, also called Maratha Rajputs by some?

An insight into the genealogy of the Maratha Kshatriyas and warriors of Chattrapati Shivaji, whose bravery changed Indian history by ending Mughal dominance, and keeping the British at bay for many years.

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Amit Shah fighting Lok Sabha in Gandhinagar is no surprise. It's smart politics, instant zing for BJP's campaign

Amit Shah has proven his capabilities often. This time, winning a 'Patel-seat' will reiterate that, along with addressing the rhetoric of why most of Narendra Modi's important cabinet ministers are from the Rajya Sabha.

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Lok Sabha 2019: Why the BJP's 'Mein Bhi Chowkidar' campaign could convert a Modi undercurrent into a wave

The 2014 Opposition taunt of 'Chaiwala' turned into a political strength for Narendra Modi. The 'Chowkidaar' slogan could be a similar turning point.

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Steeped in Extremism: Balakot has been a hub of Wahabi ideology and radical Islam for far too long

Many terrorists, including Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, have had strong links to the terror haven. There is a clear history to this.

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Ahmedabad Blasts 2008: Over 10 years ago, the Modi-Shah duo and Gujarat police cracked terror groups across India

Following serial blasts in Gujarat, tough efforts ensured India saw no major terror strikes in the past nine years. Kashmir remained an exception to that. Now, the Pulwama outrage presents a similar challenge.

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The deeper roots to the current controversy over Aligarh Muslim University

It is vital to recall what AMU stood for before 1947. Contemporary demands for AMU to be reformed lie deep within this past.

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Budget 2019: Narendra Modi does Sabka Vikaas with Sabka Swabhimaan!

Modi repairs the fault lines in the economy in a pro-common man budget, cheering drooping party cadres and vastly improving the BJP's electoral chances in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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Why it is high time we pay attention to the pleas of Vyapam whistle-blower Ashish Chaturvedi

True to the RSS' teachings, Chaturvedi has remained committed to putting the nation first, even before his own life. So far, this has not brought him any comfort.

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Why Sainik Takli finds itself neglected, despite producing many martyrs

Soldiers from Takli have laid down their lives in every major war that India fought: 1962, 1965, 1971, the IPKF operation in Sri Lanka and Kargil. Yet, the village remains poignantly backward.

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CJI Gogoi brings order to CBI vs CBI with an emphasis on fair play

CJI's decision also tempered opposition calls which had been demanding reinstatement of the outgoing CBI director.

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Skillfully showcasing Mahatma Gandhi and his sanitation vision, how PM Modi captured the world's imagination at global sanitation meet

The Prime Minister launched the international version of 'Vaishnav Jan' by artists from 124 countries to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

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Why Wahhabis are the real challenge to secularism

Even Sufis have sought a ban on the Wahhabi book, Taqwiyat-ul-Iman, saying it preaches extremism.

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How Modi government has ushered in an era of transparency in governance

By using technology, the government has ensured corruption is weeded out and the benefits of welfare schemes reach the poor in the country.

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How RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has taken a more accommodative approach towards 'the others'

The sarsanghchalak said those who oppose the organisation also 'belong to us'.

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Hardik Patel calling off his hunger strike is BJP's first win against the quota spearhead since 2015

The PAAS leader ended his indefinite fast despite the Gujarat government refusing to entertain any of his demands.

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Why the call for ban on Sanatan Sanstha is pure hypocrisy

All that the organisation, accused of spreading terrorism, does is preach the ancient brand of Hinduism.

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BJP will have to play its Hindutva card very deftly in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Attempts to overplay the Hindutva agenda could backfire as it will be taken as a sign of the party’s failure in governance.

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Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee's plans to force Modi to resign after Gujarat riots had to be shelved

The PM is wrong in saying Vajpayee never buckled under pressure.

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How PM Modi's Independence Day speech set the agenda for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The speech made an impact because the Prime Minister's claims were backed by impressive and undeniable figures.

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