| 10-minute read
There are many who say that Advani’s was a "gentler kind of communalism" and he is appalled by what the BJP has now become. That is absolute nonsense.
Convenient Secularists: How those who called Vajpayee 'communal' first later hailed him as a 'statesman'
Political narratives are all about convenience. You are 'secular' when you talk of caste groups or the Muslim-Yadav combination. But you are 'communal' when you speak of the Hindu vote bank. What drives such selective standards?
| 9-minute read
It's said that PM Vajpayee acted under pressure, releasing Maulana Masood Azhar in exchange for Indian hostages. But what would an Indian PM do today?
Sources close to Chouhan say he fancies himself in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's mould.
| 6-minute read
While other BJP leaders were militant about the Ayodhya movement, Atal Bihari Vajpayee both scorned, and used, it.
Polls now are seeing terrible language used for political rivals, and even their families, by all sides. There was, however, a gentler time in politics when politicians behaved like gentlemen
| 5-minute read
It seems the party somewhere realises that all is not as hunky dory in Uttar Pradesh as it was in 2014.
Off the Record: Where Politics and Economics Meet | 2-minute read