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VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Donald Trump delivered a masterful address at Motera

The US President’s speech struck all the right notes about Modi’s leadership and India’s achievements under him.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

COVID-19 could hit the economy hard

China is the biggest source of intermediate products for India that is worth $30 billion a year.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

Stop this dog fight and listen to Swamiji. Menstruation starts with men

Swamiji Krushnaswarup Dasji's words have outraged the liberals who think girls of menstruating age menstruate and refuse to acknowledge that the word menstruation begins with men, who decide what women can touch and when.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why POTUS needs India on his side

Much needs to be done by the Modi government to take the India-US relationship to a new level despite key challenges.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why Kalam continues to pay the price for being a nationalist

Kalam wasn’t just a political nonconformist. He was a nonconformist in his religion too.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why Xi Jinping could afford to hide the coronavirus behind the Great Wall of China

The virus has already spread to 27 countries, including India, across Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa and Middle East.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why the act of citizenship is political and creative

Democracy as protest creates ambush and lethal surprises which warns regimes that democracy never lets politics to be taken for granted.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Love Aaj Kal: Aaj ya kal, love is confusing but never this annoying

Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal makes Jab Harry Met Sejal look like Da Vinci's Mona Lisa.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why HLG recommendation on health sector to 15th Finance Commission needs rethinking

India’s health systems need a rejig with community health physicians and public health champions leading the space.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why it's time for BIMSTEC to realise its potential

The renewed interest in the Bay is driven by opportunities of connectivity, trade and development.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Decriminalising elections: Cleaning up the electoral process

Treat it as a Valentine's message to the people of India.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How Kejriwal used Modi mantra in Delhi to beat him at his own game

From saying there is no alternative to Kejriwal to ridiculing his opponent, the Delhi CM followed the Modi script to the last word.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How Pulwama changed India

In a strategic sense, Pulwama has been something of a disaster for Pakistan and its irredentist 'Kashmir cause'.

ART & CULTURE | 4-minute read

Message for India in Parasite's Oscars win

Despite being the world's biggest film industry, Bollywood continues to be ignored by all major film awards festivals of the world.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Budget 2020: More bangs, less bucks

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about how a clutch of promising initiatives fall short of being a credible roadmap to economic recovery, in the February 17, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Delhi election results: How democracy has made the voter a clown

The process began when the results of the 2014 national elections came out. Many called it a vote for Hindutva.

ART & CULTURE | 6-minute read

Will India finally say Shubh Mangal Saavdhan to sexually fluid characters?

Despite the decriminalisation of Section 377, sensitive films on the LGBTQ theme barely find space in India. Has the law really changed the mindset of people?

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How to identify an anti-national

There is a heightened sensitivity to everything we say. Only politicians are exempted.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Will Arvind Kejriwal reward Manish Sisodia the way Modi rewarded Shah?

It seems like more than anyone else, it is Sisodia who is aware of his limitations as a politician.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Kejriwal's charisma wins Delhi for AAP

Kejriwal’s comeback is all the more significant because he repeated his 2015 feat so convincingly.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

What are the lessons for AAP, BJP and Congress from Delhi Election results?

Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party can now aspire to spread wings in other states as well.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

AAP 2020: Time to make Delhi a truly world-class capital

The Delhi legislative assembly election 2020 was a very important election due to various reasons, both national and local.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Has the health budget 2020 missed the priorities?

A low share of allocation to health in this year’s budget will impact the public spending on health.

VOICES | 5-minute read

Why Shikara and Kashmiri Pandit in commercial cinema were necessary

The famed resilience of Kashmiri Pandits is chronicled in Shikara, where a generation confronted with brutal hate nevertheless ensures their children are not engulfed by the storm.

MONEY | 5-minute read

How the outbreak of coronavirus will hit the global business hard

Given China’s massive global economic footprint, the impact of the epidemic is beginning to be felt, without a crisis point being reached as yet.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How killer Coronavirus has dented President Xi's mandate

There is no end in sight to the dreaded epidemic which continues to spread.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Census 2011 ignored 60 million disabled people. Will Census 2021 be any better?

