The cricket community today would rather be silent on matters of national importance than make statements they don't fully subscribe to.
India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about what is the truth of the CAA, NPR and NRC, in the January 20 edition of the India Today Magazine.
The protests will fade away while the average JNU student will continue to suffer.
The huge hullabaloo over the CAA is difficult to understand unless it is a cynical campaign to rouse communal passions under the garb of protecting the secular nature of the Constitution.
Can Modi government weather the storm set off by the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
The fact that students protest is accepted across the world. What has shocked middle-class India is the barbaric bloody force that has been used against protesting students, from JNU to Jamia.
AAP's silence on the Citizenship Amendment Act has come in for criticism, but has surely helped the party corner BJP.
While AAP is widely perceived as a clear favourite in the upcoming elections, its main worry is that it finished last in the triangular race in the 2019 LS polls.
The university, for the first time, has come under the administrative control of a formation envisaged by the right wing, which seeks to imprint the stamp of its authority on every single point of authority.
Over the last four years, JNU has been moved decisively away from the youthful idealism of Yuva to the bleakness of Gulaal.
American actions have put Iran under intense pressure for retaliation, even though Iran’s internal dynamics are hardly suited for an aggressive posture.
Until Soleimani’s killing, whatever pushback there was against Iran did not really make a difference. It was always below the level at which the country would start getting deterred.
Though there were occasional scuffles between student groups, the campus was largely known for debates and discussions to resolve any issues. Violence was never seen as a solution.
It is a time where the government that has been pontificating for years, gets a lesson in politics. For all its brutality, the government is speechless.
AAP is offering the electorate what the latter doesn't even find itself worthy of. The party can get away by not delivering too.
The BJP has not merely broken a promise made to Assam. It has betrayed the Assamese people by bringing in the Citizenship Amendment Act.
A year that began with celebration of Balakot promises to end in division and acrimony. It will provide the BJP time to reflect on the triumphs and errors.
India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about how the prime minister and his general set a radical new agenda that reshaped Indian politics in 2019, in the January 6 edition of the India Today Magazine.
A new generation of student leaders objected to the exclusion of Muslims from the CAA. They were a new citizenry showing empathy and cosmopolitanism that the BJP does not comprehend.
Even as China speaks of ‘early harvest’ in border negotiations, existing Confidence Building Measures need to be improved in 2020 for a good crop to both the countries.
The western publications excel in India-baiting, with generous contributions on false narratives by Indian journalists and writers.
The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.
How BJP's strategy of installing chief ministers from non-dominant castes boomeranged state after state
Two of the three states where BJP refused CM's chair to dominant castes have been lost by the party. In the third, it is at the mercy of an alliance.
American society is more polarised now than when Trump became the President. He has no incentive to ameliorate this situation now.
Jagan’s assent, KCR’s dissent and Chandrababu Naidu’s inconsequential support for the CAA need to be evaluated in the light of the states’ politics.
India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about changes of the past decade that he says are likely to critically shape the new one, in the December 23, 2019 edition of the India Today Magazine.
Unreasonable exclusion of a certain group of people goes against the very foundation that this nation was imagined and built upon - pluralism.
The objective behind the Citizenship Amendment Bill was humanitarian justice for the most deprived sections.
Even as Britain has signalled that it wants the Brexit turmoil to end, the UK’s political future remains a matter of contestation.
Assam has been at the receiving end of historical wrongs. Immigration is a sensitive issue in the state which needed a more nuanced approach.
The unstated objective of the CAB is to polarise the Hindu electorate by leaving persecuted Muslim refugee-migrants out of its warm citizenship embrace.
As the Rajya Sabha gears up to discuss the CAB, the polarising nature of the Bill cannot be overlooked.
The unrestrained wrong impressions perpetrated by the media, political commentators and academia are making mountains of mole-sized problems in India.
The public celebrating the extra-judicial killings goes on to show the poor faith they have in the judicial system.
What India needs is sensible but sweeping reform; what India is getting is Soviet-style targets for the bureaucracy.
Many scientists do not equate scientific concern with national interest.
Citizenship Amendment Bill has begun a process whose end even its initiators haven't thought through
The Assam NRC cost the exchequer a whopping Rs 1,220 crore and proved to be an exercise in nothing.
India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks on whether Uddhav Thackeray can manage the unprecedented triple alliance he heads in Maharashtra, in the December 9 edition of the India Today Magazine.
Like the tiger that has tasted human blood, the Sena has also turned rogue.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition between the Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress is a learning experience for a future politics of reconciliation and hope.rnrn
The external affairs minister's assessment of the changing global environment is apt and its impact on Indian foreign policy is already very visible.
Being in bed with Sharad Pawar and the Congress is a difficult threesome even for a deft political acrobat. And Uddhav has no administrative experience.
Ace cricketer Gautam Gambhir, known for his poor judgement on the pitch, leaves much to be desired in his politician avatar.
In many ways, this election also shows the limits of ideology as the nativism of the Shiv Sena clashes with the pan-India glue that Hindutva promises.
Maharashtra Chief Minister has begun his innings with the challenge of keeping the unlikely allies together and happy.
The unprecedented, unthinkable Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress political alliance in Maharashtra is thanks to one man.
Ajit was reportedly hopeful of getting support from 35 MLAs whom he had helped at some point of time to run their educational and cooperative institutes.
The political parties seem to have arrived at a tacit understanding that if they can't form the government, the voters must at least get nail-biting entertainment.
With the Rajapaksa brothers in power as President and Prime Minister, India has its diplomatic challenges worked out.
The divergent views of the Centre and the state of West Bengal have led to the Teesta river being subjected to 'conflictual federalism'.