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The Shah of India: The challenges, and the comparisons, that now face Amit Shah

From Kashmir to Ayodhya, Citizenship Amendment Bill to Naxalism, India's new Home Minister has no dearth of tough issues to take on. He also has a host of comparisons riding on him.

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The battle of linguistics: Forcing Hindi on South Indian states is going to do more harm than good

Forcing a language on a particular part of a nation as diverse as India, goes against the fundamental rights that our Constitution grants to every citizen.

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The next step for Rahul Gandhi 2.0

After a humiliating defeat, Rahul is in a quandary. Should he defy his family, courtiers and stick to his decision? Or should he take the easy way out, set in motion a half-hearted effort to find a replacement

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Modi's Trump Card: How Narendra Modi can control Donald Trump's domination of Asian nations

Donald Trump's ‘My way or highway’ approach leads to discord and heightens prospects of conflicts. It isn’t diplomacy, it's dadagiri! And India, led by PM Modi, must stand up to it.

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The story of BJP’s communication and Congress’ miscommunication

Narendra Modi used digital and social media brilliantly, and ages before others. In contrast, the Congress' gameplan looked slow, surly and sloppy. This made all the crucial difference.

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Who is the Voice of Kerala? It used to be Shashi Tharoor. Until Rahul Gandhi spoke up

With his move to Wayanad and his claiming the concerns of Kerala in Parliament now, is Rahul Gandhi targetting one of the few strong pillars left standing in a shell-shocked Congress?

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Indian Economy: It's serious. Multiple structural downturns make this slowdown unlike others

Unlike earlier slowdowns, this one has all the ingredients of a perfect storm. How long will it take for official interventions to ease the difficulties the Indian economy has to face?

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PM Modi's Statesman Avataar: Narendra Modi is now India’s first global leader, nurtured in a Bharatiya fold

After his stunning victory, there are new elements to PM Modi's image and outreach, all of which will have significance for the continuing project of India's greatness.

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An Evening in Khan Market: Suleiman Khan and Anwar Sheikh encounter the famous 'Khan Market Gang'

“In the Congress, we are very tolerant, very democratic, except that we don’t take kindly to public dissent,” they said. “Charming couple,” Suleiman grinned.

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Ragi can resolve Cauvery issue

Karnataka’s decision to refuse to release Cauvery water, to protect its irrigated summer paddy, will have an adverse effect on the standing Kuruvai paddy in Tamil Nadu, intensifying this property dispute of sorts.