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POLITICS | 4-minute read

Cricketers aren’t speaking On CAA. They have enough reasons not to

The cricket community today would rather be silent on matters of national importance than make statements they don't fully subscribe to.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Who is (not) a citizen of India?

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

JNU protests will fade. The average student will pay with her future

The protests will fade away while the average JNU student will continue to suffer.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Fears over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act are unfounded

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Will 2020 be the sixth-year bogey for Narendra Modi and the BJP?

Can Modi government weather the storm set off by the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)?

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Unleashing violence on protesting students in JNU or Jamia is closing them off

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How AAP has shown that BJP has neither issues nor a face to fight Delhi elections

AAP's silence on the Citizenship Amendment Act has come in for criticism, but has surely helped the party corner BJP.

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Delhi elections: Will a blundering BJP and a lacklustre Congress prove advantage for AAP?

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

JNU violence was an attempt to end the varsity's reflective character

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

JNU's night of horrors extends beyond violence on January 5

Over the last four years, JNU has been moved decisively away from the youthful idealism of Yuva to the bleakness of Gulaal.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Fresh churning in West Asia as tensions between Iran and US rise

American actions have put Iran under intense pressure for retaliation, even though Iran’s internal dynamics are hardly suited for an aggressive posture.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Iranian general Qassem Soleimani’s killing may make the Middle East more stable

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Recent violence has disrupted JNU’s ethos of heated, but peaceful dissent

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Decency in protests has trumped the parochialism of the Modi regime

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Delhi 2020: Why AAP doesn't even need to deliver clean air and 24-hour water

AAP is offering the electorate what the latter doesn't even find itself worthy of. The party can get away by not delivering too.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

With CAA, BJP has voted itself out of power in Assam in 2021

The BJP has not merely broken a promise made to Assam. It has betrayed the Assamese people by bringing in the Citizenship Amendment Act.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

2019: Well begun but only half done for BJP

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Newsmaker of the Year: The power of two

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

As Modi magic fades, it is time to heed to young voices on CAA

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

2019: A turbulent and eventful year for Indo-China relations

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

NRC-CAA: Indian journalists malign Modi govt in foreign publications

The western publications excel in India-baiting, with generous contributions on false narratives by Indian journalists and writers.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Pakistan is fishing in troubled waters by protesting against CAA

The superciliousness of western media is surpassed only by Pakistan's unabashed statements on CAA and preaching secularism to India.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Donald Trump’s impeachment polarises USA further

American society is more polarised now than when Trump became the President. He has no incentive to ameliorate this situation now.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Decoding Jagan’s aye and KCR’s nay for Citizenship (Amendment) Act

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.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

2010s: The decade that critically shapes the one ahead

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.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

How Citizenship Amendment Bill has brought India to its Nürnberger moment

Unreasonable exclusion of a certain group of people goes against the very foundation that this nation was imagined and built upon - pluralism.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

CAB: Respite to persecuted religious minorities

The objective behind the Citizenship Amendment Bill was humanitarian justice for the most deprived sections.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Britain votes for Brexit

Even as Britain has signalled that it wants the Brexit turmoil to end, the UK’s political future remains a matter of contestation.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Assam’s identity has been dealt a CAB blow

Assam has been at the receiving end of historical wrongs. Immigration is a sensitive issue in the state which needed a more nuanced approach.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is BJP’s new populist weapon

The unstated objective of the CAB is to polarise the Hindu electorate by leaving persecuted Muslim refugee-migrants out of its warm citizenship embrace.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

A bumpy ride ahead for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

As the Rajya Sabha gears up to discuss the CAB, the polarising nature of the Bill cannot be overlooked.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

We cannot foster false narratives that degrade India's image

The unrestrained wrong impressions perpetrated by the media, political commentators and academia are making mountains of mole-sized problems in India.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why people celebrating the Hyderabad encounter should worry the judiciary

The public celebrating the extra-judicial killings goes on to show the poor faith they have in the judicial system.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Revive the Indian economy, don't defend it

What India needs is sensible but sweeping reform; what India is getting is Soviet-style targets for the bureaucracy.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why a second look at science is needed to understand politics

Many scientists do not equate scientific concern with national interest.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Will Maha Vikas Aghadi ride the tiger full five years in Maharashtra?

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Maharashtra tiger flaunts new stripes

Like the tiger that has tasted human blood, the Sena has also turned rogue.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

The learning curve ahead for the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance

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 

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How S Jaishankar set the record straight

The external affairs minister's assessment of the changing global environment is apt and its impact on Indian foreign policy is already very visible.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

Forever in shadows, can Uddhav Thackeray ever be his own man?

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.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Pollution jalebi to Dhoni criticism, Gautam's gambhir samasya

Ace cricketer Gautam Gambhir, known for his poor judgement on the pitch, leaves much to be desired in his politician avatar.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Horses for Maharashtra’s political courses

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Uddhav Thackeray's reign on thin ice

Maharashtra Chief Minister has begun his innings with the challenge of keeping the unlikely allies together and happy.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

The Maha political thriller scripted, choreographed and directed by Sharad Pawar

The unprecedented, unthinkable Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress political alliance in Maharashtra is thanks to one man.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

Why Ajit Pawar failed to keep Devendra Fadnavis afloat

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Maharashtra voters can't complain. They have got entertainment worth every penny

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.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

India and Sri Lanka need a fresh start in diplomacy

With the Rajapaksa brothers in power as President and Prime Minister, India has its diplomatic challenges worked out.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why India has not been able to resolve the Teesta stalemate

The divergent views of the Centre and the state of West Bengal have led to the Teesta river being subjected to 'conflictual federalism'.