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Story Posted on 17-05-2019

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel, GDP growth, Economic Growth

An economic blueprint for the new Prime Minister: How remonetisation is the only solution

By keeping interest rates artificially high, RBI governors Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel squeezed the life out of the economy. Demonetisation administered the last rites. India's new PM must aggressively reform and remonetise.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  7-minute read
BJP, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, May 23

Modi 2.0: What should Narendra Modi do after May 23

If PM Modi's first term was characterized by terrific foreign policy achievements, his second term should be all about bold economic reform.

ART & CULTURE

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Luv ranjan, De De Pyaar De, Rakul Preet, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

FilmO: 'De De Pyaar De' is regressive. Let's just admit that!

Indian cinema isn't changing. Not with De De Pyaar De at least.

POLITICS

 |  Aage Se Right  |  7-minute read
West Bengal violence, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal

Chora Shrot: The strong undercurrent for the BJP in Bengal which the TMC has sensed and is so fearful of

Many BJP supporters are silent, fearing TMC violence. Their votes could speak in favour of the BJP and surprise many watching.

POLITICS

 |  Letter from Kabul  |  6-minute read
Afghan economy, Donald Trump, Hekmat khalil karzai, Taliban peace talks

Piecing peace together: Why calm in Afghanistan is not just a dream for Hekmat Khalil Karzai

Former deputy Afghan foreign minister Hekmat Karzai discusses the Taliban’s take on peace, how America should withdraw troops and how he moved on from the deep despair of his brother's killing.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, Hua to hua, Rahul Gandhi

The Art of the Apology: How Rahul Gandhi asking Sam Pitroda to say sorry for ‘Hua to hua’ helped Congress avoid electoral harm

It seems like the BJP was repeating the lesson learnt from the Congress chief to salvage the situation after Sadhvi Pragya's 'Godse was a desh bhakt' blunder.

ELECTION

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Lok Sabha elections, Swami om, Computer Baba

Baba Love: Love them, hate them, you just can’t ignore spiritual Babas crowding our elections!

Meet some leading spiritual babas who have campaigned for politicians, influenced voters and even fought elections themselves!

ELECTION

 |  5-minute read
United front alliance, 2019 election results, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, 2019 general elections

Smells like Khichdi: Will the 2019 General Elections produce a ‘khichdi government’ or will there be a clear majority?

This has happened before - but could it happen again? A hung parliament is not a rare occurrence in India. If there is no clear majority, could the regional satraps rise to power, much like Deve Gowda and IK Gujral?

POLITICS

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Children in war, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, Crpf jawans

Maoism or my baby: A mother’s desperate dilemma in insurgency-hit Chhattisgarh

Overcoming her fear of armed Naxalites and shunning local superstitions, the mother of a desperately sick child made a huge effort to save her infant's life, with the help of CRPF doctors.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mahatma Gandhi, Sadhvi pragya, Nathuram Godse

Talking of a Mahatma: Gandhi remains at the centre of fire during India's 2019 elections

Decades after his assassination, Mahatma Gandhi's memory is under attack again. This time, by a candidate aspiring to be in India's Parliament, no less. Can there be a cause for greater shame?