Various census and surveys have repeatedly been criticised for under-representing the population of persons with disabilities in India.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Lessons Shaheen Bagh can teach us

The protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act ambushed the government and surprised India.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why the space for dialogue in India is shrinking fast

In public discourse the middle ground is shrinking very fast, in part because no one has any use for it.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why we have all failed Nirbhaya: Crimes against women continue despite changes to law

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about Nirbhaya, who started a revolution of sorts, and how we have essentially failed her, in the February 10, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Budget 2020: Finance Minister's push on e-learning is the need of the hour

Technology-based learning can be a game-changer, generating huge resources not just through the needs of India but also from a global viewpoint.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How the CAA movement has shaken the establishment

The Modi-Shah combine is handling the CAA movement with a rigid unflinching strategy to not give in when good sense should have prevailed.

MONEY | 3-minute read

Budget 2020: Govt admits economic growth may not pick up soon

The first budget of the new decade could have been more promising in the bleak times of economic slowdown.

MONEY | 3-minute read

Budget 2020: Govt’s cohesive vision for economic reforms

Union Budget 2020-21 is not merely a statement of government expenditure and receipts, but pursues a holistic vision of well-being.

MONEY | 4-minute read

Economic Survey 2020: Promise for better employment and integration in global trade markets

Survey focuses on the government’s priority on labour-intensive employment and a greater reliance on reforms in agri-business and export segments.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

What is coronavirus? Should Wuhan flu worry you?

If you haven't been to China recently, you should not be worried about Wuhan flu.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Justice Gogoi case: Why Supreme Court staffer's reinstatement needs more clarity

What was the sexual harassment case against Justice Gogoi all about? Some questions need to be answered in order to uphold the credibility of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the people.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Where is the objectivity in The Economist's editorial on ‘Intolerant India’?

While the magazine sweepingly declares that Modi is determined “to transform India from a tolerant, multi-religious place into a chauvinist Hindu state”, it does not explain how India will cease to be multi-religious.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Situation worsens for Tibetans as China dictates terms to Nepal and Myanmar

It is perhaps time for India to wake up and recognise that Tibetan refugees have never created any problems for India over the last 60 years.

VARIETY | 6-minute read

Remembering Mughal prince Dara Shukoh in Modi era of Hindutva and Citizenship Amendment Act

Avik Chanda’s book Dara Shukoh, The Man Who Would Be King takes a hard look at the man, the ruler and the secularist in him.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why Jaipur Lit Fest ignored Modi’s imprint on Bodo accord

It's a problem when something as important as the Bodo Accord is ignored and only Shaheen Bagh is exalted, so disproportionately.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How India is looking to revive ties with Brazil

Bolsonaro’s visit marks both a re-affirmation and a consolidation of India-Brazil ties after the high point reached in the relationship under President Lula and the slowdown in momentum under his successor Dilma Roussef.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why Supreme Court faces a balancing act with Citizenship Amendment Act

The apex court's anodyne order has left the question of the constitutional validity of the CAA wide open.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

What keeps Sanjay Raut in news?

From being a journalist, to a ghost writer for Bal Thackeray, to taking the political plunge, Sanjay Raut never forgot the guru mantra Bal Thackeray gave him.

SCI-TECH | 5-minute read

How an army of data labellers are behind India's AI boom

Indian AI sector is growing by leaps and bounds and data labelling business is expected to be valued at $1.2 billion by 2023.

MONEY | 3-minute read

2020: A Do-or Die Budget for the Indian government

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the Indian economy, which is in the midst of a prolonged slowdown, in the January 27 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Taiwan's self-governance proving to be a thorn in China's flesh

It is a sign of China's growing economic heft around the globe that only 15 countries now recognise the self-governing territory of Taiwan as a sovereign nation.

VOICES | 8-minute read

When I went back home to Kashmir as a Kashmiri Pandit 14 years after the exodus

As we landed at the Srinagar airport, we stopped for a few seconds to inhale hard. We were coming back to Kashmir after 14 years.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Delhi's water woes: The political turf war ahead of elections is denying citizens their 'right to life'

Clean water cannot be allowed to be the responsibility of one body alone. It has to be the collective responsibility of all government machinery.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Satyarth Nayak’s Sridevi is a book for generations

Great lives must be documented, and Nayak does a fine job at documenting Sridevi’s.