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POLITICS | 3-minute read

Why Punjab cannot declare itself a ‘principal market yard’ to negate Farm Bills

Declaring the entire state as a principal market yard can isolate Punjab since the Centre is the major buyer of the wheat and paddy produced in Punjab.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How farm reforms can transform India into an agricultural powerhouse by 2030

The Bills promise better pricing for agricultural produce and increased farmer incomes, which were previously squeezed by middlemen and state taxes.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Who killed Kashmiri lawyer Babar Qadri

The young lawyer was reportedly on the radar of terror group linked to journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s killing.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Farm Bills will help all but the farmers in need

The new Bills may initially help some medium and large farmers but will help the private sector even more. The small farmers are outside the reach of the market today and will continue to suffer as before.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Farm Bills: How AAP has been championing the cause of farmers

AAP has stood with the farmers’ cause since it came to power in Delhi. In the days to come, the party will strategise to contribute more critically to the injustice against peasants.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

Review of China-India Review: Why the new Chinese Embassy magazine is pure propaganda

India must not get entangled in this propaganda document trying to pacify the Indian public by showing economic gains for losing territory.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

DailyOh! What Parliament rule book says about MPs' suspension, to who is backing Modi on Farm Bills

The Speaker can suspend MPs but can’t revoke suspension. The Chairman can neither suspend nor revoke suspension.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How AAP's oximeter campaign is ushering in a silent revolution

The campaign imbibes a philanthropic goal of saving lives from the death spiral of Covid-19. At another level, it is a masterstroke to escalate the party's presence nationally.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Jharkhand by-polls: Why it is a good time to be Babulal Marandi

It will be interesting to watch Babulal Marandi in his second innings, especially since he still retains the distinction of being perceived as Jharkhand’s most effective Chief Minister so far.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Endgame Ladakh: Why India must insist on delineation and demarcation of LAC

Given China's repeated perfidy, deceit and deception along the LAC, and blatant violations of all protocols year after year, even a reversion to the status quo ante of April 2020 should not be acceptable.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Why every city should adopt the Indore model of waste management

Indore’s continuous success in the sector deserves accolades for consistent efforts and diligent planning for the entire waste value chain. The Indore model provides several examples that other cities can and should adopt.

POLITICS | 12-minute read

The cruel and irrational tyranny of NEET

The enraging hypocrisy is that NEET is forced on us against our will in an authoritarian manner.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

How states must shift their focus from Lockdown to Unlock to restart the economy

With a sustained dip in revenues, the states are justified in seeking relief from the Centre. However, they have to also do their own bit to revive the economy.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why the role of Matuas will decide who wins Bengal 2021

The Namashudras of West Bengal — who under the umbrella political organisation Matua Mahasangha — have seemingly played an instrumental role in Bengal politics.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How the NIA tracked down the bombmaker of Pulwama

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about NIA tracking down Umar Farooq as the lynchpin of the Pulwama attack, in the September 14, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Rajasthan's Game of Thrones: Will peace between Gehlot and Pilot last?

The Congress party would neither want to do away with Gehlot’s astute leadership nor with Pilot’s mass ground appeal.

POLITICS | 9-minute read

Is Congress dying a slow death or can it rise like a phoenix?

Congress has been in peaceful hibernation instead of seizing the day to reinvent itself. To rise like a phoenix, the grand old party has to once again win the faith of the masses.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why L-G Manoj Sinha is Modi-Shah’s best bet for Kashmir

After the abrogation of Article 370, L-G Manoj Sinha’s appointment seems to be the first move that may bring back smiles on the faces of people from the Valley who crave good governance.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

State, not Fate, made Kafeel Khan great

Dr Kafeel Khan has been an icon of resistance since his imprisonment. The man had neither an ideology nor a grievance worthy of making him an icon. Today he has both and worth their weight in gold.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why BJP is BJP's biggest enemy in Bengal

The main enemy for the saffron party in West Bengal will not be Mamata Banerjee, but the BJP itself.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

Goodbye Pranab da: District star, national hero

Pranab Mukherjee, the star who shone bright and made Bengal shine bright in Indian politics, has left today.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

A sailor’s salute to Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee, the administrator, did not budge a millimetre while containing the political fallout. But the gentleman had no hesitation in accepting the factual position and apologising for the institutional unfairness face to face.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Farewell Pranab Mukherjee: What he meant to Congress, what Congress meant to him

The one dream Pranab Mukherjee could not realise.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why nudging access to justice will make Indians trust upholding of the rule of law

The link between economic growth and a society that upholds rights, enforces contracts, redresses grievances, and ensures rule of law, is well established across the world.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Are Indian Muslims victims of their "victim mindset"?

