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 |  Angiography |  7-minute read
EVMs, AK Joti, Gujarat Polls, Election Commission

Gujarat Assembly polls have tarnished AK Joti-led Election Commission's image irreversibly

From delaying announcement of the poll dates to unseeing the brazen disrespect of law by the ruling BJP leaders, the EC has damaged democracy forever.


 |  2-minute read
Right to Privacy, Modi government, UID, Aadhaar linking

Aadhaar linking deadline extended to March 31: What this exactly means for us

The five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court will begin hearing the Aadhaar case in January.


 |  5-minute read
Sri Lanka, Science Channel, Adam's bridge, Ram setu

Not only Hindus, Ram Setu is equally sacred to Muslims and Christians

Instead of politicising the Science Channel claims, focus should be on conservation against wreckage by the dredging mafia.


 |  Musings from afar |  4-minute read
Diplomacy, Chabahar port, Afghanistan, India

What is India's role in Chabahar port?

For Iran, the development of the Chabahar port with international assistance is a highly symbolic move to let the US know that Tehran is no longer isolated.


 |  7-minute read
Noise Pollution, #NGT, Amarnath Yatra

NGT’s Amarnath Yatra decision brought confusion, not clarity

The green body could have made other changes, including restoring the previous duration of the pilgrimage.


 |  3-minute read
Gujarat Polls, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Himachal polls

Exit polls 2017: BJP leads in both Gujarat and Himachal. Congress edges closer in Modi's state

The bitterly fought contest between Brand Modi and Brand Rahul on the prime minister's home turf is also a matter of rural-urban divide.


 |  2-minute read
Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Gujarat model

The most crucial factor in Gujarat elections is neither Modi nor Rahul Gandhi

While anti-incumbency is not new, something is different about the Assembly polls in the state this time.


 |  6-minute read
Tamil Nadu, DMK, BJP, Sethusamudram project

After Science Channel promo, Ram Setu faces choppy waters in Tamil Nadu

Will we continue our debates based on religion, sentiment and myth — or trust science and facts?


 |  4-minute read


 |   Long-form
Diplomacy, Narendra Modi, KP Oli, Nepal

As Left alliance sweeps Nepal polls, a look at the rise of KP Oli

India would do well to accept the political reality of a democratic Nepal.