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POLITICS

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Pakistan, Diplomacy, Nawaz Sharif, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Why Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a man of peace

When it came to building peace in the region, Vajpayee showed the kind of moral courage and political will that today’s leaders would do well to learn from.

POLITICS

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Atal bihari vajpayee death, BJP, Kashmir

Impact Atal: PM Vajpayee's influence on Kashmir was far greater than his successors', including Narendra Modi

Atal Bihari Vajpayee led an unstable government. But his conviction for peace in Kashmir was stable and thus, his influence much more than those who followed him.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Vajpayee doctrine

Neither Nehru, nor himself, nor any one party – Atal Bihari Vajpayee put India first

The former Prime Minister was truly a Bharat Ratna for he emphasised Bharat was above personal, political or petty differences. The story of India was for everyone. And he wrote many of its best lines.

POLITICS

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Kargil war, Parvez musharraf, Pakistan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Poet-PM who thrilled Pakistan with his dream for peace

The inimitable Vajpayee ji has left the world. But his poetry and dreams are still with us. By trying for India-Pak peace, Narendra Modi and Imran Khan can pay him the ultimate tribute.

POLITICS

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Nuclear policy, Kashmir, India-pakistan dialogue, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee – A politician who was loved across party lines

The former PM indelibly shaped India and its image abroad. But he wore his many accomplishments lightly, and is as fondly remembered for his gentleness as his strength.

POLITICS

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MONEY

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Google, WhatsApp, Facebook, Fake news

Why Facebook, WhatsApp, Google have no choice but to purge fake news

Social media's battle against fake news and bigotry is bad news for politics.

ART & CULTURE

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Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, India at 71, Independence day 2018

A man who shaped independent India - but didn't dominate it

On Independence Day, a look at one of India's most powerful, and self-effacing, leaders. An edited excerpt from 'The Man Who Saved India' by Hindol Sengupta.

VOICES

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Knowledge, Freedom, India at 71, Independence day 2018

Be truly free - Break bonds of history, ties of sentiment

India wriggles miserably between confusions over the West and hazy sentiment about its own past. In the process, it's losing its grip on both. Independence Day should liberate us from this sorry scene.

POLITICS

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