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POLITICS | 5-minute read

Supreme Court verdict on Ayodha tells the nation it's time to move on

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about how the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya is a closure and an opportunity to move ahead, in the November 25 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why BJP is responsible for the Maha disaster

The party does not have a clear majority in most of the states it claims to rule.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Rafale verdict proved to be a win for India

India is the only country where so many hurdles can be put in defence deals - it took only three months for Egypt to buy 24 Rafales in 2015.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Civility and the Ayodhya verdict

Compared to three decades ago, the response to the recent Ayodhya judgement has been muted.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

The muddled race for Maharashtra's Chief Ministership

Will the present political turmoil in the state result in a strong government that addresses the real issues irrespective of the ideological dichotomy?

POLITICS | 4-minute read

From Maharashtra to Jharkhand: Wrong to blame BJP for allies drifting away

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was once a political pariah for many who later outlawed their own untouchability towards the BJP.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Kartarpur Corridor should not be seen as Indo-Pak rapprochement

If not handled with prudence, the corridor has the potential to become a thorn in India’s ties with Pakistan.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

The Fine Print On Kartarpur

Has Pakistan decided to abandon its revanchist policies against India?

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan using faith to sow unrest

Pakistan's intention behind the very noble Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor project is nothing but ignoble.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Ayodhya verdict: Justice for all, loss to none

The basis of the verdict delivered is not faith or belief system but, purely and clearly, the law of the land.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Ayodhya verdict: How the Supreme Court arrived at the decision

The apex court said the disputed 2.77-acre site in Ayodhya be given to a government-run trust for the building of a temple and a five-acre plot at a 'prominent site' will be given for a mosque.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

On 'yuva' netas from old clans

The BJP targeted Rahul Gandhi as a symptom of dynastic politics, but it has little to say about the Chautalas, the Pawars or the Reddys.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

BJP rode Sena all the way to Mantralaya, Sena wants a ride back

Shiv Sena giving a tough time to BJP is a compulsion. The party would be wiped out if it follows coalition dharma - whatever that actually means.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why India's northern borders are threatened

While the world speaks of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, India can't find better ways to monitor unwanted elements on the borders.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Veer Savarkar's sunrise moment

There are times one feels closer to Savarkar's ideas than Gandhi's.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why timing of the release of Abdullahs and Muftis could be tricky

The release of leaders in detention will soon become a cause for global criticism which has been relatively muted so far.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why the visit of European Union MPs to Kashmir makes for good optics

The EU delegation will see for itself that any talk of genocide in the Valley is nonsense.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why Riyadh reposes faith in Narendra Modi

Pragmatism is dictating Saudi posturing as the very future of the country's economic model is at stake. It needs new partners like India.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

What do the two state assembly elections say for BJP?

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the challenges Devendra Fadnavis faces in the next five years, in the November 4 edition of India Today magazine.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Wild oats: Why can't Congress and BJP form an alliance?

This is how the two national parties can save each other from bullying from regional and smaller parties.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election results: Is Modi magic working

Makarand R Paranjape says the results show BJP’s remarkable ascent and considerable staying power. Rajeev Sharma argues BJP’s performance has been miserable.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

How BJP became its own opposition in Maharashtra and Haryana

Both states have shown the BJP is not invincible even in the absence of a strong and concerted opposition campaign.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Takeaways from Maharashtra polls: Congress-NCP fought to save face, BJP like there is no tomorrow

The Gandhis remained largely absent from campaigning even as Devendra Fadnavis found the full support of the Modi-Shah duo.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why the BJP looks set to retain its Midas touch in Maharashtra and Haryana

Exit polls suggest BJP will retain power in the two states. But what do the numbers portend for the Congress?

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Water wars more about information than water itself. India must prepare

Information and knowledge gaps are largely responsible for creating an environment of mistrust among riparians and the various stakeholders in the river systems.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How India needs to handle Donald Trump

A president who declares himself as a 'stable genius' and makes foreign policy based on instincts cannot be tackled easily.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why Lebanon's happiest depressed people may end up more disappointed

Lebanon is one of the most indebted countries in the world. Those demanding change are doing it with songs and dance.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Xi Jinping crossed the Nepal hurdle

Important projects impacting India's security were inked between China and Nepal.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why Congress looks headed for a poll rout in Maharashtra and Haryana

The BJP-Shiv Sena coalition along with its smaller partners could win as many as 220-240 seats. In Haryana, the BJP alone could get 70-plus seats.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

China-Nepal ties are deepening. What can India do?

There is no point bemoaning Chinese presence.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Maharashtra, Haryana polls to decide if Fadnavis, Khattar can be Modis of the future

The one fundamental difference between BJP and Congress has been the former cultivating and empowering strong regional leaders.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

What went unsaid between Modi and Xi

Everything that happened at Mamallapuram remains 'informal', including the decisions taken (if any).

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Mamallapuram meet: India-China balancing game is a pie in the sky

Forget about delivering something substantive on outstanding issues, Beijing has displayed undiluted hostility towards New Delhi.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

From 1999 to 2019: This is what has changed for me in Maharashtra's bitterly contested polls

Every election had a hook. This is what makes 2019 elections so unique.

POLITICS | 8-minute read

India needs a new Gandhi to fight Chinese digital colonisation

Chinese companies continue to secure and store the largest amount of consumer data from the world's fastest growing consumer market - India.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

How Enforcement Directorate has become the weapon of choice

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the investigative agency’s pursuit of high-profile targets, in the October 14 edition of India Today magazine.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why India shuffled the Quad deck

Our issues with China are much graver on land than on the sea, where the Quad or the Indo-Pacific concept may not render us the support needed.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Message for India in President Xi Jinping's love for guns and glory

China is clearly getting ready in case of another showdown with India.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How India is adjusting to the global power shifts

If China has a strategy of containing India, then New Delhi can challenge Beijing’s core interests. Alliance with Russia could come in handy.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Lessons for India from a UK court verdict

The PM’s advice to the President has to be in the public domain as it represents the exercise of constitutional power.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why ‘declaration of war’ by Imran Khan is an opportunity for India

Ignoring the mental meltdown of the Pakistani PM, who has justified jihad against India, as the rant of a deranged mind would be a blunder.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

What explains Aaditya Thackeray’s decision to jump into the electoral fray?

The Thackeray scion’s foray into electoral politics is a delayed attempt to win over Maharashtra the way only his grandfather did.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Is Xi Jinping all that powerful?

One can understand that India will not be a priority for Xi, but, can China afford a clash with India, adding yet another headache for its President?

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How Modi weaved magic in Houston

There has been no doubt that the Prime Minister is India’s greatest leader since Mahatma Gandhi.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How Modi's Houston gala will prove to be game changer

Modi’s masterstroke at the event was the manner in which he raised the Article 370 issue.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Howdy, Modi: What the Indian PM can achieve through Houston speech

India must use Houston as a launch pad for a robust new strategic global role grounded in clear-eyed reality.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Benjamin Netanyahu’s position weakens in Israel. What this means for India

The relations between the two nations are today driven by the political consensus that strong ties are imperative.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Article 370: Why apologists are quiet on Jammu and Kashmir

It is about the politics, stupid! The economics is only a concomitant, or collateral.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

The sultanate of governors

There has been an overt conversion of the post of the governor into a totally political one.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

What Kripashankar Singh’s exit from Congress means for the BJP

Singh made swift political switches through his career. He will take the ‘Kripashankar culture’ to destination next.