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Lok Sabha elections 2019

Narendra Modi

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AAP

Akshay Kumar

surgical strikes

Kangana Ranaut

Rahul Gandhi

minimum income guarantee

Robert Vadra

mamata vs cbi

Priyanka Gandhi

SP-BSP alliance

Rahul Gandhi

kumbh mela

Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha election 2019

ews reservation

Rafale

Triple Talaq

ART & CULTURE | 3-minute read

Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship

The ongoing exhibition in Delhi traces the roots of the Indo-French symbiotic relationship from 1750 to 1850.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why When They See Us was the third most searched TV series on Google in 2019

Our biases towards coloured people reflect who we are.

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.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Why Assam and Tripura are the biggest losers post Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019

Assam is calling CAB a violation of Assam Accord. Tripura says it lost jobs to Hindu Bengalis.

VARIETY | 3-minute read

Marriage Story is no sob saga. It is truth served cold

No one's right. No one's wrong. It's just complicated.

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.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

We all stand accused in the Hyderabad rape-murder

We are the moral police teaching women why and how they should avoid 'danger'.

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 | 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

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.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why right to clean air and water should be made a fundamental right

Water has entered the turf of a verbal war between political parties serving the purposes of egotistic claims, rather the serving the people's cause.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

A ‘Dhasoo’ turn on casual Indian food

Located at Sangam Courtyard in Delhi, Dhasoo Cafe boasts of traditional flavours that’ll appeal to the millennial generation.

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.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Delhi court asks victim to prove rape. And you wonder why encounters are hailed?

A Delhi court put the onus of proof on the victim.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why every state in India must follow AAP government's education model

In the past five years, the only state which has made positive headlines in matters of public education is Delhi.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Maharashtra tiger flaunts new stripes

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

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 | 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.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Black Warrant: On the wrong side of Tihar's high walls

Sunil Gupta and Sunetra Choudhury's book is not for the faint-hearted.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What killed the thousands of migratory birds in Rajasthan?

Avian botulism is the surficial cause that killed tens of thousands of migratory birds. Collective apathy is the underlying reason.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Xi Jinping's many problems: Hong Kong to Xinjiang

Beijing faced a 'tsunami' in favour of the pro-democracy movement and then its atrocities on Uyghur Muslims were exposed to the world.

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.  

ART & CULTURE | 5-minute read

Abiding power of soul-stirring art

Nations may boast good economics, but if the citizenry hasn’t found its artistic calling, they are incomplete.

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.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

TikTok pulling down US teen's video on Uighur Muslims tells what really scares China

Many ugly realities lie hidden behind the Great Firewall of China.

VARIETY | 19-minute read

My Mother's Lover to Hang Till Death: Books to look forward to this December

Good reads, Dec 2019: A heartwarming collection of short stories to chronicles of the most hard-hitting capital punishment cases in India, what to read as you head into 2020.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Ajay Mankotia makes taxmen look cool in There's Seven For You, Three for Me

Read this laugh riot to know what happens before, after and during tax raids. Read it also to know how demonetisation brought out 'number teen ka paisa'.

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.

VOICES | 4-minute read

The untold tale of armed Sukhois on 26/11

Lost in the sands of 11 years is a surreal little tale, recounted to me over the years by pilots.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

11 years of 26/11: Lessons learnt from Mumbai terror attacks

11 years since the fateful Mumbai terror attacks, today is a good time to pause and reflect on where we have reached to prevent the recurrence of such incidents.

VARIETY | 7-minute read

Why the Preamble to the Constitution does not have 'in the name of God'

BR Ambedkar's suggestion prevailed over those made by HV Kamath.

POLITICS | 4-minute read

How states ranked on the performance barometer

India Today Group Editor-in-Chief talks about the winners and the wannabes among 28 states that ran for honours on 12 key development parameters, in the December 2 edition of the India Today Magazine.

POLITICS | 5-minute read

Jammu and Kashmir’s veneer of ‘normalcy’

No one in the government is convinced that the majority of the people in J&K have reconciled to the constitutional changes in the erstwhile state.

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'.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Why students must march to their inner drumbeat

The blackboards will have to recede a little.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

How SC has taken a new approach to RTI

In accepting to be under RTI, the court is virtually telling the citizen, RTI brings along with it the burden of citizenship as interpretation.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

JNU protests aren't just about the fee hike. Read between the lines

The earlier attempts to use JNU as a platform against the Modi sarkar failed. But this one has had more traction, even partial success.

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.

VARIETY | 5-minute read

Seven-judge bench on Sabarimala won't open Pandora's box, it could rather close it

The Supreme Court must not reverse the trend of affirmative action to back equal rights for women.

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.

VARIETY | 8-minute read

War, conflict and friendships in Ceylon: Suncatcher

A riveting excerpt from Romesh Gunesekera’s coming-of-age novel that explores difficult friendships and sudden awakenings against the backdrop of the changing face of Ceylon.

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.

MONEY | 4-minute read

After no to RCEP, India must avoid protectionism at all costs

Maybe India was correct in staying out of RCEP, but now it has a lot more work to do at home.

VARIETY | 4-minute read

Rescue plan for the 'Haze Capital'

Indians are probably getting too used to pollution!

VARIETY | 4-minute read

What’s in a name, what's in a word

Reputations, oral and written history — all come flashing out with a surname.

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

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?