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Story Posted on 06-01-2019


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Congress, Secularism, Communal politics, Indian Muslims

How ‘seculars’ disempowered two generations of Indian Muslims

Real secularism empowers. Fraudulent secularism disempowers. Guess which version we've been seeing for decades?


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BJP, Congress, BSP, Samajwadi Party

Gathbandhan Games: As SP, BSP finalise tie-up, UP looks set for a triangular fight. But who will this really work for?

Could Congress not joining the SP-BSP front in fact help the BJP?


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Bofors, Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rafale

Rafale may not prove to be 'BJP’s Bofors' – and the reason would be the Congress

There’s a key difference between Bofors and Rafale. That may be the BJP's battle strength, despite it losing a war of words.


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Shahidul alam, Sheikh Hasina, Awami League, Bangladesh elections

Bangladesh elections: Sheikh Hasina wins a brute majority. But Dhaka loses some democracy

Its 11th General Elections have in fact left Bangladesh poorer in terms of its democratic processes, diversity and freedoms.


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Women candidates, Assembly election 2018, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Women in politics

India has a shamefully low number of female politicians. It's high time that changed

Despite talking the talk, neither the BJP, nor the Congress give women decent representation in terms of electoral tickets or real presence in the House. Civil society is figuring ways to make them walk their words now.


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Gurdaspur, Narendra Modi, Amarinder singh, Punjab

How Modi's Gurdaspur visit led to a face-off with Amarinder Singh

The PM charged the Amarinder Singh government of dragging its feet in the implementation of central schemes and projects designed to bring succour to the people.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  4-minute read
Cheteshwar pujara, Virat Kohli, India australia test, Test Cricket

How Test matches run parallel to our lives

The see-sawing fortunes of a Test accompany our own ups and downs in the course of a working week.


 |  Tarar Square  |  8-minute read
Criticism, PTI, Imran Khan, Naya pakistan

'Rigged', 'selected', 'confused': A concise guide to the vocabulary of Imran Khan's critics

The main purpose of these buzzwords apart from the construction of a narrative of victimhood of Khan’s political rivals is to create an environment of negativity within Pakistan.


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Butwal-gorakhpur project, Power distribution, Electricity, Indo-Nepal ties

Electricity sharing norms: India, Nepal take welcome small steps, but the sector needs a giant leap

Power sector reform should be a top priority for both nations as few other changes can yield economic gains at a similar, and swift, magnitude.


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Alexandria ocasio- cortez, Dance, Congress, Rahul Gandhi

Jawaan ho, yaaron! Why Rahul Gandhi should dance like young US neta Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Our note to Rahul: Sometimes, young politicians make great moves not on the House floor, but on the dance floor or jiving anywhere! All you need is a spirit of fun, and a strategic camera!