It is axiomatic that the idea of victimhood demands a victimiser. This means that it is not possible for an entire community to feign victimhood without identifying its victimisers.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why India must recognise Tibet as an independent sovereign state at the earliest

As a first step towards making China pay a heavy price for her misdeeds, India must recognise Tibet as an independent state that has been occupied by China.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Covid-19, taxes, schools hog focus in run-up to Delhi MCD elections 2022

2022 will see Delhi running for the MCD elections for 272 wards and a fertile ground for the contest is already being set by the political parties.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How the spillover of militancy in Kashmir went from south to north

For the last few months, New Delhi is testing Kashmir’s troubled waters through new mentors who have little or no idea of the ground situation in the restive region.

POLITICS | 9-minute read

Information Warfare: Why India needs to give Pak propaganda machinery a taste of its own medicine

India is a victim and a bruised target of Information Warfare not because of the invincibility of its adversary, but because of her own follies and inertia.

POLITICS | 3-minute read

What drawing the line on J&K’s special status by parties means for the Valley and its politics

From how it looks today, the process of mainstream politics is going to be difficult for quite some time in the Valley. How that plays for this trouble-torn region is what we need to watch.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Suicide or murder? Clearing the fog of confusion around Sushant Singh Rajput's death

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about the twists and turns in the sensational death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the many questions it has raised, in the August 31, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 6-minute read

Satyamev Jayate: The politics behind Parth Pawar's cryptic tweet

A clear method can be seen in Parth Pawar's defiance. And that, in turn, clearly shows that all is not well in the Pawar family.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Question is not who leads Congress but what the new leader tells new India

The decline of Congress happened under a Gandhi family president but the decline wasn’t because of who the president was.

POLITICS | 9-minute read

Who killed Lal Bahadur Shastri?

An exclusive excerpt from Vivek Agnihotri's latest book, Who killed Shastri, that investigates the mysterious death of independent India’s second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, from all possible angles.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why we need to celebrate Dashrath Manjhi, a Dalit, as the personification of love

While Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a monument of love for his dead wife, Dashrath Manjhi, a Dalit who died on this day 13 years ago, broke the mountain that was the cause of his wife's death, paving the way to saving more lives.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why PM's Independence Day speech was low on delivery despite sincere intent

Narendra Modi has political equity and people’s mandate for radical reforms. This is an opportunity India cannot afford to miss.

POLITICS | 9-minute read

Was Putin’s former girlfriend a RAW agent?

An exclusive excerpt from journalist Yatish Yadav's new book, RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations, that is the first comprehensive account of Indian spy networks and their role in securing and advancing Indian interests.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

How the heroes of enterprise are paving the way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about the different sectors of the Indian economy which have thrived and emerged as truly world-class despite an overbearing bureaucracy, in the August 24, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

'Cursed' Beirut dazed by catastrophe: A first-hand account

Beirut is no stranger to conflict and chaos. Many who heard the noise from afar had initially assumed it might be a car bomb, or perhaps an airstrike.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Why the new Pakistan map is just more propaganda from Imran Khan

After his unsuccessful propaganda over Kashmir, Imran Khan now needs something new to sell at the domestic and international level. Thus, the new political map of Pakistan.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Delhi govt is trying to get the economy back on track in Covid times

The Delhi government under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has come up with some very significant policy overhauls to combat the state of the poor economy.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why Haryana MLAs want red flags on their vehicles, yet claim it isn't VIP culture

VIP culture has much deeper roots than we are ready to acknowledge.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Mood of the Nation: How PM Modi’s popularity has touched stratospheric heights

India Today Editor-in-Chief talks about the reasons behind PM Modi's soaring popularity in a crisis-ridden nation, in the August 17, 2020 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

Why it is time to get tough on China

Unless the world's major democracies don't come together in managing China, all of them will lose the larger ideational battle.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

Indisposed, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa sparks discontent

Discontent has been brewing in the party in the state unit for two months, as Yediyurappa has been accused of neglecting party loyalists while expanding the Cabinet.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How the combination of Ram and welfare benefits will serve BJP in the upcoming polls

The construction of the Ram Mandir has been carefully timed: it is expected to be ready to admit its first devotees three months before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

POLITICS | 7-minute read

Jammu and Kashmir: A year without Article 370

A year down the line, Kashmir without Article 370 looks peaceful. All the prophecies of a doomsday scenario haven’t come true.

POLITICS | 8-minute read

Ram Janmabhoomi: Lessons from a 491-year Sangharsh

Shilanyas at Ram Janmabhoomi is a propitious beginning towards restoring balance and correcting blunders that have resulted in disproportionately adverse circumstances for the majority community of India.

POLITICS | 2-minute read

Why Mumbai Police is under fire over Sushant Singh Rajput's case

The Mumbai Police’s casual attitude towards the investigation into the alleged suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has created a cloud of suspicion over its credibility.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How Imran Khan unveiled the Oxonian version of Pakistani 'Islamofascism'

In the last two years, Imran Khan has proved to be a miserable failure who has in many ways turned the clock back for Pakistan.