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POLITICS

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Technology, Smartphone, ISIS, BJP

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

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Refugee, Muslims in India, NRC, Citizenshipamendmentbill

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

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NRC, Muslim, Hindu, Refugee

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

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NRC, Amitshah, Rajyasabha, Immigrants

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

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Cab, BJP, Narendra Modi, Minority

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

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Babrimasjid, Media credibility, Lynching, Communalviolence

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

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Maharashtra, Supremecourt, Telangana, Veterinarianrapeandmurder

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

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Babrimasjid, Media credibility, Lynching, Economicdownturn

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

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Indianeconomy, BJP, Shiv Sena, Politics

Why a second look at science is needed to understand politics

Many scientists do not equate scientific concern with national interest.

POLITICS

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Amit Shah, National register of citizens, NRC, Citizenshipamendmentbill

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.