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 |  Breaking Views  |  6-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Commonwealth Games, Delhi congress, Sheila Dikshit

Delhi's Aunty No. 1: Why Sheila Dikshit and Delhi were made for each other

Delhi, at that point, had had enough of the robustness of the Madanlal Khuranas. It needed Sheila Dikshit's empathetic liberalism.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress, Delhi, Sheila Dikshit

Up, close and personal: From a college student receiving an award from the CM to a reporter tracking Sheila Dikshit

A life well-lived is not only about victories. It's also about the fights.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Cwc, Congress working committee, Congress

Congress' Zero Sum Game: Rahul Gandhi's Russian roulette is a dangerous play for the Congress

Rahul Gandhi's resignation at this point is inexplicable. He should have waited till the storm blew over and then handed over to a deputy.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  5-minute read
Rafale, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Rahul Gandhi, Praveen chakravarty

Head on a party platter? Is Praveen Chakravarty being made a scapegoat to absolve Rahul Gandhi?

Chakravarty was responsible for party data and would have had a say in strategy. But did he also decide on what or how to communicate? And can data really replace real party workers?

POLITICS

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Social Media, Narendra Modi, WhatsApp forwards, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Mobile Politics: Why I think Lok Sabha 2019 was not a post-Mandal but a post-Jio election

India's information revolution, with affordable communication, made political messaging that much more personal and vastly widespread. Only the BJP understood and seized the moment.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
International relations, National security, Rahul Gandhi, Opposition

New India's Voice: Narendra Modi has been voted in despite elite derision. We need to understand what lies ahead

We have a ruling party that cares. We also need a responsible Opposition. And we need a passionate, yet unsentimental view of the challenges before us.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  6-minute read
Wayanad, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Two Netas, Two Attitudes: How Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi stand in contrast after May 23

While NDA sports a 'business as usual' air and Modi talks of taking everyone along, Rahul is busy with his pet accusation of Modi being a divisive factor, while the Congress lacks decisive leadership.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Hindutva cow lynching, Narendra Modi, Minority appeasement, Secularism

Alvida, Secularism? Can Congress shake off the 'Muslim appeasement' tag, and emerge stronger?

While BJP's ideological worldview certainly does not encompass religious minorities, Congress need not be the overprotective parent for Indian Muslims either anymore.

POLITICS

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Jai shri ram, Lok Sabha elections 2019, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

Reach out to Ma Kali: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee needs a powerful narrative to counter the chants of 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee is finding herself cornered by BJP voices mocking her with a religious slogan, at which she sees red. But Banerjee should instead respond with the most Bengali of religious chants.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Mayawati, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Samajwadi Party, SP-BSP alliance

How the BJP won UP: The BJP defeated the formidable SP-BSP caste alliance in UP. Here's how

SP and BSP cadres often clashed on the ground even as BJP went on wooing the OBC voters with a new promise, and new delivery.